Sunday, October 19, 2008

How About That?

Oh, I am feeling so smug.

Why, may you ask? Because as of today, I have 4 days' worth of posts queued up and ready to roll.

I am never usually this organized.

I blame coffee.

Wait, I love coffee.

I can't blame coffee.

It must be just like my highly personalized horoscope said - something about planets aligning and friends saying stuff and the guy in the place with the thing.

Yeah, I blame all that.

And this blaming thing makes me wonder - why I do feel the need to lay blame?

(Not really; I'm hardly that deep)

But it does segue quite nicely into our first holiday of the upcoming week:

Sunday, October 19th - "Evaluate Your Life Day"
A day? One single, solitary day? Oh, ho, ho - I think not. Are they freaking kidding me?

Or... maybe there are many of you out there who are in good places in the metasphere. You have solid friendships, loving relationships, and a serene and content soul.

Would you consider lending the rest of us a hand with this?

Because we, apparently, only have a day.

Thursday, October 23rd - "National Mole Day"
Please note that the Baroness has been gentle-hearted, and given those of you who needed it an extra 3 days to evaluate your life. (I, myself, have not finished yet - but I heard that the teacher is really easy, and won't take off any marks for late hand-ins).

At first glance, I thought this holiday might be an homage to the mole, a/k/a beauty mark:

(photo source here)

Or perhaps they meant the member of the mammal family Talpidae in the order Soricomorpha. You know, the animal? Like this fine fellow?
But no. It's even better than that! It has to do with an area of information near and dear to my heart.

That's right. Shoes.

Chemistry. This website, devoted to the mole, reminds us all that from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm, some nation, any nation will commemorate the contribution of Amadeo Avogadgro to the quantification of molecules of a particular substance. I won't give away too much, as I'm sure that all of you closet geeks out there want to fly your freak flag and go here to find out more.

I know that I wave my banner wild and free. I am proud to be ridin' white and nerdy.

Friday, October 24th - " Lung Health Day"
Not much explanation needed here. Who doesn't want healthy lungs?

For those of you out there blessed with clear airways, I strongly urge you to take a few deep breaths, and count yourself lucky.

This link from the American Association of Respiratory Care is informative and illuminating.

The Baroness knows quite a few people, young and old, whose lungs aren't quite like they used to be.

There's me, for one.

There's my dear blend Asthma Girl, who only developed breathing issues as an adult.

And then there's her:
Sure, they look healthy from the outside, but c'mon.

Can you imagine how squished her real lungs must be when she lies down? Yikes.

Saturday, October 25th - "Make a Difference Day"
I know for a fact that my readers are a fine bunch of people. They have hearts of gold and are very clever. This being said, I leave this to you to do what you think is best.

I will suggest this thought- even smiling at someone is considered Social Action.

As for me, I'll be at a charity soirée, and plan to make a difference by not only supporting our local hospital foundation by bidding on a multitude of Silent Auction items, I'll also be making a difference in the balance of our Visa account.

Which in turn makes a difference in the Air Miles we rack up. Which in turn makes a difference in the happiness quotient of our family as we squire Duke #1 back and forth to visit from school.

See how easy this can be?


Mental P Mama said...

Seriously? Mole Day? Who knew...

We have our hospital gala in two weeks. Would you like to bring your Visa here? I'll send you an invite;)

Baroness von B said...

Countess Mama: I would SO love to bring my Visa there. I've been thinking that if I did a road trip to your part of the woods, I could meet about 3-4 bloggy friends all at once.
Kind of like Bossy Lite, without the corporate sponsor.

It won't be in 2 weeks, though. :(

Best of fundraising luck for your hospital gala!!

RiverPoet said...

I'm still laughing about the mole and about the "healthy lungs"! Funny!!!

I think I need to observe Lung Health Day because lately cigarettes have been calling my name, and I haven't smoked in years and years. Must be stress. With my asthma, and my family history of many, many lung cancer deaths, I need to ignore the call of the vile leaf.

Peace - D

Baroness von B said...

Countess D: The vile leaf, indeed.

Resist! Patch up! Chew your fillings out - whatever you need to do to deafen you to the deadly siren song.

When I stress, I eat. So now, I'm drinking A LOT of green tea. I'm still hungry, but the process of making the teas is kinda calming.

Peace back to you - BvonB

Anonymous said...

Lung Health Day!

I should like to be a poster child for having the healthiest lungs! Oh... the things I would do if my silly airways would only get on board!

And I love make a difference day. I'm currently floundering my way through organizing my first fund raiser. I hope many people will bring their visas!

Baroness von B said...

Countess AG: I would love for you to be an Asthma poster girl, too (just the "After", not the "Before").

Best of luck with your event - I'm sure you'll put the fun in fundraiser.

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