Making Bigger Dragons

In the past couple of months, I would say, I’ve been obsessed with merging games. Merge these fruits. Merge these cars. Merge these houses. Right now, my obsession is over Merge Dragons. Its premise is pretty much the same as every other merge game, but it adds another element to the formula. I will admit, I first downloaded that game because I kept getting the ads and wanted to see what all hype was about. I was instantly hooked. In the background of all the merging, there is a story that unfolds. You are not just making bigger dragons, although that is a small part of it. You are trying to heal a land that was once overrun with zomblins. So, alongside merging, there is a small bit of an action mechanic and it is very strategy based. Sometimes making a certain merge is not in your best interest. Now, I will admit that this game has all of the hallmarks of a pay to play system. There are lots of elements that go by a lot quicker if you were to pay for them. I haven’t purchased anything so I can say that you will have fun with is game without making microtransactions. I play for a little bit, do something else for a couple of hours, and then get right make into the game exactly where I left off practically.

 

If you want to experience this game for yourself or just learn more about it, you can go and check out their website. It has all of the information on the app you can possibly handle.

Making a Dream Out of a Nightmare

For no reason what-so-ever, I completed the entirety of Kitchen Nightmares, the US version before you ask. I don’t know what it is, but Gordon Ramsay yelling at people makes me feel better. I’m sure that I would break down crying if he were to do that to me, but degrees of separation and what not. I just love the way he turns owners around. I just feel bad that some restaurants were closed down after he came to help either because of the owner’s stubbornness or bank came after them. I was also watching the show on Hulu, so when I went to the comments, there was one faithful person who would inform you if the restaurant was closed. I don’t know why I found it funny, but I was pleasantly surprised when I didn’t see their comments. I don’t think I would ever binge this show again; there’s just not anything else one can really get from it, especially since I’m not planning on opening my own restaurant someday. I just happy that I can say that I saw all of Kitchen Nightmares. I might actually check out a couple of Ramsay’s other shows and hope that I get the same pleasure out of it.

Holidays in August: 2018 Calendar

Welcome to August, the month where most students go back to the torture known as school. August is also Admit You’re Happy Month (ironic because school starts), Peach Month, and Romance Awareness Month, which I think should be in February in all honestly. Since I also what to include holidays from different countries, unless noted what country, let’s just assume holidays are for the US.

1

  • National Girlfriends Day
  • National Mountain Climbing Day
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • Lammas (Christain holiday)
  • Emancipation Day (multiple countries)
  • Swiss National Day
  • Santo Domingo Celebrations Start (Nicaragua)
  • Festival Wednesday (British Virgin Islands)
  • Colorado Day
  • Independence Day (Benin)
  • Parent’s Day (Congo Democratic Republic)
  • Army Day (China)
  • Gualdalcanal Province Day (Solomon Islands)
  • The Royal St John’s Regatta (Canada)
  • Yorkshire day (United Kingdom)

2

  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • Our Lady of Los Angeles (Costa Rica)
  • Emancipation Day (Bermuda)
  • Republic Day (Macedonia)

3

  • Grab Some Nuts Day
  • International Beer Day (always the first Friday)
  • National Watermelon Day
  • Martyrs’ Day (Guinea-Bissau)
  • Freedom Day (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Nigerien Independence Day
  • Somers’ Day (Bermuda)
  • Makira-Ulawa Province Day (Solomon Islands)
  • Farmers’ Day (Zambia)

4

  • Campfire Day (always the first Saturday)
  • International Hangover Day (always the first Saturday)
  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • US Coast Guard Day
  • National Clown Day (always the Saturday of International Clown Week)
  • National Mustard Day (always the first Saturday)
  • Matice Slovenska Day (Slovakia)
  • Constitution Day (Cook Islands)
  • Celebrations of San Salvador (El Salvador)
  • National Guard’s Day (Venezuela)

5

  • Friendship Day (always the first Sunday)
  • International Forgiveness Day (always the first Sunday)
  • National Underwear Day
  • Sisters Day (always the first Sunday)
  • Work like a Dog Day
  • Homeland Thanksgiving Day (Croatia)
  • Continuation of Celebrations of San Salvador
  • The Day of Our Lady of Africa (Spain (Ceuta))

6

  • Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • Independence Day (multiple countries)
  • Emancipation Day (multiple countries)
  • New South Wales Bank Holiday
  • Norther Territory Picnic Day (Australia)
  • Festival Monday (British Virgin Islands)
  • Kadooment Day (Barbados)
  • Bank Holiday (Iceland)
  • Continuation of Celebrations of San Salvador
  • Youth Day (Kiribati)
  • Heritage Day in Alberta (Canada)
  • Civic/Provinvial Day (Canda (Nt, On, Pe, Sk))
  • Terry Fox Day (Canada (Manitoba))
  • New Brunswick Day (Canada)
  • British Columbia Day (Canada)
  • Natal Day (Canada (Nova Scotia))
  • August Bank Holiday (Ireland)
  • National Children’s Day (Tuvalu)
  • Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)

7

  • National Lighthouse Day
  • Festival Tuesday (British Virgin Islands)
  • Independence Day (British Virgin Islands)
  • Battle of Boyaca Day (Colombia)
  • Purple Heart Day
  • Culturama Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

8

  • Sneak some Zucchini onto your Neighbor’s Porch Day
  • Peace Festival (Germany (Bavaria))
  • Father’s Day (Taiwan)
  • Peasants’ Day (Tanzania)
  • International Cat Day

