National "Joe" Day
What do you know, Joe, March 27 is your day. National "Joe" Day celebrates you if your name is Joe. The name Joseph reached the height of its popularity in the 1890s (ranked No. 6) and 1910s (ranked No. 5). From 1911 to 2010, Joseph was the eighth-most popular baby boy name in the U.S., trailing behind James, John, Robert, Michael, William, David and Richard according to the Social Security Administration.
Enjoy a "cup of joe" or a cup of coffee. The phrase might have originated from a modification of the words java or jamoke. The use of Joe in phrases was common in the 1930s and appeared in various expressions including "an ordinary Joe" to the reference to an enlisted man as "GI Joe" according to World Wide Words.
* Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinny"
* Joe Cool, an alias of Snoopy
* G.I. Joe, the toy
American Diabetes Association Alert Day
Consider this your wake-up call. The American Diabetes Association encourages you to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. The body "does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy," according to the American Diabetes Association. American Diabetes Association Alert Day occurs on the fourth Tuesday of March annually.
* Take the Diabetes Risk Test online.
* Visit Stopdiabetes.com or call 1-800-DIABETES for more information.
* Eat healthy, stay active, and take small steps to your health.
National Spanish Paella Day
Savory seafood, rice, fragrant garlic, tomatoes, peppers and onions are the makings for a Spanish Paella. There are many versions of this traditional dish, which can be made using fresh seafood or cured meat (ham, prosciutto, sausage) leftovers. Some recipes use chicken and broth, peas, or mussels.
Have some fun and make your own version of paella with:
* Chorizo, clams and peas
* Chicken and sugar snap peas
Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
If you're easily amused, you'll love Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day, another Wellcat holiday. Its favorites include "Put me out at the curb, darlin', 'cause the recycling truck's a-comin' and you done throwed me out." Then there's always these country music gems:
* "I've Got Tears In My Ears From Lying On My Back Cryin' Over You"
* "I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well"
* "My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend and I Sure Do Miss Him"
- Joe Pesci
- American Diabetes Association
- Joe Cool