Sunday, March 2, 2014

just for fun - It is Dr. Seuss Day!

Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday! I found a great "write up" about this day on-line, so I thought
I'd share it with you . . . "Today is Dr. Seuss Day, a full twenty-four hours to make a mess with the Cat in the Hat, dance around with the Fox in Sox, hear a Who with Horton, count the red and blue fish, help the Grinch see the error of his ways, and listen to Sam I Am’s friend complain about his dish of green eggs and ham!

Theodor Seuss Geisel, commonly known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, was a writer, poet and cartoonist. Though best known as a children’s author (he released a whopping forty-six books for tykes), his career also saw him work as an illustrator for advertising campaigns and a political cartoonist during the Second World War. He was also a true perfectionist, known to discard 95% of his material before settling on a theme for a new book, sometimes spending up to a year writing a single story, and preferring payment upon completion, rather than in advance.


March 2nd is a celebration of his life and works, as it was on this day in 1904 that he entered the world. Having lived eighty-seven years and made an incredible impact on numerous generations, he died in 1991 at his home in La Jolla, California. His many bizarre, colourful and zany tales are still cherished by young and old alike, and, having been translated into more than twenty languages, are read all across the world every single day.
If you fancy paying a fitting tribute, we recommend dressing up with a friend as Thing 1 and Thing 2. All you need are blue wigs and red jumpsuits. Oh, and boundless energy!"
So, if you are in the mood for a little Seuss fun, consider the following five great sayings by Dr. Seuss . . . 
  • "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You!"
  • "Don't cry because it is over - Smile because it happened!"
  • "You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut!"
  • "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child!"
  • "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose!"
I love all of these sayings, but my favorite one is, "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child!" Which one is your favorite?

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