Kev’s Daily Take On 04/20/2023

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.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION DAY applauds the efforts of those who sacrifice time, treasure, and talent to help others and make a difference.  Thank you for your service to humanity.

For Fun

Do you think you look like someone else? Maybe someone famous?  NATIONAL LOOK ALIKE DAY mirrors us with other people who we could pass for.  Is your doppelganger out there somewhere?  Being mistaken for someone else can be annoying at times.  I am always being confused with Brad Pitt, but hey, that’s life.


Everyone, warm up your arms and toughen up your palms for NATIONAL HIGH FIVE DAY.  The first high five was reportedly given at a 1977 Dodgers game when Glenn Burke gave Dusty Baker a congratulatory high five for his home run, he had just hit.  See how many high fives you can get today.

Belly up to the Bud

A lot of people worldwide look forward to this particular date – 420 DAY, for the main purpose of celebrating a weedy plant with some heady effects.  Back in the day, most cannabis consumption was done by lighting up.  Today there are oils, lotions, gummies, and various other ways to partake.  Research continues to explore the effects and benefits of pot, and there are plenty of people who swear by it for the relief of pain and the calming of the nervous system.  Plenty of states have approved it for medicinal and recreational use, but not all.  The CBD part of the plant is where the health benefits lie, while the THC content is responsible for the hallucinogenic effects.  If you choose to celebrate, enjoy, but please be responsible.

On Today’s Menu…

I don’t know if it’s coincidence or not, but the rest of the events today are all food.  While NATIONAL RESPECT LIMA BEAN DAY may not qualify as traditional “munchy mix”, we have to give these legumes their due for their fiber, protein, and vitamins.  Cook them just right and they are quite tasty.  NATIONAL CHEDDAR FRIES DAY and NATIONAL PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE DAY may fit the cravings list a little better and can definitely be delicious.  Put together a plate of hot French fries topped with melted cheddar and whatever else floats your boat, then top the day off with a big piece of pineapple upside down cake.   Sounds like a plan to me.
Dinner at the Zoo

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Yellow bat Day

National Kindergarten Day

National Tea Day

Love Your Bulldog Day

Chocolate Covered Cashew Day

On this day…

1611 – Shakespeare’s MacBeth is performed for the first time

1841 – Edgar Allen Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue, considered one of the first detective stories, is published.

1912 – Fenway Park in Boston and Navin Field, later Tiger Stadium, in Detroit, both open up for the first time

1916 – This was the era for baseball stadiums as Weeghman Park made its first opening day – this park would later be called Wrigley Field

1999 – Tragedy strikes at Columbine High School – after murdering 13 people the two shooters kill themselves

2008 – Danica Patrick becomes the first woman to win the Indy 500

2021 – Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of killing George Floyd

Happy Birthday to…
Tito Puente (1923-2000)
Talented bandleader known as the “King of Latin Music”
George Takei (1937-)
As Mr. Sulu, he was responsible for bringing the USS Enterprise up to warp speed

Ryan O’Neal (1941- )
This boxer turned actor stars in Love Story (1970), What’s Up Doc (1972) and Paper Moon (1973)

Jessica Lange (1949-)
This actress won a big ape’s heart in King Kong (1976) and all three of the biggies – Academies, Emmys, and a Tony.  You can also see her in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Frances (1982) and Tootsie (1982)

Luther Vandross (1951-2005)
Smooth performer with 8 Grammys and hit songs like The Glow of Love (1980), The Power of Love (1991) and Dance With My Father (2003)
Don Mattingly (1961- )
Yankees first baseman who was a 6X All-Star, 9X Golden Glove winner and American League batting champion in 1984
Mike Portnoy (1967- )
This outstanding drummer kept time for the band Dream Theater
Carmen Electra (1972- )
She can sing, dance and act as seen in Bay Watch (1997-1998), Scary Movie (2000) and Meet the Spartans (2008)

Joey Lawrence (1976- )
“Whoa!” this guy shows up in Gimme a Break (183-1987) and Blossom (1990-1995)

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  1 John 4:7

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

#VolunteerRecognitionDay, #420Day, #CheddarFriesDay, #HighFiveDay, #PineappleUpsideDownCakeDay, #LookALikeDay, #RespectLimaBeanDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #TitoPuente, #GeorgeTakei, #RyanONeal, #JessicaLange, #LutherVandross, #DonMattingly, #MikePortnoy, #CarmenElectra, #JoeyLawrence


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