Sonoran Hot Dog

Before we even got to Tucson, we knew we wanted to try a Sonoran hot dog. Seems to be a very popular style of hot dog in that area of the country.

Had to look up what makes this hot dog different. Wikipedia explains that it is “a hot dog that is wrapped in bacon and grilled, served on a bolillo-style hot dog bun, and topped with pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, and a variety of additional condiments, often including mayonnaise, mustard, and jalapeño salsa.” Elsewhere, it sounds like it’s mostly based on the type of bun used and the condiments piled on top.

During one of the nights at our Active 20-30 convention, we were bussed downtown for a mini golf type fundraiser. (more on that in another post) And there was a vendor that gave us Sonoran hot dogs (it was included in the event). I usually will add a tiny bit of ketchup to my hot dog, or just eat it plain. I was pleasantly surprised how good it was.

My mom was unable to go with us downtown but was really hoping to be able to get away from her work to try one during the trip. One of the members from the host club, Tucson #82, said that he would make sure that she got one to try before we left for home. The last night of convention always ends with a Gala dinner. During which, we uninstall the board of officers from the last term and install the new board. Plus, some awards given to clubs and members.

I was watching our tables get their chicken or steak dinners. When the cloche covered plate came to me and the server lifted it up, it was a hot dog. Actually, a Sonoran hot dog. My first thought was of confusion. Did I get pranked with a kiddie plate? Then the member that told my mom she would get a hot dog before leaving came over to explain. He went out and got these for my mom and I. I looked over at my mom, and sure enough she got it too. What a funny and very nice surprise.

If you are ever in the area, a Sonoran hot dog is a must.

Have you tried one? Do you have a favorite place to get them?

September 2021 Days to Celebrate

Found on Days of the Year, National Day Calendar, and Susan Boynton’s wall calendar. I may not celebrate all, but I like to be aware and at least honor these everyday holidays. (There are a lot more daily ones out there, not to mention the different weekly or monthly ones, those listed below are just the ones I am most interested in).

You can see what days I celebrate over on my Instagram page.

  1. National No Rhyme (nor reason) day, cherry popover, emma m nutt day, letter writing day
  2. world coconut day, national blueberry popsicle day, international cabernet savignon day
  3. national skyscraper day, national chianti day (1st Friday in sept)
  4. macadamia nut day, national wildlife day
  5. international bacon day, international day of charity
  6. labor day, read a book day
  7. national buy a book day, beer lover’s day, acorn squash day
  8. star trek day
  9. national teddy bear day
  10. swap ideas day, tv dinner day
  11. national make your bed day, patriot & national day of service & remembrance
  12. national chocolate milkshake day, national video games day
  13. national peanut day, fortune cookie day, positive thinking day, supernatural day
  14. eat a hoagie day, cream filled donut day
  15. cheese toast day, make a hat day, linguine day
  16. national guacamole day, national play-doh day,
  17. Constitution day, international country music day, national apple dumpling day, table shuffleboard day, monte cristo sandwich day, grenache day
  18. Oktoberfest, national cheeseburger day, international eat an apple day
  19. talk like a pirate day, national women’s friendship day
  20. national string cheese day
  21. international peace day, mini golf day
  22. autumnal equinox, elephant appreciation day
  23. international day of sign language, za-atar day, snack stick day
  24. national cherry jubilee day
  25. national one-hit wonder day, national quesadilla day
  26. national pancake day, johnny appleseed day
  27. ancestor appreciation day
  28. national drink beer day, international poke day
  29. national coffee day, world heart day
  30. hot mulled cider day, extra virgin olive oil day, mud pack day

What days will you be celebrating? Are there other days not on this list you will be participating in?

August Check-In / September Plans 2021

(from Cal Fire map)

I never thought I would have to be so aware of the Air Quality Index (AQI) as I have been this year. Right now, there are 2 huge fires burning nearby. I feel for those that have been evacuated and lost their houses.

I was really hoping to get out paddle boarding more this summer. And if I made the effort, I could probably head elsewhere to do so. It’s just so nice to have a couple of lakes nearby. But I’m not going to go breath bad air. And I definitely don’t feel like putting on a mask just to do so. Guess with all this sadness going on, it has made me lethargic. Takes effort to get out of just the work and being home routine.

That is why I do keep coming back to this blog and my lists. I look at them to get myself inspired to get out and do stuff. And I know it would be a good to focus on other stuff then what I cannot do for the world. Little things do matter.

