January 13, 2012. Today you get a choice of holidays to celebrate. You might find a common current that runs through them and celebrate them all!
Blame Someone Else Day. No, your fault. No yours. A nice day to pawn off all those miscues and muck-ups. Just remember, you may also be on the receiving end, not just the giving portion of this holiday!
Public Radio Broadcasting Day. Having spent several years as a DJ on Moab Public Radio (KZMU - Cows MOO), I truly appreciate Public Radio. Commentary, music, programming, public announcements, free speech, non-commercial, the list goes on. Thanks to all for making Public Radio reality!
Rubber Duckie Day. Jim Henson, as Ernie, delivered the song "Rubber Duckie" on a Sesame Street show in 1970. Sales went through the roof for rubber duckies after that program. Although the production of real rubber duckies began sometime in the late 1800s, today's plastic versions bob across many a bathtub sea. However, some rubber duckies float the world's oceans due to a lost shipment in 1992. A container washed overboard from a ship and 29,000 yellow rubber duckies, blue turtles, green frogs and red beavers found freedom on the high seas. Their travels and discoveries have led to discoveries about ocean currents. I don't know if the story first broke on Public Radio, but it would have been a good one.
So even though this year's January 13 is a Friday the 13th, there are ample reasons to celebrate the day. Cheers!