Holidays in July (2015 Calendar)

So, we have been out of school for nearly a month for those of us who actually still are in school, and apparently July is National Anti-Boredom Month. I am usually bored within a couple of days, so July, you need to come up with a way to keep my interest.

Once again, I am getting my information from Holiday Insights ( I just find the holidays here so interesting.

  1. Canada Day; Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day; International Joke Day
  2. I Forgot Day; World UFO Day
  3. Compliment Your Mirror Day; Disobedience Day; Stay out of the Sun Day
  4. Independence Day (for the US); National Country Music Day; Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
  5. Build a Scarecrow Day (always the first Sunday); Work-a-holics Day
  6. National Fried Chicken Day
  7. Chocolate Day; National Strawberry Sundae Day
  8. Video Games Day
  9. National Sugar Cookie Day
  10. Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  11. Cheer up the Lonely Day; World Population Day
  12. Different Colored Eyes Day; Pecan Pie Day
  13. Barbershop Music Appreciation Day; Embrace Your Geekness Day; Fool’s Paradise Day
  14. Bastille Day; Pandemonium Day, National Nude Day (please celebrate legally, inside your house)
  15. Tapioca Pudding Day; Cow Appreciation Day
  16. Fresh Spinach Day
  17. Peach Ice Cream Day; Yellow Pig Day
  18. National Caviar Day
  19. National Ice Cream Day (always the third Sunday); National Raspberry Cake Day
  20. National Lollipop Day; Moon Day; Ugly Truck Day
  21. National Junk Food Day
  22. Hammock Day; Ratcatcher’s Day
  23. National Hot Dog Day; Vanilla Ice Cream Day
  24. Amelia Earhart Day
  25. Cousins Day; Culinarians Day; Threading the Needle Day
  26. All or Nothing Day; Aunt and Uncle Day; Parent’s Day (always the forth Saturday)
  27. Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
  28. National Milk Chocolate Day
  29. National Lasagna Day
  30. National Cheesecake Day; Father-in-Law Day
  31. Mutt’s Day

Hope everyone had an awesome day with their best friends today on National Best Friends Day. I know I did. The Internet and I have just always gotten along, and it is always there for me, except for when there is no Wi-Fi.

And for those who didn’t get it, five-ever is longer than forever (and yes I know my jokes suck).

Holidays in June (2015 Calendar)

June is the month for those who love food. For those who love sugar, it’s Candy Month. For those like me that cannot put the cheese down, it’s Dairy Month. And for those who are trying to get healthy in the food department, it’s National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.

Have have once again consulted Holiday Insights for this month’s daily holidays (

  1. Dare Day; Flip a Coin Day
  2. National Bubba Day; National Rocky Road Day
  3. Repeat Day
  4. Applesauce Cake Day; Hug Your Cat Day; Old Maid’s Day
  5. National Doughnut Day; World Environment Day
  6. National Gardening Exercise Day; National Trails Day (always the first Saturday); National Yo-Yo Day
  7. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  8. Best Friends Day; Name Your Poison Day
  9. Donald Duck Day
  10. Iced Tea Day
  11. National Corn on the Cob Day
  12. Red Rose Day
  13. Sewing Machine Day
  14. Flag Day
  15. Smile Power Day
  16. Fresh Veggies Day
  17. Eat Your Vegetables Day
  18. Go Fishing Day; International Panic Day; International Picnic Day; National Splurge Day; Ramadan (varies)
  19. World Sauntering Day
  20. Ice Cream Soda Day; National Hollerin’ Contest Day (always the third Saturday); World Juggler’s Day (always the Saturday closest to the 17th)
  21. Father’s Day (always the third Sunday); Go Skate Day; Finally Summer Day (always the day of the Summer Solstice)
  22. National Chocolate Eclair Day
  23. National Columnists Day; National Pink Day
  24. Swim a Lap Day
  25. Log Cabin Day; National Catfish Day
  26. Beautician’s Day; Forgiveness Day; Take Your Dog to Work Day (always the Friday after Father’s Day
  27. Sunglasses Day
  28. Insurance Awareness Day; Paul Bunyan Day; Camera Day; Hug Holiday
  29. Waffle Iron Day
  30. Meteor Day

Some Books Just Shouldn’t Be Made Into Movies

As many of you may know, the last book that I read was The Book Thief, and I have recently watched the movie. I tried my best not to let my feelings about the book sway my feelings about the movie, but it was hard considering how terrible the book was. If you want by take on the book, click here. But now on to the movie (and there will be some spoilers).

Holidays in May (2015 Calendar)

Is everyone ready to celebrate National Salad Month? Probably not, but lucky for you meat eats out there it is also National Barbecue Month. Also, take your best pictures for National Photograph Month. And be honest. How many of those pictures are selfies? We are all guilty of it.

