Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 19 ~ Ty Pennington's Birthday

     Gary Tygert Bruton "Ty Pennington" turns 46 years old today.  In case you are not familiar with this television personality, Ty found his way into the hearts of America on The Learning Channel's hit show Trading Spaces. His boyish good looks, over the top energy level, and slightly quirky sense of humor helped to make the show a success.
     Born in Atlanta Georgia, Ty's interest in carpentry and home improved started early where at the age of 12 he and several friends built a 3 story tree house in the neighborhood.
     For the past 7 years Ty has hosted TV's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition a reality show that provides complete home renovation to deserving families.  To get some "behind the scene" photos, hop over to Still Images Productions website, where Bart Baldwin and Cesar Palacio along with David Hartfield, Keith Jones, and John Herrel, all very talented photographers, have their work on display.  I'm honored to know all of these guys by way of The Columbia Camera Club here in Columbia South Carolina.

Wow, I think that's the most links I've every put in a blog entry....  Hope you visit some of them and enjoy.  And oh yeah....

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