Today is 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.
We all have dreams, even those who have answered their dreams just create more. Some dreams are way out of our reach, at least on a temporary basis. For example, if you dream of being a doctor you can’t just make yourself one (although there are those that do – think…Catch me if you Can…the Great Imposter). You have to take steps to get there. Get good grades in elementary school, study the human body, go to medical school, and so on. So maybe start with smaller dreams, obtainable ones before taking that giant leap. You can be whatever you want to be, just not all at once.
How to celebrate – Start your journey today. Look before you leap. Help others reach their dreams.
Now that the major part of the holidays are done it’s time to relax (although New Years is still yet to come). One of the best ways to relax, and still keep your mind busy, is to play cards (maybe not poker though). Playing cards is a fun way to pass the time and carry on conversations while not sitting around doing nothing. It can be challenging, somewhat exciting and always contains a bit of luck. Kids can spend hours playing cards, some games like slap jack and spoons can get a little noisy but if it happens to be snowing outside, or too cold to go out, it’s a good way to contain their energy. Cards also keep your mind sharp.
How to celebrate – Play a card game. Organize a Bridge tournament. Learn a new card game.
So if you walk out your front door and find some Zucchini on your porch you will know why, It’s Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. I find nothing historical or even rational about this day but what the heck, just do it.
It would be best if you had grown it in your own garden but then, that might give it away to the neighbor you are sneaking it on to their porch. So what happens if you don’t have a garden? Well, you can go to the store and buy one. What happens if your neighbor does not have a porch, their mailbox should do the same trick. What happens if you don;t have a neighbor? Just go back to bed, tomorrows another day.
You know the drill, you make sure your neighbor can’t see you as you run up on the porch and deposit your zucchini. making sure the coast is clear for your get-a-way, you ring the door bell and then run as fast as you can to some predetermined place so you can watch with sheer joy the look on their faces when they find your gift.
If a dog answers the door I doubt they are going to fully appreciate your gesture but give them a moment and they will figure out some use for their new found toy. Heck, they might even return it to you!
And if you want to be nice about it, leave more than one so they can cut it up and serve it for dinner… no sense in wasting that fine prize!. I think this actually works with nearly any fruit or vegetable. I would not leave a cow or sheep though, things could get a little messy and your neighbor may choose to park a tank on your porch the next day.
How to celebrate – Go to the store and buy a well developed zucchini. Choose a neighbor carefully, one with a good sense of humor would be best. Make sure you pick a time they are at home so you can watch the delight and joy they receive from your gift!