the special days of January, pt 3

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Here’s part 3 of the special days and holidays in January.

  • 24 Compliment Day — One website suggests giving at least 5 compliments to different people on this day.  I’ll give one now (which should meet the goal all at once) : You obviously have good taste in blogs, since you’re here reading this one.  🙂
  • 26 Spouse’s Day — Isn’t there already a holiday for this, like Valentine’s Day?  Oh, I know — Valentine’s Day is mainly for the women, because they get expensive roses and teddy bears and chocolates, and guys usually get nothing but a card.  So maybe this day is the more balanced of the holidays.
  • chocolate cake27 Chocolate Cake Day — Woohoo!  You know what to do : eat… lots… of… cake.
  • 27 Punch the Clock Day — This is an innovative idea, especially if applied to the clock at work.  Just make sure that you don’t lose track of when 5:00 rolls around if you break the clock.
  • 28 Fun at Work Day — Personally I have more fun not working, but at least this is better than a typical work day.  Unfortunately, the 28th falls on a Monday this year, which makes it even more difficult to carry out.  Here at Buffet o’ Blog we’ve had a couple of discussions (here and here) on ways to improve the work day.  Since these aren’t implemented full-time yet, this would be a good day to start.
  • 29 National Cornchip Day — We take them for granted now, but they haven’t been around forever.  Fritos corn chips debuted in 1961.  How do you celebrate this day?  Eat corn chips, preferably with cheese dip and/or salsa.
  • 30 National Inane Answering Message Day — Oh, this is a fun one!  Back when I was single and lived at the “Bachelor Pad”, we often put inane messages for callers to hear, and sometimes people left inane messages.  I still like to leave funny messages for friends when I know they won’t answer their phone.  (I know for a fact that Mango-Man despises the theme song from Sanford & Son, so it’s a great prank to call his work number after hours and leave that song on there.  He will act all upset and stuff, but he will really get a kick out of it, so everyone do this!)  🙂
  • 31 Backward Day — Is this because of the rap group Kris Kross?  Just kidding.  I looked online and found this about the holiday : “Try writing backwards or reading backwards.  Wear your shirt with the back in the front.  Eat your meal, starting with dessert.  Now that’s what I call fun!  Walk backwards, or talk backwards.  Play a board game backwards, from the finish line to the start.  Are you starting to get the picture!?  This day is limited only by your imagination.”  Um, no.  Although I guess we could play a board game like Monopoly backwards, where I start with all the money and properties with hotels.  🙂
  • 31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day — Again, I looked online and found something amusing on this : “Look at a piece of art and ask yourself: What is telling me?  How does it make me feel?  What emotions is it evoking (if any) within me?”  I’m no art expert, but what I usually think about contemporary art is, “You paid how much for that?!?”  I suppose you could consider the environment of video games as art, especially something like Super Mario Galaxy, with its various unique worlds.  Yeah, that sounds like a good way to celebrate this day.

Hey, we finally reached the end!  January had a lot of special days, huh?  Or maybe January had a lot of rambling concerning its special days.  🙂  Anyway, there you have it.  As always, you’re welcome to share any thoughts in the comments.

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4 responses »

  1. WOW….. So glad that you are into these quirks of the calendar.
    I have only just discovered them, but I plan to inflict them upon as many people as I can ; )

  2. I just want it known that my work # is now on the ‘national do not call list’ so do not call me… especially to play some lame rendition of sanford & sons… i’d rather listen to ‘yawn’ee!)

  3. hey.. if i’m on the ‘do not call list’ and you call… then you can be fined or something… it’s the law… & stuff…

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