Rant of the Day...Too Many Holidays/Special Occasions!

Jack Straw Posted By Jack Straw, May 2, 2012 at 11:46 AM

  1. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
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    While shingling my dad's roof this morning I heard several commercials for Mother's Day. In March we celebrated my wife's birthday (as well as Gamma's!), now Mother's Day is coming and after that is our anniversary, not to mention all of our relative birthdays. There are just to many damn special occasions! I suggest that we only have 2 "special" days a year, your birthday and 1 floater to be used as you wish. If you want to celebrate your anniversary, get married on your birthday. If we can't agree in this I am considering becoming a Jehovah Witness just to avoid all of this.
     
  2. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY
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    Good idea Jack Straw...
    Feb 16 Papa Gamma's bday.... March 24 is my bday....one month later April 24 is Mr Gamma's bday....May 1 is our wedding anniversary....May 13 is Mother's day and May 14 is Mother Gamma's bday...then Fathers day June. 16.......jeepers.
    I am digging the floating day. smiley-1.jpg
     
  3. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY
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    O yeah...friggin easter was in there this year..April 7... msp_cursing.gif
     
  4. Delta-T

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    dont be such party poopers...."Spank Your Neighbor Day" is just around the corner on the 4th. One of my fav holidays.
    My son came home with a list of things (foods and whatnot) to bring to his school for "Teacher Appreciation Day"....some type of mandatory appreciation I guess.
     
  5. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY
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    Tomorrow is National Two Different Colored Shoes Day..I may just partake in.
    Friday is No Pants Day...AP will most likely partake in...
    National Sea Monkey day is May 16
    Cellophane Tape Day is May 27...
    WTF? Who makes up this chit?;lol
     
  6. Backwoods Savage

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    Well Gamma, Friday does sound pretty good then.
     
  7. Jags

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    I tried celebrating the no pants day at work. It didn't work out like I had planned.
     
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  8. fossil

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    My cousin & his wife did the best they could to embrace the concept that Jack Straw is espousing. They got married on Valentine's Day...which also happens to be her birthday. Three birds with one stone every year! ;lol
     
  9. Jack Straw

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    My floating day will be October 15th, and will be "my wood cutting day". I will spend my special day alone in the woods cutting wood followed by a 2 hour nap and then out to dinner w/my wife for seafood and a few Newcastles. It don't get any better than that!;)
     
  10. GAMMA RAY

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    I think it boils down to the "simplification method".
    The holidays can be acknowledged but no hoopla except for your bday and floating day.
    My Mom and Dad's wedding anniversary is right before xmas.
    Me and Mr Gamma's wedding anniversary is right around our birthdays.....So...in regards to wedding anniversaries...
    we all decided a few days ago to not purchase gifts for each other. A simple "card" or acknowledgement or appreciation of the event is all we will do from now on.
    Simplify...
     
  11. fishingpol

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    At a box store last year I saw one of those large halloween inflatable lawn ornaments, with a Santa one right next to it. Oh yeah, it was not even halloween yet.

    It is just the retailers trying to squeeze a little more coin out of your pocket.
     
  12. Adios Pantalones

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    Screw ya. I get like 15 holidays a year and I won't complain about a one a dem. Hugh Beaumont's birthday? Gay Indian Liberation Day? Digeridoo appreciation month? Bring that mofo on
     
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  13. firefighterjake

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    Truth be told . . . if Mr. Gamma is like most men . . . we don't even need a store-bought gift or card . . . there is always the universal gift that all men love to get . . . HehHeh . . . ;) :)
     
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  14. Mrs. Krabappel

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    :mad:
     
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  15. Mrs. Krabappel

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    I'm with AP. Lets find as many reasons to celebrate and appreciate as we can. You don't have to spend money to do any of that. On mother's day I let myself take a break from the usual weekend marathon of cleaning, repairs, grading/planning for work, working on my own school work, and grocery shopping to take a waterfall hike.
     
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  16. firefighterjake

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    Happy Lumpy Rug Day!!!

    And tomorrow is National Bird Day . . . just as a reminder to anyone who wants to spend the day with their new found robin friend.

    I'm a bit partial to the 6th (National Nurses Day) and the 8th (National Teacher Day) . . . but I think the 14th is the day this most I'm most looking forward to celebrating (even more than National Chocolate Chip Day on the 15th and National Sea Monkey Day on the 16th) -- on the 14th it's Dance Like a Chicken Day.
     
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  17. Delta-T

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    can't beleive I had to wait 24 hrs for a dirty look. too cute.
     
  18. GAMMA RAY

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    The advertising for those buggerz was very misleading. Sea monkeys do not resemble those pink human like creatures pictured all over the advertisements.
    They were clear and boring and very disappointing for a 7 year old....even with the super ocean zoo kit complete with built in magnifiers.:mad:
     
  19. thewoodlands

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    Beverage Day.
    http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/May/beverageday.htm
    zap
     
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  20. daveswoodhauler

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    My vote for this Friday is the celebration of "Sigmund the Sea Monster Day"

    sigmund.jpg
     
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  21. GAMMA RAY

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    Might as well make it a celebration of Sid and Marty Krofft....since they made that one along with some other goodies..
    HR Pufnstuf, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl and Land of the Lost...
    Funny stuff...tell they were not partaking in the wacky weed when they came up with some of that chit... weird smiley.gif
     
  22. daveswoodhauler

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    When I was a young lad, I was always amazed by the huge Strawberries the Dinosaurs would eat on Land of the Lost....man I wish I could grow me some of those mosta berries :)
     
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  23. fishingpol

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    Ohhhh. Every day is National bird day, cause that's what people get when they cut me off in traffic. State bird of Massachusetts is the middle finger.;)
     
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  24. fishingpol

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    You needed these to see 'em. They sold them next to the sea monkeys.

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    TSA should be looking into buying a few thousands of these for the airports.
     
  25. Backwoods Savage

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    When my wife and I decided to get married (a few years ago) we thought it would be sort of neat to get married on our birthday. You see, my wife and I happen to have the same birth dates and to top it off, her mother also had her birthday on the same date. So, getting married on that date seemed like it would be neat. However, sometimes youth just can not wait that long and we didn't. You can imagine how all the neighborhood tongues wagged over that one!
     
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