Archive | May, 2010

May 4th is International Respect for Chickens Day

While our relationship with the chicken is very convoluted, we decided to take a kinder approach to appreciating our feathered friends.

Elizabeth, who heads the third-party accounts in the our marketing department made this great origami-chicken video. My personal favorite part about her creation is that it actually lays an egg at the end.

Video below:

The holiday is an organized protest by the United Poultry Concerns to celebrate the dignity, beauty and life of chickens and to protest the bleakness of their lives in farming operations.

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May 3rd is Lumpy Rug Day!

What is Lumpy Rug Day?

May 3rd is Lumpy Rug Day; a day to show your appreciation and thanks for the old lumpy rugs that provided many years of comfort. Spring cleaning is in the air, and it’s time to celebrate with one of the oddest holidays around. It’s a day to say good-bye to those old lumpy rugs and bring in new ones. It’s sort of an “out with the old, in with the new” attitude.

This holiday also showcases the idea that every day is worthy of a holiday, and that appreciation can be found for the most unique things.

How do I celebrate Lumpy Rug Day?

  • Flatten out the rugs in your house.
  • Donate your old rugs, and purchase new ones to keep your house fresh and clean.
  • At minimum, it could be a day to vacuum and wash your rugs.

While we didn’t have any lumpy rugs around the office, we decided to make some lumps of our own at home:

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May 2nd – Happy Baby Day!

When is Baby Day?

Baby Day falls on May 2nd.

What is Baby Day?

While there remains no exact definition for this day, it is safe to assume that May 2nd celebrates the miracle of life, and the appreciate for innocence.

How did we celebrate?

Though Baby Day falls on Sunday this, we took the time on Friday to talk about our childhood and by hanging all of our pictures on the wall and playing  ”Who is that baby?”

Here are some pictures of us when we were little:

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May 1st – Happy May Day!

This post was authored by Nicki S and is part of our Celebrate Every Day in May series. Read more

What is May Day?

May Day is May 1st. There are a variety of celebrations across many countries. Celebrations can commemorate workers rights, mark the change of season from Winter into Spring as well as religious expressions.

How did we celebrate?

Traditionally, May Day is celebrated by preparing a small basket with flowers and leaving the flowers anonymously at a neighbors door.
We made crepe paper flowers and filled baskets made out of recycled calendars. We delivered them to our neighboring companies including Round2Heliovolt, and Otis Spunkmeyer. All (nearly 100) employees received a single hand-made flower. We suggested that the our fellow employees from Calendar Club LLC deliver this flower anonymously to one of their own neighbors in celebration of May Day.
Our friends at Round2, a great electronics recycling company:
Leaving some flowers on doorsteps:

Other ways to celebrate:

Germans who dance around the maypole as do the British who also crown a May Queen. Hawaiians Lei Day celebrates the islands native culture and May Day China’s Labour Day.

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