03 November, 2008

Happy November!!

Where has the year gone? Only 2 more months before 2008 is gone. Time to start thinking about your plans for New Year’s Eve. I have always wanted to go to Times Square in New York City but have never gotten around to it. Most people think that’s a crazy notion, but I think it would be a blast!! Never too early to start planning a celebration…and New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated occasions.

November is I am so Thankful Month. The creators want November to be dedicated to giving thanks and counting your blessings daily. And by all means don’t keep it to yourself. Share with others the things that you are thankful for.

I googled this topic and found a blog entry on Beautiful Mind from last year (I think) that has some really great advice. They list 6 points and I think #1, 2, 4 & 6 are bits of advice that we can all adapt.

I also found an entry on writing.com of a person’s thankfulness. It’s a great read that makes you think about things. The author started this in 2001 and to date (last updated in 2004) lists 77 things they are thankful for.

Yesterday (11/2) was Plan Your Epitaph Day. Although it sounds rather morbid and like nothing to celebrate, PYED is dedicated to the proposition that a forgettable gravestone is a fate worse than death. So while this doesn’t quite seem like something to celebrate, it would have been fun to have a small dinner party celebration with a contest to write the best epitaph. Hey…we’ve all gotta go sometime, so you may as well enjoy the ride!

Tomorrow (11/4) is Use Your Common Sense Day. Now that’s a day that A LOT of people need to celebrate. Yes, sometimes I question whether or not some people actually use their common sense. You’ve seen the shows that prove this…police chases, funny videos, crazy theft attempts… Let’s celebrate those of us who use our common sense!!!

One of the things that I will soon be celebrating is the end of the Presidental election season. I hate the crazy commercials putting down opponents and the lack of conversation on the real issues. Lots of put downs and media buzz, but nothing of sunstance to help make one of the most crucial decisions of our time. But tomorrow is Election Day!! The end to the stupid commercials and commentary. Hopefully you will do your civic duty and get out and vote (especially if you’re voting for Obama)!!

We’ve touched on yesterday and tomorrow, but what about today? Today is Sandwich Day. You guessed it, today is the day to recognize the inventor of the sandwich, John Montague. Montague is said to have invented the sandwich as a time-saving nourishment while engaging in a 24-hour long gambling session in 1762. Now that’s a true gambler!!

I have 2 favorites. My favorite sandwich is a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. Bread, butter, ham and cheese and nothing more. Coming in second is a spaghetti sandwich. Two slices of bread, left over spaghetti and a slice of American cheese…warmed in the microwave until the cheese is melted. YUM!! What’s your favorite? In case you don’t have one, here’s a few “unique” ones to try.

Breakfast Sandwich
Tex-Mex Club Sandwich
Ruben Sandwich
Muffuletta Sandwich
Crunchy Sandwich
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

So in honor of Sandwich Day…guess what’s for dinner? (smile)

Find something to celebrate!! And don’t forget to VOTE tomorrow!!!


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