In my experience, most men have at least one dish they can cook without burning the house down. Today is a great day to have the man of the house prove it. It’s National Men Make Dinner Day! If you’re a man who lives alone or already makes dinner daily, this isn’t really your holiday. You can take a break and celebrate Go Look for Circles Day. If you aren’t the regular cook, apron up. It’s your turn to burn (not literally, of course). While there are plenty of professional male cooks, the average everyday guy isn’t known for throwin’ down in the kitchen. Grilling is cheating, but using a recipe isn’t. Get in the kitchen, find the post, pans, and seasonings, then prepare to throw down. Pull up Youtube, find a website, or open a good old fashion cookbook, follow directions, get dinner going and…
As if the fellas haven’t had enough recognition this month, it’s Stupid Guy Thing Day! Often men; Dads, husbands, and brothers are the butt of the joke in sitcoms, disproportionately to women and it may not seem fair. However, if art imitates life, you have to admit, men must be doing some stupid things from time to time. Maybe stupid is a harsh word, let’s just say that sometimes they operate on a different logical plane than women. Men are from Mars and women are from the place where they think everything through, consider all possible outcomes, and everyone’s feelings in addition to logic (usually).
Stupid Guy Things can range from the creative and funny to the insensitive and hurtful. Since we can’t fix them or banish them all together, I suggest celebrating appropriately. For the insensitive and hurtful. Burn everything (except him)! Or have a drink with some girlfriends, take up a new hobby, and Relax! Relate! Release!
For the creative and funny. Tape everything (especially him)! If he keeps doing dumb stuff resulting in minor boo-boos, small concussions, and winning America’s Funniest Home videos or landing a commercial spot after the YouTube video goes viral. At least his silliness is profitable. Have fun building that nest egg and let him entertain you! Beef up the health coverage (until Congress takes it all away) and increase the life insurance.
There are a ton of movies you can watch related to today, but instead of Netflixing, go out and people watch or Stupid Guy Watch. Have fun and…
HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!
Today is Worship of Tools Day. I don’t mean the annoying, slightly sexiest guy in your office, which would be a crazy thing to celebrate, I mean actual tools; wrenches, hammers, drills, etcetera. Really? We need a day to celebrate tools? I guess we do.
My personal opinion is that after International Working Women’s Day, someone (a guy) needed a little validation and decided it should be Worship Tools Day, to show off their collection and reiterate the relevance of the men, “handy” men, who fix things or who collect tools and pretend to fix things. Personally, I’m not worshiping anything that doesn’t begin with a JE- and end with -SUS. And, these days, women own tools too (sticks out tongue). So today, I will pull out my lavender and gray tool bag, spread out my pastel tools, and reminisce about the many projects we’ve completed together.
On the other hand, I would like to take a minute of silence to honor the men, who have helped me along the way (silently counts to 60). I have been fortunate enough to know some very handy men, who have taught me to use tools, all kinds of tools, shiny tools, big tools, little tools, even power tools. Thank you! Here’s a special shout out to the guys, who used their tools to help me by fixing my car, putting up my mailbox, completing my honey-do-list, and making my dreams come true. I truly appreciate you all! Despite my sometimes sarcastic tongue, I greatly appreciate men, who can and will use their tools to do the things I can’t or don’t want to do. You’ve helped me out in many situations and there is something pretty cool about a guy in overalls, using a power saw, with sparks flying everywhere, only protecting himself with tiny sunglasses.
In case you aren’t the handyman type of person, my sources tell me all tools can be celebrated today. Do you grill, sew, sculpt mini villages in the privacy of your own home? Celebrate those tools too!
All tools matter.
Holiday on my friends!