Archive for June, 2010

Did You Know? It’s Summer!! (06/21)

Monday, June 21st, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Season of Summer

June 21 : 1st day of Summer

Did you know that summer begins on June 21st and ends on September 20th in the Northern Hemisphere?

In the Southern Hemisphere, however, mid June is the start of winter weather. For Aussies, South Africans and South Americans, the summer actually falls in December, January and February.

Summertime! Maybe it’s hot and dry by you, or perhaps you get the humid and muggy air. But whatever the dew point in your part of the world, summertime definitely means taking fun-filled trips to the beach or pool, enjoying family picnics and fun outings together, and, of course, lathering up with sunscreen.

For more info on the Season of Summer or for more Did You Know Summer fun facts visit our celebration of the 4 Seasons – 4 Seasons on the Net

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(June 21) Today we're celebrating . . .  Summer!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

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Its Summertime, Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime!

In the summertime when the weather is hot
You can stretch right up and touch the sky
When the weather’s fine
You got women, you got women on your mind

Summer arrived today at 7:28 AM EDT.
(And its the first day of Winter in the Southern Hemisphere!)

If her daddy’s rich take her out for a meal
If her daddy’s poor just do what you feel
Speed along the lane
Do a ton or a ton an’ twenty-five
When the sun goes down
You can make it, make it good in a lay-by

(June 21) Today we're also celebrating . . .  The Sign of Cancer

Monday, June 21st, 2010

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Cancer is the astrological sign associated with the constellation Cancer and which runs from June 21 to July 22.

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day (06/20)

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

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Did You Know?
June 20

It’s Father’s Day!

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day,
Louie and the Holidays Elves

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(June 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Father's Day

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

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A day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.”

It is a time of burnt toast and breakfast in bed, family gatherings, crayon scribbled “I Love You”s and, of course, that lovely new tie!

And on this very special day – Holidays on the Net is happy to invite you to our special Father’s Day celebration. Come join us as we celebrate dear old dads and let them know just how much they mean to us.

You can refresh your memory about the history of Father’s Day, test your dad trivia (Quick: How many dads are there in America?), and read some inspirational quotes about fatherhood. Or take a trip with us down memory lane as we recount your favorite TV dads (Are you more a fan of the Homer Simpson dads or the Ward Cleaver fathers?). If real-life celebrity dads are more your speed, then you’ll love our story on the Top Celebrity Dads.

And its not too late to get your kids involved in planning for Father’s Day. Check out our collection of crafts and coloring pages. We’ve also got a robust list of gift suggestions suitable for any budget. And since the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach (or so goes the saying), we’ve put together an impressive collection of Father’s Day recipes — from sweet treats for breakfast to Hero sandwiches for lunch to BBQ with all the fixins’ for dinner.

We look forward to celebrating this special day together with you. Here’s to our dads!

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day (06/19)

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 19 : 01 day till Father’s Day

Did you know that many child development experts believe the influence of a father on his children is most critical from the ages of six to 14?

Former President George W. Bush, himself a father of two, agrees. As he wrote in the 2008 Presidential Proclamation for Father’s Day.

“By providing their sons and daughters with a positive example, fathers help give their children the necessary foundation they need to make wise decisions throughout their lives.”

*Read Barack Obama’s 2010 Presidential Father’s Day Proclamation

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on Sunday June 20th!

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Countdown to Father's Day: Top TV Dads

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

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As we countdown to Father’s Day (06/20) – here’s our continuing look at some of TV’s favorite fathers: From the 1950s cardigan-wearing, “Father Knows Best” types to the 21st century guys juggling dysfunctional families and questionable careers.

TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)

Ray Barone (1990’s/00’s)

Ray Barone (played by comedian Ray Romano) was the Italian-American, sportswriter dad to three on Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005). Set on Long Island, the show featured the complicated (some might say: dysfunctional) family dynamics between the dopey but well-intentioned Ray; his long-suffering wife Debra; his gruff but good-hearted father Frank; and his meddling, passive aggressive mother Marie. And many were the opportunities for conflict between them, since Ray and Debra lived right across the street from Frank and Marie.

Check back each day for another TV dad (or you can cheat and check out all our TV dads here).

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