APR 17, 24 .. NATIONAL DAY.. SURVIVOR DAY..

NATIONAL WHAT DAY IS TODAY?

It’s National Banana Day, National Ellis Island Family History Day, National Cheeseball Day, International Bat Appreciation Day, International Haiku Poetry Day, BLAH BLAH BLAH Day, Ford Mustang Day, Herbalist Day, 2A Day… and more!

We liked the the following the best.

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A DAME DAY .. There’s Nothing Like a Dame Day is celebrated on April 17. The day was created to honor the women of the theater and films. The idea was further popularized when veteran actresses Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith came together for the documentary “There’s Nothing Like a Dame.” We are here to show you how you can celebrate the day in the best way possible and tell you how the term ‘Dame’ has changed over the years. It went from being a female ruler to something that referred to all women. In the U.K., a Dame is a woman who has been honored for her work for a long time.

In the fourteenth century, the title ‘Dame’ was a sign of honor to women. In places like the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, ‘Dame’ was the feminine counterpart of ‘Sir,’ which was for men. The chivalric order, ‘The Order of Ermine,’ was the first to recognize women. There were many notable women knights throughout the Middle Ages. Previously, the term ‘Dame’ referred to the wife of a knight. In the seventeenth century, it was replaced by ‘Lady.’ In the twentieth century, the term ‘dame’ referred to all women. In 1932, the film “Dames,” a musical comedy, was released. It had many popular dance numbers like “The Girl at the Ironing Board” and “Try to See It My Way.”

In 1949, “South Pacific,” a musical, came out. It featured the song “There’s Nothing Like a Dame,” in which seven sailors sang, longing for women in their lives.

There is nothin’ like a dame—
Nothin’ in the world!
There is nothing you can name
That is anything like a dame.

In 2018, British theater and television director Roger Michell made the film documentary “Nothing Like a Dame Day,” which starred actresses of yesteryears like Judy Dench, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith. The documentary shed light on these women’s lives and how theater and cinema changed over the years. In the U.S., the documentary went by “Tea With The Dames.”

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Sam and Ginny .. 

Today is SURVIVOR WEDNESDAY

We can hardly believe that it is yet another Wednesday Evening Survivor Episode Day.

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Cap and Patti

BTW, I had my heart echocardiogram as scheduled yesterday afternoon. Now we will await the interpretation of the test results by a Doctor.

 


APR 16, 24 .. HAVASU LANDING.. THE FERRY BOAT RIDE.. THE SLOT MACHINES.. NATIONAL DAY..

APRIL 15th 2024

LAKE HAVASU and THE HAVASU LANDING CASINO..

Both the lake, and the casino, are part and parcel of my Monday trips across Lake Havasu to the Havasu Landing Casino.

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LAKE HAVASU

Just look at what a pleasant ferry boat ride it is!

Going over to Havasu Landing Casino, our 2pm boat was not crowded.

Returning to Lake Havasu City on the 3:30pm boat, it was a totally different story.

Going over with us, was an employee of the Casino.

I have seen this gentleman many times on the ferry. I have never ever approached him figuring he would NOT want to be bothered by people with Slot Machine Questions.

Well my neighbor, “My Man Eddie” struck up a conversation with him!

Because Eddie has been making three trips a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) over to the Casino for some years now, for all I know, Eddie may know him.

Anyway Eddie asked him, “What machine should I bet on?” .. The Slot Machine Technician snapped right back! “Bet on your Banks ATM!”

So then I said to him, “It is amazing the good information that is available on-line about Slot Machines!” 

He totally agreed.

The three of us had a nice visit. I let him pick out a Pocket Spiritual Stone saying, “You just hit a winner!” and let him pick out a stone. 

He picked out Health and really liked it. A Health stone is NOT shown below.

Back to today’s ferry boat ride.

We are almost to the Casino.

Outward bound, heading to the Casino, on the right side of the ferry is this beautiful little lighthouse.

On the return to Lake Havasu City, on the other side of the channel is the below very attractive lighthouse that called out to me saying, “Dad! Oh Dad! You never ever take my photo. Dad how about today Dad!”

Yes indeed YOU too are very attractive!

Thanks Dad!

My pleasure!

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LAKE HAVASU LANDING CASINO

Now the Slot Machine adventure. I only played Rocky today (Monday the 15th).

I began by playing $20 (bet in $5 increments) with each spin being for 50 cents. My plan was to play 40 games. After my initial 40 games you can see the results.

I bet (spent) $20 and I won $19.52. At this point, the cost of my trip was $0.48 or forty eight cents.

My mission, my goal, is for any visit to cost me $5 or less. Here I sat with today’s trip costing me forty eight cents!

Did I stop, having enjoyed an exceptional day to this point?

No I did not!

I went “after the carrot” that Rocky was dangling before me! Based upon the above figures, I felt that “I had the hot hand!”

So I decided to play another ten games ($5).

I won ten cents ($0.10). 

So I played another ten games ($5).

I won seventy four cents ($0.74).

So after betting $10 and winning $0.84 (eighty four cents) ..

The cost of today’s visit was now $9.64. 

I bet $30 and I won $20.36.

Did I stop “chasing Rocky’s carrot” and “call it still a good day”?

Yes.. I.. stopped!! 

A Subway Sandwich costs us this much! 

The day, the boat ride, the weather and the visiting were well worth $10. 

BUT !!

I can see, by my own actual experience, why playing the slot machines and participating in many other forms of gambling can get some people (not everyone) into deep trouble.

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NATIONAL TODAY IS WHAT DAY?

NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY.. Each year on April 16th, National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day allows us a reprieve after meeting a late-night deadline shuffling receipts, and adding columns to file our taxes. Fun.

While some people call this day “the best holiday of the year,” it was created for fun. Wearing pajamas to work creates a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere especially for those accountants, tax preparers, and last-minute filers. Wearing pajamas offers a little relief from the nail biting and stress that often comes with filing taxes. The day helps to let go of the anxiety and offers a few more minutes of sleep for those who pushed the deadline to the limit.

NATIONAL ORCHID DAY.. Each year on April 16th, National Orchid Day recognizes one of the world’s diverse and widespread flowering plant families. The orchids’ often colorful and fragrant blooms grow in abundance around the world. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species. Not only are they prolific, but they range in size from the 2.1 mm wide Platystele jungermannioides to broad-bloomed Grammatophyllum speciosum. Flowers.

While some find the orchid challenging to grow, others find pleasure in their pleasant fragrance and uncommon beauty. With so many varieties to choose from, anyone can enjoy the beauty from home or by visiting botanical gardens around the world.

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We are now into today. Tuesday, April the 16th. At 12:30pm I have a medical procedure (an echocardiogram) of my heart. 

It’s now 1:27am. It IS Bedtime.

Cap and Patti

Yes Oh Yes ! Monday was a Grand Day !