Beyond Flag Day on June 14th, there are other reasons to cut loose on this Friday:

Birthday of the U.S. Army

Created in 1775 to face the British and fight for our Independence. Now 249 years old, nearly two and a half centuries.  Wow!

World Blood Donor Day

What a great activity to do today.  Please give some of your health to save another life.

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

After giving blood, you will need a treat to restore calories to keep from fainting.  Strawberry Shortcake certainly works.

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National Bourbon Day

Need fluids for sure after giving blood.  Water is best, juice is really good, but a little bourbon would go well with shortcake.  Please celebrate bourbon in moderation.

Monkey Around Day

You have my official permission to goof around today.  Just tell your boss of this holiday.  Of course, they can tell you to use vacation time off and goof around at home.  Sweet!!  Even Better!!

National Pop Goes the Weasel Day

As long as your inner child has a day to go ape, enjoy this nursery rhyme as the ear worm.  Amazing the lyrics includes the monkey:

All around the mulberry bush / The monkey chased the weasel
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun... / POP! Goes the weasel

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Credit: Irina Kashaeva, Getty Images, TSM Media Center

International Bath Day

After all that monkeying around, you should relax in a tub of warm water and scented soap.  Include some candles...and a glass of bourbon.

And for a good portion of the U.S. people, this is a very important day...


78 years old, and still going strong!  Raise that Trump flag from your pickup tailgate and drive!

Have a fantastic Friday, and a great Weekend.

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