Hot Diggity Dog its Saturday!

Excitement in the air, people are going crazy. It’s Saturday!!  Even better it’s a holiday Saturday.  But for our purposes, we are just going to take a look at what we can find on everyone’s favorite day of the week. Yep, 99.99%  of the people LOVE  Saturday. Ok, I made that one up too. But it sure is a heck of a lot of people.

Saturday is a time to catch up on the things you wish you could have done through the week…

  • Nap
  • Be lazy
  • Watch TV
  • Read other people’s blogs because you are so far behind and feel guilty that they read yours already
  • Nap some more cuz all the reading made you tired

You know, all the stuff you really don’t have time for even on a Saturday. Why? Because this is the crap you are suppose to be doing today…

  • Clean the gutters
  • Change the air filters
  • Wash the dog
  • Fix the big hole in the roof before it rains
  • Read other people’s blogs because you are so far behind and feel guilty that they read yours already
  • The rest of your Honey Do List…

But we all know that neither list will happen. (Unless you have a massive hangover then some of you might being napping and moaning all day).

But whatever you have on tap for the day, here are some trivia facts about Saturday for you to wow your friends with. Or at least have them look at you funny.

What Google Surfing taught us today…

  • Saturday was named after the planet Saturn. (We all could have guess that one)
  • In folklore – Saturday was the preferred day to hunt vampires. First because they were restricted to their coffins and also it was believed in the Balkans that anyone born on a Saturday could see a vampire when it was otherwise invisible and that such people were particularly apt to become vampire hunters. (wooden stake – check, garlic – check……)
  • Hand GunsThe amount of criminal activities that take place on Saturday nights has led to the expression ‘Saturday Night Special’, a slang term used in the United States and Canada for any inexpensive handgun. (dang and I thought the Saturday Night Special is what Denny’s was running…)
  • In Nepal Saturday is last day of the week and is the only official weekly holiday. (yep, only a weekday, no weekend to blow one day and make up for it the next like most of us do)
  • Saturday is the official day of rest in Israel, on which all government offices and most businesses, including some public transportation, are closed.
  • Saturday is the usual day for elections in Australia and the only day in New Zealand on which elections can be held, and also the preferred election day in the state of Louisiana. (Who would have thought Louisiana and Australia would have ANYTHING in common?)
  • Saturday morning is a notable television time block aimed at children while airing generally animated cartoons (Mainly to occupy kids so mommy and daddy could sleep in longer from having drunk to much tequila the night before with the neighbors)
  • The most famous, long running comedy is on Saturday night – Saturday Night Live, a skit show that has aired on NBC nearly every week since 1975. (For the math challenged that’s 37 years – holy moly!)
  • Finally, In Sweden, Saturday is usually the only day of the week when children are allowed to eat sweets (I bet some dentist is behind this silly law)

Well, no matter how you plan to spend your Saturday today….I’m pretty sure someone else has other stuff they want you to do….

Check in tomorrow for the conclusion of our Days of the Week…..

And if I don’t see ya, it better be because you are celebrating Easter and have been taken hostage by the bunny or lost still trying to find hidden Easter eggs or something. Then I’ll forgive you… but you best come back Monday   😀

~~~till we laugh again~~~