I went to dinner at a local favorite to get their peach milkshake, while still in season. The burger was basic but good, and that milkshake had me asking myself why I waited so long. I’m going to have to go back each season to try their other ones.

I got to try a whiskey at home tasting. I wrote about that experience.

Baseball finally got to play their Field of Dreams Game. The Yankees and White Sox wore vintage uniforms and were in Dyersville, Iowa. The first Major League game played in Iowa. Which reminded me, I still have to watch the movie. I will be renting it soon.

Did get out with friends and hung out at a winery. Sipping wine, listening to music, and catching up. I didn’t even realize how much a chill night out was needed.

Tried Detroit style pizza for the first time. I recently wrote about that experience.

Got myself and adventure book, where you scratch off items to find out the challenge. This has inspired me to do some journaling again of my past adventures and experiences. And to force myself out of this not want to do anything rut.

I’m working on my fall season list of things to do. Also a food and drink list of all things pumpkin and apple to try.

What’s something you are looking forward to doing in September? Or the Fall season in general? Any suggestions on pumpkin or apple food and drinks to try?

General Things Done this Past Month:

Breweries, Cocktails, & Wineries: See posts over at “My Drinktopia”

Current Book Challenge: “1001 Books to Read Before you Die”

  • Still reading = Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Current Movie Challenge: “1001 Movies to Watch Before you Die”

(2018 edition) In looking at all the movies, I’ve come to the realization that there are movies (like some dramas, horror & foreign) that I have absolutely no interest in watching. Which means I need to learn to be okay with knowing I will not completely watch all movies on the list. There are movies that were on previous lists that I will watch, so maybe I’ll still get to 1001.

  • none

Current Music Challenge: “1001 Songs to Hear Before You Die”.

Trying to post on Mondays and listen to 20 songs each week.

I’m always open to suggestions for any of these categories. Continuously adding to my list of things to do.

Music Monday 04

Ongoing challenge: listen to the 1001(+) Songs you Must Hear Before You Die, 20 songs each week. Read about it, and find the full list here. 

  1. Jive Talkin’– Bee Gees (released 1975, album “Main Course”, Funk, Disco)
  2. Step into My Office, Baby – Belle & Sebastian (released 2003, album “Dear Catastrophe Waitress”, Chamber Pop)
  3. Spanish Harlem – Ben E. King (released 1960, album “Spanish Harlem”, Soul)
  4. Stand by Me – Ben E. King (released 1961, album “Don’t Play That Song!”, Rhythm and Blues)
  5. Needle of Death – Bert Jansch (1965, album “Bert Jansch”, Folk)
  6. St. Louis Blues – Bessie Smith (released 1925, Blues)
  7. Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl – Bessie Smith (released 1931, Blues)
  8. Today I Started Loving You Again – Bettye Swann (released 1973, Soul)
  9. Crazy in Love – Beyonce (released 2003, album “Dangerously in Love”, Hip Hop, Fun, R&B)
  10. Drunk In Love – Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z (released 2013, album “Beyonce”, R&B, Hip Hop, Trap)
  11. Kerosene – Big Black (released 1986, album “Atomizer”, Punk Rock)
  12. Piece of My Heart – Big Brother & The Holding Company (released 1968, album “Cheap Thrills”, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock)
  13. Shake, Rattle and Roll – Big Joe Turner & His Blues Kings (released 1954, album “Rock & Roll”, Blues, R&B)
  14. Thirteen – Big Star (released 1972, album “#1 Record”, Folk, Pop)
  15. (We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets (released 1954, album “Rock Around the Clock”, Rock and Roll, Rockabilly)
  16. Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday (released 1939, Blues, Jazz)
  17. Gloomy Sunday – Billie Holiday (released 1941, Blues)
  18. God Bless The Child – Billie Holiday (released 1942, Jazz)
  19. Love for Sale – Billie Holiday (released 1954, album “Billie Holiday”, Jazz)
  20. A New England – Billy Bragg (released 1983, album “Life’s a Riot With Spy vs. Spy”)

Types of BBQ’ing: Teppanyaki

Looking at the last few adventures / experiences that I would like to write about, I am seeing a theme emerge. It’s all about food and drinks. Cannot go wrong with talking about that right? Unless you are hungry at the time and that makes you distracted to go get something to eat.

This past June, I was able to take a trip to Tucson, Arizona for a convention of my service group, Active 20-30 International. I love going to these and seeing friends, or making new ones, at this four-day event. There are people I only really get to see in person while there, because they live in different states.

