National Underwear Day
Lady Gaga may be known for walking around sans pants, but it was another pop superstar helped popularize inner wear as outerwear: Madonna. Freshpair.com celebrates (and markets) all things underwear with National Underwear Day. Score yourself a free pair from the 5,000 pair giveaway (details forthcoming on the official website) on Aug. 5.
Before thongs, briefs and granny panties and boy shorts, undergarments were long and not always form-fitting. According to FashionEra:
* Turn of the 19th century: Women started wearing flesh-toned pantaloons which reached to below the knee.
* "By the late 1870s knickers were accepted and widely worn by women; although as an item of underwear they were never referred to in polite conversation. It was almost as if they did not exist." Now we have a day to celebrate underwear.
* By 1924 the word knickers was replaced with panties, which evolved into panty briefs. Underwear lines became smoother and the length of the underwear changed to match fashion trends.
* 1950s and 1960s: Foundation garments are introduced.
* During the designer jean wars of 1981, Brooke Shields shocked everyone by asking, "Want to know what gets between me and my Calvins? Nothing." Calvin Klein launched a line of men's underwear in 1982.
First English Colony
He found his way to St. John's Harbor, but was lost at seas on his way home. English explorer Sir Humphrey Gilbert is credited with establishing the first English colony in North America, on August 5, 1583. He sailed ship called the Squirrel
Work Like a Dog Day
We all know who they are. They're the ones who work hard while they're working and get the job done. Celebrate your co-workers or employees who focus their energies on productivity work like dogs. But is this really accurate? Our dogs are best GTD role models?
"Your dog has a pretty good life, and it would be your lucky day if you could work like your dog! Everything is new, everything is exciting, everything is fun to your dog. Dogs are great models for us to emulate in our own work lives. They approach their lives not only with dedication, loyalty, discipline, sensitivity, and love, but also with joy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to see their work as play," according to author and consultant Matt Weinstein.
Braham Pie Day
Like Festivus, it's pie day for the rest of us, not like Pi Day (March 14), which is for all you math genius types. Braham, Minn., has been known for its pies since the 30s and 40s. In 1990 the first pie and ice cream social was born and the event lives on with pie eating contests, a pie art show and a pie auction. Make good use of your summer fruits by baking them into pies, only a little math and measuring is required.
- Foundation garments
- Lady Gaga
- English explorer Sir Humphrey Gilbert