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December 4, 2015

Wear Brown Shoes Day
Uh, okay? Well fortunately I have brown shoes so I can wear them today.  You?
What to Wear with Brown Shoes for Women
What Should Men Wear with Brown Shoes?

Think outside the box: you can't wear them but you can listen to them, Brown Shoe Band.

Santa's List Day
Are you naughty or nice? Find out here.

Bartender Appreciation Day
Bartending Basics
What it Takes to Be a Professional Bartender
10 Greatest TV and Movie Bartenders of All Time

Cookie Day
12 Days of Cookies
Today would be a fun day to host a cookie exchange.
The History of the Cookie

Cookie Monster's Famous Sugar Cookie Dough

World Wildlife Conservation Day
Today focuses on awareness and ways to protect the wildlife of this world in danger of extinction.
The best organization to connect with regarding this is the World Wildlife Fund.

Dice Day
This is a fun day! First of all, my boss' last name is Dice so that's a bit funny!
The Invention and History of Dice
Top 10 Dice Games
Our family likes to play Farkle and Yahtzee


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