While there, a few of us when to dinner at Mr. An’s Teppan Steak and Seafood restaurant. One of the ladies said it’s a famous place to go. And you can see that when you walk in and there’s walls full of photos of famous people.  I was looking forward to going enjoy the Teppanyaki grill.

I did have to look up the definition and the difference between teppanyaki and hibachi. Here’s what Wikipedia said:

Teppanyaki, also known in some countries as hibachi, is a post–World War II style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan the metal plate on which it is cooked, and yaki, which means grilled, broiled, or pan-fried. In Japan, teppanyaki refers to dishes cooked using a teppan, including steak, shrimp, okonomiyaki, yakisoba and monjayaki.

The teppanyaki grills are called teppan and are typically propane-heated, flat-surfaced, and are widely used to cook food in front of guests at restaurants. Teppan are commonly confused with the hibachi barbecue grill, which is called shichirin in Japanese, and has a charcoal or gas flame and is made with an open grate design. With a solid griddle-type cook surface, the teppan is capable of cooking small or semisolid ingredients such as rice, egg and finely chopped vegetables.

A bunch of us also got sake bombs, and if you know the song, we did those 3 times (it was a good size amount of sake and beer). All around it was a fun night catching up with friends and watching the person grill on the teppanyaki and very yummy food.

Highly recommend a visit if you are in Tucson.

Have you been to a teppan place? Or a hibachi place where you grill your own food?

Virtual Whiskey Tasting at Home

Here’s another new experience “thanks” to covid. When live events had to be postponed or canceled, many of the food & drink festivals had to also pivot to stay in business. Food festivals went to drive through pickups. I’m at least thinking of the California State Fair. When they had to cancel, they setup a drive through so people could still get their favorite fair foods.

I was first looking for virtual wine tastings, as I love going to wineries and was missing them. I found quite a few that would send the tastings to people’s houses, sometimes with food pairings. Then they connected via zoom for talking about the wines.  I realized, that I just needed to wait until I could go back to wineries.  (and in the meantime, buy the bottle of wines I enjoy).

I started looking to see what other virtual tastings were out there and came across Whiskies of the World (W.O.W.). I have considered going to their event in San Francisco, California. When reading about their different at home seminars, I thought this would be fun change. Plus, I am curious about bourbons, scotches, and whiskies. I purchased one of their classes and got one for a friend as a birthday present. She is the reason I’ve ventured into these liquors.

They sent us boxes the week before the zoom class. My friend and I wanted to wait until we could get together so we missed the zoom. Luckily they recorded them, so we waited until it got uploaded. The kit comes with ten 1oz. complimentary whisk(e)y, tasting notes, and a glass. The class had different distillers and ambassadors of the brands we were drinking from, talk about the product. It was very much and interesting experience. We learned about peat in scotch and a little bit about the difference of whiskies. And it was very interesting that several began in beer and then moved over to whiskey. Someone said that beer is basically the starting process to making whiskies. We also learned about char and the importance of barrels they are stored in.

As much fun as it would have been in person, it was nice to just chill on the couch, and pause the recording whenever. I’d consider doing another and definitely recommend the experience. Even if you don’t choose this company or type of drink, you should try out a virtual tasting at home.

Have you done a virtual at home tasting? What kind?

Detroit Style Pizza

I have been telling myself I need to review, update, and repost some of the adventures I have already done before moving onto the new things. But I think I will start with the most current and work my way back through photos (or go experience it again), for this blog journal.

With that in mind, I would like to share about my recent adventure with pizza. 

I love pizza and we will typically enjoy it once a month. We have 2 current go-to choices: Round Table’s Maui Zaui and BJ Restaurant’s BJ’s Favorite. I don’t really care what type of pizza it is, just that it has a good crust and full of toppings. However, I recently found myself looking forward to trying a pizza based specifically on it being Detroit style. 

My mom was hearing from friends and then read an article about a restaurateur becoming very popular with his pizza. You can read about it HERE: LOU’s PIZZA. This was a gentleman that has a sushi place that had to close during this covid time. He pivoted to do something different, and started making pizza out of his house and you could order online and go pickup. He would only make a few a week, so as it became a hit, one had to wait awhile. (Sacramento magazine article)

What is Detroit-Style?

