Late Night Laughs

Heeere's Johnny! Today is TV Talk Show Host Day and honors all TV Talk Show hosts past and present. This very special day is celebrated on the birth date of legendary night time talk show host Johnny Carson. For a record 29 years, 7 months and 29 days, the undisputed "King of Late Night Television" hosted 1,859 episodes of The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992.

A fun caricature of one Health-Conscious Host!

While this day is celebrated on Johnny Carson's birth date, it is intended to show appreciation to all Television talk show hosts, daytime and nighttime.

Dad may not have a talk show, but loves seeing himself on TV and in comic strips!

Celebrate today, by having a Television Talk Show Marathon...watch them all day and night. Have a happy TV Talk Show Host Day!!!


Pumpkin Parade

Pumpkins. Pumpkins. Pumpkins! Nothing says "October" like pumpkins! Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Filling, Pumpkin Beer, Pumpkin Cider, Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake!

"Dad" LOVES pumpkins this time of year!

Today is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day and celebrates the Fall with this rich and creamy Jack o' Luscious dessert. Why pumpkins and cheesecake!? WHY NOT put these two favorite desserts together?! They make a delicious dessert and they're both nutritious and healthy.

Not quite the "baker"? That's OK, it's easy to indulge this special day. Go to a cheesecake store or bakery, and buy a "pumpkin cheesecake". Or better yet, make a homemade pumpkin cheesecake.

Don't have a recipe? Here is a Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe to try that's fun and its easy!

Count Your Buttons

Parental wisdom has taught us to "count our blessings" when we are feeling melancholy, but we'll save that for another day. Today is… Count Your Buttons Day!? Yes, as found on Holiday Insights, we were perplexed by this wacky holiday too. So we wanted to know "Why!?" And it turns out that they don't know why either! The subject is rather ambiguous. Are these the buttons that keep our pants, shirts, sweaters and jackets together, or funny slogan buttons like the type we find around election season?

Some buttons aren't worth counting...

So how do you celebrate this day? Whether you are a "collector of buttons" or any other obscure obsession (hey, my grandmother collected spoons!), it's suggested that if you have nothing better to do, you start counting your buttons. Otherwise, you may choose to move on to the other other holiday celebrated today… National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!


Evaluating Your Life

Honesty is the best policy. We usually lend this advise when we are talking to a friend who is trying to solve a problem with someone else. But what if the issue we are contemplating is with ourself?
A fitting "self-evaluation" comic that I did for Eric P. Butts CPA

Evaluate Your Life Day sounds just a little bit too serious, and can be a bit scary. What if in evaluating our own life we don't like what we find?

Well that's when we need to put on our grown up pants, muster up some bravado, and begin to make positive changes.

Evaluate Your Life Day gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon our life; what we've done, and where we're going. Remember, honest is the best policy here. Are things going well? What's bothering you? What do you need, or want, to change? Am I where I want to be physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially? What's your purpose? What's your passion? Here's what I found.

With a self evaluation, you can then make the changes like I did to improve the quality of your life. Or, if things are going well, just tinker with small adjustments. Evaluate Your Life Day can be the beginning of a happier and healthier you!


Fashion Faux Pas

Can't find anything to wear?
Well, you're in luck because today is Wear Something Gaudy Day!

The roots of this day go back to the hit 1970's television comedy show "Three's Company". Larry Dallas (played by Richard Kline), one of the characters on the show, declared a Wear Something Gaudy Day.

The word "gaudy" refers to something bright, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste. And the epitome of this fashion faux pas is none other than the star of the "Because I Said So" comics! For the past 100 comic strips, "Dad" has found a new way to break every tasteful trend by combining his psychedelic shirts, mismatched short-shorts, white knee-high socks, and brown sandals.

So if you want break all the rules and dress like "Dad", have a little fun today. For just one day, forego fashion and style. Look for something to wear that's really wild and wacky, and will stick out like a sore thumb wherever you go.

And if you're always garbed in gaudy attire, this is your day to find some fashion sense and look like everyone else!