Saturday, June 21, 2014

National Splurge Day ©1994 Goes Daily! Satisfying that ‘Urge 2 Splurge.’ ASK’s Summer 2014 Announcement.

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DateLine:  Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 9:59 AM CST

ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith/Chicago, ‘America’s Premier Eventologist’ announces yet another Eventological First:  


‘When the Urge to Splurge overcomes you…’

 “Dedicated to the Joy – Sport of Splurging.™”  

ASK’s Kickoff for the Summer of 2014:  Begins on Saturday, June 21, 2014:  First Day of Summer: 2014 upon the heels of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY’s ©1994 20TH Year ABC: Anniversary – Birthday – Celebration

“Who says a Splurge should only be once-a-year and limited to that which is ‘national’, especially so in a Trending – GO: Viral age?” asks  ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, the Creator/Founder/Owner/Originator of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 and 1900 other Holidates that fall into 34 precise Categories.  There’s got to be an Equal Balance.  Splurging kickstarts the economy.  Splurging gets a person out of their rut.  Splurging rescues a person from a boring period that he/she may be drifting into.  Splurging is a mind-changer. Moreover, If you splurge on to others (which sounds Biblical in nature), this is becoming the hard, fast, new and improved Avenue in which this popular Event is trending towards); then you are going out of your Comfort Zone – your Egotistical World – to do  a favor for Someone else who may be less fortunate due to a variety of reasons. It’s not hard to find these kinds of folks who need Joy & Understanding in their Lives.  Even if it’s just for a few minutes. 

ACCORDING TO KOOPERSMITH:  Therefore, the time is ripe and opportune now to branch out after 2 Decades of Participating in the Art/Act(tion) of SPLURGING, which (by the way) has been entirely rewritten to reflect the ever-changing Times in which we live.  Many of us remember richer times – 20 years ago -  when this HOLIDATE took off via ASK’s massive PR Efforts & Expertise since she is not only an EVENTOLOGIST but a PRAM-ologist – a Term she created from the 3 Industries of:

Public Relations – Advertising – Marketing.

THEREFORE, in order to unveil this Massive Eventological Effort, the Brand of ASK is announcing a New Daily Post on her Blog (here) called KOOPERSMITHin at:

that will tell the Reader and keep him/her apprised of the


Adding Direction in your Day, this is a perfect Way to keep healthy; educated and immersed in the Events that are of utmost importance.  And, for those who have followed ASK’s Literary Career, you know they are all going to be good-for-you; funny, enticing, entertaining and/or humanitarian in nature, plus more.  Living in Chicago now for 40 years, ASK has also declared that Chicago is the Capital or Hub of Splurge. 24 of those years as of July 25, 2014 has been spent in developing this new Literary Genre in which NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 occurs.

The Startup-Date is June 21, 2014, exactly 3 days after NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 marked its 20TH Year Milestone and again, tore up the Internet as well as the Social Media Networks.  Check them out for yourself at:


At Splurge Central ASK & her fiancée, Robert E. Hofstadter reminisce by stating:  “NSD is so old and established that it began in an Era when the Hashtag was simply a tick-tack-toe board.  Imagine that.”  

THE SPLURGE IS ON:  For today:

Saturday, June 21, 2014:  The Splurge is to substitute YOGURT for a heavier food you usually consume.

Sunday, June 22, 2014:  The Splurge comes from my Partner, Robert E. Hofstadter for the Simple Reason that what Gals splurge on is totally different than what the Men perceive as splurge-worthy; splurgeable.  Splurging also depends on your Age; your Likes (of course) or Preferences and what you just happen to feel like DOING as many Splurges are performed/done and taken on IMPULSE.  That's #Impulse in Twitterese.  So I 'asked' Robrt  & his Answer was direct.  In only 2 syllables which were: 


Foods are a Favorite for SPLURGERS all over the Planet.  T-Bone Steaks are not going to be on the list of Vegans or Vegetarians, but it is Sunday-Funday's Choice for Today.

Monday, June 23, 2014:  The Splurge is taken off you, Homo sapien sapien, redirected and shared with our Pets: Cats. Dogs. Birds. Ferrets. Cows. Pigs. Even the Wilder Creatures in High Places (namely trees, like Squirrels who keep us amused).  Animals like to eat and play as much as we do.  Take a moment to Share-A-Splurge with them today.  If anything, this Goodwill Gesture makes for a unique  Video or Picture you can then upload to several of your Social Media  Networking Accounts.    

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Sometimes, a Splurge just falls into your Lap. When this Occurrence happens, it’s nothing short of a Blessing and a Thrill as it definitely can set your Day on a Course that provides Direction, Beauty & a Means to see Life in a more delectable Light.  Such was the Case with me when I was referred by the noted Ericka Joseph, a dynamic Los Angeles Actress, Writer & Screenwriter - @Ericka_Intl  - to visit the Facebook, Twitter & ‘Blagazine for a Blissful Life®’ of Chelise Damilliea Cameron of New York City. 

Indulge yourself here at these 3 Pivotal Points:

@WalkingCouture – via Twitter – The Blagazine®

When these least expected Follies and #SurpriseSplurges arrive in your Domain or at your Doorstep, grab them; live them and then, pass them along.  Chelise Damilliea Cameron of New York City,  “The Avant Garde Style Architect  of  Now,” introduces us to the Designs, Accessories, Fashion, Mindset & Lifestyle Enhancement of 2014 & Beyond.

For a Consultation or to set up an Interview, eMail CDC: Chelise Damilliea Cameron of New York City at:

for all pertinent Questions & Queries. 


Wednesday, June 25, 2014:  Looking at the Calendar, you can see We are ½-way there.  In 6 Months from Today, it’s officially Christmas and although not all of us Earthlings are Christian, We all (unless you are an atheist) have our relevant HOLIDAYS to celebrate that coincide and run hand-in-hand with my HOLIDATES – all 1900 of them in 34 different Categories – namely #NATIONALSPLURGEDAY here which is extremely  alive-and-well after celebrating its 20TH Year ABC: Anniversary – Birthday – Celebration last Week on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  So, how will you plan your SPLURGE?  That Field is wide open. Now that NSD has been rewritten to reflect our “IFFY” Times We are experiencing as a ‘Collective Whole,’ you have to take into account that:  SPLURGING ON TO OTHERS is a Idea that is humanitarian and altruistic.  People lost homes last night in the torrential Storms that ripped across America, as in other Parts of our Granite Planet.  They will hardly be SPLURGING – that’s the furthest Activity in their Minds, to do – for probably a relatively long Period of Time before they get back up on their feet and resume a Life of Normalcy.  What do I (as ‘America’s Premier Eventologist’  and the ‘Queen of Splurge’) suggest.  TOYS!  Don’t get me starting on TOYS, but TOYS is it.  Feel free to quote me on that Suggestion:  TOYS is it.  TOYS rock.  TOYS make us happy.  TOYS inspire. No matter what your Age; Passion; Likes or Capacity for Giving, receiving a TOY is  RAD & FUN & RADICAL  FUN is something We need to share with one and all.  Feel free to write and tell me about your Favorite TOYS.  I’d love to hear about them.  


Thursday, June 26, 2014:  Here at #SPLURGECENTRAL, Today’s Segment of #THEDAILYSPLURGE urges you to buy a Drone.  I’m not sure if they are ‘rentable’ anywhere as in:  Rent-A-Drone, but someday soon, they could be that accessible.

Being unique and different in order to get in touch with and understand your #InnerSplurger, that Avenue could very well start with a #Drone. Keep an Open Mind here. Splurging usually does not involve those who do not ‘take that Leap.’  It doesn’t have to be a Big One (mind you).  

The Question to ask is: 

How many of you (as Individuals and Families) have a Drone?

THINK OF IT LIKE THIS:  Turn the Time Machine back to the very early 1900s when the Automobile was first unveiled.  Most Families did not have a Model T. The Garage was not even invented for this Invention.  Most Families walked everywhere. If they had a Horse, they jumped into the Saddle and off they went:  giddy-yup.

HOWEVER, to keep the Spirit of #NationalSplurgeDay “alive & well” as said EVENTOLOGICAL HOLIDATE now has entered its 20TH – 25TH Year Span, SPLURGING means experimenting with the New & Exciting. That includes  Inventions – TOYS – Commodities – Merchandise that is highly interesting and newsworthy.  Drones fit that bill.  Rhymes with:

Drone Flown Zone.

Who’s with me on this one?  And, yes, no doubt exists that before the End of this Year, I’ll find a Way to #SplurgeOnHelicopters – or at least to turn your “URGE TO SPLURGE” to take a Ride to a Higher Point of Observation.  For the Curiosity-Seeker & those #DroneEnthusiasts, Today’s the Time to start that #SPLURGENCOUNTER. 


Friday, June 27, 2014: What could be more FUN (for the First Weekend in the Summer of 2014) than if We concentrate on the current Dictionaried Vocabulary Term: SPLURGE and apply it here.  However, as many of you know, I have re-edited the entire Premise, Parameter & Principle of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 to conscientiously apply it to living in a 21ST Century World which is far different and complex than Life was in June of 1994 when NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 emerged. 

With the Weekend here, Friday blasting off as the last Friday in June for this Year, the F: Alliteration seems to fit fabulously for all entailed.  Employing one of my Haute Couture HOLIDATESFAUX FUR FRIDATES ©2008, the Plan for THE DAILY SPLURGE ©2014 is to SPLURGE on all that is patterned under the Faux Furs – of Animals  & Birds We love:  Tigers, Snake, Zebra, Cheetah,  Toucans, Peacocks, etc.

Adding  Birds & their illustrious Feathers  and Plumages to the Equation would be ideal, but unless the Feathers have fallen from the Bird, Killing Animals is taboo – it is not allowed in my EVENTOLOGICAL Writings.  Fake Feathers:  They are alive and well on the Internet and are aptly called: Fancy Feathers or Artificial.

With that in mind, Faux Fur & Fancy Feathers are in stock for today. If you have them on hand, that’s grand – it’s time to SPLURGE (and prance) on to a Fashion Statement that takes flight as only you can wear them. 


Saturday, June 28, 2014:  THE DAILY SPLURGE #8 for Saturday, June 28, 2014 highly suggests one mandatory SPLURGE for Today and that focuses on any Food Combo comprised of, saturated in or flavored with ICE CREAM in all its limitless Concoctions.  ICE CREAM is rated as one of the most delicious Desserts of all time (since the Onset of Refrigeration and Vehicles, allowing the Treat to be delivered to the most remote locale).  ICE CREAM stands alone as a Stand-Out at any Meal.  Its Variety of Flavors has reached record heights as Chefs compete for the most bizarre flavor.  Yet the most popular Flavor still remains at Vanilla, with Chocolate and Strawberry Flavors at 2ND & 3RD Places, respectively. 

As Temperatures soar, ICE CREAM intimately lends itself to that insatiable URGE TO SPLURGE in a most delightful Weigh & Way that equates to High Rates of Satisfaction & Smiles to each of its active Consumers.  Consumption of ICE CREAM across the World is at its highest Pinnacle as leading Groups monitor and track the ICE CREAM Industry.

Then, ICE CREAM’s Spinoffs range from Popsicle Sticks to Condiments, to the additional Fruits added; to  the Formalities of what Tops a  Sundae; right down to the Serving Spoon and the pretty Doily and Napkin Set served up at a posh Café.


ASK: ADRiENNE SiOUX KOOPERSMiTH, THE QUEEN OF SPLURGE & Creator of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 (that recently marked its 20TH ABC: Anniversary-Birthday-Celebration on Wednesday, June 18, 2014) encourages you to put a new Spin on your ICE CREAM SPLURGE of Today.

Take a Page out of the Good Humor Man’s Book, who coincidentally turns 100 years old as of 2020.  Buy 20 Bars or Pints of ICE CREAM at your Favorite ICE CREAM Shop or Store and pass those out to Strangers on the Street.  Buy a Round of ICE CREAM Scoops for all the People at a Restaurant enjoying a Meal. 

Today is hot, humid and stuffy for those living in the Northern Hemisphere where the Summer of 2014 is fully entrenched.

Summer reigns from June 21 – September 20 (only).  During the #DogDaysOfSummer,   ICE CREAM, a Commodity made popular by the Advent of Refrigeration & Motorization that cools a Person down. 

When Summer begins on December 21 – March 20 in the Southern Hemisphere the Rush again will be on all Desserts ICE CREAM-based.

With Refrigeration, a Truck and a few Dairy Cows, it would only be a matter of Time, till ICE CREAM in all its various Concoctions would be realized and rise infiltrate.  


For only $365 – a $1 a Day – less than a Scoop of ICE CREAM you can have your Name posted here on THE DAILY SPLURGE ©2014 in this Space which went viral due to its Association with #NATIONALSPLURGEDAY, known as the Third Largest Retail Holiday in 21st Century Commerce, created by Chicago’s Very Own: 


Chicago is the Third Largest Marketplace in the USA.  NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 is the Third top Retail Event next to Christmas and Black Friday.  Guilt by Association can only be cured by ICE CREAM. 


Licking and Loving ICE CREAM, Sherbet, Frozen Custard, Soft-Serve & Gelato (whether it’s on a Stick – in a Bowl or out of its Tub) is how a Treat should taste.  But then, many (who are hooked on ICE CREAM) would admit that even generically cheap ICE CREAM is tasty.  Putting the nICE into THE ICE CREAM EXPERIENCE is the Principle of the day.  Go ahead and make someone’s Day by treating  a Stranger to a Cone during the First Week Anniversary of THE DAILY SPLURGE slated for Today, June 28, 2014. 

 And, if you are in the Vicinity, stop in at these Locations, to celebrate the 8TH Day of THE DAILY SPLURGE.  Tell them:



sent you:

@FeliceIceCream  of Cleveland.  Local Cleveland Ice Cream & Frozen Treat makers coming up on our 3rd beautiful Cleveland summer.

 @HedonistAIC of Rochester, New York.  We craft our small batch, super premium ice creams and sorbets using local ingredients. 672 South Ave Rochester, NY (585) 461-2815.

