Archive for November 1st, 2008

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Ends Tonight

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Just a reminder that Daylight Savings Time ends tonight (Saturday) at 2AM. As the saying goes..

Fall back. Spring ahead

So turn your clock back an hour before bedtime tonight and enjoy the extra sleep tomorrow morning.

(November 01) Today we're celebrating . . .  Days of the Dead

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

11012006.jpgDays of the Dead (Los Dias de los Muertos)
A traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. Los Dias de los Muertos is not a sad time, but instead a joyous time of remembering friends, family and loved ones who have passed.

It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd). Some areas celebrate the holiday for one day, while other celebrate for 2 days.

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Stupid!?! What do you mean stupid?? Just wait till next year. Charlie Brown…

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

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Charlie Brown:
Well, another Halloween has come and gone.

Linus:
Yes, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown:
I don’t understand it. I went trick-or-treating and all I got was a bag full of rocks! I suppose you spent all night in the Pumpkin Patch. And the Great Pumpkin never showed up?

Linus:
Nope.

Charlie Brown:
Well, don’t take it too hard, Linus. I’ve done a lot of stupid things in my life too.

Linus:
Stupid!?! What do you mean stupid?? Just wait till next year. Charlie Brown. You’ll see…Next year at this same time. I’ll find a pumpkin patch that is real sincere.

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Its November 2008 (and I feel fine)

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Its November 1st and the Holidays are fast approaching. So fast in fact the malls and stores have been showing signs of the Holiday Season! And we only celebrated Halloween yesterday!

November begins with Los Dias De Los Muertos, or Days of the Dead (Nov. 01-02). This import from Mexico and South America celebrates family and friends who have passed. Unlike the sorrow and sadness of the US culture of death, Los Dias De Los Muertos is a happy and jubilant time to remember and honor your loved ones. And there’s lots of smiling skeletons too!

Of course the biggest holiday in November is Thanksgiving (US). Celebrated on the 27th , there’s really only 4 weeks to get everything ready! In need of Turkey and stuffing recipes anyone?

And who can forget Black Friday and the beginning of the Christmas season? So start saving up those pennies because it feels like its going to be a quick month!

Here’s some fun facts about November…

Month of year: 11th
Days: 30
Birthstone: Topaz
Flower: Chrysanthemum
Season: Fall
Horoscope: Scorpio, Sagittarius
History:
Originally the ninth month of the Roman calendar, November was named for novem – the number nine
Important Observances:
US General Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday*

*source: Daily Holidays on the Net

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