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Just when I thought I couldn’t get any lazier with my blog posts, along comes a holiday week.  The holiday itself…July 4th…falls on Wednesday.  Mid-week.  Do we make it a five day weekend?  If so…which is the long weekend?  Ending on the 4th, or starting on the 4th?  More importantly: during a short week, are people going to read my two blog posts?

Regarding that last question, my answer is “probably not”.  Thusly, my comment in the first paragraph.  If there are going to be fewer readers than usual, do I even bother?

Well…if nothing else, it would be the proper thing to wish all of the readers a happy 4th of July and, perhaps more importantly, a safe and sane holiday as well.  To all of my international friends, I will wish you a happy 4th of July, too.  Just as it is here in the US, it’s going to be 4 July where you are, too.  That you won’t be celebrating our Independence Day is on you, but feel free to overeat and overdo.

Here’s one fascinating bit of American History I didn’t realize, until I saw this graphic, as prepared by History.com.  Were you aware that the Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2nd, but didn’t approve the declaration until the 4th?  Sure…just like Congress today, they couldn’t wait to get a long holiday weekend started, too!


Could there be a more 70s looking and sounding band than Three Dog Night?  What a great look.  Yeah…guilty as charged.

My thanks to my friend Susan for the use of her photo of dog, Dakota (aka “The Scruffy One”), who has recently been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer at Raindance Media Solutions.  I look forward to most holidays, if only to see what she’s subjected this poor dog to this time.

Mike Schenker, MAS
Mike Schenker, MAS, is an award-winning promotional products industry professional and All That at Mike Schenker, Consulting. He’s been a distributor and a supplier, and has a view of our industry which can best be described as “unique”.  He takes the promotional products business very seriously, but not himself, and his reflections on all things imprinted can be found in his monthly column for PromoCorner.  He is one of the admins of the popular Promotional Products Professionals group on Facebook, a two-time candidate for the PPAI Board of Directors (but he’s not bitter), a member of the SAAGNY Hall of Fame, and the recipient of the 2014 PPAI Distinguished Service Award.
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