Archive for July, 2010

(July 17) Today we're celebrating . . .  Wrong Way Corrigan Day

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

07172007wwc.jpgWrong Way Corrigan Day

Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan … was an American aviator … (who) In 1938, after a transcontinental flight from Long Beach, California, to New York, he flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, even though he was supposed to be returning to Long Beach. He claimed that his unauthorized flight was due to a navigational error, caused by heavy cloud cover that obscured landmarks and low-light conditions, causing him to misread his compass…

Corrigan’s “error” caught the imagination of the … American public and inspired many jokes. The nickname “Wrong Way’ Corrigan” passed into common use and is still mentioned (or used as satire) when someone has the reputation for taking the wrong direction

source / photo source: wikipedia – Douglas Corrigan

(July 16) This week we're celebrating . . .  National Rabbit Week

Friday, July 16th, 2010

National Rabbit Week
From Peter Rabbit to Pat the Bunny, rabbits are literary — and real life — favorites. Honor these adorable little house pets this week and raise awareness about inhumane practices such as buying (and then discarding a week later) an “Easter” bunny.

photo credit: via flickr

(July 15) Today we're celebrating . . .  Saint Swithin's Day

Thursday, July 15th, 2010


Saint Swithin’s Day
On this day in 971 CE, the relics of the Bishop of Winchester, Saint Swithin, were entombed in Winchester Cathedral.

English tradition teaches that since it rained heavily that day, July 15th will mark the start of a 40-day rainy season.

photo credit: via flickr

Holiday Reminder: Ramadan 2010

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

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Holiday Reminder: Ramadan
The first day of Ramadan (fasting) in North America according to sighting, is expected to be August 11*. (4 weeks)

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

(*source: Moonsighting.com)

(July 14) Today we're celebrating . . .  Bastille Day

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Bastille Day

the French national holiday, celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is called “Fête Nationale” (“National Holiday”), in official parlance, or more commonly “quatorze juillet” (“14th of July”). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the storming of the Bastille was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern French “nation”, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution*

*source: wikipedia – Bastille Day

(July 13) Today we're celebrating . . .  Embrace Your Geekness Day

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

02042007fb.jpgEmbrace Your Geekness Day
Do your eyes glaze over when someone mentions Linux? Do you dream in l33t speak? Does your heart race at the thought of an iPhone? Has your fashion sense evolved from the colors of the Superman cape you wear to work?! Are your lonely evenings illuminated only by the pale and sickly blue glow of your computer monitor?

Well then – I think its quite evident that this is the day for you. So join the elves and I as we celebrate this “very special day.”

photo caption: Ahh yes. Its the elves. Hard at work as always!

( courtesy of www.wellcat.com )

(July 12) This Month we're celebrating . . .  Christmas in July

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Christmas in July

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
There’ll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Its hot, its muggy, and we’re sweaty. So join us as we start preparing for “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!”

‘Cause its never too soon to start thinking about the joy, the fun, and those sweet, sweet gifts.

And we won’t be the only ones with holiday stars in our eyes – some retailers begin their Christmas promotions this month! YaHOHOHO!!!

photo credit: via flickr

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