Daily Archives: 07/17/2017

Yellow Pig Day


Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world

Hallelujah! Can you believe they make a holiday for this little oinker we have here at the Hotel Thompson called Bacon? It’s not enough that he’s a spoiled little tyke, now he has holidays. It’s certainly a great reason to celebrate with Bacon – we’ll take that anyday.

Yellow Pig Day is today, July 17th. This is not to be confused with National Pig Day celebrated on March 1st every year. Are you wondering what the difference is between the two pig day holidays? Let me explain it to you ūüôā

National Pig Day on March 1st, recognizes and appreciates domesticated pigs, like Bacon. Pot-bellied pigs are often found in petting zoos and sometimes they can be found in regular every day homes like at the Hotel Thompson as members of the family. (I would say as pets but we all know that Bacon has gone beyond that category and is now a ‘member’ of the family. Some would say a child.) I’m sure you already know due to Bacon’s blog here that pigs are highly clever and intelligent animals. They will focus in on one thing until they accomplish whatever they are trying to do. Pigs like Bacon can learn how to open doors, gates, fetch like dogs, roll over and other amazing tricks. Ellen Stanley, an art teacher in Texas, created National Pig Day in 1972. Her intent was to to recognize and be thankful for pigs as intelligent domestic animals. And I have to admit, this holiday is HUGE at the Hotel Thompson.

Yellow Pig Day on July 17th is a mathematician’s holiday celebrating yellow pigs and the number 17. Have you ever seen a yellow pig in real life? Probably not, but wouldn’t it be fun to have them yellow? Why not celebrate yellow pigs anyway! This holiday has been celebrated yearly since the early 1960’s, primarily by mathematicians on college campuses but hey it’s a holiday – let’s celebrate! I wonder if Bacon’s Aunt Tina knows about this date? Did you know that she is in fact a mathematician and a college professor? See smartness runs in the Thompson family ūüôā

The Yellow Pig was created by mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly in the early 1960’s. Spivak and Kelly were students at Princeton University, studying of course mathematics. History was made as they were listing interesting properties of the number 17. During this thought wave, the yellow pig was born. The yellow pig and the number 17 have been linked ever since.

So, spend some time today thinking and working in multiples of 17 and thinking about little yellow pigs.


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Journey with Friends РWeek 28 

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship Рall with one single goal in mind Рto live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Sunday, July 9, 2017 – ¬†For the most part, I’m over this summer cold. ¬†But this hacking cough still persists. ¬†At times its like I’m trying to cough up a furball. ¬†This cough has to go. ¬†I wonder if I can sweat it out? ¬†Miles Moved: 1.67

Monday, July 10, 2017 – ¬†I’m going to have to find a solution to this heat outside. ¬†It is way too hot to be walking outdoors in the heat. ¬†Diablo my treadmill has gotten some workout but I just can’t seem to get into the groove of things with my chest and this cough. Miles Moved: 1.82

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – ¬†Moved a bit more today. ¬†I put a call into my doctor and who said that something is going around with this hacking cough. ¬†The only thing she knows to get rid of it is cough syrup with codeine. ¬†I’m picking it up after work. ¬†I really hope that works. Miles Moved: 2.57

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – ¬†I’m feeling so much better this morning! ¬†The doctor told me to take it easy for a couple of days and to take my cough syrup. ¬†Hopefully by next week I can be back into the swing of things all the around. ¬†I hope anyway! ¬† Miles Moved: 1.78

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – ¬†Arrgh – this summer cold is killing me. ¬†At times I have absolutely no appetite and the smell of food makes me sick – yay. ¬†Then there are times that my stomach won’t stop growling. ¬†Then my voice goes and then comes back hoarse as all get out – which I think the family enjoys – LOL. ¬†I have no energy. ¬†My energy got up and left without me it seems. ¬†I’m taking it easy the rest of this week to see if I can’t shake it off. ¬†Miles Moved: 1.07

Friday, July 14, 2017 – ¬†I definitely am not filling my Apple i-Watch rings today. ¬†My chest feels heavy (more than normal – giggles) and the codeine cough syrup is making me sluggish like I’m drunk. ¬†It’s so weird. ¬†But my cough is going away. ¬†Cough or sluggo – which one should I pick, right? ¬† Miles Moved: 1.23

Saturday, July 15, 2017 – ¬†Today’s goals – get REST. ¬†And that my friends is basically what I did all day. ¬†Please make this crappy cold go away and find another home. ¬†Karma where are you? ¬†Miles Moved: 0.62

Thoughts for the week: ¬†Life is not a race. ¬†Sometimes we have to take a breath and be okay with yourself. ¬†I’m sick. ¬†I must take care of myself and get over this. ¬†If I can’t take care of myself, I can’t take care of the family. ¬†So I shall put myself first this weekend and come back strong on Monday.

This week walked: 10.76

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  340.20 

¬†‚̧¬†small goals turn into big accomplishments¬†‚̧


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