March 2019 Special & Wacky Days

March, 2019 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1        National Pig Day

1        Peace Corps Day

1        Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day

1        World Day of Prayer

1        World Compliment Day

2        Old Stuff Day

3        Caregiver Appreciation Day

3        I Want You to be Happy Day

3        If Pets Had Thumbs Day

3        National Anthem Day

3        Peach Blossom Day

4        Hug a GI Day

5        Mardi Gras  / Fat Tuesday

5        Multiple Personality Day

6        Ash Wednesday

6        Dentist’s Day

6        National Frozen Food Day

7        National Crown Roast of Pork Day

8        International (Working) Women’s Day

9        Panic Day

10      Daylight Savings begins at 2:a.m – date varies

10      International Find a Pay Phone Booth Day

10      Middle Name Pride Day

11      Johnny Appleseed Day

11      Worship of Tools Day

12      Girl Scouts Day

12      Plant a Flower Day

13      Ear Muff Day

13      Jewel Day

14      Learn about Butterflies Day

14      National Potato Chip Day

14      Popcorn Lover’s Day

15      Dumbstruck Day

16      Freedom of Information Day

16      International Sports Car Racing Day

16      National Quilting Day

17      Corned Beef and Cabbage Day

17      Submarine Day –

17      Saint Patrick’s Day

19      Poultry Day

19      Tea for Two Tuesday

20      International Earth Day

20      Extraterrestrial Abductions Day

20      Proposal Day

20      National Agriculture Day

20      Spring (Vernal) Equinox

21      Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

21      Credit Card Reduction Day

21      Fragrance Day

22      National Goof Off Day

23      Melba Toast Day

23      National Chip and Dip Day

23      National Puppy Day

24      National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

25      Pecan Day

25      Waffle Day

26      Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

26      National Spinach Day

27      National “Joe” Day

28      Something on a Stick Day

28      Weed Appreciation Day

29      National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

29      Smoke and Mirrors Day

30      I am in Control Day

30      National Doctor’s Day

30      Take a Walk in the Park Day

30      Turkey Neck Soup Day

31      Bunsen Burner Day

31      National Clam on the Half Shell Day

 

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February Fun & Wacky Days

February 2019 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1      Bubble Gum Day – first Friday of the month

1      National Freedom Day

1      Spunky Old Broads Day

2      Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – first Saturday of month

2      Ground Hog Day

3      Feed the Birds Day

3      Superbowl Sunday – Superbowl 53

4      Create a Vacuum Day

4      Stuffed Mushroom Day

4      Thank a Mailman Day

5      Chinese New Years – date varies

5      National Weatherman’s Day

6      National Chopsticks Day

7      Send a Card to a Friend Day

8      Boy Scout Day – celebrates the birthday of scouting

8      Kite Flying Day – in the middle of winter!?!

9      National Pizza Day

9      Toothache Day

10    Umbrella Day

11    Clean out Your Computer Day – second Monday of Month

11    Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day

11    Make a Friend Day

11    National Inventors Day

11    White T-Shirt Day

12    Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

12    National Lost Penny Day

12    Plum Pudding Day

13    Get a Different Name Day

14    Ferris Wheel Day

14    National Organ Donor Day

14    Valentine’s Day

15    Susan B Anthony Day

17    Random Acts of Kindness Day

18    National Battery Day

18    National Drink Wine Day

18    President’s Day – third Monday of month

19    National Chocolate Mint Day

20    Cherry Pie Day

20    Love Your Pet Day

21    Card Reading Day

22    George Washington’s Birthday

22    Be Humble Day

22    International World Thinking Day

22    National Margarita Day

22    Walking the Dog Day

23    International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

23    Tennis Day

24    National Tortilla Chip Day

24    Oscar Night – date varies

26    Carnival Day

26    National Pistachio Day – it’s a nutty day!

26    Tell a Fairy Tale Day

27    Polar Bear Day

28    Public Sleeping Day

January 2019 Unusual Events in USA

We hope you start the year with lots of fun activities (including throwing your personalized frisbees around), so we thought we’d list a variety of fun days in the month of January for 2019. Celebrate as many as you want with family and friends.

