December is National “Safe Toys and Gifts Month”. It’s time to focus on safety when you buy gifts for your friends and relatives. One of the safest tools for young and old is the diameter tape measure. I know, who needs one. Don’t laugh,
because more people than you think, can use a diameter tape measure in their daily activities. Here is a short list:
Tree survey people
So, why is it a safe tool?
There are no parts small enough to choke on.
It has no harmful chemical additives.
It does not emit harmful radiation.
So next time you are looking for a safe gift for your auto mechanic or electrician, consider a diameter tape measure.
Celebrate the shortest daylight hours of the year. Light up the night with your Maglite engraved with your company logo. Amazingly, today is also National Flashlight Day! Be a kid, and enjoy your flashlights for a super long evening.
Why give Tally Books? They were developed for oil rig workers to keep track of what time they added another pipe to the drilling rig. They were designed for rough outdoor environments. Their rugged vinyl cover protects the 200 inside pages, which are lined in columns for convenience. Some of the newer ones don’t have paper sheets. They have “stone sheets” which look like paper, but they are waterproof and un-tearable. Some have a vinyl loop to accommodate a pen or pencil. Some have clear vinyl pockets to keep tables and important information at your fingertips.
If it sounds like you could use a book like this, you’re right. These pocket-sized books can always be at your fingertips.
Today, November 30, is “National Day of Giving”. Why not give a useful product to your friends?
Each Fibonacci number is the sum of the 2 previous numbers, as such:
Leonardo Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician who discovered the sequence in 1202. This sequence has deep roots in nature, as in the petals of flowers. Why is today the special day? Because today is 11-23 (as in 1,1,2,3 the first four numbers in the series.
Diwali is a special 5 day holiday observed in India, Australia, UK, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, and Indonesia. It is also called the “Festival of Lights”. It represents the spiritual victory of good over evil; knowledge over ignorance.
If you like the excitement of the 4th of July and the blessedness of Christmas, you can appreciate the feeling of the people who celebrate Diwali every year. It started about 2500 years ago as a religious holiday for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains, and is now the biggest national holiday in India.
How is this holiday celebrated? Each of the 5 days is different. The activities involve shopping for gold, cleaning house, and using sand to create “rangoli” patterns on the floor with colored sand. Also they pray, enjoy fireworks, visit, exchange gifts, and best of all, they feast!
It also sounds like the perfect time to use your Maglite Flashlights to light up the night after the fireworks, and when visiting your relatives and friends.
In 2021, the first day of Diwali is November 2, and the main day is November 4 (the new moon).
Here are the future dates. It appears to change every year, because it is determined by the Indian calendar, which is tied to the cycles of the moon. The main day of the holiday is on the new moon:
24 October 2022 12 November 2023 1 November 2024 21 October 2025 8 November 2026 29 October 2027 17 October 2028 5 November 2029 26 October 2030
The biggest problem, is many people don’t know how handy they are. Even though they could learn how to use them, many people just don’t know how easy they are to use. An architect scale ruler is a short 6″ or 12″ ruler that is used to read a blueprint or a layout of a new kitchen remodeling plan.
How do you use one?
Look at the bottom of the drawing. If it says 1″ = 4 feet”, then use the scale that is marked “1/4″. If the drawing says 1″ = 8 feet”, then use the 1/8 scale.
When you want to see how many feet wide a hallway is, your architect scale ruler will read 4, if the width is 4 feet.
So that’s it in 2 easy steps. Now you can use a tool that was designed for architects!
October is “Self-Promotion Month”, according to NationalDayCalendar.com. This “Month” was started by Debbie Allen, an international self-employed business speaker. By the nature of her business, she must promote herself in order to make a living. Based on her philosophy, we offer these tips on promoting yourself, if you are an entrepreneur.
Keep your eyes open to new ideas. Other people can give you tips on how to promote your business better.
Ask your customers to refer you to their friends. Don’t be shy about this.
Make new contacts. Join the chamber of commerce and go to all their business parties.
Be an opportunist. If you sense a deal, jump on it. If you sell only donuts, and some of your customers ask about peanuts, get into the peanut business, also.
You already have a captive audience. If you give them what they want, you will increase the size of your business.
Improve yourself in your personal life, and that success will carry over into your business life. Examples are joining the church choir, developing a hobby, volunteering with civic groups.
Pass out engraved flashlights with your company logo. They will last a lifetime, and so will the name of your company.
Today is International “World Standards Day”. We salute the experts around the world to take on the tasks of standardizing our calendars, clocks, volume measurements, and even Diameter tape measures. They provide for the efficient manufacturing and functioning of our planet. The metric system of CGS (centimeter, gram, second) and MKS (meter, kilogram, second) is the one used by all scientists and the residents of most countries. The Imperial system (inch, pound, second) is used in America, along with the metric system. Many of the packages in America use both systems.
Diameter tape measures are still made for each system, out of necessity. So, there are “2 standards”. Although most users prefer the metric system, a few Americans prefer the inch system. Even the “inch” diameter tape has 2 alternatives.
Diameter in 100ths of an inch. This one is used more than the next one. It’s also easier to read, without having to convert to a fraction system. This one is strictly decimal. This makes the results easier to use in your other computations.
Diameter in 64ths of an inch. This tape reads how many 64th of an inch the diameter is, if not precisely an even inch. You have to figure in your head that 48 64ths is really 3/4. And 56 64ths is really 7/8.