Happy Birthday, Oregon!

14 Feb

Also: Happy Friday! And Happy Valentine’s Day! (And day after Gal-entine’s day!). It’s a holiday-love-a-palooza!

Oregon Valentine

For those of you not familiar with West Coast USA lore, Oregon first became a state on Feb. 14, 1859 – the 33rd state in the union. #themoreyouknow

In any case, happy birthday to this lovely great green state – and to everyone else, have the most marvelous Valentine’s Day/Anti-Valentine’s Day/Friday ever!

What are your plans this weekend? Any Oregon-shaped birthday balloons in your future, or heart candies, or schmoopy date plans, or perhaps bitter quips hurled at those annoying schmoopy couples on the train? Share in the comments!

3 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Oregon!”

  1. Lydia February 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm #

    I actually don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Well, unless buying cheap candy on Feb. 15 counts. :P

    But I do celebrate Family Day. So I’ll probably do something fun for it on Monday!

    • Sarah February 14, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

      Ooh! Family day? Wikipedia tells me it’s an Australian and Canadian holiday. Do you get the day off from work? i must know more!

      • Lydia February 14, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

        Yes, it’s a paid day off from work for most people.

        I think Family Day is about 6 or 7 years old in Ontario? It was created in large part because we don’t have any statutory holidays between New Year’s Day and Easter. That used to be well over 2 months between breaks (depending on when Easter happened)!

        What I love the most about it is how businesses have responded. There are often fantastic deals at museums, art galleries, skating rinks, the zoo, theatres, etc. that day. It’s a dream come true for anyone who loves that kind of stuff.

        Not to mention the various music, food, and ice sculpture festivals that have started to pop up. I haven’t visited any of them yet, but I’ve read really good things about them.

        I think you’d love it (assuming you don’t mind crowds).

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