October 6th Come And Take It Day

Today is a day you challenge someone to come and take something you are either playfully willing to defend or maybe not so playfully willing to defend. It is believed today is connected to the Texas Revolution from Mexico. While a bit confusing, the first shots of the revolution were shot at Gonzales, Texas on October 2nd, 1835. The Alamo did not come along until 1836 ending in March some six months later. So whether you look at today as a direct challenge from someone else or as a part of the War for Texas Independence is up to you. Just “Come and take it if you can”!

How to celebrate – Look for things you can take (That doesn’t cause harm to others). Read about the Texas Revolution. Watch the movie of the same title.

September 24th National Hunting and Fishing Day

Hunting originally was required to live. It turned into a sport somewhere along the line. The difference being, as a requirement it was done in order to have something to eat. After a while it became a sport because food became more readily available. The same basically goes for fishing. While I do not oppose hunting or fishing b y any means, I do ask that a hunter take no more than what they need. Conservation is what today is all about, and being a good steward of the Earth. If you like to hunt, or fish, take a camera to do your hunting with after getting your quota… it’s just as good a sport and it helps preserve those animals who populate the earth. Today always falls on the 4th Saturday of September, a 1971 Congressional Resolution # 117.

How to celebrate – Be a responsible hunter and fisher. Take only what you need. Replace your weapon with a camera. (You might want to take a weapon along in case you run into an animal that takes exception to what you are doing!)

August 27th Just Because Day

If you have ever wanted to do something “Just Because” today is that day to do it. So often we wait for a reason to do something or look for a cause to champion but why not just do it because you can? You don’t need to wait for anybody else, for the weather to be good or because it might conflict with some other date, time or place. So get out there and do something just because you want to, make sure it’s legal first, and then add it to the list of things you have accomplished on your bucket list.

How to celebrate – Do something “Just Because”. Do something you have never done before. Look at life in a new way today.

July 8th Video Game Day

Today National Video Game Day, not to be confused with September 12th National Video Games Day. There are enough video games out there that more than one day to celebrate is probably good. I remember when video games first came out, they were simple and not very exciting, except that it was something new. Over the years, games have gotten more and more complex and even addicting. I must admit, I am a video game freak. I love the challenge until it gets way too hard and then frustration sets in. I absolutely love Red Dead by Rock Star games and then there is the classic Pac-Man that I still adore today. It is amazing. Whether you like video games or not you have to admire the work done by some very smart people.

How to celebrate – Try a video game out. Look through all the choices, there has to be something there to interest you especially now that we have game apps on our phones. Don’t get hooked, it’s easy to do.