The Engagement Friday Wrap-up September 24, 2021

Events and holidays for September 24th and this week:

  • 1957 "Jailhouse Rock" single released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957).
  • 1968 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV with Harry Reasoner and Mike Wallace.
  • 2007 "The Big Bang Theory" created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premieres on CBS.
  • Hug a Vegetarian Day
  • Kiss Day
  • Love Note Day
  • National Punctuation Day
  • National Ballroom Dancing Week
  • National Go-Kart Week
  • National Cherries Jubilee Day

Find your favorite Vegetarian and give her or him a big Hug and a Kiss (amorous or friendly - your choice). Send a Love Note to your sweetie (check it for proper Punctuation) asking for a date to go Ballroom Dancing (or as a back up go Go-Karting) with a special stop after for Cherries Jubilee (made with cherry brandy or rum, granulated sugar and fresh lemon juice).

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โ€œIf you dwell on the past or future, you will miss the moment.โ€ Rumi

โ€œIt is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.โ€ Jean-Luc Picard

PS. And some lighter stuff... :) Get your Elvis on...

A publicity shot from the film showing Elvis Presley during the dance sequence in Jailhouse Rock.

The Engagement Friday Wrap-up September 17, 2021

Events and holidays for September 17th and this week:

  • 1964 "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1966 "Mission Impossible" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1982 "Bad to the Bone" single by George Thorogood and the Destroyers first released
  • National Monte Cristo Day  
  • National Apple Dumpling Day
  • International Country Music Day
  • Line Dance Week
  • Global Be(er) Responsible Day
  • National Table Shuffleboard Day

After a Monte Cristo (fried ham and cheese sandwich) and an Apple Dumpling, I'll celebrate International Country Music Day with a Line Dance to 'Kick The Dust Up' by Luke Bryan, followed by a beer to observe Global Be(er) Responsible Day while playing a game of Table Shuffleboard.

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โ€œOpportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people donโ€™t recognize them.โ€ Ann Landers
โ€œLuck is preparation meeting opportunity.โ€
Oprah Winfrey

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The Engagement Friday Wrap-up September 10, 2021

Events and holidays for September 10th and this week:

  • 1966 Neil Diamond has his first Billboard chart success with single "Cherry Cherry".
  • 1984 First episode of daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek as host.
  • 1991 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit", often dubbed the anthem of Generation X.
  • Swap Ideas Day
  • World Suicide Prevention Day
  • National Hug Your Boss Day
  • TV Dinner Day
  • National Hot Dog Day
  • Popcorn Days

Start the day with a call to a friend and Swap Ideas about how to help for World Suicide Prevention Day, then give your Boss a Hug (or a virtual hug if you are remote). For dinner bypass your normal TV Dinner for a Hot Dog fest and finish up with some Popcorn.

Cheers ๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ›‘ ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ“บ ๐ŸŒญ ๐Ÿฟ

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"You only get one chance at life and you have to grab it boldly." Bear Grylls

โ€œIf you donโ€™t like the road youโ€™re walking, start paving another one.โ€œ Dolly Parton

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The Engagement Friday Wrap-up September 3, 2021

Events and holidays for September 3rd and this week:

  • 1966 Future Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr signs his first NHL contract with the Boston Bruins; 2 year deal paying a then record $70,000 plus signing bonus
  • 1967 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road
  • Bring Your Manners to Work Day
  • National Wear Teal Day
  • National Nutrition Week
  • International Enthusiasm Week
  • National Food Bank Day
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Week

Wait an extra second and hold the door open for a co-worker (Bring Your Manners to Work), and also to show off your new Teal colored shirt, as I was munching on a granola bar (National Nutrition Week). Send out an Enthusiastic email to friends around the world reminding them to donate at their local Food Bank, and to also remember to Drive Sober or get Pulled Over.

Cheers  ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆฐ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿž ๐Ÿš“

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โ€œI need not wait for I have the power to choose my own destiny.โ€ Og Mandino
โ€œNothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.โ€
Peter Drucker

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The Engagement Friday Wrap-up August 27, 2021

Events and holidays for August 27th and this week:

  • 1953 "Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released.
  • 1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins", starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke premieres in Los Angeles.
  • 1965 The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley, at his Los Angeles, California home.
  • Brother's Day
  • World Rock Paper Scissors Day
  • Banana Lover's Day
  • Tarzan Day
  • Just Because Day
  • Forgive Friday
  • Kiss Me Day

Spent some time with my Brother today, and played a game of Rock Paper Scissors, while having a Banana Split. Later today I will dress up as Tarzan (Just Because), and ask my sweetheart if I can be Forgiven for forgetting her birthday, and hope to seal the deal with a Kiss.

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โ€œForget the past and live in the present hour.โ€ Sarah Knowles Bolton
โ€œIf youโ€™re going through hell, keep going.โ€ Winston Churchill

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The Engagement Friday Wrap-up August 20, 2021

Events and holidays for August 20th and this week:

  • 1940 British PM Churchill says of Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few".
  • 1965 Rolling Stones release their single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit) in the UK.
  • 1998 The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
  • National Men's Grooming Day
  • National Aviation Week
  • National Radio Day
  • National Bacon Lover's Day 
  • National Chef's Appreciation Week
  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day 
  • Lemonade Day 

Start the day with a shave and shower for Men's Grooming Day, while I listen to Jet Airliner by the Steve Miller Band and Learning To Fly by Pink Floyd (Aviation Week) on the Radio. Out for lunch to enjoy a Double Bacon and Cheese Burger prepared by a local Chef and his famous Chocolate Pecan Pie for dessert with a glass of Lemonade.

