cousinsairToday we are celebrating your mamma’s brother/sister’s kids and their kids and their kids, kids. It’s Cousin’s Day!!!   First, second, third, once, twice removed, they all count, except your play cousins.  Okay, you can count them too.

I have the best cousin’s on Earth, well, at least a few of the best cousins on Earth (you know who you are).  If you don’t love hanging out with your cousin’s I feel sad for you. With over 30 first cousins and 70 second cousins our family reunions don’t just get large, they get live! I have some of the best, stupidest, grossest most loving cousin’s ever made. If I could, I would celebrate with them all!!!!   However, getting us all in one place is a chore and I can’t remember the last time it actually happened.  If it ever does, you better watch out! Shout out to the #BFC Crew.

cousinsBFCOf course, your cousin gathering won’t be as awesome as mine, but you should definitely celebrate today with a Cousin’s Day activity and if you’re in West Virgina bring your father/cousin/brother. Have fun and…






The New Glizzy

Apparently, I was late to the party, but my Bama cousins have gone to calling the All American Hot Dog a Glizzy.  I don’t know if the new name will catch on enough to affect today’s holiday, but it is National Hot Dog Day.  This grill day favorite has been around so long it was probably growing on a tree in the Garden of Eden.  From plain to the traditional ketchup and mustard, to gourmet, the hot dog is holding its ground against the hamburger, its notorious grill mate.

Of course, you celebrate today by eating a hot dog.  Try it gourmet, plain, with cheese or cut up in your spaghetti O’s, just eat it.  You may also want to view the tween rated, taunting meme glizzy in action.  It’s all fun and games until it happens to you.  People can be cruel.    Don’t sit down with the kiddies thinking you are going to celebrate by watching Sausage Party, it is not a children’s movie.  I repeat IT IS BARELY AN ADULT MOVIE. Keep it tame and celebrate by the grill.   Share a glizzy and…



Even Sadder…

As if it couldn’t get any sadder than waiting all year to celebrate Pi Day, someone went and dubbed today Pi Approximation Day.  Really what were all the mathematicians doing with their evenings?  Isn’t pi an approximation anyhow?  I agree when the HuffPost asks, How much Pi does one need? Of course, I expect some math witty retort, but what I need is fewer holidays related to approximate mathematical numbers.  I don’t even know what you should do to celebrate.  Maybe you can go around approximating everything.  I have fifty for whoever can replace today with “The Proper use of the Apostrophe Day!”

Maybe I’m a little jealous, but it seems math and science have hogged the holidays.  I say creative writing and English majors should take over a few dates.  I may have digressed for a minute.  I’ll work on this while the rest of the math nuts are sitting in a cubicle thinking of the next great math related holiday. Have an approximately happy day and…



Whatever your guilty pleasure is, today you can indulge guilt free!!!  It’s National Junk Food Day!  Since this is a National holiday, I think it is safe to say we all have a weakness for some sort of junk food.  Burgers, fries, nachos, candy, chocolate, chips, the list is almost endless.  I personally, I think we should reconsider the definition of junk food, especially while I’m on this cruise.

Junk food is currently defined as food high in calories with little nutritional value.  I say it should be redefined as food people would rather junk than eat.  That makes the most sense to me.  Then all other food will just be food.  Celebrate today eating a little of everything you like.  Now, like I’ve said before, don’t get stupid.  If chocolate is going to cause your throat to swell, don’t eat chocolate.  If chips will send you into a diabetic coma, put down the UTZ.  Maybe you can just sniff a freshly opened bag or eat something else.  I’m certain you have options.  Eat well for enjoyment and your health.




How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?  If you don’t know the answer, you can find out today.  It is Lollipop Day!  Treat yourself to a ball of sugar on a stick.  Lollipops are the favorite bribe of dentists who like repeat customers.   And with the variety available, you’re bound to find the perfect fit for your next cavity.

Of course, you can celebrate by eating a dozen lollipops and seeking out your all time favorites, but you can also get creative and find a recipe to make your own.  Feed that sweet tooth and…


Married for Flitch

Today we celebrate a holiday that dates back to the 15th century and I’m on board for bringing back this interesting tradition.  It’s Flitch Day and according to my resources, this is one interesting way to earn a side of bacon.

All you have to do is have a blissful marriage, not once wishing to be single, four the first year and a day.  Easy peasy? Then you meet with the monks and state your case.  This isn’t a normal anniversary, but then again, how often do you get a side of bacon for an anniversary present?

Celebrate by giving a side of bacon to all your married friends.  It doesn’t matter how long.  These days getting married is


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$1,000 per pound

Get ready to celebrate today by shelling out the big bucks.  It’s National Caviar Day! High-end brands will cost you about $1,000 per pound.  To paraphrase a line from one of my favorite movies, “How much can I get or ten cents?”   For obvious reasons, these salted fish eggs or roe are considered a delicacy.  I’ve had caviar, not the good kind because I’ve never put out $1,000 for anything that didn’t have a motor, a mortgage or an Intel processor.

If you can afford it, celebrate in style and throw a glamours caviar tasting party.  If you can’t afford it, just eat fish.  I mean, it used to be caviar.  Eat well and…