Jump to content
  • entries
    574
  • comments
    138
  • views
    141,879

MDBCs 06 Nov 2022


sandrewn

68 views

November 6th 2022 - Holidays and Observances

(click on the day for details)

 

Observances (click on the day or week for details)

Daylight Saving Day

National Nachos Day

Daylight Savings Ends

Dog Film Festival

Marooned Without a Compass Day

National Ladies Learning Code Day

National Michele Day

National Report Home Health Care Fraud Day

National Team Manager Day

Lauren Orlando’s Birthday

Kris Wu’s Birthday

Lamar Odom’s Birthday

Talia Mar’s Birthday

Ali-A’s Birthday

Pat Tillman’s Birthday

Sally Field’s Birthday

Emma Stone’s Birthday

Glenn Frey’s Birthday

Cohen Muse’s Birthday

Emma Rose Sutcliffe’s Birthday

Carl Lentz’s Birthday

Baby Fendi’s Birthday

Anna Shumate’s Birthday

Maria Shriver’s Birthday

Hannah Rathbun’s Birthday

Mike Wolfe’s Birthday

Hero Fiennes Tiffin’s Birthday

Sal Vulcano’s Birthday

Jackie Oshry’s Birthday

Speaker Knockerz’s Birthday

Kaycee in Wonderland’s Birthday

Traci Steele’s Birthday

Adolphe Sax’s Birthday

 

Fun Observances (2)

Saxophone Day

November 6 is Saxophone Day, an unofficial holiday that celebrates the woodwind instrument popularly used in jazz, classical music, and military ensembles.

saxophone-player.jpg

The day honors saxophonists and commemorates the birth anniversary of its inventor Adolphe Sax. Born in Belgium in 1814, Sax was an instrument maker and musician who designed and introduced the Saxophone in 1840.

Used Extensively

It was first adopted for use in military bands and soon became a popular instrument played in a concert band and in chamber music. Chamber music is a type of music played by a group of small instruments - ones that usually can fit into a small room or chamber.

Today, the Saxophone is used extensively in jazz and other kinds of dance music and in symphony orchestras around the world.

Many Different Types

The Saxophone comes in many different varieties, though most saxophonists usually use one of the four most popular types. These are tenor, baritone, alto, and soprano saxophones. The tenor saxophone is usually used in jazz and rock music bands, while the baritone saxophone tends to be reserved for jazz solos. The Alto Saxophone is easy to play and therefore used to train beginners. The Soprano plays the highest pitch among all saxophones and is also often played in jazz bands.

Other saxophones include Mezzo Soprano, Sopranino, Tubax, Bass and Contrabass.

World Saxophone Day

In 2015, the Sax Open Project, a group of music composers and saxophonists declared June 12 as the first annual World Saxophone Day. The day is part of the week long World Saxophone Congress and Festival.

How to Celebrate?

  • Are you a saxophonist? Bring out your instrument and play some music with a band or solo for your family and friends.
  • Attend a chamber music, jazz or symphony orchestra concert. Keep an ear out for the Saxophone notes.
  • If you have always wanted to learn how to play the Saxophone, today is the day to get started.

Did You Know…

…that Adolphe Sax was also responsible for inventing the Saxhorn, Saxotromba, and the Saxtuba?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Zero Tasking Day

The first Sunday of November is not only the end of the Daylight Saving Time period in the United States, it is also Zero Tasking Day.

Relaxed young woman.

The unofficial holiday encourages people to take it easy, give up multitasking for a day and well, do no tasks.

How to Celebrate?

  • Do nothing and just relax.
  • Enjoy the extra hour you get because of the end of DST by taking a leisurely walk in the park or drinking coffee or tea while people watching at the mall.

Did You Know…

…that contrary to popular belief the correct grammatical term is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time?

 

 

***

 

Scene: My cousin Matt and his daughter at Chick-fil-A.

