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MDBCs 31 Jan 2023


sandrewn

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January 31st 2023 - Holidays and Observances

 

(click on the day for details)

 

Observances (click on the day or week for details)

National Hot Chocolate Day

Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day

Brandy Alexander Day

Eat Brussel Sprouts Day

Gorilla Suit Day

Grammy Awards Day

Hell is Freezing Over Day

Hug An Economist Day

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

International Zebra Day

National Plan for Vacation Day

National Seth Day

Scotch Tape Day

 

Nikita Dragun’s Birthday

Nolan Ryan’s Birthday

Mallory James Mahoney’s Birthday

Justin Timberlake’s Birthday

Josh Richards’s Birthday

Jackie Robinson’s Birthday

 

Fun Observances 

 Backwards Day

Bored with doing the same thing in and out? On January 31, take a break from the rut by doing everything backwards, because it is Backwards Day.

Man in suit with a surfboard on the beach.

While it is unclear who created this holiday, it is evident that they wanted it to be a day for celebrators to break all rules and to do things their way.

A popular fun holiday among school going children, it is also sometimes called National Backwards Day in the United States.

How to Celebrate?

Celebrating Backwards Day is easy—do everything backwards or sdrawkcab.

  • Wear your outfit backwards and if you can, talk and write backwards.
  • Go to bed in the morning and start working in the evening, have dinner in the morning and breakfast in the evening, and have dessert first during all your meals.
  • Talk to people with your back towards them. Just make sure you let them know you are celebrating Backwards Day, so they don't think you are rude.
  • Say goodbye to people when you meet them, and hello when you depart.

Did You Know…

…that penguins cannot walk backwards?

 

 

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Back at my high school for the tenth reunion, I met my old coach. Walking through the gym, we came upon a plaque on which I was still listed as the record holder for the longest softball throw.

Noticing my surprise, the coach said, "That record will stand forever."

I was about to make some modest disclaimer that records exist to be broken, when he added, "We stopped holding that event years ago."

 

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A friend of mine had resisted efforts to get him to run with our jogging group until his doctor told him he had to exercise. Soon thereafter, he reluctantly joined us for our 5:30 a.m. jogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

After a month of running, we decided that my friend might be hooked, especially when he said he had discovered what "runner's euphoria" was. "Runner's euphoria," he explained, "is what I feel at 5:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays."l

 

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As a high-school football coach, I'm aware that student athletes tend to focus too much on sports. A fellow coach, Bob, was talking about one such player, who called him at home one night. When his wife informed the kid that Bob wasn't home, he became frantic and said he had to speak to the coach right away.

"Just calm down, and I'll have him call you as soon as he gets home," the coach's wife told him. "What's your number?"

The flustered kid replied, "Three."

 

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I’m driving with this guy, and 
he runs right through a Stop sign. So 
I say, “Hey, that was a Stop sign.”

And he says, “I drive like my brother!”

A few blocks later, he plows right through a red light. I say, “You just ran a red light.”

And he says, “I drive like my brother!”

So now we’re coming up on a green light, and he slows down. I’m confused, so I say, “It’s green; why are you slowing down?”

He says, “My brother might be coming.”

 

 

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sandrewn :cowboy:

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That one warning was so specific...sandpapering a lion's ass...makes you wonder if someone was dared to do such a thing and caught it on video.

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@Thirdly

 

2 hours ago, Thirdly said:

That one warning was so specific...sandpapering a lion's ass...makes you wonder if someone was dared to do such a thing and caught it on video.

An interesting thought, I refuse to join Facebook or Twitter, but I have been checking on TikTok! No luck, so far (but a lot of laughs).

Take care,

sandrewn :2thumbs:

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