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National Margarita Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel – 

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world

February 22nd is National Margarita Day. I absolutely have to report about this day – it’s a must!

It doesn’t matter what kind of Margarita you partake in. Bacons mom likes a Habanero Margarita.  She says it’s cool and refreshing and then has a slight heat when swallowing. Yep that sounds like Bacons mom. Sweet and hot. Chitter Chatter. Don’t tell the oinker I said that.

Enjoy a Margarita today my friends!

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Posted by on February 22, 2018 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel, Uncategorized

 

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President’s Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

Today, February 19th is President’s Day here in the United States.  Do you know what President’s Day actually means?   Sure it means that it’s a holiday and there are lots of President Day sales going on; but, it’s much more important than that.

President’s Day is intended to honor all of the American Presidents but most significantly George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

George Washington is considered the “Father of His Country” and was born on February 22, 1732.  In 1787, Washington was unanimously elected president by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and took the oath of office in 1789.  He served two terms of office from 1789 until 1797.  After the presidency, Washington retired to his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia.  Do you know Washington’s famous quote?  “I can not tell a lie… I chopped down the Cherry tree.”

Abraham Lincoln was known as “Honest Abe” and was born on February 12, 1809.  Lincoln became president in 1861.  He wrote the Emancipation Proclamation and the The Gettysburg Address.  Lincoln was also the first US President to be assassinated.  He was shot in the Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.  Do you know the address to the White House?  It’s 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20500

Happy President’s Day to all of our wonderful Presidents that have served our country!

#45 – Donald Trump (2017-Current)

#44 – Barack Obama (2009-2017)

#43 – George W. Bush (2001-2009)

#42 – William J Clinton (1993-2001)

#41 – George H.W. Bush (1989-1993)

#40 – Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)

#39 – James Carter (1977-1981)

#38 – Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977)

#37 – Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974)

#36 – Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)

#35 – John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)

#34 – Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)

#33 – Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)

#32 – Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

#31 – Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)

#30 – Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)

#29 – Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)

#28 – Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

#27 – William Howard Taft (1909-1913)

#26 – Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)

#25 – William McKinely (1897-1901)

#24 – Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)

#23 – Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)

#22 – Grover Cleveland (1885-1889)

#21 – Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885)

#20 – James Garfield (1881)

#19 – Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)

#18 – Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)

#17 – Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)

#16 – Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

#15 – James Buchanan (1857-1861)

#14 – Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)

#13 – Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)

#12 – Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)

#11 – James K. Polk (1845-1849)

#10 – John Tyler (1841-1845)

#09 – William Henry Harrison (1841)

#08 – Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)

#07 – Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)

#06 – John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)

#05 – James Monroe (1817-1825)

#04 – James Madison (1809-1817)

#03 – Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)

#02 – John Adams (1797-1801)

#01 – George Washington (1789-1797)

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Rocky’s Nut Brunch

 Welcome my friends to another edition of Rocky’s Nut Brunch.  This week I want to talk about national animals.  Specifically what is the national animal of Scotland.  I bet you don’t know.  Am I right?   I did some research on this and you will be surprised to know that the national animal of Scotland is – a Unicorn.  Really it is.  You can google it.  Because you know it’s on the web.  Are you wondering why the Unicorn is their national animal?

“Well since the 12th century, a unicorn has been a Scottish heraldic symbol when it was used on an early form of the Scottish coat of arms by William I.”

Strange but interesting tidbit of information, right?  But let’s not stop there.  There are other strange national animals.  The komodo dragon is the national animal for Indonesia.  The phoenix is the national animal for Greece.  Monaco has three national animals – the hedgehog, the rabbit and the wood mouse.

 

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch

 

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Do a Grouch a Favor Day –

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

Today is Do a Grouch a Favor Day.  Do it today and make the world a better place!

Everyone has been a grouch at some point in their lives.  Some people are occasionally grouchy while others maintain that grouchy attitude all of the time.  You know who they are.  Sometimes people get grouchy because they are tired, had a bad day and the weather outside is bad.  It doesn’t take much sometimes to put people in a grouchy mood.

Today your goal is to look around for someone that is in a grouchy mood.  Do them a favor that will cheer them up.  Hug them.  Lick them.  Be nice to them.  Bring them the paper.  You know – do something nice for them to see if you can see a smile on their face.  You can do it.  I know you can!

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Get a Different Name Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”

February 13th is Get a Different Name Day – This day is created for those who are not fond of the name given to them at birth.  It wasn’t our choosing.  Rather, our parents bestowed it upon us.  If you like your given name, fabulous!  If NOT, then today is the day to take advantage of it and change your name for the day.

What will your new name be?  I was bestowed the name of Rockford Pygmy Sciuridae.  I know, it’s a mouthful.  That’s why I go by the name of Journalist Rocky the Squirrel.

Bacon’s full name is Bacon Porkchop Thompson.  I interviewed the little pig and asked him what he would change his name to for the day.  The little chap has a sense of humor.  He had a few and here are some of them:

  • Brad Bacon Pitt (He thinks he can get Miss Piggy with this name)
  • Bacon Bond 003 1/2   (The pig watches too much James Bond)
  • Kevin Bacon (Even I rolled my eyes on this one)
  • Hamm (He said he wanted to try another breakfast meat – that pig!)

What would your name be for today?  I would love to know.

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2018 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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Rocky’s Nut Brunch

Here is an interesting fact for you.  Often I hear mom/dad go to bed and when they settle I always notice they are holding hands.  I’ve often wondered about this and the reasoning behind it.  I finally asked and they told me.  They are lifetime otters.  Really no joking.

Otters hold hands when they go to sleep so that they don’t drift away from each other.  aaww – now isn’t that cute?  Now I know why mom/dad hold hands when they sleep.

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch

 

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Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day –

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –


February 7th is Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day – I tell you what – they come up with a lot of strange holidays here don’t they?  This day is the *perfect* opportunity to greet your neighbor with a big wave – be sure to use all of your fingers.  Without a doubt, this day was created to put a smile on your face and upon your neighbors face.  It’s intent is meant to be friendly, create a better relationship with your neighbors and to make people smile.   – I *know* you can do it.

So go out and greet those neighbors with a big big five finger wave with a big bright smile on your face

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2018 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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