There is something so satisfying in crushing a can. Maybe it’s our ability to control something, maybe it’s helping the environment, maybe it’s just making more room in the trash, it all works. I mean, look at Popeye! Every time he finished that can of spinach he crushed the can! You do want to make sure you have discarded the lid before crush and, of course, that the can is empty but once both of those restrictions have been met, crush away! “Tin can at my feet. Kick it down the street. That ain’t no way to treat a friend.”
How to celebrate – Crush a can. Recycle. Watch Popeye!
Today is the day for lovers! It is actually the Roman holiday called the Feast of Lupercalia, the god of fertility created centuries ago probably to help populate the Roman empire. We have changed it a bit over the years to become a day where we show our affection to those we do love and those we would like to. (Let’s not go crazy here!)
Not long ago people believed this was also the first day of bird mating season. I’m not sure how that translate to our current belief in Valentine’s Day but I suppose what ever cracks your tractor. We do, however, often take those we love and cherish for granted far more than we should. Today is the day the world has chosen to show that love in chocolate, flowers, diamonds and more.
It is also the time to express your love for someone who may not know you love them. Take care here though and make sure your advances will be welcomed. Maybe giving someone an apple would be a better choice. If they don’t get your point then you can always claim you just thought they were hungry.
How to celebrate – Let someone know you love them. Find a different gift to express your love from the common place. make sure the one you love wants to be loved by you.