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Sherman A1

Sherman A1's Journal
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July 31, 2016

Daily Holidays July 31

Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day Break out your bubble organ, laser harp, clackamore, fluba, dulcimer or double violin and go crazy for Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/uncommon-instrument-awareness-day/

World Ranger Day Around the globe, park rangers are on the front line in the fight to protect our natural heritage. World Ranger Day offers a chance to support their vital work, which ranges from environmental campaigning to education. The day is also an opportunity to pay tribute to rangers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-ranger-day/

July 30, 2016

Daily Holidays - July 30

National Cheesecake Day Cheesecake Day is one of the creamiest days of the year. It’s a day to indulge in the decadence of this dessert, and sample some of the tastiest flavors. From the humble plain baked to the tangy key lime or maybe a chocolate one would hit the spot. Whatever grabs your sweet tooth we are sure that today is the day for some cheesecake. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cheesecake-day/

Father-In-Law Day Father-in-Law Day is a wonderful occasion for you to strengthen your relationship and to spend quality time with your father-in-law, because let’s face it, he won’t be around forever. This is your opportunity to break through your father-in-law’s tough exterior. Chances are he might be a bit grumpy, intimidating or quite scary sometimes, and who wouldn’t be if they had to put up with your mother-in-law all day, right? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/father-in-law-day/

Paperback Book Day Whilst electronic books and e-readers are becoming increasingly popular, there’s still something very special about an old fashioned book. Paperback Book Day celebrates the look, texture and experience of reading a paperback classic. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/paperback-book-day/

July 29, 2016

Daily Holidays - July 29

Rain Day Throughout human history, people and cultures all over the world have celebrated rain and it’s life-giving power. All life is dependent on rain, and rain is what keeps our world green and fresh and beautiful. Rain is no less important today than it has been in the past, and now people around the world have Rain Day, a day to celebrate all things wet and wonderful. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/rain-day/

Lasanga Day Celebrating Garfield’s favourite food, Lasagne Day champions the combination of minced meat and layered pasta. Add cheese, sauces, try vegetarian options and go wild! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lasagna-day/

Day The tiger is the largest of the world’s big cats and this magnificent creature, with its distinctive orange and black stripes and beautifully marked face, has a day that is dedicated to it. This was first celebrated in 2010 and was founded at an international summit that had been called in response to the shocking news that 97% of all wild tigers had disappeared in the last century, with only around 3,000 left alive. Tigers are on the brink of extinction and International World Tiger Day aims to bring attention to this fact and try to halt their decline. Many factors have caused their numbers to fall, including habitat loss, climate change, hunting and poaching and Tiger Day aims to protect and expand their habitats and raise awareness of the need for conservation. Many international organisations are involved in the day, including the WWF, the IFAW and the Smithsonian Institute. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-tiger-day/

July 28, 2016

Daily Holidays - July 28

National Milk Chocolate Day How is milk chocolate different from other chocolates? It’s a mix of cocoa solids and either dry or condensed milk. While dark chocolate is traditionally used as a baking ingredient, this lighter version is used to make chocolate candy bars, hot chocolate, and many other delicious desserts. Did you know that chocolate actually has mood-enhancing benefits? That’s right—chocolate can make you happy! This is due to the fact that it contains a stimulant called theobromine and a compound called anandamide. Now that’s a reason to celebrate! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/milk-chocolate-day/

Chili Dog Day A day to celebrate one of America’s favourite foods, Chili Dog Day is dedicated to the humble chilli con carne hot dog. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chili-dog-day/

July 27, 2016

Daily Holidays - July 27

National Scotch Day For countless people around the world, nothing says relaxation after a long hard week like a glass of good whisky. And although drinking in the middle of the week is likely not a good habit to get into, you could probably make an exception just this once, on Scotch Whisky Day, and take the time to appreciate this beloved alcoholic beverage. So are you ready to celebrate? We thought so! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/scotch-whisky-day/

Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day Proud plant-owners can show off their leafy friends to the neighbourhood when Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day rolls around. The idea behind this day is to celebrate plants, and to acquaint plants with their immediate environment, which is supposed to be healthy for them. Plant-owners can admire each others’ plants, and exchange stories and tips on plant-care. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/take-your-houseplant-for-a-walk-day/