@hellogelato of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Try our Italian style ice cream served from our vintage truck and cart. Follow @hellogelato to know where in SE Michigan to find us!

@Leopolds_IC of Savannah, Georgia.  A Savannah tradition - homemade ice cream since 1919!

 @Magnoliascoops  of California.  The Official Magnolia® Ice Cream USA Twitter. Made in the USA (since 1972) with real imported fruits from the South Pacific and California dairy.

@Scoops2  of Springfield, Virginia. Our Chipwich Ice CreamTruck builds custom chipwiches with fresh baked cookies and super premium ice cream flavors. We also do special events/delivery/carts.

@YeeKwanIceCream  of UK.  Award winning artisan ice cream co. Our exciting & innovative flavours are inspired by the Far East. Available in @HarveyNichols, @Wholefoods, @sakenohana

What you need to know about ICE CREAM is simply this:  ICE CREAM has no Competition and continues to grow more popular every Quarter as proven by THE DAILY SPLURGE in its Efforts of affording new ICE CREAMERIES their Chance of Exposure and Daily Consumption across an ever-wider Audience, made all the more connected via our ever popular Social Media Networks.  

AFTER ALL:  According to THE DAILY SPLURGE’s  ICE CREAM BANK when your Guests wants ICE CREAM give them ICE CREAM.  Include yourself in that count!

Created by:


CFO2:  Creator/Founder/Owner/Originator of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994

Author of: 

Interpretations About Our Favorite Timeless Dessert ©2002


Sunday, June 29, 2014THE DAILY SPLURGE #9 for Sunday, June 29, 2014 on this highly Holy Day that coincides with #GayPride suggests a SPLURGE that thoroughly encapsulates a New Adventure.  Merely leave ‘The Hood’ where you may be; live; prance or are SIT-utated  and take a Hike; ride a Bike; or swim the Distance.  The Precipice is to do something that is ‘out of your Comfort Zone;’ to be able to SPLURGE on having a Super(b) Time that is a Break from your RR: Regular Routine.  Make that Time something that can be recorded in your Life’s Story as the EVENT for the Final Sunday in June.
Coincidentally this Phenomenon happens on Gay Pride Day where colorful Parades (across the World) take place.  Some of these Numbers are estimated at close to 1,000,000 Attendees.  A Parade may be(come) ‘The Spot’ where you indulge your Senses as never before.  This Activity will increase your Resistance in any Area that you would ordinarily not SPLURGE.  Could be Sweets, Style, Sites or any Substance (legal, of course) that your Little Heart or Big Heart (if it’s inflamed) desires. 
The Flipside of Taking and Making a SPLURGE in a diverse Area or Corner of the World is the Experience will not be comparable to your Usual Routine.  That Adventure or ‘Outing’ (as it is called in the Gay Community) makes Life all the more delectable.  This Description of only 265 Words is good enough.  Time is of the Essence as Today has only 24 Hours in it. Tiz Time to get ‘out there’ and play.  SPLIT & SPLURGE.

Monday, June 30, 2014.  THE DAILY SPLURGE ©2014 #10: Today endorses one Form of Public Transportation that most people do not consider to be  a vehicle in the ‘true sense,’ but it is.  Take the Stroller.  Something that Infants most certainly  need in their initial Growth Exploratory Period.  Not all Infants are created equal or  are privy to a Stroller.  For Today, THE SPLURGE is on Strollers as more Babies are born this Time of Year than at any other Times due to September (the Beginning of Gestation) is known as #Fertility Month.  The nicest Gift a young Set of Parents can receive is   a fully-equipped 4-wheeled Baby Stroller for their new Born. This takes Stress & Anxiety off the Mother/Father as they push their Baby/Babies around town.  Pricey as Strollers are, Friends are encouraged at Baby Showers to buy  and/or  pool their Resources together so that a New Model is presented to the Parents.  Known as Baby’s First Set of Wheels, STROLLER SPLURGING is a GG: Great Gift. Not only can it be regifted, but used for Child #2, #3, #4 etc. as the Family expands in number.  Add in a few TOYS and a Nanny or Baby-Sitter on the Weekend and any Parent will be most grateful for your Thoughtfulness. 

NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994:  A Humanitarian Movement and Special Place in Calendrical Time to put THE SPLURGE back into Everyone’s Life,” instills ASK: ADRiENNE SiOUX KOOPERSMiTH:   Creator/Founder/Originator-Owner of said HOLIDATE now marking its 20TH Year ABC:  Anniversary – Birthday – Celebration in 2014. 


Tuesday, July 1, 2014.  The Daily Splurge #11 asks:  What’s more important than Fame, Fortune and Material Possessions?  Education.  Education is the Key to all the Strides a Person makes in their Lifetimes. If a good Education is secured from Birth on (as each Day is a well-rounded Experience in which to Learn), then every Possession (Material & Spiritual) can be achieved, if that happens to be your Desire.  This Activity may be extremely difficult to achieve for some People who are born into extenuating Circumstances. However, Credit must be given to those who make it a point to present ‘The Best Opportunities to all People’ in their Pursuit of Knowledge.  One such Group that stands apart and at the Forefront of this ‘Mission’ is:


with 378,543 likes as of July 1, 2014 – 1:20 PM CST

with 400,000 Followers

begun by George Lucas.  The George Lucas Educational Foundation (based in San Rafael, California) staffs Talented People who work in a collaborative Environment with Colleagues that are impassioned about The Learning Process.  According to their Website (paraphrased):  Their Dedication lies in improving the K-12 Learning Process through innovative, replicable, and evidence-based Strategies, preparing Students to thrive in their Studies, Careers and Adult Lives.

A Study-Buddy Strat(egy) is one in which you share your Like Interests with a Friend.  S/he may be just that Person who makes your Learning Experience memorable by sharing it in a mutually satisfying way. Connecting with others in your Community is both aspiring and inspiring.  Especially so during the Summer when School is out and it’s important to keep busy. It’s far easier to accomplish when you share that  Moment with you. The Key is Motivation.  The Time to start is now:  The First Day of July: 2010.

The Goods and Contents of what Education provides are catching. By Teaching a Topic  to others and participating in ‘The Process,’ the Progress each Student makes is comparable to a Splurge.  However, to fully Splurge on Education enriches not only the Person but those s/he shares it with. More often than not:  It is assuredly the One Thing that will follow you through Life, a well-lived one by opening up Doors and allowing you to ‘achieve’ those Dreams and fulfill those Plans. 

Therefore, for those of you participating in #NationalSplurgeDay’s 20TH Year ABC: Anniversary Birthday Celebration this Year, here at #SplurgeCentral, We wholeheartedly encourage you to GO Education.  Take time out to investigate more about Edutopia by practicing and helping K-12 Students in your Neighborhood; Community Center; School, Church, Synagogue, Mosque, etc.  so that they feel that ‘splurging’ on Education is the most worthwhile Endeavor they could ever, ever do. 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  The Daily Splurge #12 focuses on History today as We look at the Strides made since President  Lyndon Baines Johnson signed important Civil and Equal Right Amendments and Laws that were far too long overdue in The Making.  Today, this Educational Splurge to review History is momentous to all People everywhere as it sets into play the Action of what it means to be able to get the Opportunity to learn – to SPLURGE – to infiltrate and to become “The Best’ you can become. And, of course, that means GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.  With so many Individuals ‘in need,’ the SPLURGE ON TO OTHERS Motto of my NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 (now in its 20TH Year as of Wednesday, June 18, 2014 – exactly two weeks ago) fits Today’s Sentiment perfectly.  After all, many of us can do without some of the Perks – Benefits - Luxuries We have so that others can have instead of have not. 


Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Daily Splurge #13.  It’s the pre-Start of the Holiday Weekend today and #TheDailySplurge’s Name says it all. Extended Weekends (as these) are always the opportune Time in which to unwind, relax and splurge in whatever Areas you choose.  It may be in Shopping, Eating, Traveling or a Combination of the 3. For those of you who wish to ‘give back’ and let others get a chance to SPLURGE – those who are not able to, there’s an Assortment of Programs that allow you to ‘give back to your Community’ by making the Less Fortunate happy for a change.  The United States of America was founded 238 years ago on Principles of Equality, not Entitlement and that’s what drives us ahead as  Leaders, every Day of the Year. 


Thursday, July 4, 2014. The Daily Splurge #14.  Anniversary Splurges are the finest and the best.  Forty (40) Years ago Today on Thursday, July 4, 1974, I moved into my First Apartment.  Contained there was  all this Symbolism of “Adrienne getting her Independence – her First Apartment - on Independence Day.  That’s what was typical for Graduates at the Time.  Keeping that Theme in mind, for the first 10 years of being an independent business woman, I would splurge on a Gift for my Home on that Day, honoring that Milestone which coincided with America’s Anniversary Date.  Now that the Year is #40, that is two-thirds of my Life to Date; where the First Third was spent in my Hometown of Mendota, Illinois, a small Farming Community of 7,000 People located 100 Miles southwest of Chicago.

How do you SPLURGE on a Grand Milestone?  It depends on many Factors. In many Ways too numerous to mention because Part of the SPLURGE itself is spent doing it, not Writing about its Importance and Effect on your Past, although the Act & Art of SPLURGING  does have its Roots in an earlier simpler Time and Date. 


Saturday, July 5, 2014.   Here at Splurge Central® when it comes to publishing interesting Insights on the Art & Act of SPLURGING, The Daily Splurge ©2014 focuses on the Study of Pop Culture.  Today, We’re taking the Number 5 as it’s the 5TH of the Month. Combining that with the New Philosophy of GIVING BACK – i.e.:  Splurging on to Others, as you’d want others to SPLURGE on to you, the Parameters for Today is to purchase a Set of 6 Items (your Typical Retail 6-Pack) which is easy enough to do; keep one for yourself and give the other 5 Items away.  No doubt, a Reporter may be around to spot your Good Deed and no Good Deed ever goes unnoticed.  


Sunday, July 6, 2014.  The Daily Splurge® #16.  A Splurge (of our choosing)  oft-times centers around our favorite Big Box Stores.  On Sunday their weekly flyers are distributed and millions of people automatically flock to see what the Deals-of-The-Week are. For each Deal, there’s a notable Savings that can then be applied to a SPLURGE so the ‘sting’ is lessened.  Via Splurge Central here, it is highly advised that you begin a Notebook Tally on what you save each Week.  With that Amount gained on a regular basis, when an URGE TO SPLURGE arises, the Guilt of $pending will not be as severe because a ‘Bank’ has already been saved for that Occasion.  This is also a very wise Way in which to train Children and Students on the Value of a Buck – Pence – Pound Sterling – Rupee, whatever type of Money you use. 


Monday, July 7, 2014.  The Daily Splurge® #17 for Today goes international and revolves around Spanish SPLURGES featuring the Running of The Bulls in Pamploma, Spain where People (numbering in the Dozens) are injured yearly in the Run – Encierros– in Spanish, a narrow 930-yard Course from a Holding Pen to the City Bull Ring.  Since Record-Keeping started in 1924, 15 People have died from Gorings.  No Accounting of the Number of  suffering Bulls has been taken.  Many Attendees & Thrill-Seekers get hurt in Falls. If Bravery and Speed that last for just over two minutes is the Bottom Line, as People race along with The Bulls during the first of the annual San Fermin Festival, then, their Definition of FUN is thwarted. Can you argue with Thousands of Foreign Tourists who attend the Nine-Day Fiesta?  Not when a Bull is on your Heels.

Each Morning, the Bulls take part and later are subsequently massacred by the Matadors in the Evening Bull Fights.  Their Meat is served up in Pamplona's Gourmand Scene.  Some may think this is a SPLURGE.  Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises" certainly did.  We at #SplurgeCentral do not condone the Torture of Animals.  The extravagant and costly Trip to Spain certainly would fall into the SPLURGE Category.    


Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  The Daily Splurge® #18 focuses on Atlases. World and Global Atlases are simply known as Maps of where We want to go and where We want to end up. We are now caught halfway between Summer Vacation  & the Beginning of the School Year for 2014 so it’s time to peruse a Map to see if a Destination is in your future.  Time itself  is a rare Commodity many of us do not have enough of in which to SPLURGE upon.  But in the prime Example of taking a Trip; a good RoadMap of how to get there and once when you have arrived; how to get around is necessary.  Geography and Travel are exciting; especially so since no real Barriers – Boundaries or Borders (except that imposed by Terrorist Countries) where we can safely travel – not like the Days when a Ride in a Conestoga Wagon or across Country on the back of a Horse was the only Form of Transport(ation) across the Nation for a Person.  SPLURGE,  Comfort and Ease go hand in hand,” cites ASK: ADRiENNE SiOUX KOOPERSMiTH, The CFO: Founder/Creator/Originator/Owner of #NationalSplurgeDay, now in its 20TH Year. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014.  The Daily Splurge® #19 focuses on a 137-Character Tweet I penned earlier this Morning that stated:
ASK/Chgo: 1 month til I turn 62. 2day is @tomhanks Birthday. Run Tom, run! Time 2 #Splurge bigtime & watch all his Movies morning 2 nite!

As an Admirer & Observer of ATH:  All Things Hanks that seems like a suitable activity to do.  Kick back and watch the Movies that move us most, as Mr. Hank celebrates his 58TH Birthday.  In 2 years, AARP will list him in their Celebrity Birthday Column at 60. For us Today, We can SPLURGE on Movies along with Popcorn and jugs of soda that make Movie-Watching as enjoyable as it comes.  Invite some Friends over.  Think about doing this Tonight if you’re Working  or tied-up during the Day.  The Movie-Marathon Splurge can be designated to whoever your Favorites are on the Date of their Birth. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014.  The Daily Splurge® #20 focuses on a Number & Letter Game that WEA:  Writers/Eventologists/Authors as myself often play in order to get the(ir) Creative Juices ignited and charged up.  Holidating comes into play here also (to a large and profound Part) as every Day of the Week is important; but when a Theme is attributed or attached to IT, IT is implanted forever (if not longer).  Therefore, for Thursday, The Tenth (of each Month from this point on), I've chosen the Tulip & Tiger Lily in which to SPLURGE on.  Two of the most incredibly magnificent and colorful Blooms & Fleurs in the World, these 2 Flowers brighten up the Scenery in which they are found; whether it's a yard, a bouquet or even a pattern in a dress.  Since Tulips & Tiger Lilies are the Prime Choices of The Daily Splurge, make sure you purchase enough to give out to others that you may meet on your Path.  You will be surprised how happy you can make a Person when you hand them a flower as an impromptu Gift.  That Stranger instantly becomes a Friend. 


