Welcome to the 1st Wednesday of 2019!

Happy 1st Hump Day of 2019!

I know many of you may be back to work after a few days off but…at least it’s Wednesday!  Make the best of making money today. ūüôā

New Year’s Day is always a day of reflection, eating pork and sauerkraut, being lazy, family, football, and the Rose Parade for me.  I still find my inner kid being sad that the big holiday season is gone already.  That is something that never seems to change.

I am hoping that 2019 brings wonderful things for this Earth and all of us.


Remember, you are NOT alone!! Until next time– Jenn ūüíúūüėč‚ėÄÔłŹūüźĺ


The Hump Day Scoop

Welcome to Hump-Day ya’ll!  You are halfway there, you can do it!!

Wednesday the 12th happens twice in 2018.  Today, Wednesday, September 12 and again Wednesday, December 12th!

  • Today is the 255th day of 2018.
  • There are 10 days until Fall!¬† Woot Woot!!!
  • There are 110 days left in the year.
  • Today’s date in Roman Numerals is:¬†IX ‚ÄĘ XII ‚ÄĘ MMXVIII
  • Sunrise here in PA, is 6:33 a.m. and sunset is 7:11 p.m.
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waxing Crescent.¬† Illumination is only 11%.

Check out some of my favorite helpful, informative and fun sites!!

Weather Underground the ONLY weather site you will need!  I SWEAR by it.


RefDesk your daily dose of EVERYTHING!

The Free Dictionary awesome for learning 5 new daily words and grammar!!

Khan Academy for anything Education related.  Free help for parents and students.

Bored Panda Just for stupid fun.

Animal Rescue Site¬† Just a button click donates food.¬† All purchases donate food/supplies and there are links to Veteran Affairs, Hunger, Breast Cancer, Literacy, Rainforest, Alzheimer’s, Autism and Diabetes

Today is:

  • Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • International Day for South-South Cooperation
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Police Woman Day
  • National Report Medicare Fraud Day
  • Video Games Day

Famous Birthdays:

  • Jesse Owens, American sprinter/long jumper – 1913
  • Barry White, American singer/songwriter – 1944
  • Hans Zimmer, German composer/producer – 1957
  • Sigmar Gabriel, German Educator/politician – 1959
  • Louis C.K., American comedian/actor/producer/screenwriter – 1967
  • Paul Walker, American actor/producer – 1973
  • Ruben Studdard, American singer – 1978
  • Emmy Rossum, American singer/actress – 1986
  • Freddie Freeman, American-Canadian, Atlanta Braves 1st baseman – 1989
  • Kelsea Ballerini, American singer/songwriter – 1993¬†


5 Random Facts for Around the Water Cooler

  1. A hippo’s wide open mouth is big enough to fit a 4-foot-tall child in.
  2. A waterfall in Hawaii goes up sometimes instead of down.
  3. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a ‚ÄúFriday the 13th.‚ÄĚ
  4. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
  5. You can‚Äôt hum while holding your nose closed.¬† You tried it, didn’t you!?:)

Remember, you are NOT alone!¬† Until next time — Jenn


The Hump Day Scoop

Welcome to Hump-Day ya’ll!  You are halfway there, you can do it!!

August was named after the first Roman Emperor, Augustus.  He brought two centuries worth of peace to Rome, developed networks of roads, and rebuilt huge swaths of the city. 

  • Today is the 241st day of the year.
  • August 29th, 2018 in Roman Numerals is: VIII – XXIX – MMXVIII
  • There are 124 days left in 2018.
  • Today is the 35th Wednesday of 2018.
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waning Gibbous.¬† It is visible 92%¬†¬†
  • Here in PA, the sunrise is 6:19 a.m. and the sunset is 7:35 p.m.
  • The birth stone is Peridot and the Zodiac sign is Virgo.¬†

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Check out some of my favorite helpful, informative and fun sites!!


RefDesk your daily dose of EVERYTHING!

The Free Dictionary awesome for learning 5 new daily words and grammar!!

Khan Academy for anything Education related.  Free help for parents and students.

Bored Panda Just for stupid fun.