1        National Hangover Day

3        Festival of Sleep Day

3        Fruitcake Toss Day

4        National Spaghetti Day

4        Trivia Day

5        National Bird Day

6        Bean Day

6        Cuddle Up Day

7        Old Rock Day

8        Bubble Bath Day

9        Play God Day

10      Houseplant Appreciation Day

10      Peculiar People Day

11      Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend’s Day

13      Make Your Dream Come True Day

14      Dress Up Your Pet Day

15      National Hat Day

16      Appreciate a Dragon Day

16      National Nothing Day

17      Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

18      Thesaurus Day

18      Winnie the Pooh Day 

19      National Popcorn Day

19      National Tin Can Day

20      National Cheese Lover Day

20      Penguin Awareness Day

21      National Hugging Day

21      Squirrel Appreciation Day

23      National Pie Day

23      National Handwriting Day

23      Measure Your Feet Day

24      Beer Can Appreciation Day

24      Compliment Day

25      Opposite Day

26      Spouse’s Day

27      Chocolate Cake Day

28      National Kazoo Day

29      National Puzzle Day

29      National Cornchip Day

31      Backward Day

31      Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

We particularly like January 4 – National Spaghetti Day,

January 6 – National Cuddle Up Day

January 13 – Make Your Dreams Come True Day

January 16 – National Nothing Day

Have a great month and happy frisbee throwing with Flying Greetings.

My Humorous Photographic Egg Book

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I’ve just published, Not Eggxactly What You Eggspected. It is my humorous perspective on eggs. It was all done with photographs and photoshop and is great for some laughs. Some of the titles are The Egglectric Chair, The Real story of Hansel and Gretel, Dental Eggxamanation, the rare emu goldfish, and many others. There are a total of 62 photos in the book. Here are a few of the photos.

1t's a goalclowneggputterelectric chairfiring squadriding on the sledthe rare emu egg fishHansel leaving eggs on trail

If you’re interested in getting your own copy, visit http://www.flyinggreetings.com, and you’ll see the book at the bottom of the category list. Thanks.

My favorite movies of 2017

Here are just some of the movies from 2017. Here are my top favorites.

  1. The Greatest Showman – a wonderful musical
  2. Jumaji – Welcome to the Jungle – Lots of action and lots of laughs
  3. Wonder Woman – Great story and lots of action
  4. Star Wars – The last Jedi – The saga continues and it was well done
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol. 2 – Not as good as the original, but enjoyable
  6. Murder on the Orient Express – strong story and an amazing cast
  7. Wonder – a real feel good movie
  8. Coco – Pixar magic again
  9. Thor: Ragnarok – Lots of action and enjoyable couple of hours
  10. Justice League – liked the characters, but weak story line

Worse two movies I saw in 2017

  1. Table 19 – bad, just plain bad
  2. Ghost in the Shell – terrible ending, but good special effects

Fun Things to do in the Fall

Here are some fun activities you and your family can do this fall.

Pick some apples
Prepare your garden for winter
Read – your local library is a great resource
Take a fall color drive
Build a scarecrow
Hang a wreath on your font door
Visit a haunted house
Watch birds as they migrate south
Visit a corn maze
Try geocaching – Great way to learn new areas and explore – check geocaching.com
Carve a pumpkin
Whale watch along the Pacific Northwest coast – whales migrating Alaska to Mexico
Make a pinecone bird feeder
Hike in the morning fog
Bake some pumpkin bread
Take a hot air balloon ride
Visit a B&B in a fall color area
Take a new family Christmas photo
Take a hayride
Roast pumpkin seeds
Have a fall canning party from your garden bounty

We hope you enjoy fall as we head into the holiday season.

Our Favorite Summer Activities

These are just some of the things Rod and I enjoy doing during the summer.

