Saturday, January 13, 2018

More Monthlies


BUBBLE BATH DAY
Date:
8 January
Origin:
Unknown
Comments:
The obvious thought for this day is that children and adults alike can relax and take some time out to luxuriate in a bubble bath.
It has, however, been a staple for Hollywood, not for what is shown but for what is suggested.  From Greer Garson:
. . . to Marilyn Monroe (that’s scene from The Seven Year Itch btw, if you’re wondering why she has a bath in the kitchen):
. . . our own Nic Kidman (obviously Post Tom Cruise since she’s wearing heels):
 . . . and our own Margot Robbie:



MALE WATCHER’S DAY
Date:
8 January
Origin:
Unknown
Comments:
This is the day that women can officially perv on guys . . .
Liberace
Paul McCartney
Picasso
Hugh Jackman
It seems somewhat discriminatory that there is no equivalent Female Watcher’s Day but it has been observed that every day is Female Watcher’s Day.

 
PLAY GOD DAY
Date:
9 January
Origin:
Unknown
Comments:
In theory for this day, God means good and you are encouraged to play as a god by doing something good or nice to someone.
In practice . . .




BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY
Date:
10 January
Origin:
Unknown
Comments:
An opportunity to get stuck into the chocolate again after Christmas.
Bittersweet chocolate is a sweeter form of dark chocolate. Unlike milk chocolate, it has no milk. It is darker, and richer than most other chocolates, and is the most popular chocolate for baking.  Apparently males prefer bittersweet chocolate and females line milk chocolate better.
Rosie, for you . . .


HOUSEPLANT APPRECIATION DAY
Date:
10 January
Origin:
Houseplant Appreciation Day was established by The Gardener’s Network, establishing an official opportunity to remind people of the benefits of houseplants.
Comments:
From Days of the Year:
Houseplant appreciation day is all about bringing the joy and pleasure of the Houseplant into your home. Whether you decide to start growing a small group of flowering plants for their color and fragrance, or a small herb garden to enhance your kitchen, Houseplant Appreciation Day is your chance to really brighten up your home. If you’ve got a brown thumb, then try some of the plants that require very little attention. Aloe Vera is very forgiving as it’s a desert plant, it will actually prefer an environment where you DON’T water it too often.



NATIONAL TAKE THE STAIRS DAY
Date:
Second Wednesday of January each year
Origin:
Origin unknown but believed to have been created by one of a couple of organised stair running groups.
Comments:
Intended to promote health awareness, this day encourages people to take the stairs and give the lift a miss, which might be a problem if you work 50 floors up. Still, you can walk a couple of floors (assuming stairs are available and you won’t set off fire alarms).
Btw:
Tower running is a sport which involves running up tall man-made structures. Usually the races take place on the internal staircases of skyscrapers, but the term can cover any foot race which involves a course that ascends a man-made structure.  Tower running races often take place at the world's tallest structures, including:
·       Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE
·       Taipei 101 (Taipei),:
·       Menara Tower (Kuala Lumpur),:
·       Willis Tower (Chicago),:
·       CN Tower (Toronto)”
·       Eureka Tower (Melbourne):
·       Swissotel (Singapore):
·       Tower 42 (London:
·        the Empire State Building (New York):
·       the Bitexco Financial Tower (Ho Chi Minh City): and
·       the Colpatria Tower (Colombia).


PECULIAR PEOPLE DAY
Date:
10 January
Origin:
Unknown
Comments:
January 10th is Peculiar People Day in the United States: a day to honour the unique, strange, and extraordinary people who make our every-days special. Think of your non-conformist friends, the ones who like to put on a costume for every occasion, the ones who brighten up your day with their eccentricities and crazy ideas. This is a tribute to all the people who look at life from a different perspective and embrace the ‘freak’ in them.




Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
Date:
11 January
Origin:
Unknown
Comments:
Not a recommended activity if you want to keep your friendships.

Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
Date:
12 January
Origin:
Unknown
Comments:
God knows why there should be such a day, especially so close after Male Watcher’s Day,  Who even knows what it means?


National Pharmacist Day
Date:
12 January
Origin:
Origin
Comments:
National Pharmacist Day is a date set aside to honour and recognise the positive impact that pharmacists have in health care. Pharmacist recognition days are crucial for increasing awareness about the importance of the profession.  As health care becomes more collaborative and pharmacists are integrated into care teams, the true significance of the profession has come to light.


International Skeptics Day
Date:
There are various dates given for this special day:   January 13th, or October 13th or first Friday the 13th of the year
Origin:
Unknown
Comments:
This day encourages people to be skeptical and to never accept anything without questioning its veracity.  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, skepticism is an attitude of doubt towards a particular object or a piece of knowledge, whether it is philosophical, religious or scientific. It is only with this attitude that human society and its understanding of the world around it has been able to evolve and develop - many scientific claims, myths and hoaxes throughout history have been brought to light and debunked due to the hard work of skeptics who refused to stop questioning and doubting. Who knows, without Galileo Galilei's skepticism, for example, we may still be believing that the Sun moves around the Earth?



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