On Hats and Horns for September

How’s your week going so far? The recent blast of hot, humid air is about to move out of Cincinnati … Yippee!

First of all, upcoming days will feature flashback posts for you during my blogging break. These are reblogs, but a collection of a handful of post around a topic. I hope you enjoy them.

Meanwhile, it’s time to get your calendar because I don’t want you to forget important celebrations that occur the rest of the month. Which have captured your attention?

Hummingbird Celebration (12-15)
(13th) Blame Someone Else Day, International Chocolate Day, Peanut Day, Stand-Up-to-Cancer Day
(14th) Cream-filled Donut Day

Indoor Plant Week (15-21)
(15th) Felt Hat Day, Crème-de-Menthe Day
(16th) Play-Doh Day, Collect Rocks Day
(17th) Apple Dumpling Day
(18th) Cheeseburger Day, Respect Day
(19th) Talk Like a Pirate Day (Arrrrrrrrgh), Butterscotch Pudding Day
(21st) Big Whopper Liar Day, International Day of Peace, Eat an Apple Day, Responsible Dog Ownership Day, World Alzheimer’s Day, Pecan Cookie Day

Banned Books Week (22-28)
Dog Week (22-28)
Tolkien Week (22-28)

(22nd) Car-Free Day, Elephant Appreciation Day, Hobbit Day, Ice Cream Cone Day, White Chocolate Day
(24th) Punctuation Day, Cherry Jubilee Day
(25th) Math Story-Telling Day, One-Hit Wonders Day
(26th) Pancake Day
(27th) Crush-a-Can Day, Walk-to-Work Day, Tourism Day, Chocolate Milk Day, Corn Beef Hash Day
(28th) Fish Amnesty Day, Love Note Day, Hunting & Fishing Day, Good Neighbor Day, Museum Day, Ask-a-Stupid-Question Day, Strawberry Cream Pie Day
(29th) Coffee Day, Gnocchi Day, Mocha Day
(30th) Mulled Cider Day

35 thoughts on “On Hats and Horns for September

  1. Lots of exciting happenings this month.
    Kinda’ funny how Big Whopper Liar Day & International Day of Peace fall on the same day. Hmmm…
    Take it easy during your blog time away.
    PeAce 🙂


  2. You know how long it’s been since I had a cream filled donut? I will put that one on the calendar. And, we are big on talk like a pirate day. Avast!

    I used air pressure to crush cans in class for the kids. That was always fun.


        • Interesting, Jim in IA. The amazing power of gas pressure has of course been appreciated by engineers at least since the 18th century invention of steam engines. I have personally been on both sides of it. I once had occasion to calculate the pressure on an airliner’s fuselage just from the small (in p.s.i.) pressure maintained for easy breathing. The pressure in pounds force is huge. Boeing touts its DreamLiner’s carbon-fiber hull as permitting a higher than normal internal pressure for better comfort, but that comes at the price of much higher tensile strength. I’ve also been on the opposite side of the equation, in submarines. Needless to say, these clips would not be good for recruiting. 🙄


        • Right you are. It doesn’t take much pressure difference over large areas to create some interesting and deadly possibilities.

          One demo I used to do with my physics kids involved a large plastic bag big enough to sit in. A kid would take off shoes and sit cross legged in it with the bag gathered at their neck. We inserted a vacuum hose into the gathered bag at their neck for them to hold onto. We slowly ran the vacuum with a rheostat to gradually remove some air. Soon they were tightly squeezed from all sides by the pressure differential and couldn’t easily move.

          I miss doing some of those demos. The kids and I loved them.


  3. The only way I would be willing to stray from my new Vegan Diet on Sept. 18 to eat a cheeseburger, is for you to reveal your No. 1 pick for the best cheeseburger in Cincinnati.


  4. Call it anything you want, but it’s a great day here.

    1. None of us is sick.
    2. We’re going out to dinner tonight.
    3. There are no hurricanes. Yet.
    4. There are no tornadoes. Yet.
    5. None of the appliances are broken and the a/c is working.
    6. My dog loves me.
    7. The markets are up.
    8. I’m retired and don’t have to go to work.

    Life is good. 😀


  5. I hope you’re enjoying your blogging break my friend. We all need a break every now and again. This date (18th) Cheeseburger Day, Respect Day, caught my attention. I love cheeseburgers and respect is crucial for me. Now i want a cheeseburger lol


  6. Wow! All kinds of good things this month. Since I own a felt hat, I will be sure to celebrate it on Felt Hat Day. I always celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, matey, but Butterscotch might rule that day this year. 🙂


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