Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 7, 2016 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 7, 2016, 348 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Interesting theater on the political front in New Hampshire last night as Rubio was in the cross hairs of all on the stage. Finally with the Super Bowl happening today, we can focus on something other than politics. Trust your Super Bowl 50 Party plans are set and, as always, I hope  you enjoy Sunday’s holidays and observances, a music link to The Monkees, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by Magic Johnson, looking forward to enjoying a plate of fettuccine Alfredo, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Valentines' Day, birthdays, weddings, or  anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem  at a great price  tailored to the event and the recipient. Please contact me for details.
1. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day—commemorating the need to promote awareness of steps needed to prevent infection by the HIV virus which has infected and continues to infect disproportionately the Afro-American community.
2. Rose Day—commemorating the beginning of Love Week culminating on Valentines’ Day. To celebrate buy some roses for a loved one but better yet hire the Alaskanpoet to compose a customized poem for your Valentine as flowers always wilt but a poem lasts forever.
3. 1967 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 19676 on a run of seven weeks in that position I’m A Believer by The Monkees. Here is a link to The Monkees  performing I’m A Believer
4. National Fettuccine Alfredo Day--celebrating that pasta creation of Alfredo di Lielo in 1914 at his Rome restaurant which laced with cream and butter and is a tasty way to up your cholesterol level.
5. Twist A Career Awaycelebrating the birthday on this day in 1812 of Charles Dickens, iconic 19th English author whose works included such classics as Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities and The Christmas Carol.
On this day in:
a. 1812 in a chilling reminder that earthquakes can be found everywhere, the strongest of a series of earthquakes hit New Madrid, Missouri.
b. 1935 the board game Monopoly was invented.
c. 1962 the U.S. banned all imports from Cuba, including the iconic product from the island, cigars.
d. 1997 NeXT merged with Apple Corporation, starting the path toward the creation of Mac OS X.    
e. 2014 the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics was held at Sochi, Russia.
Reflections on HIV from one of the spokesmen trying to create awareness: “The important thing is this Just because I'm doing well doesn't mean that they're going to do well if they get HIV. A lot of people have died since I have announced. This disease is not going anywhere…II am not cured, but the HIV is deep asleep in my body.” Magic Johnson, great Laker basketball player whose career cut short by his publicly announcing that he had been infected.
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© February 7, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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