A chance viewing on the great Google machine inspired the question:
With all the bizarre holidays out there, why don’t we celebrate Funny Chalkboard Sign Day?
There are so many really funny chalkboard signs outside bars and restaurants…and I think they deserve some recognition.
I posted some of the my favorites below.
Have you seen others that deserve a shout out? Post them in the comments. And look for the national holiday coming soon.
A chalkboard sign would be a really good place to promote it…
Posted in Advertising, Art, Design, Holiday, Humor, Internet, Life, Restaurants
Tagged advertising, art, bars, bizarre holidays, Business, chalk, chalk dust, chalkboard, comments, design, Funny Chalkboard Sign Day, Google, holidays, Humor, Internet, interwebs, life, national holiday, restaurants, second glance, sense of humor, when the dust settles
I spend most Fourth of July holidays occupied by a very British tradition –
The Championships, Wimbledon
In recent years there haven’t been any American tennis players, male or female, in contention for the major titles. This year’s champions are Serbian Novak Djokovic — yay! — and Czech Petra Kvitova.
But things may be changing in a few years.
The boys Wimbledon final was an all-American affair between qualifier Noah Rubin and six-seeded Stefan Kozlov. Rubin won in three sets and the two players, who are friends off-court, posed for this patriotic shot with their trophies:
Finally — some American fireworks in jolly ol’ England!
Posted in Holiday, Humor, Sports, Travel
Tagged all-American, American, American flag, boys Wimbledon championship, British tradition, Championships Wimbledon, Czech Republic, England, fireworks, Fourth of July, friends, Holiday, Humor, jolly ol' England, life, Noah Rubin, Novak Djokovic, off-court, patriotic, Petra Kvitova, Serbia, Sports, stars and stripes, Stefan Kozlov, tennis, tennis player, tennis titles, Travel, Wimbledon
I found a Fourth of July dessert that I surprisingly haven’t made. And it’s so simple.
Beautiful and easy.
I really hope someone makes it for me.
Posted in Cooking, Design, Food, Holiday, Humor, Life
Tagged American flag, bananas, blueberries, cooking, design, dessert, food, Fourth of July, fruit, fruit kabobs, Holiday, Humor, Independence Day, July 4th, life, skewers, strawberries, US flag
You see a little bit of everything here in New York City. I’ve always chalked it up to our open-mindedness and the spirit of creativity that is so much a part of this, the greatest city in the world.
Turns out — it could be aliens.
Did you know that that the state of New York ranks #5 in the Top 10 states reporting UFO sightings? It’s true.
There’s a chart:
So, if you’re celebrating World UFO Day, NYC potentially has a lot to offer.
Posted in Astrology, Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, News
Tagged aliens, astronomy, Broadway, creativity, entertainment, Holiday, Humor, little green men, New York City, New York state, news, newspaper, open-minded, science, space, the greatest city in the world, UFO sightings, UFOs, USA Today, World UFO Day
Happy International Sushi Day!
If you find sushi difficult to enjoy — because of that whole raw fish thing going on — perhaps these rolls will change your mind:
Panda bear sushi
Hello Kitty sushi
I hope these examples did not make your aversion even worse…
Posted in Food, Holiday, Humor
Tagged art, aversion, cooking, food, Hello Kitty, Holiday, Humor, International Sushi Day, on a roll, panda bear, raw fish, sushi roll, the scream
May 28, 2014 in Animals, Celebrities, Children, Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, Life, Movies
Tagged Angelina Jolie, animals, celebrities, crow, Disney, entertainment, hair, Humor, Hump Day, life, Maleficent, Movies, someone had to, Wednesday
My Memorial Day was wide open — no plans, no obligations, just a blank slate for me to fill.
I had a mental list of things I wanted to do. I’ll admit there was some work on there (we freelancers have no respect for the calendar) and some chores around the house. Then I was going to do some shopping and take in a a movie or two.
But after finishing my work, I made the mistake of flipping through the cable channels.
The rest of my day was undone by The Good Wife marathon on Hallmark Channel.
Turns out there are twenty different Memorial Day marathons going on around the dial today.
Posted in Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, Life, Television
Tagged blank slate, cable channels, chores, entertainment, freelancers, good night and good luck, Hallmark Channel, Holiday, Humor, life, Memorial Day, mental list, movie, shopping, Television, The Good Wife, The Good Wife marathon, work
Have you tried to get any work done today?
The Friday before Memorial Day can be a bit of a challenge, as a lot of people start the holiday weekend early.
Makes me think today should have its own holiday…and turns out — it does!
“Don’t Fry Day”
This year the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention designated today as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage everyone to protect their skin while outdoors this summer.
As a founding member of the PPA (Pasty People of America), I support their efforts — both to keep people from burning and tanning, and to make today a holiday.
‘Cause people are gone baby gone.
Posted in Beauty, Business, Holiday, Humor, Life
Tagged beauty, burning your skin, Business, Don't Fry Day, Friday before Memorial Day, gone baby gone, Holiday, Humor, life, Memorial Day, Memorial Day weekend, National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, pasty people of america, PPA, shady business, skin, summer, tanning
Happy Armed Forces Day!
May 17, 2014 in Family, Friends, History, Holiday, Life, News, Politics
Tagged Air Force, armed forces day, Army, history, Holiday, life, marine, Navy
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 85th birthday of acting and philanthropic legend Audrey Hepburn.
This is remarkable, since today is also Star Wars Day.
I can only imagine the bloody light-saber duels back at Google HQ over the focus of today’s Doodle. And yet Audrey still came out on top.
Apparently she has friends in high places…
Posted in Celebrities, Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, Movies
Tagged actor, Audrey Hepburn, celebrities, entertainment, friends in high places, Google, Google Doodle, Google HQ, Humor, Internet, light saber, light saber duel, May 4th, may the 4th be with you, Movies, philanthropist, Star Wars Day