Adventure

The Urge for Adventure - OCTOBER 2016

 

HEY GUYS,
LAST MONTH IN THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE, I PASSED ON GREAT IDEAS FOR EXPLORATION, AND REASONS TO GET UP OFF THE COUCH TO PUSH PERSONAL BOUNDARIES.  PERHAPS SINCE WE’VE MOVED INTO FALL, AND THERE WILL BE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOLIDAY SOCIALIZING, TO BE OUT AND ABOUT BEGINNING WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITES “HALLOWEEN.” THIS MONTH I WILL SHARE A BIT ABOUT SUMMER ACTIVIES I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH, AND YOU WILL WANT TO READ THE ARTICLES ABOUT YOUR STLYE AND ATTUDE THAT MAY INSPIRED YOU TO BE YOUR AWESOME BEST.

So, then let’s get to October’s offering that can increase your physical activity or enhance your social skills of attraction and success. October is considered the Self-Improvement Month.  You might even learn something valuable about yourself. All reasons for getting out and off that couch.


The goal is to decide to discover or hone abilities you haven’t used in a fun way. Yes, there is a risk of running into ghouls and goblins and there is no telling what will happen, you might just have fun and enjoy yourself.


OCTOBER 2016 SPECIAL & WACKY EVENTS:

MONTH:

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • American Pharmacist Month
  • Apple Jack Month
  • Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Clergy Appreciation Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Cookie Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Eat Country Ham Month
  • International Drum Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Vegetarian Month
  • National Popcorn Popping Month
  • Sarcastic Month
  • Seafood Month
  •  

WEEKLY Celebrations:

 

  • Week 1 Get Organized Week
  • Week 1 Customer Service Week
  • Week 2 Fire Prevention Week
  • Week 2 Pet Peeve Week
  • Week 3 Pastoral Care Week
  •  

Special and Wacky Days:

1 International Frugal Fun Day - first Saturday of the month

1 National Homemade Cookies Day

1 World Vegetarian Day

1 World Card Making Day - first Saturday of the month

2 National Custodial Worker Day

2 Name Your Car Day

2 Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies

3 Techies Day

3 Virus Appreciation Day

4 National Golf Day

4 National Frappe Day

5 Do Something Nice Day

5 National Kale Day - first Wednesday of October

5 World Teacher's Day

6 Come and Take it Day

6 Mad Hatter Day

6 Physician Assistant Day

7 Bald and Free Day

7 World Smile Day first Friday of month

8 American Touch Tag Day

9 Curious Events Day

9 Fire Prevention Day

9 Leif Erikson Day

9 Moldy Cheese Day

10 Columbus Day - second Monday of month

10 International Newspaper Carrier Day

10 National Angel Food Cake Day

11 It's My Party Day

12 Cookbook Launch Day

12 Emergency Nurses Day- second Wednesday of month

12 National Fossil Day - Wednesday of Earth Sciences Week

12 Old Farmer's Day

12 Moment of Frustration Day

12 National Gumbo Day

12 Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day -Second Wednesday of month

13 Friday the 13th

13 International Skeptics Day

14 Be Bald and Free Day

14 National Dessert Day - take an extra helping, or two

14 World Egg Day  - second Friday of month

15 White Cane Safety Day

15 Sweetest Day Third Saturday of month

16 Bosses Day

16 Dictionary Day

17 Wear Something Gaudy Day

18 No Beard Day

19 Evaluate Your Life Day

20 Brandied Fruit Day    

21 Babbling Day

21 Count Your Buttons Day

21 National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day find a recipe, too.

22 Make a Difference Day-4th Saturday of the month, neighbors help neighbors.

22 National Nut Day

23  Mother-In-Law Day - fourth Sunday in October

23 National Mole Day

23 Tv Talk Show Host Day – if only in your own living room

24 National Bologna Day

24 United Nations Day  

25 Punk for a Day

25 World Pasta Day

26 National Mincemeat Day

27 National Tell a Story Day - in Scotland and the U.K.

27 Navy Day

28 Frankenstein Friday - last Friday in October

28 Plush Animal Lover's Day    

29 Hermit Day

29 National Frankenstein Day

30 National Candy Corn Day

30 Mischief Night

31 Carve a Pumpkin Day - no surprise here

31 Halloween

31 Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

28 Plush Animal Lover's Day    

29 Hermit Day

29 National Frankenstein Day

30 National Candy Corn Day

30 Mischief Night

31 Carve a Pumpkin Day - no surprise here

31 Halloween

31 Increase Your Psychic Powers Day

The Urge for New Adventures

2016 - It's a Whole New Year

Hey Guys, Aloha !

