Written by B. Blitterlees & E. Craboon

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June 15 – LOOPY LIBRARY DAY (Time to look for a book with a really weird title to amaze your friends, family, or colleagues at work just to seerepparttar look on their faces!)

June 16 – HIGH-MUCK-A-MUCK APPRECIATION DAY (Use your imagination and write a flattering note to a Big Cheese from a merry mouse of course!)

June 17 – NATIONAL SWING & TEETER-TOTTER APPRECIATION DAY (Time to test every playground swing and teeter-totter in town just forrepparttar 140578 heck of it!)

June 18 – NATIONAL PET-PEEVE DAY (Name those top five blessed things that people do that nearly drive you to drink, …up a wall…or maybe right roundrepparttar 140579 bend).

June 19 – SIR WALTER RALEIGH APPRECIATION DAY (A time to honor all patriarchs who engage in shameless acts of chivalry and wanton acts of gallantry like giving up their seat or opening doors for a woman, bestowing flowers uponrepparttar 140580 fair sex and laying down of one’s coat in a pretty big puddle to impress those feisty feminists).

June 20 – HASTY PUDDING DAY (There are only got three things inrepparttar 140581 cupboard and you have to make a tasty treat in five minutes…what’srepparttar 140582 recipe andrepparttar 140583 ingredients?)

June 21 – INTERNATIONAL HARUM-SCARUM DAY (A day of utterly reckless abandon, with no busybodies, monitors, or supervisors in sight…what are you doing?)

June 22 – LONG JOHN APPRECIATION DAY – (What a terrific way to celebraterepparttar 140584 longest day ofrepparttar 140585 year not to mention tidy up your bottom drawer atrepparttar 140586 same time).

June 23 – HAND-ME-DOWN DAY (Pass along a previously-enjoyed, ready-made, cheap or shoddy thing to someone who truly deserves it…what is it and who gets it?)

June 24 – HARE & HOUNDS DAY (A wonderful excuse to scatter scraps of waste paper inrepparttar 140587 woods and then invite some flummoxed friends along to followrepparttar 140588 trail).

June 25 – HANKY-PANKY APPRECIATION DAY (A way to honorrepparttar 140589 hocus-pocus inclined who aren’t into hand-holding, handsprings, or arm-wrestling)

June 26 – NATIONAL GLOATING DAY (Time to glance admiringly atrepparttar 140590 apple of one’s eye or delight in someone else’s misfortune as long asrepparttar 140591 person doesn’t see you).

June 27 – STANDING ON ONE’S HEAD DAY (To gain a new perspective on life; not recommended for precocious pin-heads or members ofrepparttar 140592 Flat Earth Society).

June 28 – GLOBAL GLAD-HANDING & GAD-FLY APPRECIATION DAY (In recognition of people who love people and their annoying little habit of inserting smiley-faces inrepparttar 140593 signature line of every email or hand-written note they send you!)

June 29 – GREAT GIZMO & GADGET DAY (Time to let everyone know your top three “must-haves” on your exceedingly long Christmas Wish List this year!)

June 30 – HARD-AND-FAST-RULE BREAKING DAY (The Fickle Finger of Fate has allowed you one day to bend or break an immutable rule …which one is it?)

Lady Beatrice Blitterlees (referred to as the Duchess of Dither) and Lord Earl Craboon (otherwise known as the Duke of Doorknobs) are a delightful duo of dingbats who frequent the ripsnorthing royal court of The Quipping Queen at

I think I'll drop everything and just go fishin'

Written by Rev. James L. Snyder

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This essential part of his fishing equipment is lucky because it hosts several lucky fishing lures and flies, all meticulously arranged aroundrepparttar hat, representing some story associated with his fishing adventures. Some stories may be true, but not all, and in timerepparttar 140522 owner ofrepparttar 140523 hat can't remember which are true and which are not.

Another misnomer about going fishing has to do with catching fish. Let me state right here that catching fish has absolutely nothing to do with going fishing. In fact, no true fisherman would ever go fishing withrepparttar 140524 idea of catching any fish. Forrepparttar 140525 most part, it isrepparttar 140526 furthest thing from his mind.

When a fisherman goes fishing and catches a fish, he has nothing to talk about. And whatever else a fisherman loves doing, it is talking.

If, for example, a fisherman goes fishing all day and catches 20 fish, there is only one subject he will talk about when he gets back. No, it is notrepparttar 140527 20 fish he caught. After all, they are right in front of you; what else is there to say about it?

Ifrepparttar 140528 biggest fish, for instance, is 13 inches he cannot exaggerate and say it is 18 inches. The presence ofrepparttar 140529 fish precludes stretchingrepparttar 140530 truth, not that a fisherman would lie — he just improves onrepparttar 140531 truth as he sees it.

Often, when a fisherman does catch a fish he throws it back underrepparttar 140532 pretense of it not being big enough.

The singular subject of a fisherman's talk when returning from fishing is simply, "the one that got away." No matter how big his biggest catch ofrepparttar 140533 day is,repparttar 140534 one that got away out-scales them all.

He may never have seen that fish, but it has nothing to do with his recitation ofrepparttar 140535 one that got away. Something about that fish, whether real or imaginary, stirsrepparttar 140536 imagination of a true-blue fisherman. And, whether he saw that fish or not, he can talk for weeks, months and even years about that one.

A real fish in time spoils and eventually stinks; however,repparttar 140537 one that got away always improves with age.

I find myself in good company in this area. No less a person thanrepparttar 140538 apostle Peter didrepparttar 140539 same thing. He was frustrated and didn't know what to do so he didrepparttar 140540 thing that came natural to him.

"Simon Peter saith unto them, I go fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing." (John 21:3 KJV.)

I did not go fishing last week but justrepparttar 140541 thought of it was an amazing elixir to my spirit.

Reverend Snyder is currently ministering at the "Family of God Fellowship" in Ocala, Florida. More of his articles are available for reprint at his website: Rev. Snyder is available as a guest speaker. He writes a weekly column and is the author of "You Can Always Tell a Pastor; But Not Very Much " available at:

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