A smile starts on the lips.
A grin spreads to the eyes.
A chuckle comes from the belly.
But a good laugh bursts forth,
the soul overflows
and bubbles all around.
~ Carolyn Birmingham
Over on a month full of Smiley Silliness it’s the birthday of the Milk Carton. The first ones appeared in 1929, just in time for the arrival of my good old mom! She was born in 1929.
It is also Male Watching Day. I am a big fan of this day. I love looking at a good looking guy. I’m one to holler, “unfair” when watching a movie where the women are in bikinis and the men have on baggy swim trunks and loose fitting t-shirts. I think we need a movement to get all men to wear Speedos for a little beach equality. Let the guys be equally uncomfortable walking around all exposed.
I wonder if Male Watching Day was put on January 8th in recognition of the very watchable Elvis, born this day in 1935. Put Elvis in an argyle sweater while skiing and munching on a toffee then you’d be celebrating 4 of the holidays set for today. And if Elvis rode the chairlift up the mountain with David Bowie (also the birthday boy, 1947) they could entertain the skiers below singing Happy Birthday to each other.
Great mind Stephen Hawking (1942) and silly soul Soupy Sales (1926) were also born on this day.
BTW, the Smileys and holidays on a month full of Smiley Silliness are all different than the ones you see here on the website’s Daily Smiley.
Plus, as is often the case, the Bubbles Smiley you get in the Smiley-a-Day emailer is different from what you see here.