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Old Stuff Day

antiquesroadshowMarch 2 is Old Stuff Day. There is some confusion about what the true meaning of this day is, but it has been broken into two different celebratory forms. The first involves the celebration of old stuff – antiques, vintage items, and things that have been around for a while. The other meaning revolves around the fact that today we should not do the same “old stuff” that we usually do.

adventuretimeIf you’d like to take the first route to celebrating today, then you should spend it appreciating or acquiring some new old items in your life. Pull out some old photo albums and have a nostalgic romp into your past or the past of your family or friends. Take a trip to an antique store, vintage shop, or flea market and look for some antique pieces to add to your collection. Generally items are considered “vintage” or “antique” when they are 20 years old or older. You could also take today to travel to an older relative’s home and have them recount stories of their past to you.

The second way to celebrate this day involves first figuring out if you or someone you know is always doing the same “old stuff.” If your life or the life of someone you know has gotten a bit redundant, it’s time to shake things up. Do something you’ve always wanted to or go someplace you haven’t been to. Try out a new hobby and get out of your daily routine. Go on an adventure, wear something you wouldn’t normally, or try some new foods! Basically, take whatever you normally would do, and do the opposite.

Sources: Examiner.com, Holiday Insights, National Whatever Day, eHow, Days of the Year

 

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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

American children’s book author and poet, Dr. Seuss was born Theodore Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. While attending college at Dartmouth, Geisel got in trouble for drinking in his dorm and was forced to resign from all his extracurricular activities. Not ready to give up his position at Dartmouth’s humor magazine, the Jack-O-Lantern, he began signing the pen name Seuss and continued contributing.

Over the length of his career, Dr. Seuss wrote 46 children’s books, the most popular of which are Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

– Dr. Seuss

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Sources: Biography, Wikipedia

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