Friday, July 11, 2014.  The Daily Splurge® #21 delves into a prior HOLIDATE I created that went into play on Monday July 11, 1994 which was the 2000TH Day Before 2000.  The EVENT was a full 2000 Extravaganza in which its Premise was to do 1 new Action Activity a Day so that by the Time December 31, 2000 rolled in, you could successfully say:  “I did 2000 Things Before 2000.”  A great Way to get rid of Clutter; to get a good set of routines in-place, 2000 Days Before 2000 became Part of the top 125 Activities to do before the Century & Millennium turned.   Bearing this in mind, take your Favorite Activity and spend it with others you feel would enjoy it.  This is a Form of Splurging such that you are ‘breaking your Normal Routine’ and living Life to its fullest. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014.  The Daily Splurge ® Edition @#22.  “Throughout Time, Saturdays were meant for FUN & Outings with Family & Friends.  That’s a life-size Reputation to fulfill.  Can everyone be happy during the same time?  Is there enough to do for everyone’s particular personalities?  During the Summer Months, the Emphasis by companies and media is on the promotion of this since the weather is permissive in order to do something different.  Check your calendar wherever you live to see what’s available to do.  Ranking high on the list of Entertainment throughout Time, Saturdays were especially well-liked because of their laid-back, entertaining feature.  Add in a few Splurges and it doesn’t really get any better than that,” states ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith – ie: The Queen of Splurge & Creator/Founder/Originator-Owner: National Splurge Day ©1994 now marking its 20TH ABC: Anniversary – Birthday – Celebration. Chicago, IL USA  7-12-2014


Sunday, July 13, 2014.  The Daily Splurge® #23. The 13TH is a Numeral of Interest, as Interest (in itself as a Commodity) compounds.   Intriguing (in the Mystical Sense), Supernatural Powers have been bestowed on this Number, which to even Bakers (those in Culinary Circles) known as the Game of #13 or Triskacalifragilisticism, the Baker’s Dozen indicates that throwing in a Little Extra is the Generous Way and Weigh of doing Business that arrives best in Clumps and Clusters of 13.  Therefore, SPLURGE on a Set of 13, skim one off for yourself and distribute the Rest in Creative Manners.  Dropping them out of Airplanes; handing them out at Casinos or allotting them to People [born only on the 13TH] are a few of those Avenues in which to take.  Think ‘Out of the Box’ and SPLURGE 13 times. It’s Habit- forming.


Monday, July 14, 2014.  The Daily Splurge® #24. Practice makes for perfect. If you do an Act or Action over and over again, you’re bound to get it perfected.  Five Months ago was Valentine’s Day.  A Time in which to express your Love, whether it was for a Person, Place, Pet or Peripheral.  For Retailers, Valentine’s Day is a significantly important Event in which Splurging increases their bottom lines oft times in the middle of a long and cold winter).  Money is made.  Spirits are raised.  That’s the way Economics plays itself out.  As of today, it has been 5 Months since Valentine’s Day. It’s been almost 3 Months since U.S. Taxes were due.  Therefore, it is rightfully The Time to take a SPLURGE of your Choice, no matter what they may be. Linking it to Love (since People love Splurging) or to recouping Funds from Taxes is a Method in which to think out ‘of the box’  by leaving your comfort zone when ‘The Daily Urge To Splurge’ strikes. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014.  The Daily Splurge® #25 for the Ides of July: 2014. This was a day that needed to take precedence. Now as I stare down at the clock, it is a minute before 5 PM and this Publication that goes out across our Nation 7 all that is inter-Nation-al as well, has not yet been composed. That is what happens, ladies 7 gentlemen; boys & girls when a splurge takes precedence in your day.  But this was a great Splurge as it was part of my Work load & assignment that basically boiled down to splurging on getting INTEL – intelligence for a project that needed to be done.  So I got up early; got dressed up to look exceptionally gorgeous and headed on off to the library – the Harold Washington library at 444 S. State Street, that great Street, as a matter of fact – and it is just that.  House don the 8TH Floor is an archive of the top music magazines in the world.  As an occupant – tenant and resident of Chicago since July 4, 1974 which makes it 40 years and 11 days now, I had no idea it even existed.  Jay B. Ross, Chicago’s very own Entertainment Attorney who has helped and advised over 300 talented performers, musicians, artists and musicians for his 45+ year legal career told me about it when I said I was going to Barnes & Noble to look for some emails that I needed.  See how it pays to be in contact with the People who know – for they hold some of the best Knowledge there is and for that I can definitely why that is the most powerful thing that separates the haves from the have nots; the IN-THE-KNOW with the ignorant and the dumb from the dumber and dumbest.  I think that’s a good enough excuse to be late on The Daily Splurge.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  The Daily Splurge® #26 deals with Dreaming of what you would do if you could take EXCESS to its EXCESS.  Subconsciously and unconsciously I have in my Possession a British Lottery Ticket that claims I won 1,000,000 pounds. The other Section states I won 5,000 pounds.  There seems to be a Catch as no one Outside of the UK can claim the Monies.  I would be more than happy to fly to London; pick up my newfound Fortune & spend it freely at Harods (for starters).  Plus, there’s a Mysterious Number that I have to call which seems to put a damper on my newly-found Wealth.  A Facebook Page is supposedly there, but I get bounced  back to mine when I look for it.  I do have several Friends in the UK who could tell me if this is a scam/sham or not.  I will probably turn to them; or I could drop this note into The BBC.  They are on-top of everything.  Winning or finding Money is much easier than doing it the old-fashioned way: Earning it.  Especially so since the Circumstance surrounding my Access to this Ticket is as rare as winning the Lottery (any Lottery) itself.  Some call that Divine Intervention.    


Thursday, July 17, 2014.  The Daily Splurge® #27 deals with whatever IT may be.  Taken from a Facebook Posting by George Orwell that stated: “If IT is possible to cut out a Word, always cut IT out.” Therefore, deciding to be as ‘playful’ as I can be, I decided to approach the Word, “IT” by stating: 

The only Word I cut out is the word: IT. Words were invented to be used in a wild variety of ways.  Then, I find a Replacement for IT which is much more descriptive instead of leaving People wondering what in the heck IT is or what IT is all about.  IT's actually a Great Writing Assignment - Mental Block or no M.B.   

So how does this Apply to SPLURGING?  Today, IT is allowed for any and all Writers/Authors/Journalists/Reporters/Novelists, etc. to SPLURGE on Wording – their Wording.  Granted,  We are continuously bombarded with a montaged Collage of Words streaming in from every Screen we are prone to use, but putting those Words together into Phrases – Sentences – Paragraphs – Pages – Books – Encyclopedias – really is a great Pastime in the Art of Self-Expression.  Indulging in this is quite addicting.  “IT” really is. 
Friday, July 18, 2014.  A Month ago today was the 20TH Year Anniversary of ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s popular HOLIDATE, National Splurge Day that is still getting attention across the globe from People who enjoy the Action of Splurging.  But not everyone has that Pleasure. 

THEREFORE:  The Daily Splurge® #28 for July 18, 2014 deals with Criminal Acts and what happens to the Art & Act of the SPLURGE.  If caught in such a Situation as this, the SPLURGE is temporarily placed on hold until the Sentence is served.  Every possible Activity is suspended and whatever Amount of Cash was to be spent on that Urge, it is not given that Opportunity in which to increase the Coffers & Profit of a Group/Shop/Industry/Person. Think of the Amount of Jobs lost if the Incarcerated were not, simply as an added Population in which to serve.   


According to Wikipedia at:

In the USA, the incarceration Rate is the highest in the World being:  716 per 100,000 of the National Population as of October 2013. The United States represents about 5%   of the World's Population, yet 25%  of the World's Prisoners are housed here.  The Cost of Imprisonment of America's 2.3 million prisoners  costs $24,000 per Inmate annually. $5.1 billion in new prison construction consumes $60.3 billion in Budget Expenditures. The High Incarceration Rates (as of 2014) have started to modestly decline, although it still remain the highest in the World.

That equates to Tens of Billions of Dollars that could be Part of the Merchandise/Retail Spiral, if the Spender was not imprisoned; not allowing him or her Opportunity – Joy – Chance of SPLURGING. One Issue hinges upon another.  And, although most People would not consider those who are behind Bars a Part of the SPLURGING Elective, ASK, The Queen of SPLURGE knows better.  This relevant bit(e) of  Food for Thought even has Graduate Economics stumped.


Saturday, July 19, 2014.  #TheDailySplurge® #29 for  today deals with SoS: SPLURGING on Sleep.  Although Summer spells out an endless array of Events in big and small Towns & Communities across the World that you don’t dare miss, there are 'those Times' when a few extra Hours (if not Minutes) of Sleep is the Pause that refreshes.  Especially so, when it falls on a Weekend and there are no real Responsibilities or Jobs to tackle, SI: Sleeping In is your best Bet. 

Although most Adults require between 7-9 Hours of Sleep; others can function on as few as 6 Hours; while others flourish on 10 Hours of Sleep per Day.  The bad Part of Sleeping is that it is not considered Time in which to SPLURGE as Dormancy is not part of the fanatic/frenetic/genetic Feeling that SPLURGING induces, but ‘DownTime’ in which the Person rests up for his/her next SPLURGE. 

“After all, a healthy and well-rested SPLURGE is the best Variety of all and takes Priority in the life of those who are bona fide and Life-Time SPLURGERS.”

Quote of ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith – ‘The Queen of Splurge.’ 


Sunday, July 20, 2014.  #TheDailySplurge® #30 for Today deals with PS: Postponing Splurges because of rash and mortifying Happenings We have no Control over.  In my Quest to find the Best SPLURGES across the World, my Plan was to visit Russia – the Soviet Union –  as ‘The Czarina of Splurge’ that would have lent  4,967 Miles of Exposure for the Artists/Artisans (of every Retail Industry in that Nation).  That is the Distance between Chicago & Moscow.  This Voyage would also coincide with my 62ND Birthday on August 9TH, plus the Fact that my Maternal Grandparents came from the USSR at the turn of the 1900s.  It’s not that We need an Excuse to SPLURGE, but those were mine that would have shared a Wealth of Opportunities & Products to ‘The World’ which were in the PrePlanning Stage for a long Period of Time.  However, with the recent Terrorist Bombing of the Malaysian Airplane (a Boeing 777) over Eastern Ukraine that was blatantly shot out of the Sky by Rebel Forces, I’ve postponed the Trip indefinitely, as should every Person across the entire Globe in response to this senseless Killing - Murder.  Rearrangements are now in order.  What would be your Suggestion?  After all, turning 62 is a Big Deal; although my Mentality is closer to the 26 Age Bracket.


Monday, July 21, 2014.  #TheDailySplurge® #31 for Today deals with the Transition into LEO for 2014.  Upon its 31ST Day of Publication, this means only one Thing to those craving Ice Cream.  Enter: Baskin Robbins’ 31 Flavors.  But for us who are broad-minded:  The Sign comes with a greater Connotation as LEO comes into play and rises for us. 604,031,217.3 People across the World were born under this Zodiacal Sign of our Times as of 11:40 AM CST.  That alone brings us to this Hypothesis: 

Do you or can One Sign out-SPLURGE another? 

With 7,248,374,608 People inhabiting the Planet, that make for many Opportunities to splurge, but as cited in

The Daily Splurge® #28 for Friday, July 18, 2014  heinous and hilarious Criminal Acts prevent the Art & Act of the SPLURGE from happening.   

Not everyone gets that Chance.

TO REITERATE:  Do you or can One  Zodiac Sign out-SPLURGE another?  And, if so, what are the End Results?  By whose Rules do they play by and can SPLURGING be G4U: Good 4U?  Retailers and Psychologists know for certain that SPLURGING releases Dopamines that, like an (Alcoholic or Drug-induced High), exhilarates the Person sometimes into a Euphoric Sense.  Being able to feel this good about One’s Self is beneficial to all Parties involved.  When Doors swing open, new Opportunities arise that may lead to Avenues as of yet, unexplored.  No matter what the Size of the SPLURGE (and whether it is urban or rural), it brings a novel Amount of Entertainment, Exploration and Education that would have occurred had  I not created National Splurge Day ©1994. 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #32 addresses a SPLURGE that could save your Life.  Dramatic as that seems ten (10) People drown each Day during the Summer.  Water Deaths increase with the Heat Index are what the Experts tell us. “Half of these Deaths could be prevented,” stated Mike Puccinelli, General Assignment Reporter of CBS Chicago Channel 2 (who will be celebrating his 10TH Year Anniversary this upcoming December) in this Morning’s Safety Report. 

In other Words, Folks, don’t blow your Summer by Drowning. SPLURGE (i.e.: get out there and purchase) a Life Jacket that can possibly save your Life as well as lessen the GAPGrief, Anguish & Pain you create when you leave your Loved Ones behind (to fend for themselves).  There’s honestly enough Time during the Day to do this Chore.  Take a Break; google a Life Jacket Store (Recreational Sports Shop) in your Hood and drive/bike or walk over.  Or order one online that will be delivered within a few days.  This may be the Best Investment you’ve ever made. Plus, if you are an Adult, you are setting a fine Example for your CANChildren/Associates/Neighbors. They CAN & should think Safety first.  

We all hear the Horror Stories of Disbelief.  He/She died in just a matter of seconds because he/she wasn’t wearing a Flotation Jacket.  We can all feel their Hurt. One precious Person is dead; their Relatives are totally devastated.  Although First Responders are trained in SYL: Saving Your Life, Chances are you may not resurface and their Rescue Efforts may have been in-vein.  A Personal Floating Device is the SPLURGE OF THE DAY for July 22, 2014 as We enter the Peak of Boating Season here in the Northern Hemisphere. 

