Croissants! No matter how pretentiously you pronounce them, they’re delicious in any language. And while the concept of having a Croissant Day may seem ridiculous, we’ve celebrated far less worthy foodstuffs — in my not-so-humble opinion. Just grab a flaky, doughy, buttery lump of twisted, …continue reading
Unless you were written into the script as a recurring character on the original Star Trek series, donning a red shirt meant that you were likely destined for an untimely demise soon after beaming down on your first away mission.
The same holds true for …continue reading
What makes solving the problems presented by a puzzle more fun than solving the bigger problems that vex our lives? That might be something to ponder as we work out ways to observe Puzzle Day!:
This fellow finds your lack of enthusiasm for Puzzle Day …continue reading
Urine the majority when you think that Thomas Crapper Day exploits the legacy of an innovative sanitation field mastermind for the cheap and easy laughs of toilet humor, but let’s get a handle on the situation.
I hate to dump this on you, but contrary …continue reading
Thought the decadence of end-of-the-year holidays was past us and you could finally put the pedal to the metal on your fitness resolutions? Then I hate to have to be the one to break this to you, but today’s National Peanut Brittle Day!
Well, you …continue reading
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Who doesn’t love pie? Sure, maybe you’re not a fan of certain kinds of pie, but perhaps you’re just not thinking outside the crust!
There are pot pies, apple pies, shepherd’s pies, pumpkin pies, lemon meringue pies, Cumberland pies, banana cream pies, curry pies, cherry …continue reading
Celebration of Life Day, I’m told, is for appreciating our children and grandchildren, but what about those of us who have gotten along so far without either? Can we include nieces and nephews, little cousins, and cool neighbor kids who don’t annoy us too much? …continue reading
Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! Sure, some of you may think of these adorable, bushy-tailed denizens of everywhere as cuddlier rats with a sinister agenda of disease carrying, vandalizing, and resource thievery; if such is the case, this is probably not the holiday for you. Hey, …continue reading
Sure, Thanksgiving is when we count our blessings, but Cheese Lovers Day is for being truly grateful. Here are some of the things that make Cheese Lovers Day a big, big deal for us!:
Here's one way to avoid dirty double-dippers on Cheese Lovers Day: …continue reading
Popcorn Day happens to share prominence on the calendar this year with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. And while most would agree that the latter holiday far outweighs the former in gravity and importance, I think the spirit of the occasion demands inclusiveness enough to …continue reading
There’s at least one beloved member of your family who couldn’t exactly be qualified as “human,” right? That’s certainly not intended as an insult to the awkward cousin who spends way too much time in the basement, but a nod to our fine feathered, furred, …continue reading
The rubber duckie is an iconic symbol of bathtime the world over. Even the most tub-resistant kid can learn to embrace the rituals of cleansing when accompanied by this ubiquitous yellow fellow into the bubbly, warm water.
Today, we celebrate this curious phenomenon and wish …continue reading
The second Monday of the year means it’s that holiday toward which you may have been looking least forward, but I’ll say it anyway: Happy Clean Off Your Desk Day!
On the plus side, the fact that this is considered part of the overall ritual …continue reading
Sometimes it’s good to keep what we say short and simple on Word Nerd Day. After all, you never know who’s waiting in the shadows to correct you for not writing good, you know?
Happy Word Nerd Day!
Why not begin your Word Nerd Day …continue reading
Today’s Old Rock Day, when geologists, fossil hunters, amateur stone collectors, and Rolling Stones fans like to shovel up little chunks of ancient history and talk incessantly about the past. It’s a great day for fellow geologists, fossil hunters, amateur stone collectors, and Rolling Stones …continue reading
Sure, we’re pretty much through the lump of festivities that everyone generically knows as “the holidays,” but it never really ends, does it? Every wide-eyed youngster woke up today knowing that January 6th stands for more than a trudge through the grimy slush to school …continue reading
Would you consider it a party fowl to forget about holidays that honor our feathery neighbors in the sky? Oh, what the flock? I don’t want to egret this later, so I guess owl parrot what everyone else has already been saying: Happy National Bird …continue reading
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