Thursday, October 29, 2009

On International Days of Weirdness

So I was reading the paper yesterday and there was a recipe inside for some chocolate brownies. This recipe, according to the paper, was printed in celebration of International Chocolate Day. Immediately after I read that, I was just like, 1) how did I not know about this, I need some chocolate stat!, and 2) who comes up with these things, and maybe more importantly, why?

Every day is chocolate day for me! Or at least hot chocolate day! But when I googled "international chocolate day", several different days came up, so I'm thinking maybe some random people decide they need an excuse to eat copious amounts of chocolate in one day, thus International Chocolate Day was born. Yeehaw!

Then I got to thinking....what other random holidays am I missing? There is probably a plethora of exciting days that pass by unnoticed by me every year, when really, I could be partying it up!

So I looked some of them up, and indeed I was right...I can't believe I've been missing some of this stuff year after year! That ends now!!

So these are the holidays I will hence force be celebrating!

National Clean off Your Desk Day
Someday We'll Laugh About This week
I'm Not Going to Take it Anymore day
Appreciate a Dragon Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Out of these, I have to say Appreciate a Dragon Day is my favourite. What does one do on Appreciate a Dragon Day? How exactly do you Appreciate a Dragon? I'm thinking...I'll watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Oh, and maybe sing Puff the Magic Dragon a couple of times.

National Tooth Fairy Day
At first when I saw this, I was all, awesome! Tooth Fairy! Then I thought about it and remembered the Tooth Fairy used to creep me the eff out. My friend told me a story once about how after she lost a tooth, she put it under her pillow that night, and woke up to find a large black man in her room! Which led us to conclude that: 1) The Tooth Fairy actually was a large black man, 2) Her house was getting robbed, or 3) It was actually the shadow of one of her parents. Either way, that scared me off the Tooth Fairy for good.

National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
Awkward Moments Day

Truthfully, every day is Awkward Moments day for me, because I am a highly awkward individual. I've accepted it, it's just the way it is. If there is a way to make something unintentionally awkward, I'll likely do it!

Blame Someone Else Day
Avoid the Post Office Day

I love the post office like woah, so I'm not sure how that day would go for me. You mean I can't browse the new stamps? Ahhhh. Blame Someone Else Day? Yes please!

International Respect for Chickens Day
Limerick Day

Both of these are awesome! Chickens are awesome! Not when they are within 5 feet of me and getting all pecky, but I do like to EAT chickens, and I respect them for that. And Limerick Day??? Nothing would make me happier than if everyone in the world abides by this. Except maybe if there was an Pretend You Are in a Musical Production Day.

Hug Your Cat Day
National Handshake Day

I don't have a cat, but I'm sure I can find one to hug. And I'm sure I'll get clawed to death. National Handshake Day doesn't seem so sanitary, especially with all the H1N1 brouhaha going around, but I'll make sure to stock up on hand sanitizer for this one.

Compliment Your Mirror Day
Be A Kid Again Day
International Town Crier's Day
Embrace Your Geekiness Day
Take Your Houseplants for Walk Day

I LOVE ALL of these. Be A Kid Again Day??? Amazing. I also am slightly obsessed with Town Crier's, like I want to be a Town Crier, so I can totally get behind that day. I wonder if there is a Town Crier Festival anywhere in the world? Note to self-look that up.

National Mustard Day
National Underwear Day

I hope everyday day is Underwear Day, but hey, it happens I guess!

Be Late for Something Day
Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy matey! Arrrrr. Shiver Me Timbers. Swashbuckler... Ummmmm, whoa, I would have very limited conversation skills on this day!!

International Moment of Frustration Scream Day

Yes please. They should time this simultaneously around the world...I'll like to hear what that sounds like!

Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day


Gingerbread House Day
Cat Herders Day

I love making elaborate Gingerbread Houses, so this is perfect!!I have an excuse to spend hours upon hours of Gingerbread House decorating!!

This is only the tip of the iceberg people! Just imagine the possibilities! Hi ho, look at this: ....want the perfect gift for somebody? Create them their own day! Again, the possibilities are endless!!

What random holiday can I create??? Ideas??


carissajaded said...

I am so printing this out and writing these days on my calendar so I won't forget! I would have to say... we need a "memorize incredibly difficult and wordy song day." I've been needing an excuse to do nothing but try to memorize "we didn't start the fire."

Meg said...

bwahahaha, that would be amazing!! i always try to sing along with we didnt' start the fire, but can only ever remember "wheel of fortune, sally ride, heavy metal, suicide". hmmmm, that would also be a perfect day to learn "it's the end of the world as we know it".

Donita K. Paul said...

I have been celebrating Appreciate a Dragon Day since 2004. In fact, I declared it, which turns out to be a very easy thing to do. The point of AADD is to choose a favorite literary dragon and introduce this dragon to your friends through some form of art. You can look at for ideas and pictures of what others have done. Hurray for dragons!

Meg said...

My dad sends me an email in "pirate speak" every year on Talk Like A Pirate Day. It's pretty awesome.

Dave "Loose Cannon" Wills said...

Lol. This is hilarious and made my day! :)

Who really comes up with this stuff anyway? Is there like a committee and can I become a member?

I'll make things like "International Tell Me I'm Sexy Day" or "International Bike Riding While Blindfolded Day". Just because. And they all seem random too.

Meg said...

Donika--that is awesome, thanks!!

Meg--I'm definitely going to start sending people pirate emails on ITLAPD...I wonder if there is a translator somewhere.

Dave...I'm pretty sure any person can make up whatever random kind of day they want! Also, International Tell Me I'm Sexy Day...brilliant!

Chanda @ The Eco-Cheap Mom said...

I can't wait until July for Embrace your Geekiness Day!

Stopped by from SITS.

Erin said...

We actually sort of celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day in my office this year. It was announced on the radio so everyone kind of ran with it.

There is a translator somewhere on the web... found it!

lifelove'n'wine said...

Hahaha! That tooth fairy story cracked me up!

Take your house plants for a walk day? This could prove difficult.

Carol Ann said...

I thought I was the only one that has stumbled across ! I blog about this site all the time. My husband bought this for me for our 20th First Date Anniversary :) We always try to out do each other by seeing who can find the most unique gift and it's what actually inspired me to start my own blog :)

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