We may never know how many Lives have been saved by CBS airing this News Article, but rest assured since it has a Viral Presence and has struck a Nerve, that number will only increase the Odds that something devastating does not occur.

An SoS: Splurge on Safety may cut down a TV Station’s Broadcasts, but they’ve kept a Viewer and Prized Audience Member. This SPLURGE ON SAFETY is comprised of 3 Words worth not dying for.  Whether it’s in a Pool or River Rafting, SwimSmart®.  Boats – Broads – Beer – Bands are especially appealing, especially after a long, harsh Chiberian Winter, but face it:  Do you want on your Resumé & CV that you drowned?  I think not


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #33 asks an Important Question when it comes to HOW a SPLURGE is taken. That revolves around the Term: Influence. Influencer. Influential.  What strategies and Tactics do you use when  you SPLURGE? Newspapers, Magazines, The Radio, The TV, The Internet, your Friends, your very own Valued Opinions can be held accountable to how you SPLURGE.  Plus, there may be GI: Great Influencers who tell, show or demonstrate on specific Items that are SPLURGE-worthy.  What you SPLURGE on is merely a personal choice depending on cultural and economic Choices.  I brought The Act & Art of SPLURGING to the Forefront of Popular Culture in 1994 because (as a Sociology Major & active Consumer), I was interested in it  purely from an Economic Viewpoint as well as how it removes a Person from their Angst & Anxiety, providing a Form of Liberation while the Act(ion) of SPLURGING is taking place, while it is in motion.  Throughout the years, as Families faltered; Jobs lost and Careers diminishing across the Planet, SPLURGING took on an unexpected Turn. However, it is defined and perceived, SPLURGING and the 'Urge to Splurge' is as interesting as the SPLURGE itself. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #34 is again hooked on the Numerical Aspect 'Our Days' make us think about. 5 Months from now it will be Christmas. The year will be ending.  We will think about our Accomplishments; the things we enjoyed; the People who influenced us; the Splurges we took when we wanted to unwind.  

As the Second Premier of GET ON UP, the Movie, produced by Mick Jagger appears in Augusta, Georgia tonight, it coincides with the 50th Year Anniversary - the Milestone  Signing of the Civil Rights Bill by President Lyndon Baines Johnson.  Music & the Importance of Dance & Entertainment is what has magically happened to Mankind the last half a century.  Augusta is a small town. Had it not been for High Technology, a 45 record would not have been created. With all the Wonders of Communication and how we are all connected no matter where our roots may lie (in an Urban Setting - Suburban Scene or in a Farm/Desert) a zillion miles away from 'The Move & Groove,' that MOVE & GROOVE can amaze you so that we become one with the Entertainer.  Will the Producers and Team: Get On Up take the Movie on the Road, meaning Chadwick becomes the Opening Act for The Rolling Stones when they tour again?  If so, this indeed is an Open Door - the First - for what a Tribute Band could become:  Ambassadors for the Good of us all.  There's no better time to start than NOW when all is ripe and the Hype points us in the Right Direction. 


Friday, July 24, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #35 is a Question taken from The Chapter entitled:  The Upside of Quitting’ by Stephen J. Dubner & Steven P. Levitt, Authors of the popular Freakonomics Series. In this Edition of their latest Book:  Think Like a Freak: retraining your Brain’ is at the Core, they asked:

Should I splurge on something fun?”

Is there any Question that the Answer would be a definitive ‘NO.’ If so, for what Reason would a person even ask something as inane as that?  Being the Queen of Splurge (Czarina for those in the Russian Conglomerates), whenever the S-Word: SPLURGE appears, a Tingle of Excitement shoots down my Back and up my Spine as I know that the Ideology of SPLURGING is not pathological in the least, but is a Way of getting in Touch with your Inner SPLURGER.

That brings us up to the next Point that is focused on July 25, 2014, the 24TH Year ABC: Anniversary-Birthday-Celebration of:


The Art of Event-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns For Humanity ©1990

that was conceptualized on the Corner of Ridge & Devon at 9:45 PM  that Evening so many years ago; now comprising 39.3442622951% of my Life-to-date.  

Housing 1900 HOLIDATES in 34 different Categories, National Splurge Day ©1994 is one of the Top Ten most popular Events, having gone viral & remaining a much read and addressed Topic in every Merchandising and Retail Center across the World, from pole to pole.  Whether a person SPLURGES on something fun, educational, recreational, literary or based upon their own choosing, by quitting what you were doing ‘before’ to SPLURGE on another Item/Topic will lead you to other Observations & Conclusions that may have pertinent , better and relevant Outcomes.  So quit what you’re doing and SPLURGE. 

EVENTOLOGY now at 24 years is still considered a relatively new Literary Format amped up by plenty a fine Story to back each of those Days.  Dub your Days as a Freak would who quits with a Smile and carries on as an Influencer of the latest Trends.  Obscura no more. 


Saturday, July 26, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #36 encompasses an Opinion that lies in the profound Twitter Quote poised by:

Brandon Stanton of  @humansofny

who makes it his Mission to take Photographs and ask Questions of ‘People on the Street’ in Manhattan.  In one of the most colossal Cities of the World in which to SPLURGE, Brandon will never experience a Shortage of Subjects. He is also the Creator of the Blog and #1 NYT bestselling Book, Humans of New York. Smitten with what this Quote:

"I'm stuck in an institutional trap”

really touches upon: The Humanity behind Human Nature, it’s not hard to contemplate what happens when Words of Negativity as: Stuck – Institutional – Trap are cemented into print and then viral out of control here on Social Media Networks.  Negativity can indeed be changed into Positivity with a few Points & Clicks.    

For those of us ever feeling stuck and/or ‘stuck in an institutional trap,’ there is no Way out but to push your darndest Way through to the other Side.  Fear may grasp those who make it to that point so that even taking that ‘Leap of Faith’ is NOT tried.  Some of us can fight through the PIRT: Problem, Issue and Red Tape; while others fall by the Wayside, giving up on their Ambitions & Dreams as the Conditions worsen or become too severe.  Others persist while overcoming those Odds while being called ‘valiant’ or ‘heroic.’  Being ‘stuck’ prevents any Variety of Movement whether it’s physical, mental or spiritual in Nature and thus halts all Forms of SPLURGING.  Since 1 Picture alone can stop us in our Path and make us think as  Brandon Stanton’s did, it triggers the Act(ion) of ‘doing’ something about those adverse Conditions, so that Levity, Enlightenment and the Joys of SPLURGING can emerge and do what they are BEST doing – acting Human.  It’s a Job that he does well… 

Written & Promoted by:  ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Koopersmith’s Global Communications

“People read what ASK writes about…”

Studios 1258 & 1437

Chicago – IL USA


Sunday, July 27, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #37 is thinking about BLAME (a/k/a: The Blame Game) & The SPLURGE.  That Process goes like this.  Every so often, every once in a while you will find a SPLURGER who holds extreme Feelings of over-SPLURGING Remorse; defined by Koopersmith as SPLURGING past what’s normal and partaking in SPLURGES that she/he did not really need.  The definition of ‘NEED’ is personal and customized to each and every one of us whether we SPLURGE on a regular basis or less often.  When this happens (knowing Human Nature), the SPLURGER  incoherently lames the SPLURGE for his/her Wrath  of Uncontrollability for those  Acts of losing IT.  Whereby the Rise of Dismay can lead towards the SPLURGE to never be experienced again.  That could shatter future Happiness – Joy – and/or Excitement that occurs only when a SPLURGE is taken or administered.  Luckily, because SPLURGING is considered a Luxury, it will not hamper your Customary Lifestyle, but is designed to kickstart one’s mood and general economy for the Period in which it is WHAT it is. 



Monday, July 28, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #38 is nearly a No-Brainer (which also is one of my HOLIDATES called No Brainer Day ©1996 that received a write-up in The Times Picayune by Angus Lind many years ago.  The timing could not be more perfect as we enter the last Week in July. The Thematic Words to concentrate on here are: 

SSS: Sizzling Summer Sales. 

When Sales are on; you get MORE Bang and Buck for your Splurge which is advantageous for those who have NOW become bona fide ‘Humanitarian Splurgers,’ a new Concept I have introduced to the Field of EVENTOLOGY as so many more People (across the Planet) are in DIRE NEED than when I first started this Event in 1994 due to insurmountable Problems (social – political – economic) that have plagued Societies.  Therefore, when the S-Word presents itself and as the Season streams off into another Season (Summer transitioning into Fall):  Calendrically, now, there’s only 56 more Days till Autumn of 2014 arrives, the Plan & Motivation are to spend on Splurges that can be given to those IN NEED and/or used as Holiday Presents; or even stored till Spring/Summer next Year.  This is an Investment in Time & Funds (both) that provides an Extensive Array of Opportunities at a Penny of the Original Cost.  Sweet. Nice.  Being ‘soaked in Splurges’ makes a conscious Saver cognizant in knowing that his/her Purchase was hardly in vein. 


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #39 encircles one of the Top Items most of us take for granted:  Soap.  When someone walks past and they smell swell (due to Perfume – Cologne) most often, it’s because they are CLEAN from Soap initially, before their Application of extra flowery French Parfum per their Choice.  The Topic of Soap is one I often don’t hear about (at all) as there are never any Soap Recalls, Advancements or Breakthroughs, but still this Commodity plays an instrumental Role in our Health at fighting against the Germs & Bacteria  that We can’t see, but they can definitely see us. 

Are there Articles online that will entice us to know more and SOS: SPLURGING ON SOAP?  In case you want to indulge Today on this Product; which is cheap enough so that you can treat others around you to a Bar/Jar or 2, I suggest reading the Article at:


The Undiluted Genius of Dr. Bronner's: How Dr. Bronner's, truly one of America's great weird brands, grows more and more successful by being less and less conventional.

Reading & (sc)Rubbing are spirited takes we often ignore, but in the Grand Scheme, We hardly can do without the Soaps We bathe in and the Books We read.  The Spoils of a Modern Culture include 'The Urge to Splurge on.' 


Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #40 asks “What do We SPLURGE on ‘The Most?’  For the last 39 Days for those of us participating in the SPLURGING Game here via this Daily Diatribe that examines what is enjoyable, ‘The Most’ is gained when considering the Implications and Complications of  SPLURGING Themes. Themes are plainly popular in any and every Sport & Recreation that we indulge in. 

IF you find this all very complicated and have no Idea where to start SPLURGING, there is HELP for you close-by.  Try the next Sentence for Starters.

Do you need to experience a SPLURGE that you’ve never undertaken before?  Something that will cure the Boredom of your usual SPLURGE?  Then, look NO further than your Television Set.  After all, the Root Word of Television is ‘vision.’  Can that SPLURGE be on getting a new TV? That’s a Possibility.  Now, what you do is:

Turn it on.
What are the Actors/Anchors/Ads wearing?
What are the Actors/Anchors/Ads telling you?
What the Actors/Anchors/Ads inferring that might be the hottest and trendiest Topics around?

This is how an EVENTOLOGIST (as myself) thinks.

Comprise a List which may contain:

Cool Shades (sunglasses)
Hair Styles
T-Shirts and
Window Shades

for starters. There’s many more.  Too many, actually.  You can get lost in the pre-Work that goes into a well-devised SPLURGE. 

While searching (which involves researching) for The Next Big SPLURGE that Process goes like this.  Every so often, every once in a while you will find an IOI: Item Of Interest, like the new ‘Smart Shoe’ premiering in September of 2014 that helps you get there (wherever ‘there’ may be) without getting lost, confused or without ‘losing ground.’  If this can keep a Person from being rerouted into the Bad Side of Town, Precious Lives could even be saved.  Just think:  If your Legs could talk, they’d be happy you made this SPLURGE. 

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #41 is a Plea for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City that made National/International News via an Article penned by Jeff Lunden at:
today - July 31, 2014 5:07 AM ET
that read as: 

On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

At the Metropolitan Opera, drama is usually onstage. But for the past several months, it's been in the newspapers.

Contract deadlines for 15 of the 16 unions at the Met in New York are set to expire at midnight tonight, and negotiations will likely go down to the wire. A lockout shutting down the world's largest opera house seems imminent.

Management wants concessions from the unions to offset dwindling ticket sales. Union employees think they're being asked to pay for unchecked spending.

WHATEVER YOUR SPLURGE OF THE DAY IS, PLEASE RELINQUISH IT IN ORDER TO BENEFIT THIS FINE CULTURAL CENTER:  Reroute those Funds to assist this Great Institution that provides Entertainment, Jobs and Opportunities to those that make our World a whole lot better.  


And, do join us Tomorrow as We CRACK OPEN AUGUSTASK’s Birthday Month when the SPLURGING really gets ‘messy.’


Friday, August 1, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #42 is a Lesson in looking out for what can give you an Opportunity. This choice Chance may increase your Ability to influence others and to have others (who are worthy enough) to influence you in return.  It’s a Give & Take Relationship, beneficial to both Sides. However, when a Person gets in a Grind or a Habit, it’s often times hard to break out of that Set Routine. 

ENTER:  A Funny Thing happened to me the last 2 Days.  I needed to do some unexpected Business in downtown Chicago, perhaps one of the most congested Areas in the Midwest. I do not fancy the trip downtown; back to my neck of the woods or putting up with The Masses. However, knowing I had to make the most of these Two Outings, I pretended I was on a Staycation and enjoyed watching The People, keeping in mind what trends these Fashionistas were sporting and what seemed to grab my Attention while keeping the S-Word: SPLURGE in the forefront of my mind, where it has been for over 20 years as Creator/Founder/Originator & Owner of:


Spying (of this Intensity) can all be done very easily if you’re wearing Sunglasses.  You can size THEM up; without getting Strange Looks in return.  The comfortable weather kept no one indoors; outside sporting their best. What was the Winner when it came to Sizzling Summer Fashions?  Undoubtedly, SHOES ranked proportionately beyond any other Article of Clothing - even Big Purses.  Months upon endless months of being encased in Boots had an adverse effect; therefore, People were more than happy to slip into Heels – Sandals – Flats – Stilettos, anything that looked as Anti-Boot as you can get.  After all, your Feet must carry you through Life. Don’t deFEET their Purpose.  Treat them kindly.  

