11 Feb 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON MAKE A FRIEND DAY.

Yes, I know with my youthful good lucks and naturally occurring white blonde hi-lights its hard to believe that 46 years ago (Please feel free to utter things like '46? Never! Why you don't look a day over 30' or similar such compliments at this point') I made my way into this world.

But enough of me. Today, the 11th of February, also plays host to ......
  • White T-shirt Day: Marks the end of a national strike by employees of General Motors in 1937. Commemorate their fight for fairer working conditions by wearing, yeah, you guessed, a white t-shirt.
  • Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day: With its origins in European folklore in which it was said fairies who are known to be particularly fond of milk would lap up any spills left behind. The first historical reference to the phrase appeared in a document by British historian James Howell in 1659. 
  • Peppermint Patty Day: No, not that Peppermint Patty. This has nothing to do with the Peppermint Patty of Peanuts comic fame but rather the chocolate concoction that manufactured in York, Pennsylvania, have been around since 1940.
and, my favourite ......
  • Make A Friend Day: Given that we all live increasingly busy lives in which its hard to maintain old friendships let alone make new ones today is the perfect day to catch up with those friends we have lost touch with and create new ones.
So, know you now what national days fall on the 11th of February, what about your birthday?

Click HERE to find out. Oh, and do be sure to let us know.

A bit of a late addition to the post I know but I simply had to share this, my annual gift from my cousin, with you ......




Me as portrayed by Michael.


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17 comments:

Trac~ said...

Happy happy birthday to you friend! My birthday is May 4th and it says it falls on "National Candied Orange Peel Day" - NEVER heard of it - HA HA! This was really neat. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! P.S. - you don't look a day over 29!!! :) xoxoxo

Alexia561 said...

Happy Birthday Tracy! Hope that the Birthday Fairy is good to you! Hard to believe that you're in your 40s, but you know what they say about 40 is the new 30. I'm refusing to admit that I'm not 27 anymore, but no one believes me! :(

My birthday falls on No Socks Day and Have A Coke Day. ha!

Betty Manousos said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dearest!
may this day bring you all the things that make you smile!

love and hugs
xXx

Betty Manousos said...

my birthday is june 14, falls on National Dress Up Your Pet Day!haha

nice share, tracy!
xx

LL Cool Joe said...

My birthday was on the 3rd February, and I celebrated it by buying a machine from Amazon that will check my blood pressure. Yep, I'm getting old.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday, Tracy!!! I hope you are enjoying your day. :)

Suko said...

Happy birthday,dear Tracy, happy birthday to you! Thanks for sharing the fun link. My b'day is on "Be Late for Something Day", which is a bit ironic as I'm usually prompt. (Some years, my b'day is also on the same day as Labor Day.) Anyway, enjoy YOUR special day, Tracy!! :D

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Happy Birthday!! I'd like to have been born on Make a Friend Day. How lovely.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Happy Birthday! Hope this one totally rocks your socks off and it is a start to a great year for you!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

'Happy Birthday' I hope that you are out celebrating at 10pm, not sat at your computer reading this message!

46 eh! Not a year I shall ever see again, so enjoy it.

Ha Ha! Checked out the link and my birthday May 25th ..... National Tap Dance Day ..... I don't think so!! I have two left feet, have never learned to dance and besides, I won't fit in the sink to dance with the taps!

'Make A Friend Day' sounds much nicer altogether.

Yvonne

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great one!!

Mamakucingbooks said...

Happy Birthday, Tracy

I am backkkk....yikes...now I sound like nightmare or Freddy .

Wow...46 ya. LOL...no worries am not that far behind you. In fact quite near .

Arti said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Tracy! Wish you all smiles and happiness in the year ahead. And to be born on 'Make a friend day' is in itself a wonderful feeling. Mine is 22nd Jan and it says, it's answer your cats question day or something. Now what is that supposed to mean?!

NRIGirl said...

That's a beautiful portrait Tracey! You look lovely! Glad to know it is your birthday.

Happy birthday! Happiness always! Many happy returns!

Tracy Terry said...

My sincere thanks to each and everyone of you. I cannot begin to thank you enough let alone tell you how much your comments mean to me. x

Naida said...

Happy Birthday Tracy!!! I hope it was great!

Claudine G. said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Tracy!