The daily holidays for this month, brought to your by Holiday Insights ( are:

  1. International Tube Day (always the first Friday); May Day; Loyalty Day; Mother Goose Day; Save the Rhino Day; Space Day (always the first Friday)
  2. Baby Day; Brothers and Sisters Day
  3. Lumpy Rug Day; World Press Freedom Day
  4. Bird Day; National Candied Orange Peek Day; Renewal Day; Stat Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!)
  5. Cinco de Mayo; National Hoagie Day; Oyster Day; National Teachers Day (always Tuesday in the first full week)
  6. Beverage Day; National Tourist Appreciation Day; National Nurses Day; No Diet Day; School Nurses Day (the Wednesday of Nurse’s Week)
  7. National Tourism Day
  8. Iris Day; Military Spouses Day (always the Friday before Mother’s Day); No Socks Day; V-E Day; World Red Cross Day; Workd Red Crescent Day
  9. Birth Mother’s Day (always the Saturday before Mother’s Day); International Migratory Bird Day (always the second Saturday); Lost Sock Memorial Day; National Train Day (varies)
  10. Mother’s Day (always the second Sunday)
  11. Eat What You Want Day; Twilight Zone Day
  12. Fatigue Syndrome Day; International Nurses Day; Limerick Day
  13. Frog Jumping Day; Leprechaun Day; National Receptionist Day( always the second Wednesday)
  14. Dance Like a Chicken Day
  15. National Bike to Work Day (always the third Friday)
  16. National Chocolate Chip Day; Police Officer’s Memorial Day; Armed Forces Day (always the third Saturday; Love a Tree Day; National Sea Monkey Day; Wear Purple for Peace Day
  17. Pack Rat Day
  18. International Museum Day; No Dirty Dishes Day; Visit Your Relatives Day
  19. Boy’s Club Day
  20. Be a Millionaire Day; Pick Strawberries Day
  21. National Memo Day; National Waiters and Waitresses Day
  22. Buy a Musical Instrument Day
  23. International Jazz Day
  24. National Escargot Day
  25. Memorial Day (always the last Monday);National Missing Children’s Day; Tap Dance Day; Victoria Day for Canada (usually the 24th)
  26. Sally Ride Day
  27. Sun Screen Day
  28. Amnesty International Day
  29. Learn About Composing Day
  30. Water a Flower Day
  31. National Macaroon Day; Save Your Hearing Day; World No Tobacco Day

Stealing Books is the Worst Idea Imaginable

I recently had the pleasure of reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Please hear all of the sarcasm that the precious statement had. Please do. I think this is that worst book that takes place during the Holocaust and World War II that I have read ever. Ever! I know that it won a whole bunch of awards, but I question why. Since this book is well-loved by so many people, and I have an adverse reaction to it, this review will have spoilers. Stop reading now if you don’t want any.

The Sailor’s Life is Not for Me

Recently, I had the pleasure of picking of the wonderfully book entitled Billy Budd by Herman Melville. I was was so inspiring and brought out pure emotion. A tear almost ran down my cheek.

Holidays in April (2015 Calendar)

May I be one of the people that say April Fools. I will be one of the people that will not play any tricks on you. Or will I?

Any way April is National Humor Month (today makes sense now), Stress Awareness Month and International Guitar Month. And now the daily holidays are brought to you my Holiday Insights (

  1. April Fool’s Day; International Fun at Work Day; International Tatting Day
  2. Children’s Book Day; National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day; Reconciliation Day
  3. Don’t Go to Work Unless it’s Fun Day; Tweed Day
  4. Walk Around Things Day; School Librarian Day; Tell a Lie Day
  5. Easter (varies); Go for Broke Day
  6. Dyngus Day (always the Monday after Easter); Plan Your Epitaph Day; Sorry Charlie Day
  7. No Housework Day; World Health Day
  8. All is Ours Day; Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
  9. Name Yourself Day; Winston Churchill Day
  10. Golfer’s Day; National Siblings Day
  11. Eight Track Tape Day; Barbershop Quartet Day; National Submarine Day
  12. Big Wind Day; Russian Cosmonaut Day
  13. Scrabble Day
  14. Ex-Spouse Day; International Moment of Laughter Day; Look up at the Sky Day; National Pecan Day; Reach as High as You Can Day
  15. Rubber Eraser Day; Titanic Remembrance Day
  16. National Eggs Benedict Day; National Stress Awareness Day; National Librarian Day; National High Five Day (always the third Thursday)
  17. Bat Appreciation Day; Blah, Blah, Blah Day; National Cheeseball Day; Pet Owners Independence Day
  18. International Juggler’s Day; Newspaper Columnists Day
  19. National Garlic Day
  20. Look Alike Day; Patriot’s Day (always the third Monday); Volunteer Recognition Day
  21. Kindergarten Day
  22. Administrative Professionals Day (varies); Girl Scout Leader Day; National Jelly Bean Day
  23. Lover’s Day; National Zucchini Bread Day; Take a Chance Day; World Laboratory; Take Your Daughter to Work (always the fourth Thursday)
  24. Pig in a Blanket Day
  25. East Meets West Day; World Penguin Day
  26. Hug an Australian Day; National Pretzel Day; Richter Scale Day
  27. Babe Ruth Day; National Prime Rib Day; Tell a Story Day
  28. International Astronomy Day; Great Poetry Reading Day; Kiss Your Mate Day
  29. Greenery Day; National Shrimp Scampi Day
  30. Hairstyle Appreciation Day; National Honesty Day

School during World War II was…

I have literally just finished this book called A Separate Peace by John Knowles this morning. It was a book I had to read for school, so I had to read it pretty quick.

Who is the Real Monster?

Recently, I finished reading the classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and it was just as interesting as the first time I read it. From the movies, it always felt that the monster was the monster. After reading it, you realize that that is not the case. The scientist, Victor Frankenstein, is the real monster. The monster, who I have started to called Adam after he read Paradise Lost, is only a monster based on how the others in the Victorian society saw him as. A blind man became Adam’s best friend because he saw who Adam really was instead of the composition of corpses that everyone else saw him as. I, personally would recommend this work, although I do know those who do not like this book. It is that type of book. Either you like it or you don’t.

If you have read this book, tell me what you think. Also, leave book suggestions for me in the comments or scream it at me via Twitter. My handle is @RayaIBoyd. I would love to know what you think.

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