Monday, August 12, 2013

August 13, 2013: Lefthanders of the world unite.

Today is International Lefthander’s Day. Lefthanders get a rough deal. They are referred to as “sinister” because they can shake your hand with their right hand, a sign of good intent, but still have their dominant hand free to attack you. Lefthanders are more accident-prone because everything is set up for right-handed people and everything is just more awkward for lefthanders. My brother is left-handed, my son is left-handed and several of our recent presidents have been left-handed. There is one Disney princess who is officially left-handed, Tiana. Anika Noni Rose, the voice of Tiana, is left handed and asked that Tiana be left-handed as well. Go visit Tiana; she is awesome.

On this day in 1991, Nikita Hopkins was born in California. Hopkins has been nominated for an Annie Award for his portrayal of Roo in Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie, Piglet’s Big Movie, Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year and The Tigger Movie. Visit the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom where you can enjoy one of the finest buffets in Walt Disney World and visit with all the Pooh characters.

The famous Don Ho, Hawaiian ukulele player and singer was born on this day in 1930. The best possible tribute to Don would be to visit Aulani Resort in Hawaii but if you can’t get there, visit the Polynesian Resort and enjoy a meal at Ohana’s or the Kona Café’. Be sure to sing “Tiny Bubbles” as you chow down.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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