#VegasStrong –October 1st will be three years since the mass shooting in Las Vegas…and my heart still sinks at the thought of it all. It is a burden that we’ll always carry. The thing that I take away from this event…three years later is: We are Vegas Strong! …and, this just in…a judge just ruled in favor of the victims and awarded them 800 million dollars. The money will help these victims, but it will never replace the people we lost…it’s been three years.
Yay!! It’s October! I’ve always called October, the ‘funnest’ month of the year…because usually, it is. The weather is beautiful, the casinos are usually busy, and the events are usually plentiful. Las Vegans are usually happy during October. Because we’re usually busy. The heat of the summer is gone, and we usually have some great high points in the month; Football, Hockey, Festivals, and of course, Halloween. October is the usually best month of the year.
But this is a really messed up year.
The governor just raised the limit of gatherings from 50 to 250…this will make a huge difference for a lot of smaller gatherings. I think that it was primarily done for churches, but he did pave the way for small conventions. I know that some entertainers are going to jump on this…as of this writing, I don’t know what’s in the works, but I know I’ll hear about stuff in the coming weeks. The governor wants the Las Vegas economy open, but is still cautious…
We all want everything open…but know that we have to be outrageously cautious. We know that we’re going to get worse…until we can finally, finally be better.
The daily designations include: October 2 is National Name Your Car Day and World Smile Day. October 4 is National Taco Day, Golf Day, and Vodka Day. October 5 is National Do Something Nice Day. October 8 is National Poetry Day. October 9 is Leif Erikson Day. October 11 is National Coming Out Day. October 12 is National Free Thought Day, National Kick Butt Day, Native American Day, and Columbus Day (I do find it amusing that Kick Butt day is the day after Coming Out day.) October 15 is National I Love Lucy Day. October 24 is National Bologna Day. October 25 is Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day. October 28 is National Chocolate Day. October 30 is National Frankenstein Day. And October 31 is National Knock-Knock Jokes Day, Magic Day, Girl Scout Founder’s Day, and of course, Halloween.
Sharing some of my own news…I just published a book. It’s called, Pug Notes to my Daughter. This came about because every day, I made my daughter’s lunch for school beginning in elementary school and on into high school, and each day I would write a note for her on a notepad that had a pug on it. (Of course we were pug owners as well.) I wrote her quotes, historical facts, jokes, and fun little things. The point was to give her a bright spot in the middle of her school day. Now I, of course, never knew how she really felt about these notes, until she was getting ready to move out as an adult. She had gone through a bunch of her things and handed me a box of these notes…she had saved them all. So I put a collection of these notes together along with some commentary from both me and my daughter. It will be available on Amazon later this month.
Nevada Day is a grand celebration commemorating our admission to statehood on October 31, 1864. Nevadan's usually have the distinction of holding the largest statehood celebration in the nation!
And November 1st is the end of Daylight Savings time (fall back.)
An interesting note…if your birthday is at the end of September or in the first part of October, your parents probably had sex on New Year’s Eve.
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