the special days of May, pt 2

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Now we will continue our look at the special days of May.  This part will focus on holidays or observances on individual days.

  • 1 May Day — This is supposed to be a celebration of spring and the coming of summer.  In Hawaii, it’s known as “Lei Day”.  In many countries, it’s a one to three day holiday.  If it means getting off work, we should celebrate it here in the U.S.
  • 1 Space Day — I suppose you can just stare off into space this day.  It would be great if we could all get a free trip to space, so we can really appreciate it.  But that’s probably not in the space exploration budget…
  • 3 Lumpy Rug Day — Uhh… what exactly are you supposed to celebrate here?  I’d figure you don’t want your rug to be lumpy… but to each his own.
  • 4 Bird Day — This holiday has gone to the birds…
  • 4 National Candied Orange Peel Day — What?  I didn’t know people even did this?  Why?
  • 4 National Weather Observers’ Day — I sometimes observe the weather, so I reckon this is a day for me!  Maybe there will be a thunderstorm with lots of lightning on this day!
  • 5 Cinco de Mayo — I hear a lot of people talk about this holiday every year, but it’s supposed to be a day to be proud of your Hispanic descent.  So it doesn’t apply to me (or most of the people I hear talking about it).
  • 5 National Hoagie Day — This is a holiday I can support.  This day you should eat a large hoagie / sub / hero sandwich, piling on the toppings of your choice.  Remember, since it’s a holiday, diets don’t apply, so add all the toppings you want (including bacon).
  • 6 Beverage Day — My favorite beverage is sweet tea, specifically BOH tea from Malaysia (which is difficult to acquire in these parts).  But I drink this regularly, so for it to be a special day, restaurants ought to make beverages be free.  It sounds reasonable to me.  🙂
  • 6 No Diet Day — This is what I’m talking about!  This should be a holiday every month!  Like it says, no diets apply, so eat whatever you want this day.
  • 7 National Tourism Day — If we’re supposed to support tourism on this day, that means we need to be off work!  You can’t be a tourist in your home area, so you need time off work to travel around.
  • 8 No Socks Day — The person who created this day professes that not wearing socks will reduce your laundry load, therefore it’s good for the environment.  If that’s true, we might as well take it a step further.  Just stay home this day, wearing only your underwear, and playing video games.  🙂
  • 9 Lost Sock Memorial Day — A memorial for lost socks?  There’s no need to get mushy or sentimental over that!  Just buy some new socks.  Although, if you happen to have a problem of mad goats eating socks out of your dryer, then that could get expensive, but you might want to do something about that…
  • 10 Clean up Your Room Day — Let’s not and pretend we did…
  • 11 Mother’s Day — I’m very thankful that my mom had me.  You should be, too.  Because if I hadn’t been born, the world would really be missing out…  🙂
  • pizza11 Eat What You Want Day — Obviously diets don’t apply on this day, either, because what I want doesn’t fit into normal diets.  Hmm, what should I eat this day?  Pizza is always a good choice, and cheeseburgers, and nachos, and Mexican all-you-can-eat places would be a great place to go, and seafood buffets, and fudge brownies and ice cream with chocolate syrup drizzled over it, and I could go on.  This really needs to be more than one day!!!
  • 11 Twilight Zone Day — Dun dun DUN!
  • 12 Fatigue Syndrome Day — One of the suggested activities today is to sleep in.
  • 12 Limerick Day — If you want to flex your poetic non-muscles, this is the day.  Perhaps someone would like to write one in the comments section.  (Any time is fine.)
  • 13 Leprechaun Day — Has anyone ever seen one of these Irish midgets?  (Or is it a faerie?)  If you catch one, ask him where his treasure is hidden, because he’s supposed to tell you.  I could use some extra treasure, so let me know if you know where one is.
  • 14 Dance Like a Chicken Day — Do chickens dance?  I dunno.  According to one website, this is a “tradition at every wedding reception”.  I’m glad we didn’t know about it at my wedding!  There were way too many people with cameras there for me to act the fool.  But I don’t believe that anyway — I think they’re just making that up, trying to make people act stupid for others’ enjoyment.
  • chocolate chip cookies15 National Chocolate Chip Day — This is a most excellent use of a holiday (much better than the last one!).  This day, you should eat as many chocolate chip cookies as you want.  And have plenty of milk handy, too.  I don’t know why, but milk goes really well with chocolate chip cookies.

This list is getting considerably long, so I’m going to continue it in the next post.  (Click here to search for the other ones.)

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9 responses »

  1. For Limerick Day and our fellow commenter Mango-Man:

    There once was a man who loved flowers
    He sat and stared at them for hours
    He tried to deny it
    But his friends wouldn’t buy it
    Over Mango-Man they had such a power

    and…………

    I’m glad I’m not Mango-Man’s guitar
    In the case in the back seat of his car
    ‘Cause he wouldn’t even tune ya
    Too preoccupied with ketunias
    And every other variety of flar (flower)

  2. I’m glad I’m not FAB
    with a most obnoxious gift up gab
    he stay’s up late,
    making up things that are fake
    if only a brain cell he had.

    and…

    i’m glad i’m not fabs blog
    ignored by him and by all.
    he never even posts
    and he’s the butt of most jokes
    me think’s he’s had too much grog.

    and…

    Mango man likes no flower
    I guess fabs brain has gone sour
    also TW, i’d like to say
    that today is L.A.
    we should go stay a few hours.

  3. Mango-man and Fab each took a jab
    with their own unique brand of blab.
    But we should determine the winner
    over a Mexican food dinner
    with the loser picking up the tab.

  4. Fab won’t be eating with you
    He has too much “stuff’ to do
    That makes him the winner
    He won’t buy your dinner
    And his limericks were much better too

    Oh, and one more for the flower boy….

    You can always find a rose
    At the end of Mango-Man’s nose
    It’s his favorite flower
    He sniffs them for hours
    Now I bring this poem to a close

  5. Me thinks Fab is in a rut
    his ramblings don’t amount to much
    he’s correct, as often as NEVER
    He (mistakenly) thinks he’s clever
    while sniffing and scratching his butt.

    another…

    as fab’s poetry before mine bow’s
    I hereby today make this vow
    I shall shortly partake of LA’s buffet
    that time will quicly speed by I pray…
    but alas, I’m hungry NOW

  6. Fab avoided my challenge to eat
    because he was afraid of defeat.
    He talks a lot of smack
    but his rhymes are all wack
    so now he must retreat.

  7. Of food, I am not afraid
    Nor of the “challenges” made
    Some still have to work
    So don’t go berserk
    Thinking my abilities fade

  8. You make excuses, but so?
    It sounds like you’re scared to go.
    Let’s hit a pizza buffet,
    I’ll take you down any day,
    then you’ll know, f’sho!

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