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02/27/21 What You Can

Saturday, February 27, 2021

"Do what you can with what you have, where you are." T. Roosevelt

"How old am I? I'm 'it's 8:30 and you wanna start a movie this late?' years old!"

This printed in a Texas newspaper :
The oldest cowboy in Texas died this week at the age of 106. On his birthday he was asked his secret to longevity and he said that for the past 50 years he has sprinkled a little gunpowder on his cereal each morning. He left behind 8 children, 21 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and a 15-foot hole in the crematorium.


It's No-Brainer Day! It's a day for things that don't take a lot of thinking. You have permission to procrastinate if it requires concentration.
--Anosmia Awareness Day: anosmia is the loss of smell; today is to raise awareness of how the loss of this sense can affect a person's safety and quality of life; it is also one of the symptoms of Covid-19.
--International Polar Bear Day: today is to bring attention to the threats polar bears face in the warming Artic through the loss of sea ice; the bears are struggling to reach food sources and are losing body weight which also affects the survival of the cubs as they are born smaller and weaker.
--International Sword Swallower Day: observed on the last Saturday of February; today was organized by the Sword Swallowers Association to raise awareness and showcase their profession, a small but proud group.
--International Tongue Twister Contest Day: observed on the last Saturday of February; doesn't seem to be just one big event but there are a few small events; do you remember giggling as a kid as you tripped over Peter and his peck of pickled peppers?; have fun today as you master a couple tongue twisters such as "rubber baby buggy bumper" (say that one fast) or "which wristwatch is the Swiss wristwatch".
--National Kahlua Day: today is a salute to a rich creamy liqueur from Mexico, made with rum, Mexican coffee, sugar, and vanilla; it can be enjoyed straight, on the rocks, with coffee or cocktails such as a White Russian; also used as flavoring in desserts.
--National Protein Day: today is for an important macronutrient; protein helps develop bones, skin, cartilage and blood; it also encourages weight loss and muscle mass; are you getting enough protein every day?
--National Retro Day: remember when?; since Spark crosses many generations, what we remember before the smartphones and internet will vary; so you can bring out those bell bottoms and maybe put your hair up in a beehive or, maybe, a leather jacket, single glove, and a moonwalk would be your retro.
--National Strawberry Day: today is a salute to that bright red fruit with so many uses!; strawberries have been around for thousands of years but it wasn't until the European Renaissance it was cultivated; what is your favorite way to have strawberries?
--Open That Bottle Night: observed on the last Saturday of February; there sure are a lot of wine related celebrations; today's (night's) celebrations is simply because it's February; the last Saturday of February is designated as Open That Bottle to cheer up the winter gloom.
--Pokémon Day: today celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon Red and Green release in Japan in 1996; if you or the grandkids are big fans, there are supposed to be some big news or releases today.
--World NGO Day: a day to celebrate, commemorate, and collaborate; NGO's are non-governmental organizations, usually non-profit, that are active in activities that are humanitarian, educational, health-care related, public-policy and safety, civil rights and anything else needed for the well-being of communities.
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