On February 2015

February is named after Latin term februum, meaning purification

February, along with January, were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar

February is the month limited to 28 days during common years, yet 29 during leap years – but all months have a 28th day

February starts on the same day of the week as March and November in common years, and on the same day of the week as August in leap years

February ends on the same day of the week as October every year and on the same day of the week as January in common years only

During leap years, February is the only month that ends on the same weekday it begins

February, the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of August in the Southern Hemisphere

February is the only month than can pass without a single full moon – but not this year.
Full Moon 3rd 6:09 pm (Eastern US); New Moon 18th 6:47 pm (Eastern US)

February symbols

  • Birth flowers: Violet and the common primrose
  • Birthstone: Amethyst symbolizing piety, humility, spiritual wisdom, and sincerity
  • Zodiac Signs: Aquarius (until February 19) and Pisces (after February 20)

February is a month for national celebrations in Dominican Republic, Estonia, Kuwait, Serbia, and Sri Lanka

Movies with February in the title include Summer in February (2013) and The Curse of February 29th (2006); plus documentaries Black February (2012) and February One (2009)

February is for promoting African-American History, pulling your sofa off the wall, returning carts to the supermarket, dog training education, a healthy heart, jobs in golf, feeding birds, indoor air care, therapeutic recreation, mending a broken heart, time management, responsible pet owners, wise health care, and youth leadership

February is for celebrating the Cricket World Cup, women inventors, library lovers, parental leadership, weddings, my birthday, spunky old broads, and Black History

February is for increase awareness in AMD/low vision, hoof care, prenatal infection protection, Marfan Syndrome, marijuana, children’s dental health, pet dental health, spay & neutering, and teen dating violence

February is for appreciating expecting success, barley, grapefruits, Florida strawberries, cherries, sweet potatoes, hot breakfasts, canned food, snacks, pies, and potatoes

February is for embracing blah-busting, adopting a rescued rabbit, my birthday, baking for a family, beating the heat (in the southern hemisphere), loving buses, condoms, laugh friendly, and relationship wellness

Are any days in February special to you? Which songs do you enjoy?

On Ode to Bubble Monday

Another weekend has gone into the memory bank, so how was yours?

Ours was lower key than normal. We had time on the ballroom floor, started Saturday by shoveling the new snow, stayed in that evening by watching Backdraft with good wine (and company), then Sunday afternoon we went to the movie theater for Philomena (thumbs up).

After a mild Sunday, temperatures will be dropping overnight to pave the way for blistering cold (low of -10 F, -23 C scheduled for Monday night/Tuesday morning). At least it’s only a 3-day blast, so Thursday starts the upswing.

Celebrations for the week

  • (Week) Snow Sculpting Week, Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week, Hoof Care Week, Meat Week
  • (Mon) Bubble-Wrap Appreciation Day, Holocaust Memorial Day, Punch the Clock Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day, Thomas Crapper Day, Chocolate Cake Day
  • (Tues) Kazoo Day, Daisy Day, Blueberry Pancake Day
  • (Wed) Curmudgeon Day, Freethinkers Day, Puzzle Day, Seeing Eye Dog Day
  • (Thurs) Croissant Day, Inane Answering Message Day

Alert 1: The last week of January also means it’s your last chance to celebrate Love Yourself Month and Get Over It Month.

Alert 2: Here’s an attempt to break the comment record on WordPress. Click here and then comment on anything (if needed, use the a celebration from above, and tell them I sent you.

Here are two choices to start your week, so watching one or both. Enjoy … and have a good week!

At the Time: The Musical – Prologue, Elyse disclosed that Ode to Joy was played at her wedding. Then, my research staff discovered this video from her wedding (and just in time for Tuesday)

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With a toast to Bubble-Wrap Appreciation Day, here is a guy wasting his employer’s time and money.