Saturday, August 2, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #43 is deals with the NON-Splurge: One Action that is not a Physical, Hold-in-your-Hand SPLURGE but something that is more intellectually- inclined like:  Thinking and/or Reading a Book.  Doing Research falls into this  foggy non-descript Category. Today is the Day to attempt to do that, although it is a non-tangible SPLURGE.  Now for the Writers amongst us (as myself), I’ll be spending it Writing about One of my favorite Original Topics in order to SPLURGE on the Prospects and Process of how to get its Theme more edited; revised and perfected.  IF a SPLURGE is defined as  an Excess Indulgence, then, by studying and learning (via the Time that is devoted to a Materialistic SPLURGE), then Doors can open and lots more INTEL (Intelligence) can be gathered.  Giving it a Try is certainly something We are all up for with Surprises and Consequences that can YIELD in the Future. 


Sunday, August 3, 2014 – The Daily Splurge® #44 involves the humble Mantra that most seasoned SPLURGERS indulge in of:  “Let there be Splurge.”  If We historically inspect these 4 Words, We will see that even 50 years ago, there was not that much Excess or Variety in which to indulge in.  With Modernization, High Technology and the Flair that Competition holds, a SPLURGE can hold a Variety of Steps that make it all the more enjoyable.  This is especially true if that SPLURGE encompasses a Vacation that lasts longer than (say) SPLURGING on a decadent Dessert that is consumed, dissolved and gone within 30 Minutes.  When Quality & Duration place ‘high’ on your To Do List, the Choice of your SPLURGE takes Priorities, as it should. 


Monday, August 4, 2014 – National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #45 has nothing to do with the Fact that in 11 Months from  Today, it will be the 239TH Birthday of the United States of America.  Partially, that deals with the fat (meaning healthy & beefy) Fact and Factoid that SPLURGING is INTERNATIONAL in nature and out of nature.  It is WHAT it is.  The Theme of Today’s SPLURGE is all-encompassing and oath-full in stance by stating and paraphrasing an American/Westernized Clause which is:

I solemnly swear…

What to People solemnly swear to?

That’s well-worth exploring and thinking about.  With the Media trumping and mediacizing the Corruption that’s merely outside (y)our Doorsteps; the Humanity wrought by 41 Wars that are occurring right now as I type this; the Act of
SPLURGING can only happen for a Fixed Demographic.  But that’s yet another Blog’s Worth.

I solemnly swear to SPLURGE on to Others

is now thematic in all of these NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 Comp(ositions) as many of us are capable of bestowing to those less fortunate a Bit of something that will enliven their Lives.  Although not all of us can or will SPLURGE Today, but when the Act(ion) is undertaken, the prevailing Mood shifts in a great Number of Ways.  SPLURGING is contagious.  As Mikey of Cereal Central stated decades ago: “Try it, you might like it.”  From the Mouth of Babes comes most of the most incredible Quotes du Splurge.  Thank you, General Mills. 


Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #46 emphasizes my Passion for TOYS & Words.  Why limit yourself to bam: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Milestones and/or those other conventionally traditional Holidays when TOYS  also make their Appearance on The Scenes of Chanukah, Christmas, Valentine’s Day & Mother/Father/Grandparents’ Days?  Like Orphans & Pets, so many TOYS  need a Good Home that the COMMODITY – revised as:


(defined as the Commodity of TOYS  )

 (as I have renamed and reformulated) should be celebrated on Tuesdays.  Every Tuesday of the Year (52 of them) should contain a TOY.  SPLURGE on a TOY for yourself; Family; Friend or even a Stranger on the Street. TOYS help you make a Friend-For-Life.

This SPLURGE doesn’t need to be expensive as many a great TOY can be found at Resale Shops that dot our landscape for sometimes 90% less than what it initially cost.  TOYS bring a Smile to our Face; they are the Stars of every Animation Flick ever produced.   Play is an integral part of our Life; of our Stories and of the Possessions we hold near and dear, amusing Memories at that, plus more. Per ASK: America’s Premier Eventologist & Creator of National Splurge Day ©1994 & YOTS: Years Of The Splurge ©2010 (occurring from 2014-2019), Tuesdays now have become known as:     TOYSday. 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014 – National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #47 is how Irresistibility plays out in our Day(s). While thumbing through the local Newspaper, I’m struck by the number of 50-80% off Print Ads that comprise their Advertising Revenue. The same holds true for TV Commercials.  Those Ads & Commercials are expensive. They are losing Money; but the Stores and Shops are bringing and luring People into and through their Doors. That’s important and especially so when so many prefer shopping ONLINE away from the DIM-inishing Mall and spending gas that could be used and re-routed (we could say) to a garb instead.
There’s a Break-Even Point somewhere, on their Excel Sheets, but the Point to be made for all SPLURGERS is how can you – me – anyone resist such a Steal of a Deal?  We would have to be crazy not to grab up that Tank-Top that retails for $100; now for only $20.  For some of us who prefer Resale, you can buy 20 T-shirts for $20 and then SPLURGE, by giving those extra Items away to others who are in desperate need.  The only Solution for this Sunny Summer Day is to SPLURGE. 

Blame it on this Event, #NationalSplurgeDay ©1994 created by me, ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, the undisputed Queen of Splurge and 1,900 other such HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE.  AIR:  Allurement, Irresistibility + Resistance are all in a Day’s Work & Play.   You read that here first and foremost. 


Thursday, August 7, 2014 – National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #48 is a direct Take-Off of ‘Thursday,’ aligned to Tuesday’s  Entry where TOYS played the Primary Theme. 

WHY THIS IS SO IN THE SPLURGING DYNAMIC:  Emphasizing my ongoing Passion for  the Combination of TOYS & Words, if a Person is involved in the ART & Act of Playing,  less Violence, Hostility and Crime will occur. Diverted-By-TOYS is what the Professionals call this Act(ion).  Involvement in PLAY strengthens Muscles (both in the Body & in the Brain). 

Limiting oneself to only purchasing or SPLURGING ON TOYS for Events as BAM: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Milestones and other conventionally traditional Holidays when TOYS  come to mind as Gifts, is ludicrous.   TOYS are a Daily Factor in Healthy Development.  Therefore, bearing this Formula in mind, I have renamed:

Thursday to TOYSDAY

Every Thursday of the Year (all 52 of them) should pertain and contain a TOY.  This KOOPERSMITHIAN TOY SPLURGE can range from Plastic to High Tech; from Wheeled to Winged Varieties & Versions.  And, let’s not forget our PETS who also enjoy a TOY to chew on; toss about; and/or bury. 

TO REITERATE FROM TUESDAY’s – TOYSDAY’s –  TEXT:  This SPLURGE need not be costly as many a fabulous TOY may be found at Resale Shops that dot our Landscape for sometimes 90% less than what it initially priced.  TOYS bring a Smile to our Faces; they are the Stars of every Animation Flick ever produced.   PLAY, as a Revitalizer, is an Integral Part of our Life; of our Stories and of the Possessions We hold near and dear; creating amusing Memories at that, plus more that lays hidden until…the next Surprise arrives.


America’s Premier Eventologist


Creator of National Splurge Day ©1994


YOTS: Years Of The Splurge ©2010

(occurring from 2014-2019),

Thursday now has eventologically become known as:  TOYSDAYS.


Friday, August 8, 2014 – National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #49 is something We all share and that is: We all have a Birthday in the same Year and We all have a Day before We celebrate our next Birthday.  Since Tomorrow is the 31ST Birthday of my 31ST Birthday, it’s Time to SPLURGE for the very last Time now that I am 61. Tomorrow I won’t be.   This SPLURGE affects millions of People this Year – especially those who were born in 1952.  Next Year, there will be entirely New Set and Class of Folk who all share One Thing in common.  The SPLURGE We take Today will be History Tomorrow. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014. National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #50 marks my 62ND Birthday, a Day I waited nearly a Life Time for.  Curious as to see who’d send greetings, I’ll remain online for a Spell and then cut-out.  In the meantime, this Tweet-Turned-Facebook-Turned-LinkedIn Posts sums up my Sentiments exactly for this Day of Celebration:

ASK/Chicago:  This Tweet should get me a year's supply of FREE Ice Cream:

@BaskinRobbins I'm #62 today. Telling PPL it's the 31ST #Anniversary of my 31ST #Birthday. ASKin' 4 b-ASK-in: #CaramelSwirlChocolateDelight

CC:  Baskin-Robbins

Baskin Robbins-Somerset

Baskin Robbins Toronto

Rock County Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins / Egypt

Shaker's Pizza & Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins Lubbock

Tweets are good in a case like this as they allow you more time to divulge and splurge and do all those Things that Birthdays were made to do.  62 Years ago We never had Facebook or Twitter, but We always had our Ice Cream...

And to all the other People born on August 9TH whether you are 2, 62 or 102, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU & SPLURGE.  There’s no better Way or Day in which to do this. 


Sunday, August 10, 2014. National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #51 is derived from Mother Nature herself as she launches & stages the Phenomena called a “SUPER MOON.”  And, for the Astrological Sign of LEO, a Fire Sign (not a Lunar Sign) in play and at work now,  this rare Occurrence is an incredible Event  or Fete of Nature that happens not too often. 

Supposedly, at this time, according to Chicago-based, Joe Lucchese of the Pro_Ject 1, all (previous) Intentions made, will be manifest.

Via  the Eventology Literary Genre I  strategically created and launched on Wednesday, July 25, 1990 at 9:45 PM, this is an elegant Way of looking at Spoofs & Splurges since making something happen (so that it appears as a Power-Base of The Influential) is mandatory (as well as priceless) in how We  brand, develop, access and promote any Matter that matters. 

Only a Google away, with approximately 160,000,000 Results (found in only 0.33 Seconds)  this Topic offers limitless Intentions to be met and manifest.  Scores of us are looking forward to those Just(ified) Rewards in the Months ahead.  See and SPLURGE for yourself. 

Monday, August 11, 2014. National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #52 examines Items that are at the furthest Spectrum of what is SPLURGE-Worthy.  A Man in transit, stepping from an L-Car (Chicago’s Train System that covers the City in all Directions) gave the Idea to me.  He was clad in a dowdy Gray Hoody (resembling that worn by Trayvon Martin who was shot-dead in Florida several years ago) which definitely would be something many People would not buy – give or take:  SPLURGE on. 

What other Items are considered SPLURGE Taboos? 

Those Items have become Taboo in our Society because of ‘Crimes’ or Negative Events associated with them.  At that particular Moment in Time, the only ‘other’ Item that occurred to me was Hitler’s Mustache that no Man dons anymore.  It’s safe to say that the Items We SPLURGE on far outnumber those We shy away (from). It’s all in the Marketability of a Brand or Product.  And, that’s indeed lucky for the Merchandisers & Producers who seek their Livelihood from those of us who feel compelled to indulge beyond our Wildest Dreams and Means, even sporadically for a Spell du SPLURGE. 


Tuesday, August 12, 2014. National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #53 deals with a very sad Topic:  The Passing and Death of:

Robin McLaurin Williams,
an American Actor,
Stand-Up Comedian,
Voice Actor,
Film Producer & Screenwriter

and one of my new Twitter Friends, VARIETY Magazine that I have read for decades upon decades, becoming 62 as of August 9, 2014.  Both Robin Williams & Variety have added Volumes of Variety to our Lives for the Amount of Time they have been here working, writing, researching and entertaining us.  Variety, The Magazine has featured Mr. Williams for years, while Robin’s enormous Span of Talent runs from Comedy to serious Portrayals; indeed giving the Word ‘variety’ an entirely new Definition when it comes to new and exciting Adventures to experience. 

He touched many People for Generations across the World. Earlier in the Afternoon, Robin’s Facebook Page had

6,897,519 Posts.

Within a few Hours, it soared to: 

6,975,925 by 2:27 PM CST. 

That’s Love.

Death has a  sneaky Way of making us automatically stop and put our Lives into Perspective.  Sadly, We often do not see this Truism until someone mighty special to us who was so diversified as Robin was passes from our View.

If there’s a Life Lesson to be learned from (t)his Death, it’s to live each Day to its fullest and experience all the Variety you can.  In Life, online and at @Variety.  Coping and Hoping via a Variety of Activities can keep a Mind, Spirit & Body Connection happy, healthy and in-balance.  When it comes to ‘Likeability’ they were far ahead of their Times and ‘Facebook,’ as We all know. 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014. National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #54 is still overshadowed by the Suicide of Robin Williams and now Today with the Death of Lauren Bacall, two Great Contemporary Entertainers that wow’d and woo’d us.  With all of his Talent and Success, no one ever thought Robin Williams would die at his own Hands.

These People (who worked hard) undoubtedly had enough Money to SPLURGE on whatever they wanted; whenever they wanted. However, the News Broadcasts  from across the World are extremely sad.  It’s as if getting sucker-punched in the belly.   Most People will not have the SPLURGE Bug of wanting to go out and buy  and/or indulge in a Thing Today to wear or play with, more or less SPLURGE on something that makes them happy when so much Sadness looms over us, like a heavy wool blanket.  Sad & Sullen is The Day.   But then, again, maybe so, perhaps that is what YOU should do. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014. National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #55 lets us reflect on what Thursday was reconverted into last Week:  A (playful) Day (comprised of 24 Hours) in which to Play with your/our TOYS.  Tired of the older ones?  This usually does not happen, but in case THE URGE TO SPLURGE locks you in Today in this Theme, We here at SPLURGE CENTRAL truly encourages you to BAT:  Buy A Toy as there's no greater Joy.  Santa would agree.  


Friday, August 15, 2014. National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #56  deals with Urban Living with your PETS, that I have renamed as: 

Furban® Living.

This has NOTHING to do with BANNING Creatures with and of Fur, as Word may inference. The Emphasis is strictly on the Root Word of URBAN with some of its Inhabitants being those who wear FUR Coats. Enter: Our Beloved Pets that come in all size, colors and varieties.

