A Giraffe Obsession

World Giraffe Day is celebrated on the longest day of the year: Friday, June 21, 2019. Giraffe Love Sometimes I'll arrive at the library and there's a little present on my desk from coworkers. A giraffe t-shirt, a giraffe notepad, the newest giraffe book, a mini giraffe Lego kit... Once there was even a large…
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National Umbrella Month is Here!

It's been raining, it's been pouring--very apt: March is National Umbrella Month! So Many Types, so Many Places to Lose Them When I think of umbrellas, I get all sentimental, recalling the umbrellas of years past. The mint green one covered in butterflies during my Vladimir Nabokov obsession. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid promotional…
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Celebrate Pi Day!

Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π (3.14159...) on March 14th but you don't need to be a mathematician to celebrate! Various restaurants and bakeries are celebrating Pi Day by offering slices of pizza or pie for $3.14. My favorite way of celebrating is by baking a pie and going to the Exploratorium for their…
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International Polar Bear Day

Wednesday, February 27th is International Polar Bear day, a time for us all to consider polar bears and the struggles they encounter as the Arctic continues to warm up. A polar bear faces great danger when ice caps start to melt. Experts have offered many suggestions of ways an average person can make small changes…
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