Sunday, March 9, 2014

Daylight Savings Time, Panic Day, Get Over It Day, more

March 9th, 2014, is Daylight Savings Time, Check Your Batteries Day, Girl Scout Sunday, Panic Day, Bang Clang Day, Get Over It Day, Joe Franklin Day, and National Crabmeat Day.

Today is the day (early, at 2:00 a.m. where I live, in St. Louis, Missouri) to turn the clocks forward one hour. "Spring forward, fall back," as the saying goes. Please don't ask me to explain or justify the twice-a-year time changes. Daylight Savings Time is observed on different dates in different countries, or not at all. See this list for details.

Daylight Savings Time brings Check Your Batteries Day. Check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors today, to help keep your family safe. If you observe Daylight Savings Time on some other date, please note this event on your calendar.

Girl Scout Sunday is celebrated on Sunday of Girl Scout Week. Thank you, on behalf of myself, my daughter, and the countless other girls who are better people because of our scouting experiences.

Does the thought of turning your clock back one hour for Daylight Savings Time make you panic? Perfect, because today is Panic Day. Just take a deep breath. Everything will be okay.

Bang Clang Day commemorates the first battle between armored ships, the Monitor and the Merrimac. The 1862 event is known as the Battle of Hampton Roads.

Get Over It Day is your opportunity to get over whatever has been bothering you lately. Write it down, then tear it up or throw it in the fire.

Joe Franklin Day honors the host of the longest-running television show. Between 1950 and 1993, over 28,000 episodes of The Joe Franklin Show were produced!

On National Crabmeat Day, enjoy crab salad, crab rangoon, or - best of all - a massive platter of steamed crab legs with drawn butter on the side.

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