Dogs, Cats and other hairy Pets are not all accepted in Living Units throughout our Metropolitan & Cosmopolitan areas.  Owners just do not want many Pets on their properties/grounds or in their Units due to Health Factors as well as Chewing & Eliminating. In other words, doing what they do best:

Being an Animal.

It’s difficult enough being penned  and fenced in as a PET OF THE 21ST CENTURY, but now, many are being taken to Shelters and Pounds as lighter and smaller Dogs are found more ‘suitable’ for Inner City Living. 

Therefore, I’ve re-termed this Concept in accordance with my HOLIDATE: PAW: PET APPRECIATION WEEK ©1994 – now in its 20TH Year as of 2014 – to reflect what (Crysis) these Animals go through via:

Furban® Living.

Therefore, for Today, FUR-day (once known as Friday), the SPLURGE you should make is directed towards  your Pet.  No Pet?  Adopt One.  Borrow  One. 

And for those of you vying for the ‘Word Angle’ here as it applies to Haute Couture:

Turban Living

is the LifeStyle for all those who love wearing the HeadGear known as ‘The Turban.’  This was High Couture in Chicago on Oak Street in the Mid-1980s via Joan Weinstein, the Owner of Ultimo who’d turbanize her Head Gear putting the CHIC into Chicago.   Loving that Style myself as it is so exotic, I took that Style to Boston in 1984 while visiting and conventioning.   Within 3 Days after galavanting around Copley Square, a Slew of Women were donning these ‘Glorified Scarves.

The Roots of Words and SPLURGING are historical and at some points, hysterical.  That’s why We love HOLIDATE as these as We do.  Furbanology & the Art of The Event.  All in a Day’s Whirl. 



Saturday, August 16, 2014. National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® #57  deals with the Tripod of: 

1) SPLURGING on something from ‘The Good Old Days.’  Today marks my 62ND Birthday plus 1 Week being born on Saturday, August 9, 1952.  With a Herstory like this, there’s always a SPLURGE from Days gone by that is enjoyable to relive and do.

2) Accordingly, and similar to the above SPLURGE, August 16TH is the 62ND Birthday of my best University Boyfriend, Julian Puretz of Long Island, New York.  We SPLURGED on many FUN Things (including) FUN  itself back in 1974 and 1975.  Google some of those Things (as every Thing is online these Days) to take a SPLURGE  based on this Slice of your History.   Luckily, most of those Items are on eBay, if you haven’t already saved them. 

3) Another SPLURGE  Alternative is that this is the Third Saturday in August that lines up with SummerTime in the Northern Hemisphere.  Therefore, a Plethora of Street Fairs abound across the World in which to partake; let loose and enjoy what the Land has to offer.

Like Heinz 57 Varieties marked by Countless Tasty Opportunities, take advantage of what a Saturday SPLURGE offers. That’s what ASK, The Queen of SPLURGE endorses.


Sunday, August 17, 2014. National Splurge Day’s The Daily Splurge® 

#58 takes us back to an Assignment encircling the Sundate itself.  Since TDS: The Daily Splurge began on June 21, 2014, 9 Sundays have passed through these Pages, all with lively and likely Suggestions.  Pick a Date. Any Date.  June 22, June 29, July 6-13-20-27, August 3-10-17, in which to relive whatever that or those SPLURGES were.  After all, practice (even in SPLURGING) takes practice.  


#NationalSplurgeDay’s #The DailySplurge #59 for August 18, 2014 reflects upon the Fact that merely  2 months ago was June 18 – the Super ABC: Anniverary  -Birthday -  Celebration  of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994, 1 of ASK’s top 3  HOLIDATES and rated as the top Retailing Holiday next to Black Friday.  Now to keep the Festivities – Momentum going through to its 25TH Year ending on December 31, 2019, you can now be represented by ASK: The Queen of Splurge.  As ‘America’s Premier Eventologist’ and an ardent international PRAM-OLOGIST: Public Relations – Advertising – Marketing (Branding) Expert, this HOLIDATE TO CELEBRATE is world-renown (not just national) as Adrienne’s Writings always take on a VIRAL Presence. Pop Culture is what all 1900 HOLIDATES encompass. Every Topic and Industry (under the SUN) is covered by ASK.  This is what you – your Company and your Brand need and want-to-be.

Therefore, take this additional Step today to secure additional Publicity and maintain that PRESENCE that insures your Brand turned to as ‘The One’ Masses buy into – that they SPLURGE on. 



7 Days a Week = 3 Tweets (including 3 Media Hits);

1 Facebook of 150 Words explaining what you/company/brand do (including 3 Media Hits);

1 LinkedIn Post of 50 Words explaining what you/company/brand do.

This Offer includes Follow-Up.  When your Tweet has been retweeted to 10s of thousands of others, ASK writes a personal Tweet to them, thanking that Company, which is proper Tweetiquette.  You will get an itemized Social Media Log of who your NEW CONTACTS are via the KOOPERSMITHIAN TOUCH via email by the 5th of the following Month.  For an Offer like this you would normally pay $65,000 for the Yearly Retainer (at its Base). 

Especially with the Holiday Gift Buying Season kicking in – this is a proven Strategy to get the Exposure you need as well as to pre-launch your Efforts into 2015. 

$14,400:  (per 12 Months): PREPAID
$7,200 (per 6 Months): PREPAID
$3,600 (per 3 Months): PREPAID
Contact ASK at:
in order to schedule a Time to chat more about this Golden Opportunity.  ASK is based in Chicago, Illinois USA, the 3rd most metropolitan/cosmopolitan City in the USA; extremely advantageous as a Satellite to your Office/Industry.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #60 for Today analyzes the previous  TOYS FOR TUESDAY, now TOYSday and how some Individuals (who have never SPLURGED) nearly make the Act of Consumerism completely obscene with only one outrageously expensive Purchase, i.e.: TOY of their Choosing.  However, not everyone can afford an Auto for $1,000,000, let alone 38 times more. 

ENTER:  The 1962-63 Ferrari GTO Berlinetta that sold on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in California for $38,000,000, now rated as the hightest price paid for a(ny) Car at Auction.

Do you realize what kind of Home that Vehicle has to be sitting in front of to do it justice? 

And, where is the Justice in an Example like this. 

#1: The Buyer (whose Name is undisclosed) has never SPLURGED in his/her life.  By having a Fortune in which to ‘blow’ at any given Time for any TOY he/she wants, Buying is then thrown to the Wind.  

Whereby the Act of SPLURGING is performed by most People who indulge in an Excess only a few Times a year.  A very Miniscule Fraction of People (1% of the World Population) SPLURGES at such excessive Amounts & Heights.  The Difference is that they can afford any and everything they see or whim to; whereby a SPLURGE is seldom and sometimes, regretted.

Masses of People have never SPLURGED in their entire Lifetime, being born into  Shanty Towns, Ghettos or Communities where Despair, Homelessness, Disease and Poverty loom across their entire Picture with no way out.     

Fairness in SPLURGING is impossible due to the constant Battle between ‘The Haves’ and ‘The Have-Nots.’ 

But is the new ‘old’ – vintage Ferrari GTO Berlinetta Owner happy?  We may never know since s/he has to keep his/her Name (and Station in Life) anonymous. I personally think the Buyer is an Arab Oil Sheik.

HOWEVER:  If I were the proud Owner of a Vehicle of that Intensity, I’d immediately brag, boost and share Pictures of my new Car-Toy clear across the Internet via Facebook and Twitter.  But that’s not likely to happen to this new Owner.  And, that’s why it’s sad that the super-rich cannot SPLURGE-in-Peace like the rest of us can and do.  Being ridiculed for being rich may be wrong, but some Stories as these are simply too interesting not to analyze.

ACCORDING TO a July 10, 2014 Stat from: WHO:

38 Million Die Annually From Chronic Diseases

with the Majority dying from these Illnesses

residing in developing Countries.

Remember those Stats about Third & Fourth World People who live on a Dollar or less a Day?  That $38,000,000 could be divvied up between 38 million of them; giving them a bit more ‘Pocket Change.’  A Buck could change their world momentarily. 
What if 76 major Talents (on the Brink of ‘Making It Big’) were given a Stipend of $500,000 to pursue their Passion?  Wouldn’t that be a smarter Action to do than put it all into a Mass of Metal that can be struck broadside, flipping it head over tail, at an Intersection by an inebriated Driver? 
3,800,000 People could be handed $10 in which to buy a McGrittle Meal at McDonald’s or a fancy Coffee Beverage at Starbuck’s instead.  One of those could buy a Lottery Ticket, get lucky, win and increase their Bank Account by Millions. 
 You can purchase:  348,623 Men's Nike Air Max 90 Essential Running Shoes that retail for $109.00/pair. Spreading the Fortune is of utmost Concern here to us at SPLURGE CENTRAL.  The Examples, of course, can go on and on as long as your Calculator works. 
The Idea of SPLURGING for National Splurge Days ©1994 is now to THINK outside of your Comfort Zone; yourself and towards others.
SPLURGE on to Others as you’d want others to SPLURGE on to you.
The Golden Rule in a concentric Manner that matters. 
In other Words, $38,000,000 will buy YOU (me – any of us) more than an old dated Ferrari.  Looking at the Global Picture is what’s at Stake in the Modern World of 2014 on out…it’s called:  Humanity. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #61 examines the SPLURGES you made when you were  a Kid.  Do you remember those?  Go back to the Days (hypnosis is acceptable in this case) when you were 2 – way before you received 2 Digits in your Age.  The Terrible Two’s; so named because you couldn’t get enough of a(ny) SPLURGES since all of them are new to you due to your Newness here on Planet Earth.  That makes perfect sense. 
Plus, you were controlled by your Parents  or Adults and it was up to their Discretion and Whims  as to how much of an Indulging Splurge you would be given.  Leap to Age 4; double your Age since Maturity occurs daily as We gracefully age.  What do 4 year olds SPLURGE on?  The Art & Action of The Splurge all depends on the Word: 
IF you’re so ‘entitled’ and have Guardians who allow and participate in the SPLURGE.  For Outsiders, the Amish appear not to SPLURGE; though they don’t look ‘lacking.’ 
Give the Assignment and Concept here some thought.  What did you SPLURGE on at:  10 – 15 – 20 – 25 – 30 – 40 – 50 – 60 – 70 – 80 – 90 – 100+?
The AGE OF SPLURGING is  a Lifelong fascinating Project, which is one of the Reasons why I created: NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 over 20 years ago. 
 CONTINUING:  Splurging at 10 is far different if you reside in Afghanistan compared to being a Member of  a low-middle-high class Family in the USA; England; Australia or Japan. 


Thursday, August 21, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #62 presents us with more of a Challenge confronting us Today on a Psychological Level. On previous Thursdays, the SPLURGE automatically reverted to TOYS because TOYSday spelled it out for us.  After all, We all like to play & have fun. For those of you wishing to proceed with your SPLURGE in that Manner, go right ahead.  But for the last Day of the Astrological Sign of LEO, a thunderous clap should finalize the Sign.


Therefore, a Psychological Element pertains to: 

How much of a SPLURGE is too much of a SPLURGE?


For those in the Entertainment Industry and/or Individuals who merely love to spoil their Significant Others with a SPLURGE, there can’t be enough of them.  The Sky is the Limit where ‘More’ is  much more better. 


What can be done with MORE is that MORE (or less) of MORE can always be divvied up, split and thoughtfully shared with others.  Bearing this Amalgamation in mind over 40 years ago (which is the time in which I pulled into Chicago to stake out my Claim of Fame & Acclaim), I realized the Vibrancy ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ had.  That energy continues on to Today.


TIME PASSES:  As EVENTOLOGY grew, the HOLIDATES methodically fell into place. NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 grew with Leaps and Bounds; therefore, declaring (as ‘America’s Premier Eventologist’) that Chicago be known as ‘The Capitol of Splurge’ instantly fell into my Lap. One Hundred (100) Neighbors lend themselves to this Designation that was studied for 40 years.   

Splurging is not as easy as it appears.  When a Person is in the Process of starting a SPLURGE (one that is especially unusual), a Big Metropolitan & Cosmopolitan City offers limitless Varieties that can’t be located elsewhere.  Located smack in the Center in the Heart of America, ‘My Kind of Town, Chicago’ exemplifies that Designation, plus more. 


Why?  Because FUN is equated to SPLURGE and with the new 21ST Century Philosophy and Rewriting of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994, SPLURGING on to others is far more important than ever before.     


 Friday, August 22, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #63 marks the 34TH Friday in 2014.  For the Leos amongst us, this Date is memorable as We peer at our Daily Horoscope thanks to Georgia Nicols who reminds us that:  “…at a deeper Level, you will wonder and want to define what it is that matters most to you in life.  What do you value?”

In the Art & Act of Splurging, the Value is there hidden in ‘The Moment’ itself as each Moment is especially precious only because that Element of Time gives us Opportunities that can ripen into a Dream that has long been in the Development Stage(s). One event alone can change the entire Course of a Person’s Plans.  What matters doesn’t even necessarily stem from any Material Possession that a SPLURGE can create, but can be in the Spirited Action that allowing someone else to SPLURGE will bring.  Making a List of what one values is a Creative Way to get a handle on what you do prize.  And you may be surprised at what you draw up.



Saturday, August 23, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #64 takes a Page from the Virgo Personality’s Character who happens to be our Latest Astrological Sign. One of their predominating Personality Assets is that Virgos critically analyze before plunging in to making that Decision.  Therefore, although it is the Weekend when Events should merely sail on by us on their own PA: Positive Accord, learn all the Facts & Details first before you indulge in your latest SPLURGE (of Excess).  Just by merely doing this, you will be far ahead of ‘The Game.’ 


Sunday, August 24, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #65 allows us to SPLURGE not only once, twice, 10  or 20 times, but 24 Times.  Not that you are going out to buy Two Dozen Mattresses for a Community Homeless Shelter, but, that is, after all, a sound Idea that is necessary when “SPLURGING on to Others, as you’d want others to SPLURGE on to you.”  After all, this new “Step-Out-Of-Yourself’ and SPLURGE Philosophy highlights the 20TH – 25TH Years of ASK’s NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 now known as:

YOTS:  Years Of  The Splurge ©2010

that has been in Formation since Fast Company Magazine (based in New  York City) spotlighted NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 in their June 2010 Edition known as their: 100 Of the Most Creative People in Business Issue.

