It's "Bison Ten Yell Day" today! (Hint: Read Bison-Ten-Yell Day out fast and it sounds like bicentennial day). The origins of this unofficial day from what I read are unknown. You want to celebrate, make up a character or happy event and celebrate its bicentennial on this day. So this is very much a freeform #checkin. Post what you celebrate today, if you can, be it Ganesh Chaturthi, Ceuta indepedence, or whathaveyou. Or simply link the weirdest thing you read. (The café theme might still apply if you're still out of ideas on this one.)
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Labor Day in the US so celebrating a day off, plus unions. Also a funny story: long ago I was at work talking to a fellow in Spain. I mentioned the office would be closed Monday for Labor Day. The poor fellow thought it had something to do with pregnancy and giving birth.
Labor Day - and a day to sleep in! That, in itself is a cause to celebrate. Also, we have just had several cool days, so this weekend has been about major closet cleaning and sorting... As the heat and humidity are returning today, this looks like a day to chillax, read a book, watch a movie, catch up on a calendaring project for a group I run... the goal today is not to perspire!
It’s Labour Day for us in Canada too! Unions here are whooping it up, but so are the rest of us enjoying the long weekend. Once upon a time I believed in the anti-union rhetoric but having witnessed (aren’t we all witnessing?) how ruthless, inhumane and unethical some corporations/big orgs can be, I am glad people’s rights (some, anyway) are protected by labour laws and unions here.
Hey, those of you who may be in Dorian's path, hope you are very safe. I notice hospitals and nursing homes along the Florida coast are being evacuated and additional evacuation shelters are opening. Bahamas has been hit hard.
Eisenhower rewrote the U.S. calendar, eliminating May Day, giving us a fake Labor Day, renaming Armistice Day “Veterans Day” and changing its purpose. It used to be dedicated to finding peaceful resolutions to conflicts. Ike also forced sectarian religion into the longtime secular national motto, rewrote the Pledge of Allegiance to impose “under God” on a people once free to make up their own minds about religion. He said he did this to use the phraseology of religion as “spiritual weapons” to condition the people to accept the Cold War. This is how freedom, debate and peace died in the United States.
@Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩) Bison you say? 😉 Last year Bison was reintroduced to Banff National Park. The link is to a video of their arrival. Great news, since then they have successfully calved, appear to have bonded to their new home and have taken their next step towards being once again free roaming. The blog below has many more details about these BISON.
Hi all, since no day off for me (because commie-style Mai 1st here), only now can I myself check in.
@Jodi Kaplan, lol, falling prey to amigos falsos (sic!) your Spanish friend has been, just as about anyone learning a different language with seemingly similar words will have. That one was quick to correct, right? :D
@Su Ann Lim Bisons! Definitely on the good side of things. Wonder if there's any resistance, or do bisons keep to themselves and away from settlements typically?
I don't celebrate much anymore. I'm on kind of a down day waking in much pain after last night's thunderstorm. I don't know why weather can affect us so, but my thinking is that it is the change in barometric pressure. But I recognize Labor Day. May all those that toil away have a great day of rest. My toil days are long gone.
...my day off while my Grimm One suffers due to the constant on again & off again storms my part of Pa is being bombarded with...ugh. Love seeing you use the correct spelling, @Su Ann Lim!! Happy Labour Day!!
@Carsten Raddatz (劉愷恩) while most of the herd is thriving in the 1200 sq km free roaming area far from roads - one this year and two last year, wandered out of that area. They were kicked out of the free roaming program. I gather the herd is tracked closely. Parks Canada has a hotline for wildlife (not being where they should be) sightings. Residents in the area are used to encountering wildlife (moose, elk, mountain sheep, wolves, cougars, deer, beer, etc.). We hope tourists keep their distance
@Guy Geens your daughter's last year in high school? It's an exciting year for the family. 😊
@Violante de Rojas Hmm? you're welcome. Now why aren't you uncomfortable like most Americans when you see Canadians using the spelling that we were taught? 😆 (BTW I try to remember to switch over the US spelling, when in the US.)
Still celebrating summer weather (21C with comfortable humidity) here. Cheers!
I remember reading a bumper sticker that said "Welcome to the weekend. Brought to you by unions". The City of Nanaimo, just south of here, still celebrates May Day. I think it has something to do with the coal miners revolting many years ago. They brought the army in on horseback to quell the situation.
Well, today many in Vancouver are celebrating the final Summer Concert Night at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) -the annual agricultural exhibition, playland (rides) and all sorts of daytime and nighttime entertainment fair since 1910. TLC is the final headlining group at the centre stage amphitheatre tonight.
Last night it was the Beach Boys, the night before Bill Idol. Earlier were Blue Rodeo, Smoky Robinson, UB40, Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer, Colin James, STYX and many more over the course of the fair - an extensive, eclectic line-up. Like the rest of the fair, there's something for everyone!.
I have seen one of those in your list. On my 21st birthday, a group of us went to El Paso to see BTO and Climax Blues Band. We were surprised when a guy took the mic and announced "A big welcome back to Styx!" That concert (and many birthday kisses) makes for a great 21st birthday memory.
@Su Ann Lim Wow! That is quite the line-up. I never get to the mainland. Last time I drove in Vancouver, I swore it would be the last. About the 1913 Great Strike. I've forgotten more about it than i remember, but it seems that ever since, Nanaimo's been a labour friendly town. Actually, I can't remember since I've been here when it's gone anything but NDP. Could be wrong. Memory's going a bit.
@Su Ann Lim Actually, the first time I saw Tommy Douglas he was riding on the back of a convertible in a May Day parade. I worked at a VW dealer at the time, and we were all at work, but because of the parade, none of our customers could get to us while it went past. He was our MLA at the time in Nanaimo. I just briefly caught his eye as he passed, and it wasn't until a couple of years later that I met him near Ottawa and he remembered me. I may have told you this story before. He commented "You're a long way from home". I found out from somebody later that he never forgot a face.
@Su Ann Lim September is the Chilean Independence Month, so I changed my profile pic to a chilean huaso, our traditional cowboy-like. On 2018 I posted a lot of info about our traditions and alcoholic drinks, perhaps I should do it again
@Cass M Nanaimo's getting too hectic now for me. I just went down there the other day to shop for something we can't get here. The traffic was nuts. Actually, I told somebody that and they said "try Victoria". Maybe it's just me getting older and slower. I never go over the speed limit any more. I lived there for nearly 20 years, then moved to Lantzville, and then Parksville. More north all the time. We've been in Parksville now for over 20 years.
@Don Little Isn't the internet wonderful? According to Wikipedia, Tommy was your mp from 69-79. What a truly unique career and the life he had. He was voted to be the premier of Saskatchewan when he was still a member of parliament and not an MLA yet. After establishing all the groundbreaking (many firsts in North America) achievements he did as Sask premier he then resigned to lead the national NDP party, from Burnaby-Coquitlam, then Nanaimo! Finally, the aha to why Vancouver Island is always staunchly NDP.
Off-the-wall question: Is there a clearinghouse for which streaming services have a particular show or movie at a given time? Or do you just have to visit all of them (how many are there now?) and manually search?