Monday, February 19, 2007
Guess that is kind of a vague question but what Iím getting at is this. It seems like there are events, holidays, birthdays, special days, and just plain days that call for celebration on a non-stop basis! I mean go back to the traditional ones like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, then start throwing in the other ones like Martin Luther King Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Valentines Day, and Presidents Day. What I sense is well orchestrated campaign to get us all to dig into the purse or wallet frequently enough that we wonít bat an eye at any reason to celebrate a day.
February is a great month for that. Besides Valentines Day and the two Presidentsí actually birthdays, there is Ground Hog Day and The Daytona 500 on Feb. 18th, and Fat Tuesday on Feb 20th, the day before Lent starts. Just open a line of credit at a couple good restaurants and retail outlets and youíre covered.
Of course March, which is known as National Womenís History Month, has a big day for celebration; St Patrickís Day! Now thatís the kind of day that calls for the celebration of Corned Beef, Cabbage, and green beverages. What more can you ask for? A chance to eat, drink and be merry just before the onslaught of April, a month loaded with more celebratory days. April leads the pack with April Fools Day, Good Friday, Easter, National Secretary Day, and Earth Day.
But hereís where someone threw a monkey wrench into the fun. April is also when Income Tax is due and as you scramble to make the deadline and still have something left, you realize that all those previous days of celebration are actually catching up with you. Those long lost days of getting wild and crazy and having a blast, have run up the fun tab to its limit. If you could deduct all the fun and frivolity from your taxes then youíd be living well, but if youíre mortal like most of us youíll just have to suck it up and swear not to get wild about future spending and celebrating. But beware, looming ahead in May is Memorial Day and you know what that gets you on track for; the beginning of summertime and the ever popular 4th Of July!
So keep on with the celebrations, youíre not done yet, because donít want to forget that lots of people you know have birthdays that call for big day celebrations!!!
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