  • Today is:
    • According to Hoyle Day
    • Chop Suey Day
    • International Day Against Nuclear Tests
    • Lemon Juice Day
    • More Herbs, Less Salt Day
    • Willing-To-Lend-A-Hand Wednesday
    • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day
    • National Swiss Winegrowers Day
    • Tug-of-War Day
    • Individual Rights Day



Famous August 29th birthdays include:

  • Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer – 1725
  • Oliver Wendel Holmes, Sr., American Physican/author – 1809
  • Henry Bergy, Founder of the ASPCA – 1811
  • Dinah Washington, singer – 1924
  • Senator John McCain, American war hero/Republican – 1936
  • Temple Grandin, American animal welfare/autism expert – 1947¬†
  • Michael Jackson, American singer – 1958
  • Noah Syndegaard, New York Mets Pitcher – 1992

Here are some fun facts for around the water cooler:

  1. The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.
  2. Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and food.
  3. A single cloud can weight more than 1 million pounds.
  4. A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
  5. In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

Remember, you are NOT alone.¬† Until next time — Jenn


The Hump Day Scoop

Welcome to Hump-Day ya’ll!  You are halfway there, you can do it!!

Here are some facts for Hump Day August 22, 2018:

  • Today is the 234th day of the year.
  • August 22, 2018, in Roman Numerals, is: VIII ‚ÄĘ XXII ‚ÄĘ MMXVIII
  • There are 131 days left in 2018.
  • Today is the 34th Wednesday of the year.
  • There are only 31 days until Fall!! ūüôā
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waxing Gibbous.¬† It is visible 87%
  • Here in PA, the sunrise is 6:13 a.m. and the sunset is 7:43 p.m.
  • Today is:
    • National Bao Day
    • Never Bean Better Day
    • National Tooth Fairy Day
    • National Pecan Torte Day
    • Nation Be An Angel Day
    • National Eat A Peach Day
    • Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
    • National Spumoni Day
    • National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • Famous People Born Today include:
    • Connie B. Gay -1914, American Businessman, co-founder of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    • Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., -1934, US Army 4-Star General
    • Valerie Harper -1939, American actress/singer
    • Bill McCartney -1940, American football player, coach and founder of the Promis Keepers men’s ministry
    • Cindy Williams -1947, American actress/singer
    • Tori Amos -1963, American singer/songwriter
    • Kristen Wiig -1973, American comedian/actress/producer/screenwriter


  • 565 – St. Colomba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotlandimages-21
  • 1642 – The English Civil War begins after Charles I calls the English Parliament traitors.
  • 1654 – Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam(Manhattan) as the 1st Jewish immigrant to America.
  • 1848 – The US annexes New Mexico.
  • 1849 – 1st air raid in history, Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
  • 1864 – The 1st Geneva Convention is signed by 12 nations.
  • 1902 – US President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the 1st President of the US to ride in an automobile.
  • 1964 – Alvin & the Chipmunks cover album of Beatles songs sells 25,000 copies a day!
  • 1989 – Nolan Ryan becomes 1st Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
  • 2006 ‚ÄstGrigori Perelman¬†is awarded the¬†Fields Medal¬†for his proof of the¬†Poincar√© conjecture¬†in mathematics but refuses to accept the medal.
  • 2007¬†‚Äď The¬†Texas Rangers¬†defeat the¬†Baltimore Orioles¬†30‚Äď3, the most runs scored by a team in modern¬†Major League Baseball history.

Here are a few random facts for around the water cooler:

  1. 1. German chocolate cake is named after a guy named Sam German, not the country.
  2. The Sun City Poms is a cheerleading squad in Arizona that only people 55 or older can join.
  3. Until the 1980s, it was illegal for a woman to drive a car down Main Street in Waynesboro, Virginia unless her husband was walking in front of the car waving a red flag.
  4. Iceland has an elf whisperer who inspects construction sites before anything gets built to make sure no elves are hanging around.
  5. Wombat poop is cube-shaped.

Remember, you are NOT alone!!¬† Until next time–Jenn

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The Hump Day Scoop

Welcome to Hump-Day ya’ll!  You are halfway there, you can do it!!


