Sillidays: National Cheeseburger Day

 

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Labor Day may be over, but there’s no better day for a BBQ burger than National Cheeseburger Day!  I personally enjoy a good veggie cheese burger with  a Garden Veggie Patty from MorningStar Farms®.  What’s your favorite?

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For the month of September, Friendship Month here on Playing Grown-Ups, I will be posting on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Stay ‘tooned tomorrow for a brand new post!

~ Sherri <3

 

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Sillidays: Roald Dahl Day

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One of my biggest influences growing up was the author Roald Dahl.  I devoured all of his books, and read them over and over again.  His humor and silliness shaped not only my love of literature, but my sense of humor in everyday life. I have to admit, even at 9 years old it blew my mind how he came up with the idea for “frobscottle”, the fizzy drink that bubbles down instead of up and comes out the form of “whizzpopping” – burping from, well, “the other end”.

I also adored the movie adaptations of his books – I mean, who DOESN’T love Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, or found Anjelica Huston to be deliciously creepy in The Witches.  Matilda came out not too long after I’d read the book, which utilizes some memorable songs I still associate with the scenes that accompanied them (such as this or this).

I think I’m going to pick up one of his books this week and re-read them. It’s been quite a while.

So, how much do you love Roald Dahl? What’s your favorite read?

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For the month of September, Friendship Month here on Playing Grown-Ups, I will be posting on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Stay ‘tooned tomorrow for a brand new post!

~ Sherri <3

 

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Sillidays: Make Your Bed Day

It’s hard to think of 9/11 as anything more than the day our world changed forever back in 2011. I was in a NY high school during that time, and though nobody I knew personally was killed, people I knew and cared about did lose loved ones that day. I will never forget the fact that my dad took my sister and me out for lunch to a pizza place (we were stranded in Brooklyn, where we both attended school, because all the bridges were closed down and we couldn’t get back home to Staten Island). The pizza place happened to have a clear view of the Manhattan Skyline.  He took us to the middle of the street, which was totally empty, and pointed to the pillars of smoke rising from where the World Trade Center building had been standing proudly a mere few hours before, and told us that this was a moment we’d never forget. And indeed, I never will.

I also had a favorite high school teacher who sat at her desk that day, with a blank stare, thinking, “But…it’s my birthday.” Her kids had planned, for the first time, a surprise party for her that night. But it always struck with me that, although the day was the worst day of my life, life would have to go on. September 11th will always be my beloved teacher’s birthday, as I’m sure is the case for millions of others. I’m positive that plenty of people got married on a September 11th before and after that day, so 9/11 will continue to be an anniversary for couples to celebrate.

It is for that reason that I decided to find a silly holiday to illustrate today. 9/11 will always be remembered as a day of infamy, but it also is known for other special occasions as well. So, for today’s Silliday funny, “real-fake” holiday, I’ve discovered that:

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It’s a simple request that Moms ask kids all over the world: Make Your Bed. Three simple words. Yet how many of us actually DO this small task? The Happiness Project author (and Playing Grown-Ups Interviewee) Gretchen Rubin cites that making the bed is one of the easiest and most important things you can do to make you feel happy and accomplished. This small, easy task can give you a sense of order and control in your otherwise hectic life. Today, let’s show our neglected, unmade beds a little love and make them. If you’re a regular “bed maker-upper”, then give your bed an extra little pat. It’s always a good thing to appreciate the comforts of home, so today love your made-up beds!

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For the month of September, Friendship Month here on Playing Grown-Ups, I will be posting on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Stay ‘tooned tomorrow for a brand new post!

~ Sherri <3

 

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Sillidays: National Skyscraper Day

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 One of my most favorite things ever is celebrating “unofficial” holidays. I’m sure by now you all are well acquainted with Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th, for those who arrrrren’t sure! =0P). Well, there are websites full of these “real fake” holidays, which range from National Waffle Day (August 24th) to Elephant Appreciation Day (September 22nd).

In the spirit of good ol’ fun, I’ll be making these “Silliday” (aka Silly Day) illustrations in celebration of some of these random days. However, the frequency of these illustrations will be based on you! I will start with one fun “Silliday” illustration celebration per week. If you like it, share it! The more ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ these posts get, the more frequently these holidays will be posted.

As a former New Yorker, I felt that this was a terrific fun holiday to celebrate. My favorite skyscrapers were, without a doubt, the World Trade Center Towers. It still feels strange crossing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge or seeing the Manhattan skyline from another vantage point and not seeing the gigantic Twin Towers proudly standing tall. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the fact that they’re forever gone. So National Skyscraper Day makes me a tad nostalgic for the Empire State, and the people in it.

What does National Skyscraper Day mean to you? What is your favorite skyscraper? Share your thoughts!

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For the month of September, Friendship Month here on Playing Grown-Ups, I will be posting on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Stay ‘tooned tomorrow for a brand new post!

~ Sherri <3

 

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