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Posted by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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just a couple today

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by Group Admin on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day is on July 24th and is the anniversary of the day when the first Mormon pioneers entered the Great Salt Lake Valley. Members of the Church were persecuted for their beliefs and mobs chased them from town to town and state to state until in 1847 the prophet Brigham Young led the people on a great exodus to the west.

On Pioneer Day members of the Church worldwide celebrate the great history of the pioneers by holding pageants, parades, commemoration concerts, reenactments of the trek west, and other pioneer themed church activities.

by Group Admin on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Cousins Day

Cousin's Day honors your Aunt and Uncle's kids. They are those great kids who are likely close to your age, and endure the countless family get togethers with you. If it wasn't for cousins, these family events would be much, much longer.

This is a great day for your cousins. Now, hold on a minute. If you have cousins, that means your cousins have cousins. And, that's you! Therefore, today is your day,too.

Celebrating should be nothing but fun. Get together with your cousins. Hang out, just chill, or do anything you want to do...... as long as its a fun time spent with your cousins. 

Today's Greeting: "What's buzzin cuzzin?"

by Group Admin on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM

National Drive-Thru Day

National Drive-Thru Day is observed annually on July 24th to celebrate America’s drive-thru service industry. The holiday was created by Jack in the Box who recognized the country’s obsession with automobiles in the boom of the post WWII era and quickly became the first big drive-thru burger chain. Today drive-thru restaurants line the U.S. roadways, and other drive-thru services have caught on as well. Depending where you live you may have access to a liquor store, bank, mail services, marriage chapel, funeral viewings, or even constituent services from your state representative — all from the comfort of your very own vehicle!

by Group Admin on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM

National Tequila Day

If you are a cocktail novice, have some fine tequila either neat or on the rocks. But if you want to try something different on National Tequila Day, here are two options.

La Paloma Suprema

1 1/2 ounces 100 of blue agave Reposado tequila
4 ounces Squirt Soda
5 Ice Cubes
Lime Wedge for Garnish

1. Pour tequila and Squirt soda into a highball cocktail glass filled with ice.  
2. Garnish with lime wedge.

Ideal Serving Glass:
Highball cocktail glass

1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

Agave Ginger-Rita
Created By Mixologist Brian Van Flandern

1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Blanco
1/4 ounce orange liqueur
1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 ounce Ginger-Root Infused Simple Syrup*
1 Egg White
Lime Wedge for Garnish

To create Simple Syrup:

1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Water

1.     Bring water to a boil and dissolve sugar into boiling water.
2.     Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat.
3.     Allow to cool completely.  Can be prepared one day ahead.

1. Finely chop ginger root and place in a mesh strainer.  Pour simple syrup over the top and muddle the ginger through the strainer creating a ginger-root infused simple syrup.
2. Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, ginger-root infused simple syrup and egg white into a cocktail shaker.  Shake well.
3. Pour contents into a rocks glass over ice.  
4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Ideal Serving Glass:
Rocks glass

1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

by Group Admin on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Tell An Old Joke Day

There are lots of "holidays" celebrated every year. A quick search for "odd holidays" on the internet will provide you with numerous sites listing days recognizing historic figures, favorite foods, sporting events, types of literature, and types of relationships. Some holidays that seem inane, like "Barbie in a Blender Day" -- July 17, actually have deeper meaning if you know how they started. Other holidays are just what they seem to be.

Every July 24 is Tell An Old Joke Day. There are several holidays each year dedicated to humor or laughter. The first Sunday in May is World Laughter Day. January 24 is Global Belly Laugh Day. November 20 is Absurdity Day. August 11th is Presidential Joke Day. All of April is designated a National Humor Month. While I have been able to locate all these holidays and celebrations in various locations, I have not been able to find a history behind them. I have to ask, who cares how they started? Creating opportunities to add celebration and humor to our lives is a good thing.

A woman with a duck on her head walks into a doctor's office. The duck says, "Doc, can you get this woman off my butt?"

Some people might dismiss Tell An Old Joke Day when it rolls around. After all, old jokes are more likely to elicit groans than laughter. Please keep in mind that a groan is really nothing more than a low frequency laugh. Remember also that what may be an old joke to you, may be a new joke to someone else.

