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This blog is a chronicle of my insane personal challenge to celebrate at least one holiday or special day for every single day of 2009. Check back daily for new posts and days to add to next year's calendar!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

...I Give Up

Sorry folks, due to internet issues, financial issues, and the fact that my life is just really disorganized right now, I am not able to continue this project.

I knew from the start that it'd be hard, but the last straw came when my blog got hacked twice this month, or should that be final TWO straws?

Anyway, I am not cancelling the Holiday-a-Day project, but I am instead putting it on hold and starting over when my life is in better order. Maybe next year, maybe two years from now, I don't know.

My apologies to anyone who was enjoying this only to have it fall apart so soon.

Until I start again, goodbye.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tut, tut, Colbert... I really expect better of you...

I'm still wagging my finger at Mr. Stephen Colbert for missing Bald Eagle Day. Like I have said in all of these posts on the subject, I really expect better of him than this. All I can do is keep track of whether he makes mention of it or not, and so far, he has not. I've got my eye on you, Colbert. Stephen, Jr. deserves better.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Posts coming tomorrow....

This computer here at my mom's is taking to long to do the regular sort of posting on, so I'm gonna have to wait until tomorrow to do more of these, sorry.


EDIT: Pushed back again to Tuesday due to unexpected difficulties.

EDITORIAL: a few thoughts on Black History Month

I think segregating the important black people throughout American and world history to be specifically taught about during one specific month, the SHORTEST month mind you, is just wrong. By giving them this "honour" they are being treated less respectfully in my mind than other historical figures. History should not care what race you are unless it's important to your specific act, and even then, it should not affect how you are taught about to future generations.

All history should be taught equally and together, unless you choose to be a racist or bigot that is...

I see no reason that when teaching a unit on the American Civil War that Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglass, etc. should be skimmed over and left for February, they should be taught right in there with Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, etc. not segregated. Unfortunately most schools don't seem to see my point and will instead go through and say, "oh, they had dark skin, teach 'em in February, divorced from their period and what effects they had." That is wrong.


February Roundup - Monthly Celebrations


-American Heart Month
-American History Month
-Black History Month
-Children's Dental Health Month
-International Friendship Month
-National Cherry Month
-National Embroidery Month
-National Grapefruit Month
-National Snack Food Month
-National Wild Bird Feeding Month
-Responsible Pet Owners' Month

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Posts will be up Sunday Night

Hello all, being that Friday (Jan. 30) was my birthday, I'm taking a brief three-day weekend break from posting, though not from celebrations. The posts for Friday-Sunday will be typed and posted tomorrow (Sunday) night, and will be backdated into their proper spots. I just felt like taking a brief break in honour of my personal 20th Anniversary.

Have a nice weekend!


EDIT: Pushed back to Monday due to slow internet.

State of the Blog - January

January is officially over and I am approximately 1/12 of the way through my project, and I feel... okay about what I have accomplished so far. I feel I could have done better on some of the holidays, as well as some of the posts but all I can do is strive to improve my average quality throughout the rest of the year. I also feel that odd formatting like that of Opposite Day and Binary Day should be avoided at all costs for the rest of the year.

The best holiday so far as far as celebrations go would be a three-way tie between Inauguration Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and New Year's Day and the worst was easily a tie between the aforementioned oddly-formatted holidays.

The biggest disappointment was that I had to miss celebrating the Japanese Festival of Seven Herbs, and my greatest joy was seeing that I could actually celebrate Jackie Robinson's Birthday instead of having to don a gorilla costume for Gorilla Suit Day.

Overall, I think I'm off to a decent start on all this, and I'll be checking back in on my progress monthly, and possibly quarterly. Any opinions you'd like to share on my progress thus far will be welcomed in the comments section.