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Mule Day [Oct. 26th, 2005|11:23 pm]
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Today is Mule Day in commemoration of the delivery of Spanish jacks to the New World on October 26, 1785.

Here is the recipe for making a mule: mix one male donkey and one female horse. Put in a warm place for 11 months.

Glossary

Ass - A member of the genus Equus with larger ears and smaller build than the horse. Group includes donkeys and burros but the term usually is used only for the wild versions.

Burro - Small donkey
Dam - Mother of any of these animals
Donkey - Either a male or female domesticated ass
Foal - Baby (either sex) horse or donkey
Gelding - Castrated male horse or donkey

Hinny - Sterile offspring of a stallion and a jennet. Now I'll bet you are wondering why you never see hinnies even though you can't walk ten feet without tripping over a mule. Gail Damerow probably has the answer in her groundbreaking essay "Why Not Hinnies?" And if she doesn't have it, Greg Sefton and Leah Patton have collaborated on the scholarly "Ponderings on Hinnies."

Horse - Means a horse, either a male or female
Jack - Uncastrated (intact) male donkey
Jennet - Female donkey (pronounced jenny)
Mammoth Jack - Exceptionally large uncastrated male donkey
Mare - Female horse
Mule - Sterile offspring of a jack and a mare
Sire - Father of any of these animals
Stallion - Uncastrated male horse

Sizes of donkeys:

Different breeds of donkeys are determined by measuring them at the withers. The withers are located where the donkey's cross and dorsal stripe meet. (or where the top side of the neck attaches to the donkey's back) Miniature Donkey -- an adult donkey 36" tall or less when measured at the withers; Small Standard Donkey -- 36.01" up to 40"; Standard Donkey -- 40.01" up to 48"; Large Standard Donkey -- Jennets: 48" up to 54"/Jacks: 48" up to 56"; Mammoth Donkey -- Jennets: 54" and over / Jacks: 56" and over.
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Sourest Day [Oct. 25th, 2005|06:33 am]
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Obviously, this would be the opposite of Sweetest Day. It's for all the jaded people - those who life has given them lemons and don't have any sugar to make lemonade. ...bitches!
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Cartoonists Against Crime Day [Oct. 25th, 2005|06:27 am]
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Because there are cartoonists that are pro-crime. There are cartoonists that hunger for chaos and thirst for anarchy! Bwa ha ha ha
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Count Your Buttons Day [Oct. 21st, 2005|06:31 am]
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One, two, three...

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Babbling Day [Oct. 21st, 2005|06:22 am]
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so stayed at the office until around 7:00 i was gonna leave, but vicky showed up with pizza and sodas so i stayed to have a few slices with the boss and then i left and went to wal-mart to pick up some make-up for this fairy costume and i was suprised to see how little costume jewelry they had to select from because i still don't have a necklace i didn't find anything needless-to-say but i did find some liquid eyeliner and then i headed home and caught the last period of the lightning vs. atlanta hockey game the score was 5 - 0 and so i went straight to work on my fairy hat and then i took a bath and painted my nails trailer trash red and watched some south park and went to post about tomorrow's holiday(s)...oh, i guess i am babbling on
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Evaluate Your Life Day [Oct. 19th, 2005|06:39 am]
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It is finally here. The day to think about your past and your future. Are you headed in the right direction?

Yes, it's time to look at yourself in that giant mirror and say "who am I? Where is my life taking me?"

Take a personal inventory of your positive and negative attributes, friends and enemies, accomplishments and regrets.
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No Beard Day [Oct. 18th, 2005|06:57 am]
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Wear Something Gaudy Day [Oct. 17th, 2005|06:09 am]
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Time to throw good taste out the window! Your goal? To become a "fashion don't." Let your child pile on as many clothes and accessories as he or she wants, regardless of color, pattern, or style. Head to your own closet and do the same.
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Dictionary Day [Oct. 16th, 2005|06:09 am]
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Calling all wordsmiths! October 16 is Dictionary Day, named in honor of the birthday of that famous American wordsmith, Noah Webster.

Longest word in English? "PNEUMONO­ULTRA­MICRO­SCOPIC­SILICO­VOLCANO­CONIOSIS" - a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of siliceous volcanic dust
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National Boss Day [Oct. 16th, 2005|06:07 am]
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National Boss Day offers employees an opportunity to recognize those in supervisory positions. Popular ways to say "thanks" include cards, a lunch in the boss's honor, flowers, or gift certificates.

National Boss Day was started in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Ill., registered the holiday with the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. She designated October 16 as the special day because it was her father's birthday. Ms. Haroski's purpose was to designate a day to show appreciation for her boss and other bosses. She also hoped to improve the relationship between employees and supervisors. She believed young employees often do not realize the challenges bosses face in running a business.
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