Friday, March 10, 2006

What Sharon Stone and Chuck Norris Have in Common

If March 9th is your special day, you are not alone. On this day Juliette Binoche (1964), James Van Der Beek (1977), and Lil Bow Wow (1987) were born.

If your were born March 10th, you are sharing the day with Chuck Norris (1940), Sharon Stone (1958), Lance Burton (1960), Kim Campbell (1947) {First Female Prime Minister of Canada}, and Sharon Miller (1977).

Happy Day to all!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

I'll Do it Tomorrow

I know that it is late in the day to be posting my entries. What can I say? I just had trouble getting started today. It could be because March 6-12 is Procrastination Week. Or maybe I am still panicking because my hubby informed me that the coffee maker brewed it's last cup, and the Bay won't open for 9.5 hours. Chewing on coffee beans doesn't seem to be calming me.

Uugh! Well let's find out all about Procrastination week, shall we?




















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It is National Procrastination Week and we're not sure if that means it's a good time to put things off, or a reminder to get moving?" (source)

If you need a hand getting yourself moving along, here are some interesting sites to check out:

"Procrastination: A hardening of the oughteries."
- Anonymous

http://www.onlineorganizing.com/CalendarHoliday.asp?holiday=11

Hilarious--Gotta Get My Stuff Done
http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=7240

Don't Panic, Panic Day Isn't Quite Over

Bare with me everyone. I am feeling rather frazzled at this late hour because I haven't completed my blog entry today. It is almost midnight and I am feeling so pressed to get my blog entry up that I am starting to panic. I am panicking especially because March 9th is Panic Day and I have yet to blog about panicking.

What the ... ??? is panic day? That's what I wondered when I saw it listed as one of March's theme days. It seems that there are a lot of 'holidays' that have been invented just to give people something to live for. If you're like me, and didn't realize that today was panic day, you can still find a reason to live for tomorrow, because March 10th is Middle Name Pride Day.

Here are some links if you want to know more about Panic Day:
www.wellcat.com/miami_herald/pan_day.htm
www.wellcat.com/miami_herald.htm

To send someone a Panic Day e-card, click here.
To start living and stop panicking, click here.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Laura Prepon Celebrates 26th Birthday

Laura Prepon, star of That 70's Show celebrates her 26th birhday today. She is also known for her work in the movie Karla, based on the Karla Homolka story. Laura is from Watchung, New Jersey.

If today is your birthday, you are also celebrating with Tammy Faye Bakker (1942) and Willard Scott (1934)

Happy Wag Day Australia!

March 7th is National WAG day in Australia. Can any of my Australian readers please clarify what this day represents? I have done a bit of research on the internet and come up with 2 possibilities. Either it represents the Australian dialect Wag-to skip school and work or it relates to International Women's day. W.A.G. (Women's Action Group) is an Australian feminist group that seeks to empower women in political forums.

Ready to quit smoking? March 8th is No Smoking Day. For information on how to give up the habit visit http://www.cherwell-dc.gov.uk/environment/smokingtoptips.cfm. Tip number 8 says to take it one day at a time. Why not give up smoking for No Smoking Day. If you get through it, try making March 9th your next no smoking day. Another option is to check out http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org, an international resource providing support group info.

If you have successfully giving up nicotine, please share your success tips under post your comments, so other readers may benefit.

Don't forget that March 8th is International Women's Day. So call up Mom, Grandma, sister, aunt, friend--all the important women in your life, and tell them why they are special to you.

Monday, March 06, 2006

National Frozen Foods Day

If you love food, you'll love this food site, dedicated entirely to National Food Holidays. For example, did you know that today is Frozen Foods Day, and if that isn't exciting enough, get ready for March 7th when the nation celebrates National Crown Roast of Pork Day. There is even a day dedicated to drinking Coke. Can you guess who sponsors it?

Everyone knows that February is heart health month, but March too is dedicated to many worthy themes, among which are Immigration history, Colorectal Cancer Awarness, and Nutrition. I never realized how many themes exist for the month. Some are rather silly sounding, such as National Umbrella month and National Noodle Month.

This month I will be examining the lighthearted and serious sides of March. It will pass the time until March 20, when spring officially begins, and I can enjoy more of the Great Outdoors, and less of my computer.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday today to all of those who share the day with:

  • Cher Butler 1964
  • Lou Costello 1908
  • Lara Cox 1978
  • Alan Greenspan 1926
  • Ed McMahon 1923
  • Shaquille O'Neal 1972
  • Rob Reiner 1945
  • Chieko Takenhisa 1912

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Birthday Greetings to You and Ron Howard

If you were born March 1st, you share your birthday with:

  • Dinah Shore (1917)
  • Chopin (1810)
  • Glen Miller (1904)
  • Roger Daltrey (1944)
  • Alan Thicke (1947) -a great Canadian BTW
  • Harry Belafante (1927)
  • Ron Howard (1954)

Happy St. David's Day


Happy St. David's Day to all of my British readers. Who is St. David, and why is he so important to the Welsh? Here is some interesting info to help us non-Catholics understand how St. David's day has come to be regarded as one of Wales' most important holidays.

But who was St. David, & why is he so important to the Welsh?
And just how is St. David's Day celebrated in Wales today?



"St David's Day is celebrated in Wales on 1 March, in honour of Dewi Sant or St David, the patron saint of Wales. Little is known about him for certain. What little information we have is based on an account of his life written by Rhigyfarch towards the end of the 11th century.

According to this Latin manuscript, Dewi died in the year 589. His mother was called Non, and his father, Sant, was the son of Ceredig, King of Ceredigion. After being educated in Cardiganshire, he went on pilgrimage through south Wales and the west of England, where it is said that he founded religious centres such as Glastonbury and Croyland. He even went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, where he was made archbishop.

He eventually settled at Glyn Rhosyn (St David's), in south-west Wales, where he established a very strict ascetic religious community. Many miracles have been attributed to him, the most incredible of which was performed when he was preaching at the Synod of Llanddewibrefi - he caused the ground to rise underneath him so that he could be seen and heard by all. How much truth is in this account of his life by Rhigyfarch is hard to tell. It must be considered that Rhigyfarch was the son of the Bishop of St David's, and that the Life was written as propaganda to establish Dewi's superiority and defend the bishopric from being taken over by Canterbury and the Normans.

From the 12th century onwards, Dewi's fame spread throughout South Wales and as far as Ireland and Brittany. St David's Cathedral became a popular centre of pilgrimage, particularly after Dewi was officially recognised as a Catholic saint in 1120. From this period on, he was frequently referred to in the work of medieval Welsh poets such as Iolo Goch and Lewys Glyn Cothi. In 1398, it was ordained that his feast-day was to be kept by every church in the Province of Canterbury. Though the feast of Dewi as a religious festival came to an end with the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, the day of his birth became a national festival during the18th century.

Now March 1 is celebrated by schools and cultural societies throughout Wales. It is the custom on that day to wear either a leek or a daffodil - two of our national emblems - and for young girls to wear the national costume."

Happy New Years, It's Time for War

Ancient Rome considered March, known to them as Martius after the Roman god of war, to be the first month of the calendar year, because it was the first month in which the weather conditions were appropriate to go to war.

"The tradition of starting the year in March continued in some countries for a long time. January 1 was only instituted as New Year's Day in France in 1564. Great Britain and her colonies continued to use March 25 until 1752, the same year they finally adopted the Gregorian calendar."