I’m grabbing a couple of paragraphs from Eater.com for the description

A Detroit-style pizza lexicon

It’s a “square”

A geometry teacher might be inclined to argue, but despite its clearly rectangular form, Detroit-style pizzas are in fact “square.” It’s also not to be confused with our Windy City neighbor’s creation the “deep dish,” which is really more like pie than pizza.

Sicilian-style dough

Perhaps the closest cousin to the Detroit-style pizza is the Sicilian sfincione, a spongy focaccia baked in a rectangular pan with toppings pressed directly into the dough and topped with olive oil and tomato sauce. Detroit-style pizza makers utilize a similar dough recipe that results in a light, porous dough that’s not chewy like a New York-style pie.

FINAL VERDITCT: It was very yummy. Worth the wait. Friends had mentioned drizzling honey on top. We tried that too, and it was a nice touch.

I can now cross part 1 of eating Detroit Style Pizza. (Part 2 would be going to Detroit and eating there).

Do you have a favorite go-to pizza? Have you had different pizza styles? Favorites?

Adventure Challenge Books

In researching different activities, adventures, and “bucket list” ideas, I have found quite a lot of things to do. A lot of people tend toward the big one-time goals, but there are so many little things that help you get out of your rut of the daily routine. New foods and drinks to try are probably the easiest. I have quite a few books already, but I kept coming across an ad on my social media feeds that seemed intriguing. The Adventure Challenge book (comes in solo, friends, couple, & family editions) sounds like it will be fun to do. There are 50 challenges that you scratch off to find out what activity you are going to be doing. It has a space for a small photo and journaling area. Which is exactly how I like to mark off my items. Gotta be photo evidence and a least a little bit of a description to say “checked & done”, right?

In their introduction, they talk about getting stuck in a daily routine. That we fall into doing the same thing because it’s easy, (esp if you have work or school), and its a comfort. Just like with my goal of this blog, they say to purposely change it up some and do things to get out of that comfort zone. It doesn’t need to be that big goal. Just a little change in routine, go to a new restaurant, explore a different part of your city/town, or visit friends or family you haven’t seen in a while.

I’m hoping to do one challenge a week to spread it out over the year. I’ll share my experience and you can guess what the challenge was. I’m very much looking forward to these, and might have to get the other editions.

In another thought, Starbucks came out with their pumpkin stuff today. Guess that means I should start creating my fall list of things to do. I’m also going to create an apple & pumpkin food and drink list.

Have you gotten the Adventure Challenge book? What are you looking forward to doing in the Fall? Any suggestions for apples & pumpkin items are welcome.

August 2021 Days to Celebrate

Found on Days of the Year, National Day Calendar, and Susan Boynton’s wall calendar. I may not celebrate all, but I like to be aware and at least honor these everyday holidays. (There are a lot more daily ones out there, not to mention the different weekly or monthly ones, those listed below are just the ones I am most interested in).

You can see what days I celebrate over on my Instagram page.

  1. Sisters day / Girl Friends Day
  2. national coloring book day / ice cream sandwich day
  3. national watermelon day / white wine day / night out
  4. national chocolate chip cookie day
  5. national oyster day / underwear day
  6. International beer day / root beer float day / wiggle your toes day
  7. national lighthouse day / disc golf day / mead day / mustard day
  8. international cat day / happiness happens day / bowling day / frozen custard day / sneak some zucchini into your neighbor’s porch day
  9. Book Lovers Day / melon day
  10. national smores day / world lion day / lazy day
  11. national raspberry tart day
  12. world elephant day / vinyl record day / national julienne fries day
  13. international left handers day / blame someone else day / filet mignon day / prosecco day
  14. national creamsicle day / national spirit of 45 day
  15. national relaxation day / world calligraphy day / lemon meringue pie day
  16. national roller coaster day / rum day world bratwurst day / tell a joke day
  17. national nonprofit day / national thrift shop day / vanilla custard day
  18. national mail order catalog day / bad poetry day / pinot noir day / national fajita day
  19. national aviation day / photography day / potato day / soft ice cream day
  20. national chocolate pecan pie day
  21. barnyard dance day / world honey bee day / geocaching day / spumoni day
  22. national eat a peach day / pecan torte day / bao day
  23. national ride the wind day / cuban sandwich day / sponge cake day / valentio day
  24. international strange music day / peach pie day / waffle day
  25. national banana split day / whiskey sour day / national park service founders day
  26. national women’s equality day / dog day / burger day / cherry popsicle day
  27. world rock paper scissors day / just because day / daffodil day / banana lovers day / pots de crème day
  28. bow tie day / cherry turnover day / national red wine day
  29. be like a duck day / pony express day / chop suey day / lemon juice day
  30. national beach day / toasted marshmallow day / slinky day / frankenstein day
  31. national trail mix day

What days will you be celebrating? Are there other days not on this list you will be participating in?

