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Saturday, February 1, 2014

LOTS happenin' today!

Starting today you will be enlightened on what is possibly being celebrated on a particular day. You can decide how you want to celebrate if that is indeed your forte. Oh, my, will you be surprised of some crazy things being celebrated. If something exists, I do believe you or I shall find a day during which it is celebrated.

Let's get started with what's happening on February 1st...

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

This one was posted a day earlier in order for you to get prepared but how interesting that it is not the only thing being celebrated today. If you missed that post, perhaps one of the other specialties recognized today will be readily available.

If you had ice cream on hand, what better way to prepare for the day than filling up on a hearty bowl of ice-cream? I did and loved it!

National Baked Alaska Day 

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We have American physicist Benjamin Thompson to thank for discovering how to make meringue back in the early 1800′s! For meringue is a key component of Baked Alaska (recipe), the spotlighted dish being celebrated on Baked Alaska Day!

This sweet treat was named by the chef at the famous New York Delmonico’s Restaurant in 1876 to celebrate America’s acquisition of its new territory. Its lesser known name of Norwegian Omelette also gives tribute to this dessert’s characteristic appearance of a cold, snow covered mountain. Enjoy!

Working Naked Day (No naked pictures, sorry!)

As its name suggests, Working Naked Day is the day in which you carry out the day’s work unclothed (hopefully at home). It should be hastily mentioned that this does NOT mean that you turn up at your workplace stark naked – rather, the whole point is that the day celebrates the act of working from home and the freedom that results from this situation. If you are still shy, then bear in mind that the day can be celebrated by wearing pajamas.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

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After all, February IS Library Lovers Month. Take your child to the library and you will feed their imagination! A love of reading and books starts with pictures, stories and rhymes which even the youngest child can enjoy; Take Your Child To The Library Day is a great excuse to swing by.

The library...a treasure trove for all ages. Priceless.

Decorating With Candy Day

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On Decorating With Candy Day, people can create and enjoy their sweet creations without guilt. Why not slather a layer of your favorite chocolate candies over a batch of freshly baked and iced cupcakes? Or crush up some peppermint candies and sprinkle them over some minty cheesecake, to add a delicious, fresh taste? Or surprise your own family by creating a whole family scene of jelly babies on top of some cookies? Whatever you fancy, today is the day where you can buy a packet of those much-loved candies, and get decorating away to create a special sweet treat that will be sure to make everyone proud to celebrate Decorating with Candy Day!

Last for today...the quirky...would you believe?

Car Insurance Day

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It can’t compete for romance with Valentine’s Day. It can’t inspire the joy of Christmas. And it’s almost impossible to find an appropriate costume. But if you remember it, Car Insurance Day will keep you covered the whole year round.

Why not “celebrate” with a quick price comparison – or just a phone call to ask for a better deal. Then test the smoke alarm, tidy the garage and enjoy the peace of mind.

Just remember...no insurance, no car!

Whew! All of this celebration and on one day! 

Th-Th-Th-That's all Folks!

The only thing left to do is to decide which one(s) to celebrate. 
Have fun!

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