9

  • Book Lover’s Day
  • Indigenous People’s Day (Suriname)
  • National Day (Singapore)
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • National Women’s Day (South Africa)

10

  • Lazy Day
  • National S’mores Day
  • Last Dan of Santo Domingo Celebrations (Nicaragua)
  • Independence Day (Ecuador)

11

  • Presidential Joke Day
  • Son and Daughter Day
  • Mountain Day (Japan)
  • Independence Day (Chad)

12

  • Middle Child’s Day
  • Turkmen Melon Day (Turkmenistan)
  • Father’s Day (Brazil)
  • The Day of Cantabria (Spain)
  • International Youth Day

13

  • Left Hander’s Day
  • Carnival (Grenada)
  • Luto (Samoa)
  • Independence Day (Central African Republic)
  • Heroes’ Day (Zimbabwe)
  • Women’s and Family Day (Tunisia)

14

  • National Creamiscle Day
  • V-J Day (1)
  • Vigil of Assumption Day (Vatican City)
  • Defence Forces Day (Zimbabwe)
  • Falkland Day (Falkland Islands)
  • Anniversity of the Recovery Oued Ed-Dahab (Morocco)

15

  • V-J Day (2)
  • Relaxation Day
  • The Assumption of Mary (Christian holiday)
  • Foundation of Old Panama City (Panama)
  • Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland
  • Mother Day (Costa Rica)
  • St Mary’s Day (Romania)
  • Founding of Asuncion (Paraguay)
  • Constitution Day (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Liechtenstein National Day (Liechtenstein)
  • Liberation Day (South Korea)
  • Malaita Province Day (Solomon Islands)
  • Independence Day (Congo)
  • Flooding of the Nile (Egypt)

16

  • National Tell a Joke Day
  • Bennigton Battle Day (Vermont, US)
  • Restoration Day (Dominican Republic)
  • Independence Day (Gabon)
  • National Rum Day

17

  • Chinese Valentine’s Day or Daughter’s Day(7th Day of the 7th Lunar Moon)
  • National Thriftshop Day
  • Statehood Day in Hawaii
  • Chi Hsi Festival (Taiwan)
  • Flag Day (Bolivia)
  • Double Seven Festival (China)
  • Gold Cup Parade (Canada (Prince Edward Island))
  • Slovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation Day (Slovenia)

18

  • National Thriftshop Day
  • Bad Poetry Day
  • National Honey Bee Awareness Day (always the third Saturday)

19

  • Aviation Day
  • National Potato Day
  • Independence Day (Afghanistan)
  • World Humanitarian Day
  • Crown Princess Mette Marit’s Day (Norway)
  • Consitution Day (Anguilla)

20

  • National Radio Day
  • World Mosquito Day
  • Independence Restoration Day
  • Hungary National Day
  • San Martin Day (Argentina)
  • Discovery Day (Canada (Yukon))
  • Anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People (Morocco)

21

  • National Spumoni Day
  • Senior Citizen’s Day
  • Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines)
  • Waqfat Arafat Day (Kuwait)
  • Gosphel Day (Kosrae) (Micronesia)
  • Day of Arafah (Libya)
  • Youth Day (Morocco)

22

  • Be an Angel Day
  • National Tooth Fairy Day
  • Edi-al-Adha (multiple countries)
  • Hari Raya Haji (Malaysia)
  • Aid el-Kebir Day (Malaysia)
  • Id-ul-Adha (multiple countries)
  • Eid-e-Ghorban (multiple countries)
  • Idd ul Adha (Kenya)
  • Tabaski (multiple countries)
  • Eid al Addha (Kosovo)
  • Kurban Bairam (Kazakhstan)
  • Eid el Hajj (Tanzania)
  • Id el Kabir (Nigeria)

23

  • Ride the Wind Day
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

24

  • Vesuvius Day
  • National Parks’ Day (Costa Rica)
  • Independence Day (Ukraine)
  • Flag Day (Liberia)
  • National Waffle Day

25

  • Kiss and Make Up Day
  • Raksha Bandhan
  • Youth’s Day (Mongolia)
  • Ghost Festival (Taiwan)
  • Day of Songun (North Korea)
  • Independence Day (Uraguay)
  • Spirit Festical (China)

26

  • National Dog Day
  • Women’s Equality Day
  • National Day of Repentance (Papua New Guinea)
  • Heroes’ Day (Namibia)

27

  • Global Forgiveness Day
  • Just Because Day
  • National Heroes Day (Philippines)
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (Texas, US)
  • Independence Day (Maldova)

28

  • Race Your Mouse Day

29

  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • National Uprising Day (Slovakia)
  • International Day against Nuclear Tests
  • National Sports Day (India)

30

  • Frankenstein Day
  • Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • Victory Day (Turkey)
  • Popular Consultation Dat (East Timor)
  • Santa Rosa De Lima (Peru)
  • Consitution Day (Kazakhstan)
  • International Day of the Victis of Enforced Disappearances

31

  • National Ear Outside Day
  • National Trail Mix Day
  • Umhlanga Reed Dance (Swaziland)
  • Malaysia’s National Day
  • Independence Day of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • International Overdose Awareness day
  • Independence Day (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Language Day (Moldova)

 

Sources:

Holiday Insights

Holidays Calendar