Cheers ๐Ÿ› โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ป ๐Ÿฅ“ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿฅง ๐Ÿ‹

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"Success isnโ€™t always about greatness. Itโ€™s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.โ€ Dwayne Johnson

โ€œThe question isnโ€™t whoโ€™s going to let me; itโ€™s who is going to stop me?โ€
Ayn Rand

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The Engagement Friday Wrap-up August 13, 2021

Events and holidays for August 13th and this week:

  • 1956 Elvis Presley releases music single "Don't Be Cruel"
  • 1961 Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
  • 1967 "Bonnie and Clyde" crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released
  • National Kool Aid Day
  • Blame Someone Else Day
  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days
  • National Motorcycle Week
  • National Resurrect Romance Week
  • International Lefthander's Day
  • Weird Contest Week

Kool Aid to help quench the thirst, while I Blame Someone Else for forgetting to turn on the Air Conditioning, but a ride on the Motorcycle will solve the heat problems. Pull out the old little black book to try to Resurrect a past Romance, while trying to use just my Lefthand, all while planning a Weird Contest for after dinner.

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โ€œPeople often say that motivation doesnโ€™t last. Well, neither does bathing โ€“ thatโ€™s why we recommend it daily.โ€ Zig Ziglar

โ€œDonโ€™t count the days, make the days count.โ€ Muhammad Ali

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The Engagement Friday Wrap-up August 6, 2021

Events and holidays for August 6th and this week:

  • 1960 Chubby Checker performs his version of "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Show" starting a worldwide dance craze.
  • 1965 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities.
  • 2006 Tiger Woods (30) becomes the youngest player to compile 50 PGA Tour wins with a 3 stroke victory over Jim Furyk in the Buick Open at Grand Blanc, Michigan.
  • Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • National Bargain Hunting Week
  • International Clown Week
  • Balloons to Heaven Day
  • National Water Balloon Day
  • Farmworker Appreciation Day
  • National Root Beer Float Day
  • International Beer Day

Wiggle Your Toes to start the morning, followed by a trip to the thrift store to Bargain Hunt for a Clown costume, to be better dressed when releasing my Balloons to Heaven. In the backyard to have a Water Balloon fight with the kids, while potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, and peppers are on the bbq to Appreciate all Farmworkers, with Root Beer Floats for the young ones and local micro Beers for the adults.

Cheers ๐Ÿ‘ฃ ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿคก ๐ŸŽˆ ๐Ÿ’ฆ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ ๐Ÿจ ๐Ÿบ

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โ€œYou miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.โ€ Wayne Gretzky

โ€œOrdinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.โ€ Arthur Schopenhauer

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The Engagement Friday Wrap-up July 30, 2021

Events and holidays for July 30th (Roger's Birthday!!!) and this week:

  • 1948 Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV.
  • 2003 The last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.
  • 2008 "Slumdog Millionaire" based on the novel "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2009).
  • International Day of Friendship
  • National Talk in an Elevator Day
  • Paperback Book Day
  • Father In Law Day
  • National Chicken and Waffles Day
  • National Cheesecake Day

Start the day by establishing a new Friendship by Talking in the Elevator about the Paperback Book you just read. Then go pick up your Father In Law and take him out for Chicken and Waffles, with his favorite Cheesecake for dessert.

Cheers ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿค› ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ‘ด ๐Ÿ— ๐Ÿง‡ ๐Ÿฐ

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โ€œBe the change you wish to see in the world.โ€ Gandhi

โ€œSelf-esteem comes from achieving something important when itโ€™s hard to do.โ€ Clayton M. Christensen

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The Engagement Friday Wrap-up July 23, 2021

Events and holidays for July 23rd and this week:

  • 1903 The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.
  • 1966 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" is No. 1 on the US charts, (Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance).
  • 1984 Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns after Penthouse publishes unauthorized nude photos of her.
  • Lumberjack Day
  • Yada, Yada, Yada Day
  • Hot Enough For Ya Day
  • Gorgeous Grandma Day
  • National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
  • Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day

Start the day singing a Monty Python favorite:
"I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK
I sleep all night and I work all day
He's a lumberjack and he's OK
He sleeps all night and he works all day
I cut down trees, I eat my lunch
I go to the lavatory
On Wednesdays I go shopping and have buttered scones for tea"

Yada, Yada, Yada. Hot Enough For Ya, today? Not sure? After dinner a trip to see my Gorgeous Grandma, and take her out for Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese's Pieces (Peanut Butter and Chocolate) on top.

Cheers ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฅœ ๐Ÿซ

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โ€œBetter a diamond with a flaw than a pebble withoutโ€ Confucius

โ€œYour time is limited, so donโ€™t waste it living someone elseโ€™s life.โ€ Steve Jobs

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