"I am on my way. I can go the distance." Hercules
"Wayne, I'm pretty sure it's easier if you use the same hole to get up."
"Stinkin' low carb housing."
An older couple were lying in bed one night.
The husband was falling asleep but the wife was in a romantic mood and wanted to talk.
She said, “You used to hold my hand when we were courting. “
Wearily he reached across, held her hand for a second and tried to get back to sleep.
A few moments later she said, “Then you used to kiss me.”
Mildly irritated, he reached across, gave her a peck on the cheek and settled down to sleep.
Thirty seconds later she said, “Then you used to bite my neck.”
Angrily, he threw back the bed clothes and got out of bed.
“Where are you going?” she asked.
“To get my teeth!”
It's Day on Writing! Started by a teachers' council, this day encourages putting thoughts and feelings to paper. Whether an essay, poem, novel, or just a chapter, write it down.
--Birth of Bab Day: today is a Baha'i holy day; born this day in 1819, the man who became known as Bab which means "gate" would be a prophet and forerunner of the Baha'i faith.
--Community Media Day: today celebrates the voices that bring awareness to the importance of free speech and accessible media.
--International Chefs Day: today is to promote passing the skills on to the next generation and awareness of education, competitions, and networking; also has a focus on healthy eating for children.
--International Sloth Day: not a day to be lazy; raises awareness about the life cycle and habitat of the sloth, a native animal in South and Central America; these extremely slow-moving animals, whose name is synonymous with one of seven deadly sins in Christian philosophy, tend to spend their entire lives hanging from limbs of trees; they have two layers of fur, which harbors a variety of symbiotic algae, fungi, beetles and other insects; the algae on the sloth's fur give it it's characteristic green color and helps the sloth camouflage itself in thick vegetation. Recent studies have shown that the algae and fungi in the sloth fur may help fight many human diseases, including cancer. Because sloths don't have incisors, they spend most of their waking hours smacking their lips together 'to chew' their food. This would drive most animals to starvation (if not culinary madness), but the sloth's metabolism is so slow that it's evolved to survive on less food.
--Miss American Rose Day: a salute to an organization that recognizes and awards women and girls for achievements, academics, and community service.
--National Brandied Fruit Day: a treat of ripe fruit, sugar, and brandy which is about 60% alcohol; takes about 2 months to cure; served on ice cream or whip cream, though not a treat for the kids due to the alcohol.
--National Call-in Day for Health Reform: although health care reform hasn't been as hot in the news as before, today is still a reminder to call about issues important to you; a grassroots movement to encourage everyone to make 3 calls today and make your opinion known regarding healthcare reform; call your 2 senators and your representative.
--National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day: observed on the 3rd Sunday of October; a day to show appreciation for what is usually a volunteer job and performed from the heart.
--National Suspenders Day: a salute to a clothing accessory of cloth or leather to hold up your pants; called braces in Britain; though there have been suspenders of some version for a long time, modern suspenders are credited to Albert Thurston in 1820.
--National Youth Confidence Day: today celebrates the energy, spirit, and potential of young people and is an acknowledgment of all they will accomplish; today promotes the guidance, leadership and mentors that will help light the path, and help navigate the obstacles that will inevitably lay before them.
--Office Chocolate Day: not a lot of info on this day; just a day to have an excuse to bring chocolate to the office; enjoy!
--The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller: today commemorates the establishment in 1961 of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association; celebrates all who help make air travel a safe mode of travel.
--World Osteoporosis Day: part of Bone and Joint Action Week; raises awareness of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease; of those over 50, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer fractures to osteoporosis and the associated thinning of bone density.
--World Toy Camera Day: observed on the 3rd Sunday; today honors the photo-taking capacity of outdated toy cameras and the often blurry results.
-- In 1720, crossed swords and a grinning skull distinguish Calico Jack Rackham's flag, and that's just what pirate hunters find while prowling Jamaican waters. When they attack Pirate Jack's ship, his female crew, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, return the fight while the men, drunk on rum, wait it out in the hold.