20 March 2017

First Day of #Spring: #VernalEquinox International #DayofHappiness + @DairyQueen #FreeConeDay

At 6:28a EDT this morning, Spring will officially arrive --- though it has seemingly been visiting all Winter as temperatures were consistently 10-20 degrees above normal --- with the Vernal Equinox. While I do not look forward to the allergen explosion, I do appreciate mild weather (and gardening season). So pup and I will get out for a leisurely sojourn this afternoon, after work.

Today is also the United Nations designated International Day of Happiness. Considering it's been shown that Winter can bring on the blues and blahs, it's only appropriate that the arrival of Spring should bring happiness. Expect smiles.

And finally, today is also DQ Free Cone Day! Dairy Queen celebrates its partnership with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by giving away a free small soft-serve vanilla cone in exchange for a donation to CMN Hospitals. Valid at participating (non-mall) Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations. Limit 1 small cone per customer. Since launching the promotion in 1984, Dairy Queen has raised more than $110 million for CMN Hospitals. If you're near a DQ, pop in, donate to support a good cause and get a free ice cream. Ice cream equals happiness in my book.

All around, looks to be a top notch day. Carpe diem!

1 comment:

  1. The annual survey which names "the happiest country in the world" released its findings yesterday. In 2016, Denmark topped the list, but this year Norway claimed the crown.

    The moment I saw the results, I picked up my tablet and Skyped Nordboy (my BFF who happens to be Norwegian) to ask, "Are you happy?" and includes a link to a news article regarding the survey. We laughingly chatted a bit about the results. He thinks most of his countrymen don't know how good they've got it (compared to the rest of the world). I responded by saying the survey must be rigged. First Denmark, now Norway --- the honors could apparently only be conferred upon Scandinavian countries. What next Sweden? (He'd just returned to Oslo from a weekend vacation there.) WTF? Among other things, I demanded a recount!

    As always, it was a fun chat. Congratulations, Norway! Enjoy the Happy.