Archive for July, 2009

(July 25) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Day of the Cowboy

Saturday, July 25th, 2009


National Day of the Cowboy

How about a yee haw, ha, ha. Yep, bow wow, y-e-e-h-a-w: yee haw.* (Oy!)

A day for celebrating cowboys, cowgirls, our western heritage and all those who contribute to the cowboy / western culture of the US.

 

photo credit: via flickr

*Cowboylyrics.com: Jake Owen, Yee Haw Lyrics

(July 24) Today we're celebrating . . .  Cousin’s Day

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Cousin’s Day
A day for celebrating our cousins! I know I’m showing my age now but what better way to celebrate the day than a little clip of TVs ultimate cousins!

Meet Cathy, who’s lived most everywhere,
From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.
But Patty’s only seen the sights
A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights —
What a crazy pair!

But they’re cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

Where Cathy adores a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Our Patty loves to rock and roll,
A hot dog makes her lose control —
What a wild duet!

Still, they’re cousins,
Identical cousins and you’ll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
At times they even talk alike —
You can lose your mind,
When cousins are two of a kind.

(July 23) Today we're celebrating . . .  Hot Enough For Ya Day

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

07232007he4u.jpgHot Enough For Ya Day
Its hot! Its sticky! And its still hot! Its so hot you can even fry an egg on the street!

So when you’re out and about today – what do you think we’ll be saying when greeting someone? Go ahead. You know you want to say it!

Is it Hot Enough For Ya? (OY!)

photo credit: ja cour via flickr

( courtesy of www.wellcat.com )

(July 22) Today we're celebrating . . .  Pied Piper Day

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Pied Piper Day
Recall today the legend of the Pied Piper, the German piper who saved the town from its rat problem by piping them out of town — and into the Weser River.

Legend has it that the piper then turned his talents on the town’s children, who followed him out of town, never to be seen again.

photo credit: via flickr

Holiday Reminder: Ramadan 2009

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

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Holiday Reminder: Ramadan
The first day of Ramadan (fasting) in North America according to sighting, is expected to be August 22*. (1 month)

For more information visit our Ramadan celebration – Ramadan on the Net

(*source: Moonsighting.com)

(July 21) Today we're celebrating . . .  Solar Eclipse

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse that will take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 will be a total eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.080 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including the Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati. China will be the only country where this solar eclipse can be seen in its totality.*

 This solar eclipse is the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the twenty-first century, and will not be surpassed in duration until June 13, 2132. Totality will last for up to 6 minutes and 39 seconds…*

 

 

source: wikipedia – Solar eclipse of July 22, 2009 

photo credit: via flickr

(July 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Moon Day

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Moon Day

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon by the crew of Apollo 11.

Led by commander Neil Armstrong, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins, Apollo 11 blasted off from Earth on July 16, 1969. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, while Collins circled above in lunar orbit. On the following day, July 21, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. Buzz Aldrin followed shortly becoming the 2nd human to walk on the moon.

The video above features President John F. Kennedy making his historic call for American spaceflight followed by Neil Armstrong’s first walk on the moon.

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