April 09, 2013


I love holidays.

New Years, Cinco De Mayo, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas and so many others.

The big ones, that mosts everyone celebrates, are fun because there are decorations and music and food.  Everyone is laughing and mingling, there is most likely some sort of alcohol involved.  Someone usually gets a little crazy and ends up with a bra on their head.  Wait, maybe I'm thinking of the movie Weird Science...anyway, it's just a huge party with family and friends. What's not to love?

Side note...I don't have much of a taste for alcohol ever since the kids were born but I will partake on occasion...very few occasions...if one of my few preferred drinks is available...and I'm in the mood...and the stars are alined...and I'm able to sleep in the next day.  Like I said, very (very, very, very) few occasions.  

Then you have the holidays that aren't celebrated quite so, um, festively but are still on every calendar you find.  Such as Earth Day, Grandparent's Day and Secretary's Day (also known by the more PC term Administrative Professional's Day)  But, I'm old school, I like to use pencil and paper and terms like secretary and stewardess.  I'm really just a 1950's rich, old, white guy stuck in a 21st century Stay at Home Mom's body.  I'll blame him for my baby belly too, it's really just his old man gut sticking out.

Semi-related question/rant...Are these holidays supposed to end in an S or an 'S?  I checked out a few and Mother's Day and Father's Day have the apostrophe but when I checked out Grandparent and Secretary I see it both ways.  Why is this not consistent?  If Mother's and Father's day has the apostrophe showing the possession of those days to the Mother and Father then why do Grandparent and Secretary just have an S or IES to show plural?  Would that day belong to the grandparents and secretaries also?  It does make sense either way, since it can be a day belonging to mothers or a day for many mothers, but which way is it meant to be?  Which way is correct?  Shouldn't it be the same across the board?  Does anyone have input on this?  Thank you...

But there are so many other holidays that are smaller and less well known but can be just as much fun and even sillier than a bra on your head (because come on who hasn't done that before?) (No, just me?)  (I mean, yeah, me neither...I think...?)

I'm sure by now a lot of you have heard of some of the more well known less well known holidays.  Did you follow that?
There is...Pi Day on March 14th, cause you know, 3.14
Star Wars Day on the 4th of May...May the Fourth be with you
and Towel Day on May 25th.  If you don't know yet, DON'T PANIC, just grab your Guide stick out your thumb and you too can celebrate this day with the rest of the hoopy froods in the Galaxy.

There are just strange one's like...
Gone-Ta-Pott Day which is the 28th day of every month and it's basically a day to say F**K IT, bitch about the day, week, or month you've had and then start anew.
No Pants Day which is the first Friday of May.  Walk around in your skivvies, but I suggest only doing this at home.  Unless you work somewhere very forgiving.
March 13th is Open an Umbrella Indoors Day.  Are you daring enough to ignore all the superstitions and celebrate this day?
Time to take you back to Elementary School, did you know there is actually a Backwards Day and an Opposite Day!?!  Both are in January...Opposite Day is the 25th and Backwards Day is the 31st.

There are tons of food and drink holidays.  You don't even have to think of ways to celebrate these!
National Popcorn Day is January 19th (though there is still some debate and may be a variable holiday) National Carmel Popcorn Day is April 6th (though I've also seen the 7th)
September 30th is National Hot Mulled Cider Day.
February 22nd is National Margarita Day.  October 4th is National Taco Day.  Along with Cinco De Mayo, those are great excuses to eat tacos and drink margaritas at least three days every year! Oh hold on July 24th is National Tequila Day, make that 4 days a year!!!
Peanut Butter gets a double whammy with National Peanut Butter day on January 24th and National Peanut Butter Lover's Day on March 1st.  Two great excuses to eat a very tasty and protein filled snack.
Ice Cream is even better with the whole month of July being dedicated as National Ice Cream Month and the 3rd Sunday named National Ice Cream Day.  But wait it gets better!  June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, July 23rd is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day and January 15th is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day.

So what about today?  April 9th...
Name Yourself Day, so change our name for the day.  How about Princess Consuela Banana-hammock.
Then there is, Chinese Almond Cookie Day, mmmmm.
It's also, Winston Churchill Day.  To celebrate I was going to post a few pictures from Winston Churchill's Bunker.  Jasey and I visited it when we were in London in 2007.  But my computer doesn't want to cooperate.  If it stops being a bugger I will post them later.

There are so many things to celebrate and each is crazier than the next.  Have some fun and check out what's going on the rest of the month or what silly holiday you can celebrate on your birthday.  I'll try to keep you posted with some fun ones throughout the year.  Start with the one's I already listed to get you going.

A preview for tomorrow...April 10th is National Sibling Day.  Give your sib a call just to say Hi!  For those of you without siblings and for our foodies out there it's also National Cinnamon Crescent Day.  Make some extra for me!!!

Disclaimer...I have not gotten crazy and had a bra on my head...not that I can remember anyway.

Today I'm just thankful.

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