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July 14, 2012
★~ National Nude Day:
National Nude Day (also referred to as International Nude Day as it has gone global) originated in New Zealand when former rugby star and TV presenter Marc Ellis dared people to streak in front of Prime Minister Helen Clark. So if you missed World Naturist Day (June 19), World Naked Bike Ride Day (June 11), or World Naked Gardening Day (May 14), now is your chance to celebrate au natural!
Now I know this years Nude Day celebration might already be planned but let’s consider how you might celebrate next year. I know! A naturist holiday! Think of the benefits: very little to pack, skinny dipping, and sunbathing (no tan line!). I have listed some first class nudist resorts, under “Did You Know”, to help you plan for next year Nude Day.
★~ Pandemonium Day:
Today IS National Nude Day, so we’re already halfway to complete pandemonium. Now let’s see what we can do to really shake things up. Dance party in the streets? Driving golf carts through the mall? A herd of pandas running amok? PANDAmonium. Speaking of Pandamonium the San Diego Zoo Struggles To Keep Rising Panda Population Under Control.
★~ Macaroni Day:
Macaroni is one of America’s favorite comfort foods; macaroni and cheese is one of the most popular meals in the United States. In 1802, President Thomas Jefferson introduced it to the White House and ever since, it has been a hit with American families. In 1937, Kraft Foods decided to add it to grocery store shelves to help the American mom prepare meals for her family. Macaroni tastes great, is easy to make, and if your kids are bored, they can pour out a bowl of uncooked Macaroni and make beautiful necklaces!
★~ National Grand Marnier Day:
What better way to toast Bastille Day than with a snifter of Grand Marnier. This grand dame of liqueurs is the creation of the Lapostolle family who, in 1827, founded a distillery to produce liqueurs in the chateau country of France.
Most often, it is consumed as a digestif at the end of a filling meal, but it also used in mixed cocktails and baked desserts. The French dessert called Crêpes Suzette is actually ” Crêpes au Grand Marnier,” and is flambéed in Grand Marnier.
To our French Friends: Joyeux Quatorze Juillet (However, if you offer this greeting in France, people will look at you like you’re a crazy American. It’s a common inaccuracy to believe that the French are celebrating the beheading of their king….)
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1789 – This was the day the French Revolution began — at the fall of the Bastille. It is still celebrated in many countries throughout the world and is a public holiday in France; generally called Bastille Day or Fete National. It is considered the day freedom was born in France.
♥~ 2010 – Violet (78) and Allen Large (75), who lived in a modest home in Lower Turo, Nova Scotia, Canada, scooped the Lotto 649 jackpot winning .2 million. In the months that followed, they gave most of their winnings away to charity.
★~ Born Today:
♥~1862 – Gustav Klimt – Google’s latest doodle celebrates the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt, the Austrian symbolist painter whose work was a cause of controversy for its celebration of sexuality, but which is now counted among the most expensive artworks in the world today. His most famous painting is The Kiss (1907-08), which reflected his fascination with eroticism. Reputedly the father of 14 illegitimate children, Klimt died from a stroke after contracting Spanish flu during the 1918 pandemic. In a fitting homage to his memory, in 2010, a Vienna art museum invited a sex club to hold orgies and display related paraphernalia in the Secession Building, the permanent home to Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze, his most ambitious surviving work.
♥~ 1910 – William Hanna was the co-creator of animated characters Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear, Snagglepuss and Magilla Gorilla. With partner Joe Barbera, he won seven Academy Awards for his Tom and Jerry cartoon shorts, and eight other works were nominated. The Hanna-Barbera team created the first animated TV sitcom for adults, The Flintstones (1960), and such favorites as The Jetsons and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
♥~ 1960 – Actress Jane Lynch actress: “Glee,” “The Cleveland Show,” The 40-Year-Old Virgin, born Dolton, IL.
♥~ 1966 – Matthew Fox actor: Lost, A Token for Your Thoughts, Behind the Mask, If I Die Before I Wake, My Boyfriend’s Back, We Are Marshall
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Sea Mountain Ranch Resort and Spa, California: Just a quick drive from Los Angeles and 10 minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport, Sea Mountain Ranch Resort and Spa is one of the most popular nude resorts in the United States. Year-round sunshine, pool gardens, mineral water whirlpools and a first class day spa will make your stay at this 5-star resort a truly stress-free and clothes-free experience. The resort offers 24-hour dancing, fantasy parties, live theatre and plenty of other options to keep you entertained while you let your hair down. You may even get to see a celebrity or two, but no pictures!
♥~ Vritomartis Hotel & Bungalow, Greece: Overlooking the South Cretan Sea is a traditional Greek-style nudist resort, Vritomartis Hotel & Bungalow. Taking its name from an ancient Minoan goddess, this hotel offers a spectacular heaven-like view of the White Mountain range and unspoiled coastal area of Crete. Vritomartis is a licensed nudist resort that mixes modern conveniences with comfort and traditional Grecian style and activities. Rules on nudity are a little stricter here: indoor areas require clothing and nudism is only permitted outside from sunrise to sunset.
♥~ Domaine de Belezy, France: Share the nudist experience with the whole family, by booking a reservation at Belezy, one of France’s most popular kid and senior friendly nude resorts. Belezy is devoted to respectful, family-oriented nudism. Sitting in the foothills of Mont Ventoux in the heart of Provence, guests at Belezy can choose to camp out or stay in one of their earthy, wooden bungalows. Resort activities include theatre, sports, disco and nude drawing. Belezy is perfect resort to share a nudist vacation with loved ones
♥~ Hidden Beach Resort, Mexico: Over looking the beautiful Mayan Riviera in the Mexican Caribbean is Hidden Beach Resort, an all adult, all-inclusive luxury retreat. Enjoy their many resort activities such as tennis, karaoke, dancing, nude bingo or lounge in the pool, lazy river or beachfront hot tub and soak up the sun. Unlike most resorts that require you to cover up for meals, Hidden Beach serves naked lunch, dinner, and supper at the La Vista restaurant. Hidden Beach Resort is a secluded hideaway for those who aren’t afraid to show it all.
♥~Hedonism II and III, Jamaica: The Hedonism II and III resorts in Jamaica are the most famous nude resorts in the Caribbean. But don’t start packing the kids just yet because this resort is for adults only (18+) who are looking to have a little unadulterated fun. Known for their liberal views on sex and alcohol, both resorts make sure you and your partner have an exciting time au naturel with fun activities, sexy events, all-inclusive entertainment and themed parties.
♥~ Cap d’Agde’s “Village Naturiste”, France: Cap d’Agde’s Village Naturiste in France offers a truly unique experience and is considered one of the best nudism destinations in the world. Often referred to as ‘Naked City’, Village Naturiste is a completely enclosed, self-contained village where nudists can truly be nudists. The village offers all the amenities one could need such as banks, shops, restaurants, post offices, and so much more.
Today our celebration cup runneth over! Do your plans, today, include lighting your hair on fire and dancing naked on the dining room table while swinging your macaroni necklace and sipping your snifter of Grand Marnier? Or are do you have a different idea in mind?
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