Tuesday, August 1, 2006


We went to the Renaissance Festival this weekend, it was a blast!  All of the Oompas dressed up, except for Zack, who had worked the night before and was soooo tired that we let him sleep until just before we left.  One thing I realized at the fair, as much as I hate the automated bathrooms at my store, and I REALLY hate them, I've become accustomed to them.  After using the restroom at the fair, I found myself standing there waiting for the toilet to flush itself.  When it didn't, I impatiently reached out to push the button, which of course wasn't there... but an old fashioned chrome plated handle gleamed at me from the side of the porcelain tank.  Duhhhhhhhhhhh!

Zack got to chat with Gabe for a little while this morning.  I'm not sure yet if I'm allowed to say where he's going, so lets just say... its not any better than where he is right now.  The increased number of troops and patrols is having the desired reaction in the region though, so at least some good is coming of the whole deal.

Here is your Wacky Holidays Calendar for the month of August:

August 1 is . . . . . Friendship Day and National Raspberry Cream Pie Day More Info on Pies

August 2 is . . . . . National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3 is . . . . . National Watermelon Day

August 4 is . . . . . Twins Day Festival

August 5 is . . . . . National Mustard Day

August 6 is . . . . . Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7 is . . . . . Sea Serpent Day

August 8 is . . . . . Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night

August 9 is . . . . . National Polka Festival

August 10 is . . . . Lazy Day

August 11 is . . . . Presidential Joke Day

August 12 is . . . . Middle Child's Day

August 13 is . . . . Blame Someone Else Day

August 14 is . . . . National Creamsicle Day

August 15 is . . . . National Relaxation Day and National Failures Day

August 16 is . . . . Bratwurst Festival

August 17 is . . . . National Thriftshop Day

August 18 is . . . . Bad Poetry Day

August 19 is . . . . Potato Day

August 20 is . . . . National Radio Day

August 21 is . . . . National Spumoni Day

August 22 is . . . . Be An Angel Day

August 23 is . . . . National Spongecake Day

August 24 is . . . . Knife Day

August 25 is . . . . Kiss-And-Make-Up Day

August 26 is . . . . National Cherry Popsicle Day

August 27 is . . . . Petroleum Day

August 28 is . . . . World Sauntering Day

August 29 is . . . . More Herbs, Less Salt Day

August 30 is . . . . National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31 is . . . . National Trail Mix Day

Bizarre American Holidays Home Page


gifdude said...


...and Yes, I am alive!  hehe..if you just count me there at work and that's all ;)


amy122389 said...

That jester looks a little scary....LOL  Ryan said 'Oooooo..cute guys in eyeliner!  Play it again!'  hee hee...


deshelestraci said...

I'm loving all the "days"  I will celebrate a few of those!  Next year we are planning on the Ren Fest.  My girls were just a little too small this year.
Good news? that Gabe is going somewhere different.  Does that make his come home date different?  I wish the Middle East would just suck itself up and cease to exist.

swmpgrly said...

My son was born on wiggle your toes day and He was so busy wiggling them for nine months that he forgot to turn and came out ass first....it wasnt good for me...lol

glensfork4 said...

Dorn-Love the video thanx for sharing!! I will continue to keep Gabe and your bunch of "oompas" :) I will need to watch out on the 8th...There are so many gardens in my little eden that I have had my fill of zucchini-I don't think I could handle anymore lol.  I may need to print this holiday schedule & see if I can get a holiday out of it. God Bless...


jckfrstross said...

great first day of school is knife day woohoo lol and my birthday is national cherry popsicle day :) hope all is well in your corner of colorado


plittle said...

Sneak some zucchini onto your neighbour's porch night?

princesssaurora said...

Thank you for sharing... your movie was wonderful.

You are wonderful!!!

be well,

am4039 said...

love your video. So sorry Gabe isn't going to be in a better place. No chocolate day in August?

ppavis said...

I know I have said it before, but please know that Gabe is in my prayers for a speedy and safe return. We appreceate what he is doing for us over there.