Hump Day Facts For Wednesday, August 15, 2018

  • Today is the 227th day of the year.
  • August 15, 2018, in Roman Numerals, is:¬†VIII ¬∑ XV ¬∑ MMXVIII
  • There are 138 days left in 2018.
  • Today is the 33rd Wednesday of 2018.
  • There are 38 days left until Fall.
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waxing Crescent.¬† It is 22% visible.
  • Here in PA, the sunrise is 6:53 a.m. and the sunset is 7:57 p.m.
  • Today is:
    • Assumption of Mary
    • National Failures Day
    • National Leathercraft Day
    • I Love Cowboys/Cowgirls Day
    • National Best Friends Day
    • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
    • Nicolas Chauvin Day
    • National Medical Dosimetrist Day
    • National Relaxation Day
  • Weekly Holidays including August 15:
    • Elvis Week – Aug 11-18
    • Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week – Aug 12-18
    • National Aviation Week – Aug 15-21
    • National Motorcycle Week – Aug 12-18
    • National Resurrect Romance Week – Aug 12-18
    • Safe & Sound Week – Aug 13-19
    • Weird Contest Week – Aug 12-18
  • 1519 –¬†Panama City founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias D√°vila
  • 1620 – Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims
  • 1748 – United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized
  • 1870 –¬†Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado
  • 1906 –¬†1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago
  • 1911 – Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
  • 1918 – 1st full-length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)
  • 1939 –¬†First night game at baseball’s Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
  • 1945 –¬†Victory over Japan Day, the Japanese surrender and the end of WWII is announced in Japan
  • 1969 –¬†Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur’s Dairy Farm

Here are some fun random facts for the water cooler:

  1. Cherophobia is an irrational fear of fun or happiness.
  2. King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic ax beside him.
  3. Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.  Between 4-10 a.m.
  4. A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away.
  5. St. Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.

Remember, you are NOT alone!¬† Until next time–Jenn


The Hump Day Scoop

Hump Day Facts for Wednesday, August 8th

  • Today is the 220th day of the year.
  • There are 145 days left in 2018.
  • Today is the 32nd Wednesday of 2018.
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waning crescent, visible 13%.
  • Here in PA, the sunrise is 5:59 a.m. and sunset is 8:04 p.m.
  • Today is:Bonza Bottler Day¬†
    • Happiness Happens Day¬†
    • International Cat Day¬†
    • National Frozen Custard Day¬†
    • National Zucchini Day¬†
    • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night¬†
    • Universal & International Infinity Day¬†
  • 2018 Weekly Holidays that include August 8, are:Exercise With Your Child Week – August 5-11
    • Exhibitor Appreciation Week – August 6-10
    • Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow – August 5-12
    • International Assistance Dog Week –¬†August 5-11 (Starts on 1st Sun in Aug)
    • International Mathematicians Week – August 1-9
    • Knights of Columbus Family Week – August 5-11
    • National Bargain Hunting Week – August 6-12
    • National Health Center Week – August 5-11
    • National Psychic Week – August 6-10
    • National Stop on Red Week – August 5-11, 2018
  • Leo is still our Zodiac sign.
  • August’s flower is the Gladiolus (strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation)


  • The birthstone of August is the Peridot.¬† It stands for peace and good luck.¬†¬†
  • 1549- France declares war on England.
  • 1709- 1st known indoor ascent in a hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao
  • 1786- Congress adopts silver dollar and decimal system of money.
  • 1854- Smith and Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges.
  • 1890- Daughters of the American revolution organizes.
  • 1945- U.S., U.S.S.R., England and France sign Treaty of London.
  • 1964- Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam.
  • 1974- President Richard M. Nixon announces he will resign his office Aug 9.
  • 1987- Lynne Cox becomes 1st person to swim from the U.S. to Russia across the Bering Strait.
  • 2008- Summer Olympics begin in Beijing, China.

Here are some random facts for around the water cooler.

  1. The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
  2. Alligators will give manatees the right of way if they are swimming near each other.
  3. As of 1998, over 50% of Iceland’s population believed in the existence of elves.
  4. Australia has over 10,000 beaches.  You could visit a new beach every day for over 27 years!
  5. The medical name for a butt crack is “intergluteal cleft.” ūüôā

Have a great hump day!¬† Remember, you are NOT alone.¬† Until next time –Jenn