Walk on Stilts Day If you’ve ever been to the circus or a parade, you have without a doubt seen someone walking along high above the crowd on a pair of stilts. To the common man, stilts are the mainstay of theatrical performers, clowns, jugglers, and that odd looking fellow from the Liberal Arts College in their annual parade. What most people don’t know is that stilts have a long and august history in many cultures, for reasons varying from ceremonial to purely practical. Walk on Stilts Day is the perfect time to learn about this surprisingly useful tools, and maybe try out a pair for yourself! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/walk-on-stilts-day/

July 26, 2016

Daily Holidays - July 26

Aunt & Uncle Day Aunt and Uncle Day is, as the name suggests, a day to celebrate a special set of relatives – your Aunts and Uncles. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/aunt-and-uncle-day/

All or Nothing Day The Romans understood it so well they had a saying: “Carpe Diem” or seize the day. All Or Nothing Day takes that spirit and urges people to break through their barriers, ignore the fears that hold them back, and make that big commitment to a better life. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/all-or-nothing-day/

One Voice Day ‘One Voice Day’ is a global initiative to unite all countries of the world in the reading of the Universal Peace Covenant at exactly 6 p.m. UT on July 26 each year. The Universal Peace Covenant is a 577-word pledge and plea to bring families, countries and the world together in a peaceful co-existence despite our constantly changing world. During this time individuals and groups in all parts of the world unite spiritually to declare their commitment to global peace. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/one-voice-day

July 25, 2016

Daily Holidays - July 25

Thread The Needle Day Can you sew? Thread The Needle Day is a chance to get dust off your sewing skills, or to learn how if you don’t know how. Why not organise a sew-a-thon, or sewing lessons with friends to celebrate? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/thread-the-needle-day/

July 24, 2016

Daily Holidays - July 24

National Tequila Day we all know tequila is synonymous with margarita, so let’s take a look at this frozen favourite.
There is no definitive answer as to who really invented this drink, but interesting stories abound. One of the earliest stories tells of a wealthy Dallas socialite inventing the drink at a Christmas party in Acapulco in 1948. Tommy Hilton of the Hilton Hotel chain reportedly attended the party, and took the recipe home to serve at his hotels. Another suggests that it is merely based on an American drink called the Daisy, which was made with brandy instead of tequila. The Spanish word for “Daisy” is “Margarita”; hence the name. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tequila-day/

Cousins Day Remember those fun times at grandpa and grandma’s house when the whole family reunited and you spent countless hours playing with your cousins while the grownups discussed politics and mortgages? Many of us grew up around our cousins, spending summer and winter breaks with them and slowly walking into life together. Then came college and that amazing job opportunity out of state, and we gradually lost touch. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cousins-day/

National Drive-Thru Day Drive-Thru Day encourages you to live on the wild side. Forget about buying locally sourced produce, organic vegetables, and getting your five a day; sometimes you don’t have the time or energy to cook good, nutritious food from scratch, and on Drive-Thru Day you can take a short-cut without feeling guilty! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/drive-thru-day/

Tell An Old Joke Day We all know someone for whom every day is Tell An Old Joke Day, but there’s now a day when we can all put aside our reticence and let rip with our own ‘I say, I say, I say’ and ‘Knock, knock’ chestnuts.https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tell-an-old-joke-day/


July 23, 2016

Daily Holidays - July 23

Gorgeous Grandma Day Gorgeous Grandma Day is a time of the year in which we can celebrate the grannies in our lives. Everybody thinks that their grandma is gorgeous – so what could be better than an entire day devoted to acknowledging that fact? Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are well known, so Gorgeous Grandma Day is a natural progression. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/gorgeous-grandma-day/

July 22, 2016

Daily Holidays - July 22

National Penuche Fudge Day Even if you are on a strict weight watch and working hard towards that beach body, make sure your cheat day falls on Penuche Fudge Day. The sweet light-brown concoction will make it worth your while! Penuche is a flavor native to New England, but its caramel-like goodness has earned the treat nationwide respect – so much so that it got its own day in the calendar! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/penuche-fudge-day/

Hammock Day Nothing sounds quite as relaxing as kicking back and relaxing in a hammock – and there’s no better way to celebrate Hammock Day! Find two sturdy, conveniently located trees (or improvise – and don’t limit yourself to the outdoors), string up a comfy bed… and relax! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hammock-day/


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