Said  remodulated HOLIDATE occurs now through December 31, 2019. 

Therefore, 2 dozen donuts; 24 coffee canisters; 24 flat screens; 24 books; 24 clocks; 24 chairs; any visible Item that is needed by a Population that you think needs is becomes the
SPLURGE  OF CHOICE of Today.  With family members being home and about, this Gesture also instills Family Values in those who will, then, pass it along to their Families when the Time arrives.  It doesn’t get any better than that.  


Monday, August 25, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #66 like Route 66 allows  you take a Journey down Memory Lane to other SPLURGES you did earlier on in your Life.  Are any of them Repeats (Double – Triple – Quadruple) that you enjoyed so much that you just had to do them over and over?  I would say so.

I, for one, reflect back on Friday, July 25, 2014 – merely a Month ago when my Literary Genre:
The ART of EVENT-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns For Humanity ©1990

that houses NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 turned 24 years old.  Then, since Time is so relevant in all of our Lives (or what’s left of them)  and since many of us have Deadlines in order to make our Headlines all the more outstanding, in merely 4 Months from Today, it’s Christmas and nearing the Completion of yet another Year, hopefully well-lived where Swathes of Satisfaction appeared at major Intersections.  


Tuesday, August 26, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #67 reminds me of a Quote I created for August 2014 in  which I saw my 62ND Birthday arriving bright and early on Saturday, August 9TH at 4:45 AM.  And, that was

“26 is the New 62.”

Indeed a rallying cry that AARP would laugh over.

Although that Quote may be stretching the Age Brackets by 40 years in which lots can and does happen to a person and his/her body, if ‘Orange is  the new Black,’ then anything goes IF you have that Peace of Mind and State of Mind to flourish.  Many of us, unfortunately, are not blessed with Sound Body & Mind.  Many will not have the Opportunity to be as active as We would like. 

By the same token, many of us (for a variety of physical and economic reasons) do not have the Ability to SPLURGE as much as We’d like to or want to.  However, because Life is based on Change at any Moment, eliminating Despair from your Mind is a Catalyst in which you can increase your Odds of getting what you want, not necessarily when you want them, but for the better. 


Wednesday, August 27, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #68 spotlights the Geico Gecko, as a #10 Envelope arrived at my home, in the mail last night.  As soon as I saw this little Green Reptile (or maybe he is an Amphibian) – he’s one of those Prehisto-looking Characters nevertheless years ago when the Ad Campaign began, I fell in love. That’s because he always reminds me of my FROG, GORF that I use as the lead Character in my Movie Scripts and Books.
 Today "GG" was vying for my undivided attention by sitting on a heap of books symbolizing the Return to School with an Apple (the Fruit, not the Computer, that is) strategically placed to the Side for the Teacher.  They don't miss a beat and neither do We here at #SplurgeCentral.

Personally, when I SPLURGE, all my Apples are lined up in a Row, like Ducks, caramelled and nutted up – drenched in both – as that’s a bona fide SPLURGE to me, my Taste Buds and the other SPLURGERS amongst us.

Without even knowing what the Envelope entailed, I knew this Company wanted you to indulge and SPLURGE on their Insurance Policy Plan, which these Days [to many Families] is a SPLURGE indeed.  After all, the Lesson to be learned is:   You can save $500 on Car Insurance (if you do so drive) and if you do this, that’s lots of Money in which you can SPLURGE ATM:  All The More.  I’m all for that.
BTW:  Check out National Splurge Day's Discounted Membership below at:
$365 a Year – that’s $1 a Day, prepaid.   
to be listed here during YOTS: Year Of The Splurge, a BLOG that runs day in and day out, no matter what the SPLURGE OF THE DAY may be. 


Thursday, August 28, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #69 defines the Benefits of SPLURGING, which are multi-faceted. 

One Level deals with the total Entertainment Aspect;

One Aspect focuses on investing in Item(s) that are really not needed, but for a moment in time, are highly needed;

One examines how adding to the Economy of a Nation kickstarts that country in a myriad of ways.

Lastly, the newly hidden, yet exposed Aspect of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 (now celebrating its 20TH Year in 2014) is that it’s high time to give-back to those who are far less fortunate.  Like the Bible Quote:

“Do on to Others as you’d want Others to do on to you…”

Now, SPLURGING on to Others is the Means to an End; an End that ends in Latitudes of Gratitude from the Giver to the Taker and those just observing from the Sidelines.   


Friday, August 29, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #70 focuses on how Dates arrive, but once a year. During this year, August 29TH  falls on (a) Friday before Labor Day, an American National Holiday of great Significance. It fluctuates annually in order to keep us on our Toes, but simultaneously signifies:

the Close of Summer (although Meteorological Summer ends on September 21);

the Beginning of the New Academic School Year; and

the Launch of the Autumnal Harvest Season that slowly, but steadily winds its Way into the Holiday Gift-Giving Season, a Grand Time to SPLURGE all the more…as if  an Excuse is needed.  Here at SPLURGE CENTRAL, We think ‘not.’  That’s the General Consensus.  Yet, We know how the SPLURGE CYCLE spins and sometimes, it can spin slower or faster, depending on a Variety of Conditionalities. 

Granted, Autumn does not arrive officially till September 21, 3 Weeks of Summery Pertinence still remain in which to ‘partycipate’ and SPLURGE, whereby the Chief Thought is that this Period is a Parcel of Time in which to unwind – unplug - relax – SPLURGE.   Do those Acts and Actions that make Memories of and  for a remarkable End-off, Send-off of The Summertime.  In the Words of ASK: Founder /Creator / Owner-Originator of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994:  “If you don’t do it, who will?”                                                                                                                                                                           


Saturday, August 30, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #71 discusses ASK’s view on:

Conscious SPLURGING vs. CopyCat SPLURGING.

Face it.  Not all of us are ever going to become SuperStars so acting like or mimicking one – living on ‘The Edge’ and emulating that Personality is ridiculously ridiculous, meaning its Doubly as ridiculous to even contemplate going down that Road. However, We do.  We do that because We are bombarded with a more luxuriously elegant Way of doing and having Things. That’s part of the Mystique and ravishing Enticements offered here by NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994.  SPLURGING is an individualistic way of doing things.     

At the Forefront of this Economical Movement is Advertisers (who advertise whatever they can). Advertisers have been in control since Materialism began back in those Prehisto Days of Limestone Caves housing early Man, Woman and Child. Neanderthals began picking Flowers to bringing Home to adorn and decorate their Rooms; therefore, Vases needed to be invented. Loose sheaved Rocks could be sculpted into Arrow Heads that (once chiseled) allowed Hunting to take place; later Warfare.  Then, with the Advent of the Wheel, the most magnificent Inventon every created, the Age of Splurge began, slowly but surely, till the Point it has reached today with NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 – YOTS: Year Of The Splurge ©2010 and THE DAILY SPLURGE ©2014.  Such is the Progression of Evolution. 


Sunday, August 31, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #72 ends on a High Note with a Salute to  31 Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Flavors. This thinkadology basically means in month's like August (January - March - May - July - October & December) where 31 Days prevail, 1 new flavor can be SPLURGED on; enjoyed, eaten and shared with Friends.  If you have 31 Friends, that makes it all the better. A Party can begin.  There's hardly nothing wrong with this; nothing wrong at all.  ICE CREAM is one of the best SPLURGES on the Planet, that We oft-times take for granted.  And that was the sKOOP from Koopersmith...for the Last Day in August of 2014.  We at SPLURGE CENTRAL hope you got your Splurge on for this month as you certainly deserve. 


Monday, September 1, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #73 is the Start of one of my most colorful HOLIDATES,  Red Belt Days (C)2014. Slated for the First of the Month, Red Belt Days makes a statement because of its Vibrancy. In grade school, a classmate returned to school in September with a black and white floral dress and a Red Belt. She made a statement. She looked smashing for a 7 year old. I had never seen a Combo like that before and it left or burned an indelible Mark in my Psyche.  A green  T-shirt, pair of dark blue pants and flaming Red Belt makes a Statement.  Calling out:  I'm here.  I've entered the room.  Deal with me.  It may Concern many Issues.  Anyone who dresses this way, evidently has something to say, that's important.  

As a fashion statement (like chocolate and other such got-to-haves), you can never have TMB:  Too Many Belts.  Too  many Red Belts.  Belts period.  They not only keep your pants up and your bulging belly flatter, but make a definitive statement in 1 splash of Color that adds personality to an outfit - much like a bow tie or HAT-ola.    Add in a Pair of Dorothy's Red Ruby Slippers (to that SPLURGE) and you're the Belle of the Gala. 

When SPLURGING, it’s good to be seen-out-loud in Colors that declare and define the Extraordinary, whether your Starting or Finalizing your Month-at-Hand. 


Tuesday, September 2, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #74 can be attributed to this Tweet that makes a Statement that every Manufacturer and Person in Retail never ever contemplates and  that is:

‘The Joy of Not Being Sold Anything.’

Every raucous Late Night Comedian and Talk Show Host (and you know who you are) would find something to poke FUN at when it comes to not being sold any thing.  The Joy of not buying any thing is not what the World has come to. 

The Joy of not buying something is what few of us hardly ever do.  Give or take a few thousand Tribe Members who live ‘on the fringe’ and on ‘the edge’ meaning they do not have access to a nearby town in which to ‘go shopping’  or hang out at the mall. 

Evidently, there is Joy in not buying anything. 

It may act as a Cleansing. 

Evidently, there is Joy in not hauling something else back home.

It may act as a Way to lessen sore Muscles. 

Evidently, for those who enjoy THE SPLURGE, then THE SPLURGE of Choice for today has to be an Internal SPLURGE and not one in which Money is spent.  Time spent on yourself – reading, playing or hanging with Friends may just be what this Motto means for us to do.  After all, SPLURGING is as internal as it is external. 

And, luckily, for those who love to go all-out and SPLURGE incessantly, a Day is merely 24 Hours long.  The Wait is not long.  The Wait may do you some good. 

A Special Thanks to  James Gleick  
@JamesGleick  who posted this on  August 31. 


 Wednesday, September 3, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #75 is the Diamond Daily Splurge. On this Date for those of you who are enraptured with ATD: All Things Diamond, it's the proper Time in which to purchase a Diamond, which is always a wise investment to make.  For those who feel generous, in order to 'give back' to the community or those you feel are deserving (for a variety of reasons), the Activity of Buying 75 items and giving them away is Today's SPLURGE. 

Where do these Ideas come from?  A fertile Imagination and the Thought Process (itself) in analyzing what the primary Ingredient(s) of what a SPLURGE could and does mean in the 21st Century, which is Mankind's most ingenious Time (of his/her Life yet). 

Whether the SPLURGE is large - small; for yourself or your Community, let's not forget that taking that extra Action today, can open up  many Opportunities for tomorrow for all concerned in the Act & Art of The Splurge.  After 75 times, you can honestly say you've got IT down pat. 

Yes, this particular SPLURGE will take place on all Days divisible by 75 as in: 150 - 225 - 300 - 375  as the Days unfold ahead.


Thursday, September 4, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #76 salutes the 76 Trombones that make up the Orchestra or Band in a School’s Music Department.  Numbers are significant and constantly remind us of Happenings that transcend our Lives.  For instance, just   Two (2) Months ago Today was July 4TH -  when in 1776 (or 17-76) our Forefathers had a huge Task in front of them that equated to the Founding of the United States of America, becoming symbolic of America’s Independence Day.  For those of us across the Planet who are 76 years old in 2014, they were born in 1938 which was an Era so different that Today in every Way possible. SPLURGES in 1938 are no longer existent as they are now; transitioning to other objects in the Progression of Invention & Creation.  76 is  Six and One-Third Dozen of whatever Brand/Product/Element you decide to SPLURGE on and upon.  The Choice is all of ours – your Preference of Reference – all the time, now that ASK’s National Splurge Day is 20 years old. 

According to the Song:

Seventy-six trombones led the big parade
With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand…

Friday, September 5, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #77  makes me (as the Founder of these 2 Platforms)  think about other SPLURGE Events that are not on my ASKian Eventological Calendar, but which also say a lot about our Consumer-Based Society.  Those include:  Halloween that rises out of the Muckety Rightedness of ATS:  All Things Scary; followed by Thanksgiving, a Time in which to be grateful and appreciative what We have the Ability to SPLURGE on; followed by the Judeo-Christian Gift-Giving Holidays of Chanukah & Christmas.  Then, in 117 more Days from Today, it will be 2015, in time for one of my other Top Ten HOLIDATES known as NATIONAL SMITH DAY ©1995 that turns 20.  Smith, as you know is the most common American Name.  Can a Zillion Smiths (across the World) and their Derivatives as my last Name, KooperSMITH, make a Positive Response.   

Should we all drop Ice over our heads?  I say not.  

After all, January is a cold month in the Northern Hemisphere.  The only ones who’d benefit by this irrational Act are doctors, as pneumonia cases would rise significantly.  However, the Power of an EVENT  – a Gesture – a SPLURGE can make a lasting difference.  Has. Always will. 

I will be taking Questions re: 

Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns for Humanity ©1990

That contains over 1,900 HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE tomorrow, Saturday, September 6, 2014 on Twitter from 2-3 PM CST.

Please join me there.


Saturday, September 6, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #78 deals with an IQ:  Industry Question that I am often asked as the Creator of this HOLIDATE.  That Query is: 

“Do I pre-plan my SPLURGES or do I do investigative work (for the most part) to discover the Shopping Trends & Truths of TAS: TheAverage Shopper (of which there  really is not any) to find out more Inside Facts & Data?

