Today is Name Your PC Day. I never thought about naming my computer before. Hmmm. Actually, we have several PCs at our house, including desktops, laptops, even a tablet and smartphones. So many names to determine! For inspiration, check out this list of "Unique, Wacky, Beautiful Celebrity Baby Names." Some might translate to the PC.
Vertical Marathon requires participants to scale 73 stories of the Swissotel the Stamford in Singapore. Whew! I'm exhausted just blogging about it.
Embrace the absurd today, Absurdity Day. For me, attempting to compete in the Vertical Marathon would be absurd.
I'm not sure why anyone would want to take the fall for a crime they didn't commit, but if you're of a mind, today is False Confession Day.
Alascattalo Day, founded by Steven C. Levi, is a time to appreciate humor - especially Alaskan humor. (That probably doesn't include jokes about Sarah Palin.) Apparently the date varies, but Alascattalo Day always occurs in November. The alascattalo is, believe it or not, a cross between a moose and a walrus. Who knew?
November 20th, 2011, is the first Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day, also known as GOHARD. Just don't try to hug the runners while they're racing in the Vertical Marathon in Singapore.
The United Nations promotes Universal Children's Day, a time to foster the well-being of children around the globe.
The World Health Organization supports World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Stay safe out there, readers of mine, and never text while driving.
Transgender Day of Remembrance memorializes individuals who lost their lives in the past year, due to the intolerance of others.
November 20th is African Industrialization Day. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General, writes: "Approximately 600 million people in Africa still live without access to affordable and sustainable modern energy, and rely mainly on traditional biomass for cooking and heating....As we mark Africa Industrialization Day, let us work together to achieve 'Sustainable Energy for All' and advance economic development and productivity throughout Africa."
If your sweet tooth is yearning for a special treat and peanut allergies are not a concern, celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.
If your sweet tooth is still calling out for fulfillment, celebrate Mallomar Day. Nabisco first introduced these marshmallowy, chocolatey cookie confections back in 1913.
The Sunday before Advent is known as Stir-Up Sunday in the UK, because it's the traditional time to stir up a batch of Christmas Pudding. Christmas Pudding Day, as the event is also known, is losing popularity due to changing tastes and busy lives. Celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Raymond Blanc are trying to reestablish the popularity of the traditional dish. Here's Jamie Oliver's Christmas Pudding recipe.Seems to be a British equivalent to our much-maligned fruitcake.
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