Valentines and Condoms?

We're starting a long holiday weekend.
What? You can think of only one holiday?

Oh, yes, it’s Valentine‘s Day on Saturday. But the day before is a Friday the 13th. There has been much publicity about Thursday the 12th being the 200th anniversary of the births of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Yep, these two were born on the very same day. (We discussed both in Sunday School last week; which has had more influence on you and your life?)

Friday is also Blame Someone Else Day. Some folks celebrate that all year long – especially politicians and elected officials. Parents also hear blame-shifting year ‘round, as do teachers. After all, just about everything that goes wrong is someone else’s fault.

If blaming someone else doesn’t work, then celebrate Get A Different Name Day, which is also on Friday. Avoid consequences by changing names? Maybe so. Lots of criminals have aliases, don’t they?

Or perhaps getting a different name is tied in to Valentine’s Day. Fall in love, get married, take another name. Get a divorce and change the name again.

Most baffling, though, is one more observance that shares February 14th with Valentine’s Day.
How ironic that the 14th is National Condom Day. How’s that for something to coincide with Valentine’s Day?


Sandee said...

I didn't know this. What a coincidence for sure. I love this post. I need to do some research on these issues as well.

Have a terrific day. :)

Jackie said...

Awwwwww........come on now you've got to be kidding me. What a riot!!:-)

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Joyce said...

I am a first time visator and really enjoyed my visit. I did not know about alll the days to celebrate.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce from Creation In Progress

Changes in the wind said...

Very interesting post:)

Anonymous said...

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You will be there and I hope you return to read it.

I shall return after I am finished so that I can read more of your posts.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Too funny.
That reminds me...my biology teacher used to call it VD Day.

Anonymous said...

Today is also my brother's birthday. Every 7 years or so, he gets to celebrate his birthday on Friday the 13th. I can't bug him though because I was born on the 13th of August so my time will come.

JudyBug said...

What a funny post! Charles Darwin didn't influence me in the slightest but we won't get into my views of life. I like the "blame someone else"...anybody but me! I'm so old, what are condoms? ;-p

Unknown said...

Rebecca - VD Day? That's funny!

Dana - I went to your Friday special treat. It was great.

JudyBug - You don't know what a condom is? Well, I'll tell -- but just on a need-to-know basis. :)

Anonymous said...

Ohmygosh ... and to think I missed out on all these holidays I knew nothing about!!! I've added them to my 2010 calendar ... so thanks ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

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