Archive for May, 2008

(May 18) Today we're celebrating . . .  Visit Your Relatives Day

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Visit Your Relatives Day
Visit your aunts, grandparents or long-lost cousins on this day devoted to bringing people together with their seldom-seen relatives.

(May 17) Today we're celebrating . . .  Armed Forces Day

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Armed Forces Day
Pay tribute to the US Armed Forces during this national celebration of our nation’s heroes.

Armed Forces Day, originally Army Day, has been a national holiday declared by Presidential Proclamation since 1936.

(May 16) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Pizza Party Day

Friday, May 16th, 2008

National Pizza Party Day
Celebrate the end of the school year with a pizza party at home or at school.

photo credit: flickr

(May 15) Today we're celebrating . . .  Nylon Stockings Day

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Nylon Stockings Day
Celebrate by wearing a pair of stockings today – it’s the 68th anniversary of the first sale of women’s nylons.

photo credit: flickr

(May 14) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Third Shift Workers Day / National Nightshift Workers Day

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

National Third Shift Workers Day / National Nightshift Workers Day
A day of appreciation for those who are still slaving away while the rest of us are snuggled up tight in our beds, while visions of sugarplums dance in our heads!

Gonna be some sweet sounds coming down
On the nightshift
I bet you’re singing proud
Oh, I bet you’ll pull a crowd
Gonna be a long night, it’s gonna be all right
On the nightshift
Oh you found another home, I know you’re not alone
On the nightshift*

*Nightshift by The Commodores
photo credit: night shift super fun by numbersixx

(May 13) Today we're celebrating . . .  Library Legislative Day

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Library Legislative Day
Librarians are taking it to the streets today, out to their local state capitals and to Washington to talk about the importance of libraries and related issues.

(May 12) Today we're celebrating . . .  Limerick Day

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Limerick Day
A limerick is a five line poem popularized by Edward Lear. On this his birthday, take some time to write your own limerick today. Here is an example to get you started. . .

There once were some rhymes they called limericks
Repeated by smart men and dimwits
They’re easy to make
A real piece of cake
Until you get to the last line

And many limericks can be quite colorful. Remember – There once was a man from Nantucket. . . ??

photo credit: via flickr

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