World Suicide Prevention Day
Those activities may call attention to the global burden of suicidal behaviour, and discuss local, regional and national strategies for suicide prevention, highlighting cultural initiatives and emphasizing how specific prevention initiatives are shaped to address local cultural conditions.
Initiatives which actively educate and involve people are likely to be most effective in helping people learn new information about suicide and suicide prevention.
Sew Be It Day
People who know how to use a sewing machine are dwindling in number. Our mothers and grandmothers had a sewing machine in the house. They used it, too. But, look around your house. Do you have a sewing machine? Chance are, the answers is no.
If you have a sewing machine, enjoy today making things with it. If not, consider picking up sewing as a hobby.
Today's Thought Provoking Saying:
"A stitch in time saves nine."
...Saves nine "what"?
The Origin of Sewing Machine Day:
There remains some mystery around the date for this day. Almost all documentation on the internet suggests that June 13th is the date for Sewing Machine Day. But, we found no information why this date was selected. We did find an occasional reference to September 10th as the day for this holiday. And, this is the date that the sewing machine was patented. We also found a single reference to "New Sewing Machine Day" on March 1st.
If you sew, you have two days to celebrate Sewing Machine Day.....lucky you!
Cheap Advice Day
September 10th is Cheap Advice Day, commemorating low-cost counselors everywhere, as well as those perhaps well-meaning individuals who seem always to toss in their own proverbial two cents' worth of input, whether invited to do so or not.
On September 10, 1992, cartoonist Charles M. Schultz' Lucy van Pelt (of the Peanuts gang) raised her rates for psychiatric help to 47 cents. Her lemonade-stand shrink sessions had previously cost just five cents. Salute the purveyors of unsolicited advice and low-cost head-shrinking on September 10th.
International Make-Up Day
This altruistic occasion has nothing to do with facial care or cosmetics. Instead, International Make-Up Day is all about reconciliation and the rebuilding of broken relationships.
Instead of singing another someone-done-someone-wrong song, how about extending the proverbial olive branch and seeking to make up with someone on September 10th?
National Swap Ideas Day
No, it’s not another Monday holiday where we get a day off from work, but this could be a great day for our community!
One of the perceptions that I have formed about our community through my newstalk radio career is that Yakima has an inordinate amount of negative thinkers. People who are ready to criticise anything or anybody, but really bring nothing to the table in the way of improving the situation. I personally can be pretty cynical, but I try to think positively.
Here’s a chance to brainstorm about how to improve the Yakima community. Leave us an idea on what would bring some positive change to Yakima. How do we attract more jobs? How do we engage our youth? How can the community at large deter crime. What would provide more entertainment and activities for our citizens? How can we attract more visitors?
Having said that I can be pretty cynical at times, that’s not what I’m looking for. I’m looking for some real, workable ideas for improving Yakima.
I really like what the Iheartyakima.com founders are doing. Getting people to realize that even though we have problems , this is still a great place!
Let’s swap some ideas on how to improve Yakima!
TV Dinner Day
The term “TV Dinner” is now synonymous with any prepackaged, frozen meal that requires little preparation and contains an entire single-serving meal. Modern-day TV dinners can be cooked in the microwave (instead of the oven) and include gourmet recipes as well as organic and vegetarian dishes.
Want to celebrate TV Dinner Day? Stop by your local supermarket and pick up some old-fashioned TV dinners for your family!
International Creepy Boston Dynamics Robotic Horse Day
This new Boston Dymanics robot, the Legged Squad Support System, is a new robot based on Big Dog designed to support squads in the field as they roll through enemy territory. This horsey can carry 400 pounds of payload and travel 20 miles on one charge. It also follows its human master around without the need for external controls.
The important thing here? This monster looks entirely untethered, and if I were coming up against a squad assisted by a creepy robotic horse, I’d probably run the opposite direction. As it stands, however, these creepy robotic horses deserve our praise and admiration if only because they’re so freaking cool.