July Check-In / August Plans 2021

found on the internet

Felt an earthquake earlier in the month!!

Which reminded me of this photo I had found a few years ago, very true statements. They really should add in hating the heat waves we’ve been having and very little winter. The earthquake was a surprise, it was about a magnitude of 6 and happened in Nevada. It was felt by people quite a long ways away. I am about 3 hours (by car) away and felt the rocking. But what was odd was that I could definitely feel it for quite a while. It made the building shake almost like it something hit it. There were people in the same area that didn’t feel it.

That was pretty much the main excitement for me for this month. I went paddle boarding again. Still hoping to get going on my goals from this blog. I’ve definitely been feeling mopish. Time to change that up and purposely schedule some new things to do. Crossing fingers I’ll have more to update with in August.

What’s something you are looking forward to doing in August?

General Things Done this Past Month:

  • Stand up paddling

Breweries, Cocktails, & Wineries: See posts over at “My Drinktopia”

  • none

Current Book Challenge: “1001 Books to Read Before you Die”

  • Still reading = Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Current Movie Challenge: “1001 Movies to Watch Before you Die”

(2018 edition) In looking at all the movies, I’ve come to the realization that there are movies (like some dramas, horror & foreign) that I have absolutely no interest in watching. Which means I need to learn to be okay with knowing I will not completely watch all movies on the list. There are movies that were on previous lists that I will watch, so maybe I’ll still get to 1001.

  • none

Current Music Challenge: “1001 Songs to Hear Before You Die”.

Trying to post on Mondays and listen to 20 songs each week.

  • whoops, forgot about this

I’m always open to suggestions for any of these categories. Continuously adding to my list of things to do.

July 2021 Days to Celebrate

Found on Days of the Year, National Day Calendar, and Susan Boynton’s wall calendar. I may not celebrate all, but I like to be aware and at least honor these everyday holidays. (There are a lot more daily ones out there, not to mention the different weekly or monthly ones, those listed below are just the ones I am most interested in).

You can see what days I celebrate over on my Instagram page.

  1. Gingersnap Day / Canada Day / Second half of the year day
  2. World UFO Day
  3. Compliment Your Mirror Day / Air Conditioning Appreciation Day / International Cherry Pit Spitting Day
  4. Independence Day
  5. National Graham Cracker Day
  6. National Fried Chicken Day
  7. Global Forgiveness Day / National Strawberry Sundae Day
  8. Chocolate with Almonds Day / be a kid again
  9. Sugar Cookie Day
  10. Pina Colada Day / Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  11. 7/11 day (slurpee) / National Mojito Day
  12. National Simplicity Day
  13. International Rock Day / National French Fries Day
  14. Bastille Day
  15. Gummi Worm Day
  16. Fresh Spinach Day / personal chef
  17. National Tattoo Day / Peach Ice Cream Day
  18. National Ice Cream Day / National Caviar Day
  19. National Daiquiri Day
  20. Moon Day / International Chess Day
  21. Junk Food Day / National Hot Dog Day
  22. Hammock Day / Mango Day / Crème Brulee Day
  23. Peanut butter and chocolate day
  24. Tell an Old Joke Day / National Tequila Day / National Day of the Cowboy & Pioneer Day
  25. Carousel Day / National Wine & Cheese Day / Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  26. All or Nothing Day
  27. Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day / National Scotch Day
  28. Milk Chocolate Day
  29. International Tiger Day / National Chicken Wing Day
  30. Talk in an Elevator Day / International Day of Friendship
  31. national avocado day

What days will you be celebrating? Are there other days not on this list you will be participating in?

June Check-In / July Plans 2021

HALF WAY THROUGH THE YEAR!

That is crazy to think it’s already halfway through 2021. Things are looking up, in that there are less restrictions and events are taking place in person again. I was very happy to travel somewhere for vacation this month. Went to Tucson, Arizona. Yes, hot, but actually not that different in temperature than Sacramento, California. I had a pool to go into and inside areas if really needed to escape the heat.

I had to take the photo of the sign to the right. I was with a group of people, that when together, we can sometimes be a little loud. That’s our enjoyment showing.

