Upsy Daisy Day

Who wouldda thunk there would be a real thing called “Upsy Daisy Day?” I sure would’na–at least not before I discovered the list of all the crazy holidays I provided to everybody before the challenge started. And I DEFINITELY would’na thought the organizers would spell it that ridiculous way. It doesn’t take a Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant to know the proper spelling is Oopsie Daisy, not Upsy Daisy. (Did I ever mention that I often won the weekly spelling bee in my 5th grade classroom? It’s one of my greatest accomplishments in life.)

I have to admit that Upsy (Oopsie) Daisy Day actually falls on June 8th, and one of my rules for this challenge was that you can only post a daily celebration on the exact day. In this case though, I am going to grant myself an exception to the rule. As some of you know, I’ve been busy with a cycling mini-tour. How can I be expected to do that AND keep up-to-date with my Cycle365 business? No way!

On June 8th, I looked around for daisies, but couldn’t find one anywhere in town. Four days later, on the first day of my mini-tour, I came across a huge patch of those cute little wildflowers.

I was glad to find them too, because that gave me a chance to confirm whether The Feeshko still loves me or not. This scientific method produces a false positive almost 50% of the time, but THIS time I was hoping for an accurate result. Let’s see what happened.

Nice! This time the daisy got it 100% right.

So, you might be thinking, “this is National Upsy/Oopsie Daisy Day . . . not simply National Daisy Day.” So true. Oopsie Daisy indicates there was a clumsy fall or something like that. To remedy that situation, I made a totally unrehearsed video of me taking a pratfall.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

8 response to "Upsy Daisy Day"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: June 16, 2022

    Gee, I didn’t find an Upsie Daisy Day on any of the lists in internet. And it’s not the 18th yet. Maybe I can find a daisy or an upsie/oopsie.

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 16, 2022

      It was the 8th, not the 18th, so I really was a little late. You can find the official date by clicking on the link I provided when I first announced the challenge. Honestly, I didn’t make it up–unlike some of the celebrations one of our Cycle365 colleagues has been doing. Nevertheless, I welcome any daisy pictures at any time. Maybe you can do an experiment to see if Janos really loves you.

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 16, 2022

    Upsy daisy. Upsie daisy. Whoopsie daisy. Oopsie daisy. Looks like it’s all over the alphabet. But nice daisies!

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 16, 2022

      So many spellings. Which one do you go by?

      • By: Bill Stone Posted: June 16, 2022

        I tend to say “Oopsies,” but I’m also influenced by the old song “The Ballad of Upsy Daisy.” In spelling as in life, strength through diversity. πŸ˜‰

  3. By: BobinVT Posted: June 16, 2022

    I am also gonna brag that I used to win our weekly class spelling bees almost every week. Unfortunately, when it came time for the big spelling bee, the one in the assembly before the entire school, the one where if you win you go on to some sort of regional competition and ultimately maybe the national spelling bee in Washington, I absolutely choked on the very first word that I was given. Oopsie Daisy…

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 16, 2022

      Great story, Bob. I’m so sorry for your Oopsie Daisy at your big moment. The spelling bees in my class almost always came down to me and two girls. One of them was my nemesis. She was named Mary Sue, and I had kind of a crush on her. I think that was due to a combination of her curly blond hair and her spelling ability.

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