Matt: Can I please get a four-piece kids’ meal with white milk. [Pause] Oh, and gimme an extra white milk.

Clerk: Um … We only have one kind of milk, and it’s pretty white.

 

***

 

I was looking at the pies offered by a nearby café. They had cherry, apple, berry, peach, and Herman’s.

"What type of pie is Herman’s?" I asked the waiter.

"Apple," he said.

"Then why is it called Herman’s pie?"

"Because Herman called in to reserve it."

 

***

 

Days after we invaded Marja, Afghanistan, one of my Marines found out his wife hadn't paid the cell phone bill. He called the company and asked how he could settle up.

"You can go to Western Union and place a money order," the billing agent told him.

"Ma'am, I'm in Marja, Afghanistan," he explained. "We don't have Western Unions."

"No problem. You can also go to Walmart."

 

***

 

After finishing his meal, my grandfather, a retired Marine captain, asked the waitress for the 15 percent discount the restaurant offered veterans.

"Do you need to see my military ID?" he asked.

"That's all right," she said. "I know you were in the military. I can tell by your T-shirt."

Grandpa's shirt read "Welcome to Gettysburg National Military Park."

 

 

***

 

 

cb44d8142bfb2606d0df3135abf856a3.jpg

(  WOW & Ouch  )

 

***

 

3f531ce2a5f46923c8912946b8e1bba0.jpg

 

***

 

9466a4f0bd6eb715ce1087e55382e77d.jpg

 

***

 

8778040185779c46d01a680f6cbdb5ed.jpg

 

***

 

4e2c32a8825d9b3bc294afe8b21173c3.jpg

 

***

 

0332abe6e6a5f2d09c6f8d1577a3baf1.jpg

 

***

 

4fbc4bd556a698c0e5306108107f3882.jpg

 

***

 

10a472fd332b9e120b6083510903e260.jpg

 

***

 

580b8ca61f42cf4cd744b1fd4b1ebcbe.jpg

 

***

 

fe2b251e19ec688360c2adebeaed1945.jpg

 

***

 

17d73e13881985a86868216b54ceecf9.jpg

 

***

 

67182420a64f063f748599536dd70835.jpg

 

***

 

f586723853ea79eed6bb3dacf238361c.jpg

 

***

 

74373c81c78635890c62f894f7c2b22d.jpg

 

***

 

8cf3e1ed252d44b586ece37a22cfb875.jpg

 

***

 

f194a9cc768e5937ef68bd0dc9e66b21.jpg

 

***

 

d41a650ab725387082d59dfa14013e08.jpg

 

***

 

a11749ff70a0aff9a308da38ca3bf1ec.jpg

 

***

 

e8f03ff0e15a3b08e112235cd9df4870.jpg

 

 

***

 

35834c01c55ebbe69c2f8937997c12ae.jpg

 

***

 

304173d7571064428e63c47e647807f0.jpg

***

 

d2cf0202983476b5a5e6b0827f7b9798.jpg

 

***

 

96478ffbd64685d7945f04bd99c2ce95.jpg

 

 

 

sandrewn :cowboy:

Ever since I chose not to include the birthday of President Assad of Syria in the lists, I have been picking which birthdays to show you. That was (is) wrong and I apologize! As of today, every birthday on the list(s) I use will be included.

Edited by sandrewn

  • Haha 3

2 Comments


Recommended Comments

Hello!

Just my 2 cents, but this is your blog, add or remove whatever you want. In the years I've been reading this I've enjoyed every last entry (even the groaners!)

So keep up the great work!

Paul

  • Like 1
  • Love 1
Link to comment
1 hour ago, Alf51 said:

Hello!

Just my 2 cents, but this is your blog, add or remove whatever you want. In the years I've been reading this I've enjoyed every last entry (even the groaners!)

So keep up the great work!

Paul

I totally agree. :thumbup:

  • Love 2
Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Our Privacy Policy can be found here: Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..