Totally Dayzed

Yesterday, June 14, was National Bourbon Day. Some fans pointed it out to me on Facebook, and I was really touched by that. Touched, and motivated to break open the bar. Not that I need to be told when I should feel free to mix up an old fashioned, but it was a good reminder that no, I wasn't drinking any whiskey, and yes, I probably should be. 

I marked down June 14 in my calendar and set a reminder for every year going forward so I'll never be caught unaware again. And just for fun, I decided to dig around a little and see what other, already-important dates on my calendar are also important National Something Days.

Here's what I found:

  • Anomaly Flats was published on National Reptile Awareness Day, and I really should have thrown those lizard monsters into the mix. #MissedOpportunities.
  • Apocalypticon's release date was also National Cold Cuts Day, which makes me think of Ponch, and now I'm crying forever, and thanks a lot, BLOG.
  • My anniversary falls on National Tell a Fairy Tale Day, which sure helps explain Paula's disillusionment with our freezing-cold winter wedding.
  • My birthday is National Raspberry Cream Pie Day. I didn't even know that was a real thing. I'm still not sure it's a real thing. Have any of you ever heard of this? It's very suspicious.
  • Speaking of family birthdays, my oldest sister's is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, my other sister's is National Peach Cobbler Day, my mom's is National Banana Split Day, and how are we all not already dead of cardiac arrest?
  • Probably because we wisely never celebrated National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day, which, incidentally, is my dad's birthday.
  • Death and McCootie opened at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival on National Veep Day, but could Biden be bothered to show up?! Nooooooooooo!

And I could go on. But it's June 15, which means it's National Smile Power Day, and I'm going to go see just how much juice my sugary whites have in them. If they can convince my neighbor to cut my lawn when he's finished with his own, we might really be onto something here.