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My Daily Bread Crumbs 10 Sep


sandrewn

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September 10th - Holidays and Observances

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Observances (click on the day or week for details)

TV Dinner Day

Alpaca Day

 

Fun Observances

Swap Ideas Day

September 10 is Swap Ideas Day. It is a day to share thoughts, barter goods, exchange ideas, trade opinions and discuss viewpoints with family members, friends, co-workers and strangers.

Happy businessmen looking at mobile phone in city.

This unofficial holiday is a celebration of the collaborative spirit. It promotes the notion that knowledge grows best when shared and that best ideas come about through teamwork. After all, two (or more) heads are better than one!

The day is also known in the United States as National Swap Ideas Day.

How to Celebrate?

  • Have a million dollar idea? Get together with a trusted family member, friend and co-worker and talk to them about what you have in mind. Who knows, they may come up with something that may make your plan better and easy to implement?
  • Is there a problem that is bothering you? Exchange ideas with someone to figure out a solution to your quandary.
  • And remember, you don't have to swap serious ideas on Swap Ideas Day. Have some fun with what you swap. For example, what about exchanging knitting or sewing patterns with fellow artists or swapping recipes or food items with other cooks? Love reading? Have a friend lend you their favorite book and loan your favorite author's book to them in return.
  • Host a favorite things party. Ask everyone to bring their favorite thing for all the other guests. The favorite thing could be a tube of toothpaste, a bottle of some beverage or a pen. Make sure to set a maximum budget. During the course of the party, swap everyone's favorite thing with each other. By the end of the party, you may just go back home with some more new favorite things!
  • Host a book swap meet. Ask everyone to bring a book or two that they no longer want to hold on to, pile the books on a table and let people choose a book to take back home.
  • Attend a swap meet. A swap meet is a type of market where people barter products and merchandise.

Did You Know…

…that the use of the word swap originated in the 13th century? Then swap was used to refer to the sound of hitting. In the 16th century, the word came about to mean exchange, because people used to hit their hands together to indicate that they had come to an agreement.

 

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My nine-year-old and I passed a store with a sign that read “Watch Batteries Installed – $5.”

He seemed confused: “Who would pay to watch batteries installed?”

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Heavy snow had buried my van in our driveway. My husband dug around the wheels, rocked the van back and forth, and finally pushed me free.

I was on the road when I heard an odd noise. I got on the phone and called home. “Thank goodness you answered,” I said when my husband picked up. “There’s an alarming sound coming from under the van. For a moment I thought I was dragging you down the highway!”

“And you didn’t stop?”

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“Those frames are so flattering,” I assured my sister. She’d just gotten new glasses after 25 years and wasn’t happy with them.

“They’re OK,” she said, staring gloomily at herself in the mirror.

“Can you see better?”

“Yeah, I can see better.”

“So what’s wrong?”

“Well, for one thing,” she said, “I thought I was still cute.”

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My grandpa is definitely a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy. Once, while getting dinner ready, I asked him how he liked his vegetables prepared. He said, “Fed to a cow, so they’ll turn into steak.”

 

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