This was for a convention of a service group I’ve been a member in. Sometimes I only see people at this event, so it was soooo nice. And I know we probably shouldn’t have, but couldn’t help giving hugs again.

Other than paddle boarding some more, going to lunch with my dad for Father’s Day, and a few other outings with friends, didn’t do much else. Gotta get going on my summer activities list.

What’s something you are looking forward to doing in July?

General Things Done this Past Month:

Breweries, Cocktails, & Wineries: See posts over at “My Drinktopia”

  • none

Current Book Challenge: “1001 Books to Read Before you Die”

  • Still reading = Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Current Movie Challenge: “1001 Movies to Watch Before you Die”

(2018 edition) In looking at all the movies, I’ve come to the realization that there are movies (like some dramas, horror & foreign) that I have absolutely no interest in watching. Which means I need to learn to be okay with knowing I will not completely watch all movies on the list. There are movies that were on previous lists that I will watch, so maybe I’ll still get to 1001.

  • none

Current Music Challenge: “1001 Songs to Hear Before You Die”.

Trying to post on Mondays and listen to 20 songs each week.

  • whoops, forgot about this

I’m always open to suggestions for any of these categories. Continuously adding to my list of things to do.

Summer Seasonal List 2021

Okay, I have one more list to share of summertime activities I hope to do at least once this year. As I was looking up different summer bucket list items, I had quite the epiphany. As I’m marking off items and writing about the experience, it’s not so much for a bucket list but for the moment of doing something different. I consistently create lists to keep life interesting and not a same-same routine. Don’t get me wrong, there’s definitely some items that would be so great to accomplish, see, or experience at least once in my life. But, there are plenty of things that aren’t necessarily a “gotta do before one dies” that still makes a “life fulfilled” activity, and worth having on lists.

Here’s a few activities I hope to check off & write about the experience for the summer of 2021:

  1. Standup paddle board
  2. (more 1b) paddle board on more than one lake
  3. Bicycle
  4. Hike
  5. Visit more state parks
  6. Go camping
  7. Go out for Brunch
  8. Be strong enough to do a hand stand
  9. Go to different ice cream places
  10. Experience a Woga class (yoga + wine)
  11. Drive-in Movie (or outside popup movie)
  12. Farmer’s market
  13. Day trips / explore nearby towns
  14. Try different food trucks for dinner
  15. Paint Kindness rocks and leave on hiking trails
  16. Go to Poor Red’s in El Dorado and enjoy a Golden Cadillac drink
  17. .
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Hope to be able to add more to the list. What are some summer activities (big or small) that you are looking forward to doing?

June 2021 Days to Celebrate

Found on Days of the Year, National Day Calendar, and Susan Boynton’s wall calendar. I may not celebrate all, but I like to be aware and at least honor these everyday holidays. (There are a lot more daily ones out there, not to mention the different weekly or monthly ones, those listed below are just the ones I am most interested in).

You can see what days I celebrate over on my Instagram page.

  1. Say Something Nice Day & National Pen Pal Day
  2. Global Running Day
  3. World Bicycle Day
  4. National Cheese Day & Doughnut & Fish and Chip Day
  5. National Hot Air Balloon Day
  6. National Drive-In Movie Day & National Yo-Yo Day
  7. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  8. National Best Friend Day
  9. Donald Duck Day
  10. National Iced Tea Day
  11. Flip-Flop Day & Corn on the Cobb Day
  12. Red Rose Day & National Rose Day & National Record Store Day & Loving Day
  13. Sewing Machine Day & International Axe Throwing Day
  14. Flag Day & Strawberry Shortcake Day & Bourbon Day
  15. Nature Photography Day & Smile Power Day & National Lobster Day
  16. Fresh Veggies Day & National Fudge Day
  17. National Apple Strudel Day
  18. International Picnic Day & International Sushi Day
  19. Juneteenth
  20. Father’s Day
  21. Summer Solstice & International Day of Yoga
  22. National Onion Rings Day & National Chocolate Éclair Day
  23. Pink Flamingo Day & National Pink Day
  24. Bomb Pop Day & International Fairy Day
  25. Strawberry Parfait Day & Global Beatles Day
  26. National Canoe Day
  27. National Sunglasses Day & Pineapple Day
  28. Paul Bunyan Day
  29. National Camera Day
  30. National Meteor Day

What days will you be celebrating? Are there other days not on this list you will be participating in?