Celebrate January 7th

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We are finishing up our first week of celebrating every day.  The kids love it already; they ask me every morning what holiday it is and what we’re going to be doing that day.  You’ve probably noticed already, but we keep the activities pretty simple.  I didn’t want this process to be a burden…just a little something fun to add to an otherwise-normal day.  So…here is what we’re celebrating today:

Harlem Globetrotters Day


This holiday is pretty random, but the history behind it is actually quite interesting (you can read more about it here).  The Harlem Globetrotters played in their first game on January 7th, 1927.  If you want to do something to commemorate this day, here are a few ideas:

  • Watch Scooby Doo and the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Read books about the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Watch YouTube videos of their tricks (like this one)
  • Practice your own ball tricks, like spinning the ball on your finger or fancy dribbling
  • Wear red, white, and blue
  • Try to whistle the Harlem Globetrotters theme song


Last night we got into a discussion about whether or not a Deinosuchus is considered a dinosaur or not (feel free to weigh in).  As I was scanning Wikipedia for the answer, I found that none other than David Schwimmer was quoted regarding the location of some fossils.

Say what??

I did a double take and then immediately felt like I was in the Twilight Zone.  David Schwimmer….paleontologist….Ross Geller…..actor….huh???  Turns out, there is a REAL paleontologist named David R. Schwimmer.  The other David Schwimmer just plays one on TV.

Have a lovely Sunday, everyone!  Check back later for my monthly breast cancer update this afternoon. Then, my sneak peek of next week’s holidays will be posted this evening.