  1.  Backpacking – Northern California is a choice spot
  2.  Kayak fishing – like high country lakes
  3.  Kayaking
  4.  Bike riding – around Medford and Jacksonville, Oregon
  5.  Running
  6.  Pickleball – Dean is just learning the game
  7.  Hiking – particularly in areas with rivers and lots of wildlife
  8.  Bird watching
  9.  Spending time with family and friends
  10.  Golfing

We hope you enjoy your summer.

My Favorite Action Movies

These movies aren’t necessarily at the top of IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes, or the best of all time, but they are ones that I enjoyed the first time I saw them, and still continue to enjoy them whenever I watch them. Not in order of preference except for #1. Enjoy.

  1. Die Hard – for me the best action movie of all time
  2. Matrix
  3. The Fugitive
  4. Bourne Identity – Supremacy – Ultimatum
  5. The Princess Bride – delightful movie – action, romance, suspense, comedy
  6. Indiana Jones and the Lost Crusade & Raiders of the Lost Ark
  7. Jurassic Park – the first was by far the best
  8. I Robot
  9. Avatar
  10. Harry Potter – complete series – first 3 the best
  11. Star Wars – First 3 and last one – middle three let’s all forget JarJar
  12. Aeonflux
  13. Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Rogue Nation
  14. The Italian Job Mini Coopers at their best
  15. Romancing the Stone
  16. National Treasure
  17. Hunt for Red October
  18. Ocean’s Eleven – complete series
  19. Sherlock Holmes and Game of Shadows
  20. Enemy of the State
  21. Edge of Tomorrow
  22. Lara Croft – Tomb Riader & Cradle of Life
  23. Terminator – Judgment Day
  24. Lord of the Rings – complete series
  25. Taken
  26. Minority Report
  27. Bullitt – Classic car chase of all time
  28. Lethal Weapon – complete series – 3 was the best for me
  29. Clear & Present Danger
  30. Paycheck
  31. Fx
  32. Gone in 60 seconds
  33. Point Break – like the orignal the best
  34. True Lies
  35. Entrapment
  36. Spy Game
  37. Star Trek – All of them – voyage home the best
  38. Fast & Furious – ready for the series to end
  39. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  40. Pirates – Curse of the Black Pearl
  41. Speed
  42. Knight & Day
  43. Hunger Games
  44. Timeline
  45. Prince of Persia
  46. Source Code
  47. Salt
  48. Ronin
  49. The Rock
  50. Dark Knight
  51. Skyfall
  52. Jaws
  53. French Connection – best car chase of all time
  54. Iron Man
  55. The Avengers
  56. Independence Day
  57. Captain America Civil War
  58. Guardians of the Galaxy
  59. X-men – Days of Future Past
  60. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Some Great Winter Reading

Favorite Fiction Book Series

Harry Potter
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Lord of the Rings
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

Miss Peregrine
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Hollow City
Library of Souls

Hunger games
    The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Mockingjay

Favorite Non-fiction Books

The Success Principles – Jack Canfield

Anything from Wayne Dyer
Your Erroneous Zones
Excuses Begone
The Power of Intention
You’ll See it When you Believe it
Pulling Your Own Strings
Living an Inspired Life

Stephen Covey series on Habits
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
The 8th Habit from Effectiveness to Greatness
Living the Seven Habits – the Courage to Change
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families

Current Reads!

Here are a few of the books I’ve recently read and that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.

Bold – How to achieve success and impact the world – by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler – A great read and incredible insights into what you can do to make a difference.

The 4-hour Work Week – Tim Ferris
All of Tim’s books – 4-hour body and 4-hour chef and fascinating reads.
Tim shares his interesting and provocative perspective on life and all of his books and gives you a different way to looking at things and life.

Thrive – Creating a life of well-being, wisdom and wonder – Arianna Huffington
Thrive is a view of what it means to be successful in life through the eyes of Arianna. It’s written with passion and humor.

Abundance – by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
This book shows you that you no longer have to sit around and wait for the future to happen. You are and can be empowered to get involved to change the world.

Steal Like An Artist – Austin Kleon
Ten things nobody tells you about being creative
A fun book to help you locate your creativity.

If you have some favorites along these lines, share them with me and I’ll give them a look.