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

On a Duet Monday

How was your weekend? Come on now, tell us about it.

Mine included time on the ballroom floor, watching football, having dinner and playing Uno with friends, volunteering in the inner city, playing free money at the casino (we didn’t win), and walking around a part of downtown Cincinnati that is having a rebirth.

As I mentioned on Friday, I’m phasing myself into a blogging break, so I’ll return midweek for that dose of satire to recharge your week.

Here are your reasons to celebrate each day. By the end of the week, I will post of list for the rest of September because I don’t want you to miss celebrations during my blogging break.

  • (Week) Line Dance Week
  • (Mon) Teddy Bear Day, Chrysanthemum Day, Wonderful Weirdos Day
  • (Tues) Swap Ideas Day, Sew Be It Day
  • (Wed) National Day of Service & Remembrance, Hot Cross Buns Day, No News is Good News Day, Odd Day, Libraries Remember Day, Make Your Bed Day (hey Moms, use this), and Happy Birthday Viveka
  • (Thurs) Video Games Day and Chocolate Milkshake Day

To help celebrate September’s Piano Month while getting your week off to a good start, enjoy this outstanding, unique, must-watch piano duet.

Have a good week!

On Catch-Up Tuesday

Whew. This past 3-day weekend was full of racing around, so I need a breather … and this post will give me a chance to catch up.

Before I forget, Time: The Musical returns Thursday (Wednesday night in the US) with an act featuring songs with Hour(s) in the title. Get ready!

From ballroom to several gathering of friends to a family wedding to a Cincinnati tradition, our weekend kept us busy. Toss in my mother-in-law’s hospitalization, we decided to forego Monday activities for some relaxation time.

We had to cut short a pig roast to attend a Cincinnati tradition … a grand fireworks display synchronized to music down on the river. Because a half million spectators gather for this, we have not attended in many years – but hassle-free television doesn’t do the display justice. Last Tuesday (and completely out-of-the-blue) we received an invitation to attend a private party at a historic mansion on a hill not far from the river. Knowing this may be our only chance ever, we left the pig roast for the Wiedemann Hill Mansion. (Their website has nice pics.)

The restored home is not only beautiful, but he had a great view of the fireworks, and it was our first time view from the Kentucky side of the river, which has downtown Cincinnati as a backdrop. The pic below was taken from a short distance away from our viewing location. If you have a spare 30 minutes and enjoy fireworks, view the show here.

From the Cincinnati Enquirer, Photo by Amanda Davidson

From the Cincinnati Enquirer, Photo by Amanda Davidson

Meanwhile, the weekend also brought a new month, so month-long celebrations in September include Bourbon heritage, chili peppers & figs, happy cats, guide dogs, apples, potatoes, honey, eating chicken, coupons, mushrooms, prime beef, peas & radishes, papaya, whole grains, rice, pianos, ice cream sandwiches, food allergy awareness, California wine (as if I need a reason), and being kind to editors and writers.

This week’s daily celebrations include:

  • (Tues) Another Look-Unlimited Day, Skyscraper Day
  • (Wed) Beetle Bailey Day, Peter Rabbit Day, and Eat an Extra Dessert Day
  • (Thurs) Be Late for Something Day, Waffle House Day, Teacher Day in India

Because this feelings like a Monday Morning Entertainment post, let’s honor Piano Month with a clip from the great Victor Borge playing while wearing ugly pants. Enjoy, and I’ll be back tomorrow with some satire bits.