How do you make an egg laugh? Tell it a yolk.

Laughter is contagious. Only yawns are more contagious. People who are around others sneezing, coughing, sniffling or running a fever may have immunity to the particular condition. Spend time around people who are engaged in a good belly laugh, and it is difficult not to laugh along. Even if you do not know what the other person is laughing at, it is likely you will begin to laugh yourself. That's a good thing. Shared laughter creates a sense of intimacy and joy. Shared laughter helps bind groups together. That is one of the reasons groups, over time, will develop their own private jokes.

Doctor these pills you gave me for BO...They keep slipping out from under my arms!

Laughing has positive physical effects. It releases endorphins that help to diminish pain and to provide protection for excessive stress. Laughter to help to boost immunity. Genuine laughter can increase calories used by up to 20%. Forced laughter is regulated by a different part of the brain and so may have different results in terms of calories usage.

Q: Why was the math book sad?
A: He had lots of problems.

Laughter adds zest to life. Genuine laughter helps us to let go of fears and anxieties. In the Harry Potter books there is a creature known as a boggart which will shape-shift to show someone their greatest fear. Is it any wonder that the way to defeat such a creature is by making it seem ridiculous and laughing at it. If we can find a way to laugh at a thing, we can often overcome our fear. Perhaps that is why minorities who have suffered persecution have contributed so much to the field of comedy. It allows them to overcome those who oppress them by laughing at them.

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?

What makes us laugh varies from person to person. I had an great aunt who loved dirty jokes. Being a teenager, I knew a fair number of them. She could not find the joke funny from me; I should not have known about those things. It was alright, however, for me to whisper the joke to my mother who would repeat it to my aunt. My mother was old enough to tell those jokes.

Q: What do you call a French man in sandals?
A: Philippe Philoppe

Likewise, jokes go in and out of style. When I was growing up, ethnic jokes were acceptable - Italian, Irish, Polish and Mexican. Racial jokes were not acceptable. Religious jokes were acceptable sometimes. Of course, by then and now, it is more acceptable to tell a joke on a group to which you belong. Thus, I have always been able to tell Jewish jokes, but had to ask an Italian friend of mine if it was okay to tell him an Italian joke. He told me it was okay if he could tell me a Jewish joke first. I told him he could. He told me the next joke.

Q: What's bland and blue and floats down river?
A: A Jew who tells Italian jokes.

Today, racial, ethnic and religious jokes are only funny when told by someone who belongs to the group. There are, of course, rare exceptions like Don Rickles who can tell jokes about everyone without offending.

Indecision is the key to flexibility.

One of the things we are losing in our society these days is shared laughter. One of the pleasures in attending a live stage show or a movie is having a crowd around with whom to laugh. Being around others who are laughing gives us the freedom to laugh. One of the reasons for laugh tracks on television is to cue you when to laugh. People are more likely to laugh out loud with the laugh track than without. They feel they are joining with others. In today's society we do not share laughter as often. Where once the network television shows were discussed and laughed about over the water cooler at work, today our entertainment is fragmented. We do not share our experiences as we once did.

Q: What did the boy sheep say to the girl sheep on Valentine's Day?
A: I Love Ewe!

Tell An Old Joke Day is July 24. I hope as you have read this, you have enjoyed the old jokes I have included. Perhaps they will help you to celebrate the day. If you did not find a joke you want to tell here, head to the public library. You will find tons of joke books there. Keep in mind that joke-telling is a skill. You will get better the more you practice. Don't save your jokes for one special day. Celebrate laughter all year round.

by Group Admin on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

So today, find a drive-thru that serves tequila (yeah right), visit it with your cousin while telling each other old jokes?

by Gold Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

 Wow! Definitely celebrating this one, AFTER work of course! :)

Quoting deccaf:

National Tequila Day

by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM

I went to a drive thru for lunch on my way home. I wish it had tequila because I need a drink right now.

by Leah on Jul. 24, 2013 at 8:28 PM

 I did wish my cousins a happy cousins day!

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