“Splurging is both an Art & a Science,” is how it can be broken down.  Since ‘more’ is the Operative Word in the Act, Art, Acquisition and Equation of SPLURGING what (ever) Object catches a person’s eye and fancy is most likely to become what he/she decides (sometimes in a nano-second to purchase (if tangible) and consume (if edible).   
SPLURGING  is entirely different for the Nomad travelling across the Sahara Desert on a hump-back camel. Bare necessities must be met before any Consumer gets the chance to SPLURGE. Storing those Goods is difficult.  Changes to one’s Splurging Habits & Techniques are voluminous in themselves and oft-times call for psychiatric intervention and assistance if SPLURGING becomes an addiction. 
With Moderation, doing both is permissible.  To the manufacturer or shop owner, it’s his B&B: Bread And Butter.  Seasonal Splurges are oft-times marked by Sales & Reductions that make the Product much more desirable and in-demand.  Buy it.  Store it. Hopefully, it will not be that out-of-style when that Season rolls around again in a year’s time.  Personally, my own selective tastes rest with and were developed before I was 10.  What I liked or wanted as a Preteen continues to be what I like, want and SPLURGE on Today…
Besides World Peace and Goodwill towards Men & Women/Children and Little Furry and Feathery ‘Friends in High Places’ – namely Squirrels and Birds that always get a splurge-worthy breakfast & dinner – my Favorite Splurges are quite simple. 
As unexpected SPLURGES surprise is possibly the Best of any World Wonder. 
A SPLURGE within Reason enters most Pictures.  However, the Primary Gist of Splurging is that Reason is tossed to the Wind when most Peoples think of what SPLURGING entails.  That, of course, has changed for the Eventological Definition of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY’s 20TH – 25TH Years (circa 2014 – 2019) according to strict Redefinitions of SPLURGING. 



Sunday, September 7, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #79 deals with what SPLURGES you would make if you lived 100 years ago today in September of 1914.  This was at the time of World War I.  Do some research into what was popular at the Time.  List your Top Splurges (ie: if they are tangible or intangible) – if they are food, clothing, travel, sport, animal/pet elated and related.  And, then apply those Factors to how you would splurge had I been born and created National Splurge Day in 1914 instead of in 1994 (now in time) for its 20TH ABC: Anniversary – Birthday – Celebration.  Although this may appear as hard work, the Research is interesting and never-ending and will open-wide Doors of your Imagination & Opportunities for Things you may not have known before.  Now, thats a Splurge of another Color and Nature for sure.  Feel free to report back here your Findings, as they may be used in my  Splurgencyclopedia ® coming out for Holiday Gift-giving this Year. 


Monday, September 8, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #80 is one in which you and your best Top 80 Friends go out and SPLURGE 1 Big Time for ‘The Day’….


Your Top 8 Friends SPLURGE 10 times throughout the Day


Your Top 20 Friends SPLURGE 4 times throughout the Day


Your Top 4 Friends SPLURGE 20 times throughout the Day


Your Top 40 Friends SPLURGE 2 times throughout the Day


Your Top 2 Friends SPLURGE 40 times throughout the Day


Your Top 8 Friends SPLURGE 10 times throughout the Day


Your Top 10 Friends SPLURGE 8 times throughout the Day


Your Top 20 Friends SPLURGE 4 times throughout the Day


Your Top 4 Friends SPLURGE 20 times throughout the Day OR Night.

You get the Idea, don’t you?  I knew you would! 

Imagine what I’ll recalculate in 80 days from now, all in time For Holiday Gift Giving when SPLURGING again takes on an altogether Theme and Stance.

SPLURGERS in Club: SPLURGE ® are some of the wittiest, smartest & most entertaining People that I’ve ever met.

Needless to say as this is one thing we all know:

“SPLURGING is the New Sexy,”

and you can quote/unquote me on that one!

Posted by:  ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith


Creator – Founder – Owner/Originator of:  National Splurge Day ©1994

YOTS: Year Of The Splurges:  2014-2014

SPLURGE CENTRAL:  aka:  Chicago – Illinois USA

Tuesday, September 9, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #81 comes with its own funny pre-morning Story as any decent and law-abiding SPLURGE should.  That Tale goes like this:

Once Upon a Morning… as I stared at a Box of Cereal: Frosted Flakes – Sweetened Flakes of Corn Cereal – a Good Source of Vitamin D, a random Thought drifted across the Kitchen Table quite unexpectedly  that formed me to ask myself: 

What in the heck am I going to write about Today in this ‘Serial’ (of a different nature), this

that I compose on a daily basis!  Not that writer’s block was creeping in, it was the first thing that happens when a Writer begins to write. 

Suddenly, the sugar-coated Subject hit me.  Not everyone in the World (as some 43 million People experience HUNGER every Day in the USA alone) even has or gets a ¾ Cup serving of Frosted Flakes: an excellent Source of 7 Vitamins and Minerals (but not the prefer DRES: Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds & Sapphires) in order to kick-off their Day.  

This is true.

This is sad. 

This doesn’t even start to add up to a SPLURGE, which is at the extreme End of the SaSS: Shopping and Spending Spectrum.  

But, all Things can be remedied.  For those of us fortunate enough to have unlimited Means and Money, dedicate that Amount Today to those unfortunate People/Communities that do not have access or availability to the Vital Necessities of Living a Life to its fullest.

This Humanitarian Aspect is derived from the new By-Laws of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 (and its 5 Spin-offs) making the HOLIDATE’s 20TH Year Anniversary in 2014 much more memorable yet.  

Also, it should be enforced that this EVENT is in its First Stage of the Undertaking of its 20-25TH Year Run so that the Subject of SPLURGING will not only be commemorated on its Original Date of June 18, but every Day in a vast Array of Ways. 

Furthermore, numerically, the 9TH of September marks my 62ND Year & 1 Month Mark since Birth on that hot August pre-Air Conditioning Saturday Morning  at 4:45 AM when I was born at Mendota Community Hospital.  Keeping this Principle in mind, take it upon yourself to
SPLURGE charitably on the ‘Dates’ you were born – i.e.: in my Case, that would be:

September 9
October 9
November 9
December 9
January 9
February 9
March 9
April 9
May 9
June 9
July 9

This Action represents  a commendable way to ‘teach your Children well;’  ‘give-back’ as well as unload; to show you are appreciate and to allow others a ‘Chance’ to experience and have a Treat that they ordinarily would not receive.  Now, that’s  how SPLURGING should be. SPLURGE on to Others as you’d want them to SPLURGE on to you.  The Golden Rule goes a long Ways in the Halls of EVENTOLOGY®. 

NOTE:  Special Thanks to Millville Cereal - %: Aldi, Inc. located in Batavia, IL USA for this Inspiration that culminated into this very important SPLURGE OF SIGNIFICANCE®.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #82 was something I heard on CBS This Morning with Charles Rose, Gayle King & Nora O’Donnell reporting LIVE from New York City where Episodes like these just happen too often.   They reported that:


A Parking Space is now for Sale for One Million Dollars.  That’s $1,000,000.00.


Evidently, this is a gigantic SPLURGE for Someone who is ultra and über-wealthy enough to afford that Commodity; however, if a Person can afford a Home that has a ONE MILLION DOLLAR Parking Space (I hope it’s inside, heated and comes with its own Primo Coffee & Danish each Morning for the Trip in to Work), that House is not a Home, it officially qualifies as being a Mansion that has got to be over $25,000,000 to do that Parking Space Justice.


In a Case like this, there is no absolute Justice, since 99% of us cannot afford that SPLURGE.  However, for those of us who like to dream, if I (as the #QUEENOFSPLURGE were in that Position to buy a Parking Space (for my Luxury Vehicle or Liner), I would prefer taking that Million Dollars and give it to the Top 1000 Unfortunates I know.

I have a Feeling I would even do that if I were able to purchase a Parking Space for Half a Million Dollars.  Some Things (as Parking Spaces) are just not worth a lot of Money.  I call that the Warren Buffett Effect.  If you don’t believe me.  Ask Mother Nature. Originally, until Man arrived, she had no Price Tags on any of her Natural Wonders.  But that’s another Blog’s Worth all found in my 7 Part Book & Movie Scripts called:





Eliminates Racism;

Dispels the Mixed Signals and Ironies we receive every Day; and

Gets to the Heart of what really matters.



Starving Artists are plentiful in our World.

Orphans are plentiful.

Domestic Violence Victims are plentiful. 

There are PLENTY OF WAYS to give to worthy Causes that amount to more than a Slab of cold Concrete in a Big City High-Rise. 


And for those of you in The Media, you can quote me on that one: 

Per: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

America’s Premier Eventologist’

Chicago – IL USA


who claims:


“There are PLENTY OF WAYS to give to worthy Causes

that amount to more than a Slab of cold Concrete in a Big City High-Rise.”


$1000 would help them out much more than a Space that rates as too mind-boggling. 


Now, at this point in this Text and Context of The Daily Splurge for those of you who are following along (and I so appreciate that Kind Gesture), We go over to google and type in: 

What will $1,000,000 buy in 2014?

Read down the Answers.  Weed out the ones that are OF INTEREST to you and yours and proceed from there – the next Time you have a MILLION DOLLARS to


My Favorite came from:  James Twining CFP® Bellingham, WA


Mr. Twining stated:  “Most who inherit a large lump sum think they are rich.  They aren't.  $1 million is not enough to retire successfully for most people.”


However, ONE MILLION DOLLARS can make a hugely significant Difference to those who are frugal enough to s-t-r-e-t-c-h it out.  And, if you so choose to SPLURGE at a Discount Center – Dollar Store – or Resale Shop, you’ll get much MORE of a BANG than if you invest in a MILLION DOLLAR Parking Space as your Auto devalues in Price and Value. 



Thursday, September 11, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #83 is a somber Day in America since 2001 when Terrorists attacked the USA and changed our Thinking; Sense of Security and Course of History  forever.  Therefore, this Day remains one of  Quiet Reflection, not of Wild Frivolocity or any Action that can further hurt the American People and those whose Lives have been threatened by the Axis and Forces of Evil across the Planet.  Tomorrow, We will return with routine and regular Coverage. 


Friday, September 12, 2014. #NationalSplurgeDay’s #TheDailySplurge #84 is an Endorsement for a Group that I (as well as so many others) find to be extraordinarily incredible in what they do for ‘The Community.’  Being an Eventologist (‘America’s Premier Eventolgist,’ at that) I am naturally prone to Events that make a Difference in our World.  AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS is at the Top of that List. 


But let me warn you; For those of us who don’t have the Means/Money to SPLURGE as large as this, it won’t be feasible for you to attend their upcoming September 23 Gala at Chicago’s riparian Navy Pier, but do bear in mind that AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS’ StoreFront (in the illustrious Loop District of Chicago across from our Cultural Center) has a wide Array of glorious Gifts (for Anniversaries, Birthdays, Christmas, Chanukah, Surprises, etc.) that can be purchased in order to support them and the Fine Work they perform for Teens who then able to explore their Creative & Artistic Sides. 


Check out my BLOG, Koopersmithin’ #1126 in order to learn more how you can become involved at: 



THE MODUS OPERANDI:  Check back here every Day by 1 PM CST to see what the SPLURGE OF THE DAY is – all guaranteed not to disappoint.  That Splurge will also be tweeted and facebooked out as well as placed on ASK’s LinkedIn Account.  After all, a SPLURGE a Day keeps Boredom at bay; kickstarts the Economy and gives tens of thousands of companies something grand and exciting to sell as well as reporters/journalists something to write about.  Winning and Splurging go hand in hand,” ASK reminds us, “One Day at a time.”

As a Creative Writer who has reported on the Dynamics of SPLURGING since 1994, ASK has formulated Lists of Splurges that range from $5 to $555,000,000.  However, today, with the Shift in Economics, Unemployment and Spirituality gaining grounds never before imagined, Splurging is no longer limited or placed in a materialistic bracket.  It can be transformed into a Spiritual State of Mind, whereby Splurging via Volunteering is a very doable; permitted and encouraged.  

For major Shops, Industries and Stores, buying a Product is of utmost importance to their bottom line.  Next to Christmas and Black Friday, ASK’s NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY is ranked the 3rd largest Retail Merchandising Event in the marketplace.  And, rightly so as its 20 years in Existence has proven.  

FOR THE AVID MARKETER AT HEART:  Yes, if you want your Product(s) mentioned here (and/or even on a preferred Date of your choosing) and/or for the entire year with its description; website; Twitter; Facebook; other social media networks, etc., the cost is:

$365 a Year – that’s $1 a Day, prepaid.   

Now, that’s the most reasonable Splurge you can or could ever make and take.

Initially, contact ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith at:

to set up a time to talk.  Do not forget, because NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY ©1994 went viral and with ASK’s meteoric Talent of creating over 1,900 Holidates, the Spotlight is always on what she is creating next. 

WANT AN EVENT ALL YOUR OWN?  This allows your own Brand to have its own Event and/or listing here.  Creation of your own HOLIDATE (as Koopersmith has termed them) starts at $1,000 (which includes 3 Social Media Networking posts a Day for the 3 months prior to your Event and 1 month thereafter as follow-up as well as a Certificate of Eventological Authenticity.  Yes, it’s similar to having your name in the Star Registry.

This Blog Listing will then be published as a Book after Sunday, June 21, 2015, marking its first year of being online; thus continuing The HOLIDATE and connecting more people still.  For those of you not knowing:

ASK (in celebration) of this Date has proclaimed 2014-2019, the 20TH – 25TH ABC: Anniversaries – Birthdays – Celebrations of NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY(S) as the YOTS: Years Of The Splurge ©2010 that has been in its birthing state since the Holidate went viral in June of 2010 when premiering in Fast Company’s 100 of the Most Creative People in Business Issue.  That’s fanfare you can’t buy for $1 a day! But ASK is offering this Deal-of-A-Steal anyway.  It’s the Eventological thing to do taken from her Writings called:

The Art of Event-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s campaigns For Humanity ©1990

That ignited this entire new Literary Genre that she introduced to The World on July 25, 1990 at 9:45 PM CST.

For any and all Questions/Queries, email Ms Koopersmith at the address above or Tweet her at:

Its accompanying Tweet is:

#NationalSplurgeDay ©1994 Goes Daily! Satisfying that ‘Urge 2 Splurge.’ ASK/Chgo’s Summer 2014 Announcement. 


ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
The Premier Eventologist in The History of The World
STUDIOS 1258 & 1437
Chicago – Illinois USA

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