Kev’s Daily Take On 01/31/2023

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

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HUG AN ECONOMIST DAY predicts a warm outcome for those folks who keep an eye out for growth rate, inflation and marginal utility.  They advise banks, businesses and governments what the fiscal future may hold.  Now, I am a total dummy when it comes to this, but I know a guy – a real good guy – and if it were possible to hang out with him today, he would be getting a hug from me.

Celebrate You with…


Find your inner muse with INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY.  Beauty can be found all around us and letting your favorite genre of art speak to your soul can only be a good thing. 

For Fun

DAY BACKWARDS NATIONAL is here to turn things around.  Celebrate by eating dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner.  Talk backwards or even walk backwards today.

Belly up to the Bar

BRANDY ALEXANDER DAY raises a toast to this classic drink that adds some Crème de Cacao and cream to the brandy.  This was John Lennon’s drink – he would call it his milkshake.

On Today’s Menu…

Irish Sun

EAT YOUR BRUSSEL SPROUTS DAY is healthy for you – and that’s the only good thing about Brussel sprouts.

Time to warm up with NATIONAL HOT CHOCOLATE DAY.  We just celebrated Hot Cocoa Day but there is a difference.  Hot cocoa is made from cocoa powder while hot chocolate is just liquid chocolate.  Enjoy a nice steaming cup on a cold wintry day.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Freedom Day

Dark Chocolate Day

Girls and Women in Sports Day

Get Up Day

Baked Alaska Day

On this day…

 1940 – The first Social Security check is issued to one Ida May Fuller in the amount of $22.54

1949 – NBC airs the first episode of the first soap opera – “These Are My Children”.  It ran fifteen minutes a day and was only on for 3 months

1961 – NASA rockets a chimp by the name of Ham into space aboard the Mercury 2.  He returned safely back to Earth after a 16-minute 39-second flight

1961 – The last film for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe – “The Misfits” – premiers in Reno

1964 – Hasbro unleashes GI Joe on the world and the toy market is never the same

2020 – Brexit finally happens as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union

Happy Birthday to…
Zane Grey (1872-1939)
This author of Western tales is a true Rider of the Purple Sage
Ella Cara Deloria (1889-1971)
She was a key translator and writer about Sioux culture
Jackie Robinson (1919-1972)
He was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball

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Norman Mailer (1923-2007)
A Pulitzer Prize winning writer who authored many works including The Armies of the Night and The Executioners Song

Nolan Ryan (1947- )
This ace pitcher struck out 5,714 batters in his 28-year career in the majors and was inducted into the baseball hall of fame
Justin Timberlake (1981- )
From the Mickey Mouse Club to NSYNC to a solo career that has netted him 10 Grammys, he has the talent

 Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most Awesome God, thank you for those who teach and have a heart to see others succeed by passing on knowledge.  May you bless them and give them strength and compassion so they make continue to make a difference.  Thank You, Jesus, Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipedia; on this

#HugAnEconomistToday, #HotChocolateDay, #BackwardsDay, #InspireYourHeartWithArt, #BrandyAlexanderDay, #EatYourBrusselSproutsDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityurown

Happy Birthday to Zane Grey, Ella Cara Deloria, Jackie Robinson, Norman Mailer, Nolan Ryan, Justin Timberlake


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