Opposite Day

This day happens to be one that my children celebrated with gusto when they were in grade school. They and their classmates wore their hats backwards, their pants backwards, sometimes they even went to the extreme and walked backwards. The idea was everything was to be opposite. If you said left you meant right, if you said no you meant…

The Blind Date part 2

Here is the second half of the story I wrote for a friend. (you can read the first part here: http://theblogofteresa.com/2012/01/15/the-blind-date/ ). Again, this was a story that I wrote for her to include in her presentation on teaching English to non-native speakers. She needed an original story that was full of idioms. The first half of the story needed those idioms…

National Handwriting Day

In this day of electronic communication, the art of handwriting has gone by the wayside. Or has it? Nope. It is actually on the rise again. “With the popularity of scrapbooking, cardmaking and other paper crafts, we are seeing more Americans returning to pens and pencils for the warmth and personal touch they lend to any document,” Baker explained. “People enjoy…

Penguin Awareness Day

Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. I would like to take a moment today to bring to your attention the light of the poor penguin. It is Penguin Awareness Day. A day to take a moment to remember the poor penguin. Everyday penguins lead a harsh life and every day folks all over the world do not give a second…

National Popcorn Day!

“Hey want some popcorn?” “No thanks I am not hungry.” 30 seconds later when you smell that popcorn popping in the microwave your stomach says you must have some. Two minutes later you are eating some wonderful salted buttery popcorn. Has this happened to you? It is a typical occurrence in our household and I am betting in many of yours. I am also…

Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

New Year’s Resolutions. Quit smoking, quit drinking, lose weight, exercise, save money, get organized, learn a new language, and perhaps work less. These are part of the top New Year’s resolutions. Fine ones as well. However, according to various studies, only 8% of resolutions are kept. Perhaps you are part of that 8%. Perhaps you are well on your way to losing…