Have a Cold
The average American walks about 900 miles a year and drinks an average of 22 gallons of beer a year. That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles per gallon.
It’s also Take a Nap at Work Day. Drink enough beer and that’ll be easy. And what with it also being Leave Work Early Week and the 4th of July on Monday, the first week of July is shaping up to be a doozy. Or should that be a snoozey?
Additionally, It’s Freedom from Fear of Public Speaking Day. Ha! As if a silly holiday could eliminate one of people’s biggest fears (beer’d work better). I just keep on doing it and it has become easier! When I did my TED Talk it was my first time as a public speaker, ever (no one asked if I had experience, so I didn’t volunteer the info that I did not.). I was so nervous, coupled with the clicker not working and my slides not loading, oy vey! But I gave the commencement address at San Francisco State a month ago and actually enjoyed myself. I channelled my inner Obama. That is to say, every few words I paused. It worked amazingly well. My sweet mom suggests I write to the President and tell him thanks.
For today’s birthdays we have the struggling Lindsay Lohan (1986) and the great leader of the Civil Rights struggle Medgar Evers (1925). Just about as different as could be. Maybe. Maybe not. We are all humans, all fighting struggles. Maybe they, maybe we, are more similar than the surface impressions allow us to know.
Today marks the beginning of the last half of the year. We are half way to 2017. 2016’s been a rough one for me–I’m hoping 2017 will be better. And besides just hoping, I’m going to do everything I can to make it so!
What else is remarkable about July 2nd? I forget (and not just because of the beer). No, really; July 2nd is I Forgot 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 Beer Smiley you get in the Smiley-a-Day emailer, is different from what you see here.