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…

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…

National Nothing Day

Awesome day! Well, at least for one in seven January 16th’s. Let me explain. National Nothing Day was created by newspaperman Harold Pullman Coffin in 1972. The purpose was to provide Americans with one day where they could sit and not celebrate, observe or honor anything.

The Blind Date

This is a story I wrote for a friend who needed an original story for an advanced paper that she was presenting. I do not normally write on demand but she was having a hard time finding a story. She needed one that had a lot of idioms and whatnot in order to test non-native English speaking college students. There…

Dress Up Your Pet Day

People like to dress up their pets in costumes. This is a practice that makes no sense to me. Well, I do understand little girls dressing up their pet in clothes in order to fill out that fourth seat at the tea party, but full grown adults dressing up their dog, cat guinea pig, birds, what have you, in costume is something that shows folks have…