This month’s feature story is about the sensations and the exploration of pushing your personal boundaries into territories unknown. Now hold that groaning, you couch potatoes, I am not talking about scaling Mount Everest, so go ahead and take that breathe, that sigh of relieve. But did you feel that surge of adrenaline, when I first suggested pushing boundaries, enacting some goals for 2016. You know, to start to make a difference, would not take some big effort or a lot of time to achieve something new. You could actually make a significant difference by enacting a small change. that could have a ripple effect. The key is to decide that you are going to do an activity that you’d never done before.  I did not say this activity was perhaps what countless other people have done, and really quite often, I said, do what you have not done before. Well yes, I do have some suggestions, thank you for asking.

TAKE A SELFIE…in various poses, place, OR with people that you have not done it with before….I would suggest ‘Nutscaping’ being the last resort and perhaps reserved for only some of you more adventurous prankers.

DOWNLOADING A SONG ON A TABLET OR PHONE…One that you normally would never download, but you sing in your head all the time.

ASK FOR DIRECTIONS…maybe help from a wife, girlfriend, male friend husband, you decide who.

SMILE AT PEOPLE…yup, even folks you don’t know… Yes, there is no telling what will happen, if you do that.

So here we are - me coming along and challenging you to set your intentions, to come up with things to do, things that will extend your personal boundaries, and take you into territories of your unknown.

You know awhile back, at some Halloween party, I found myself in conversation with this guy, talking about Social Media.  I said: “Well I’m on Facebook.”  He said, “Dude, you need to be on INSTAGRAM, on TUMBLR.”  I just let the conversation die, but a few weeks later in the New York Times, there was this story “Web Poets’ Society: New Breed Succeeds in Taking Verse Viral.”  It was about a guy named Tyler Knott Gregson; he was an amateur poet who became a best-selling poet and celebrity, thanks to his combined 560,000 followers on Instagram and Tumblr. According to that November 2015 Times article, Gregson’s first poetry book, Chasers of the Light, had 120,000 copies in print. That’s outrageous! His next book, All the Words Are Yours, had the first printing of 100,000. That is even more outrageous.  The possibilities reel in my head because I’m writing a book and to think of having that many people waiting to buy my book, wow, cowabunga.

Well enough about me. Ideas to move you along or that might inspire you into action might come to you from the days of the week. Such as in March there are some bizarre and wacky things that have been given days to celebrate.  What better month to take action in than the Man’s action month of March! (Well, you did know March was named after the Roman God "Mars"?)
I have a list by the day of some of my favorite wacky days.

March 2016 Daily Special Wacky Days:

1 National Pig Day
2 Old Stuff Day
3 I Want You to be Happy Day
3 If Pets Had Thumbs Day
4 Holy Experiment Day
4 Hug a GI Day
5 Multiple Personality Day
6 National Frozen Food Day
7 National Crown Roast of Pork Day
8 Be Nasty Day
8 International (Working) Women's Day
9 Panic Day
10 Popcorn Lover's Day second Thursday
11 Worship of Tools Day - guys, you can relate
12 Girl Scouts Day
13 Ear Muff Day
14 National Potato Chip Day
14 National Pi Day- Why today? Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi.
15 Everything You Think is Wrong Day
15 Ides of March –  Et Tu, Brute?
15 Dumbstruck Day
16 Everything You Do is Right Day
16 Freedom of Information Day
17 Submarine Day – be original the hero sandwich or the boat??
17 Saint Patrick's Day
18 Goddess of Fertility Day
18 National Agriculture Day (date varies)
19 Poultry Day
20 International Earth Day
20 Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
20 Proposal Day
21 Fragrance Day
22 National Goof Off Day
23 National Chip and Dip Day
23 Near Miss Day
24 National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
25 Waffle Day
26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
26 National Spinach Day
27 National "Joe" Day
28 Something on a Stick Day
29 National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
29 Smoke and Mirrors Day
30 I am in Control Day
30 Take a Walk in the Park Day
31 Bunsen Burner Day
31 National Clam on the Half Shell Day

So go ahead, give one of these a shot. It’s all about you finding out something new about yourself in a fun way.  It shouldn’t be terribly tough to do, and like Elbert Hubbard, the early 1900’s writer and artist said: “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
 
Aloha . . .