Daily Archives: October 30, 2013

October 31: National Knock Knock Joke Day

Knock! Knock!

Who’s there?

Ya

Ya who?

Wow! You sure are excited to see me!

(joke thanks to Funology)

knocker-on-the-white-doorI know, hilarious, right? Okay, maybe I have a bit of a low laugh threshold, but I thought it was good.

October 31 is National Knock Knock Joke Day, so bring out your best and make your friends laugh (unless they groan). You might check these sites if you need any help finding some: Funology and Reader’s Digest.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Matthew 7:7

October 30: Checklists Day

Did you know there’s an entire holiday devoted to the glorious checklist! Yes! There is a holiday for those of us who write down what we’ve already done for the joy of crossing it off!

DC10Checklist, image credit JankeOne of the best known checklists, and the inspiration for today’s holiday, originated because of a plane crash on October 30, 1935. A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress never made it off the ground, due to pilot error – a gust lock was still engaged. In response, a group of pilots gathered and created a pre-flight checklist to prevent this type of catastrophe.

Today, checklists abound (See checklists.com if you don’t believe me!), and I love it. It seems to me that clears up brain space for other things, less easily added to a checklist, and, believe me, my brain space is at a premium!

“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord on each tassel. You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the Lord, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by chasing after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes. Then you will remember to obey all my commands and will be consecrated to your God.”

Numbers 15:38-40