A friend and I were recently discussing the vague month of August. How lonely and sad it seems, with no holidays or special days to show for on the calendar. It's neither the beginning or ending of anything. It eats the leftovers of summer and wears its hand-me-down clothes (sounds like my childhood, growing up in a household with seven kids). So... I thought I'd spend some useless time and energy on researching this obscure and desolate month. You know, to see if I could salvage it's reputation.
First off, my daughter was born in August. That gives it one star already. Today just happens to be my brother-in-law's birthday. Two stars. It also hosts Betty Boop's birthday. My sister (Betty) would enjoy that useless tidbit. She's a fan.
Let's see what else...
- National Goat Cheese Month. What tha?
- International Beer Day- a holiday in celebration of beer worldwide. Who comes up with these things??
- The first Sunday in August is "Friendship Day". Shouldn't every day be friendship day??
- Be an Angel Day - Did they throw that one in for me? Am I not always an angel?? Okay... maybe not. :-)
Nope, no salvaging poor August just yet... so I keep looking.
I see where August has a certain sense of "hidden charisma", like when it bursts out beautiful meteor showers in its mid-week, to empress the leftover days of summer.
I wasn't even aware of this meteor thing till a friend pointed it out to me today. So okay... maybe I won't bash "Friendship Day" after all.
"August, you have something in your eye... or is that too, a reflection of July?" - me
Speaking of August, there's a cool movie called AUGUST RUSH. I recommend it if you like feel-good movies... and music.
*Top photo: By The Savannah River. I took that in October, 2006 while on vacation.