Chocolate Cheesecake Day

There is a web site I use almost daily for sending an ecard to my girl friend. I will send her something romantic, or something fun especially when she is having a rough day. The site is called 123Greetings. Now, mind you, this is not to promote the site, but I do admit they have some terrific ecards.
With International Women’s Day approaching this Friday, I wanted to see what cards they have available for that day. Along with Women’s Day they also have cards available for – yes, you guessed it – Chocolate Cheesecake Day, which is today, according to their site. I never even knew there was such a day; did you?
As you go through the 123Greetings site you will find a calendar of past and upcoming special days. How many of you celebrated Pig Day on 1 March; other than eating a meal comprised of some form of pork meat? On 14 March there is “Pi” Day; I’m guessing for all the mathematicians of the world. There is also Hot Tub Day on 28 March. I’m game; let’s chill the ol’ bubbly for that one, eh?
The month of April is being called “Humor Month”. Considering April begins with April’s Fool Day, plus the first week of the month has been declared Laugh Week per the site’s event calendar, Humor Month makes sense. Most of the other special days for next month I have no clue how to pronounce.
The month of May gets off to a great start with Naked Day on the 4th. Followed by Frog Jumping Day on the 13th. I’m imagining that day to be celebrated with frog jumping contests around the world. Winner gets all the flies it can eat; loser gets eaten.
There is one holiday I have always been curious about. We here in the states celebrate Columbus Day on 12 October. In the meantime, our neighbors to the north celebrate their Thanksgiving Day. I have always wondered if Canadians are thankful Columbus did not step foot on their soil. 😀
Have a great day, and do not eat all the cheesecake at once!

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One of the Chocolate Cheesecake Day ecards

The Oldest Trick in the Book

According to Wrinkley’s Believe It or Who Cares, Mr. Irving Findley is now the oldest man on record as having visited a prostitute. Mr. Findley celebrated his 127th birthday last week at a local brothel. The owner of the brothel, Madam Lucille LaFarge, plus a few of the girls who work there, greeted Mr. Findley with open arms and open robes as he was rolled through the doors. Also waiting for Mr. Findley was a medical emergency team with a defibrillator and ambulance ready just in case. After the “party” was finished, we asked Mr. Findley how it felt to set a new world’s record. His reply was: “I couldn’t find my false teeth anywhere. All that food was tough for me to chew. I had to gum everything.”

“It’s my birthday, too, yeah..”

Yes, it is my birthday today. I’m not as old as I used to be. Some days I feel like 2000 years old. Other days I feel like a kid. As long as I do not act like one, I guess it is not a bad thing. So, how old am I? Let’s just say I am old enough to know better but still do things wrong anyway. Gotta have some fun once in a while.
Why, I am old enough to remember when birthday cakes were invented. Hmm, come to think of it, were birthday cakes invented or created? And why only birthday cakes? How about a birthday pie instead? I love coconut custard, or chocolate cream, or pecan pie. Thems my favorites. Maybe shepherds pie? No, wait; can’t make shepherds pie. No fresh shepherd around to use for making one.
Actually, I remember more things than I care to sometimes. I remember having my tonsils removed when I was three years old. Laying on the hospital bed, with the mask on my face as the nurse poored ether to knock me out. Then later, being in the hospital corridor, tripping the nurse for knocking me out. Kidding. In the hospital corridor watching Howdy Doody on an old black and white TV, while eating a bowl of ice cream. Ah, thems were the days.
I found the image below of Howdy Doody on Google. (To whomever the image belongs to, no copyright notice or ownership was mentioned on the site. But, thank you.) And for those of you too young to know who or what Howdy Doody is/was, the puppet. The PUPPET! Not the man holding the puppet! Geeshhhh!
Of course I have my own warped version of the Howdy Doody theme song. Or part of it anyways. It goes something like this:
“It’s Howdy Doody time,
I think I lost my mind,
It took me quite a while
Cuz I was in denial;”
Um, anyways..
I have not celebrated a birthday since I was knee high to a.. to a.. to a knee.
Most years I’ve had to work on my birthday. Gots to have money to keep the bills paid and a roof over my head. This year, my girl friend has to work also, so we will probably do something this weekend. For me though, it is not a big deal. When you have had a few hundred of them as I have, you start running out of ideas as to what to do for your birthday. But you never know. I’m creative and have a good imagination. I think. What were we talking about?

Anyways.. to everyone else who is also having a birthday today, here’s wishing you a happy one! And remember.. if you want to have your cake and eat it too, buy two identical cakes. Eat one and keep the other in the freezer.

howdy doody