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October 1, 2015

World Vegetarian Day
The Origin of World Vegetarian Day
Debate: Can It Be More Ethical To Eat Meat?
WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY: The most annoying things people say when they find out you’re a herbivore
Celebrating World Vegetarian Day with Gandhi and Lemon Rasam
54 Interesting Facts About Vegetarianism and Veganism

Lace Day
The History and Types of Lace
Watch the 1984 movie Lace
I'm not a huge fan of lace, I feel like in moderation it's okay but most of the time it looks like someone threw up lace all over the place.  You?
The Lace Guild: For Lacemakers and Lovers of Lace

Poetry Day
Poems You Can Read Today
Poetry has popped up this year more than I anticipated it would. I've never been able to develop a fondness for it. I've tried but it's a no go for me.
Types of Poetry
The Beat Generation

CD Player Day
On October 1, 1982 the first compact disc player became available for sale, here is the history of that technology. 
The first CD (compact disc)

Older People Day
By the year 2050, it is projected that the senior citizen population in the U.S. will increase to 88.5 million, or about 20 percent of the population overall. (source)
How Americans treat the elderly saddens me. But apparently we aren't the worst to our elderly, I guess Afghanistan holds that dishonor. Who treats their elderly the best?  The Swedes. 
What it’s like to grow old, in different parts of the world
Senior Citizens' Resources
Aging around the world: Elderly people from across the globe share their hopes and fears in a youth obsessed society
7 Cultures That Celebrate Aging And Respect Their Elders
If These Old Hands Could Speak (a pictorial, such life and beauty!)
How can we honor older people today?


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August 1983 - I LOVED this dress, I wore it a lot and I thought I was quite the cutie in it! 
I'm not just outing my fashion sense today but my brother's as well - look at his shorts and socks! Hahaha! And then there's me. I remember this outfit very well - I put a lot of thought into it. I was definately going through a pink phase - you can't see it here obviously but my entire bedroom was pink walls - as in bubblegum pink - along with white wallpaper that had pink hearts on it. This was in July 1986. 
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Here's some inspiration - yes, a lot of it is faith based (okay maybe all of it) but if you don't subscribe to a faith that's okay! You still have a cardboard testimony. 


So in case *you* didn't know...I have a wee obsession with the TV show Friends. Nothing that requires an intervention...well at least I don't think so. *wink*

Today's #FRIENDSFriday is all about how well do you, or I, know the show? It's time for a little Friends Trivia!

And in keeping with the trivia focus today here's a clip of one of my most favorite episodes of Friends that features one of the best games of trivia ever!

[Part 1]

[Part 2]