Now we’re going to continue our look at the special days / holidays / celebrations / observations of June. These are the daily holidays.
1 Dare Day — I dare you to read this blog every day for a month and then try to truthfully tell me it’s not funny. 🙂
1 Flip a Coin Day — Uhh, why is this a holiday?
2 National Bubba Day — Why do people named Bubba get their own holiday? I should get my own holiday. It could be called National Beppo Day. 🙂
2 National Rocky Road Day — I’m going to assume this is talking about ice cream and not bumpy pavement.
3 Egg Day — You can make a number of good meals with eggs, like omelets, cakes, cookies, etc. Or you can just cook them and have some bacon and/or sausage on the side, as part of a balanced breakfast. 🙂
4 Cheese Day — Ah, the power of cheese! You may think that’s just some gimmicky promotional phrase for commercials, but think about it — cheese makes the world a better place. And cheese can make your day better. In fact, today I had lunch at my favorite restaurant and was treated to a free large cheese dip. It certainly made the day better. 🙂
4 First Ford Made — This isn’t really a holiday, but more of a remembrance. The first operational car was made in 1896. Can you imagine life without vehicles?
4 Applesauce Cake Day — What? I’ve never heard of an applesauce cake. Have you ever had one? Hopefully it’s not just a cake made with applesauce. If so, then it doesn’t deserve its own holiday.
4 Hug Your Cat Day — If you don’t have a cat, I guess you’re just left out of this one. Although June is adopt-a-cat month…
4 Old Maid’s Day — This is a day for the single ladies who aren’t getting any younger. Here’s to all the fair maidens who are still waiting on Mr. Right. Although, is a fair maiden the same as an old maid? I don’t think I should continue this discussion… 🙂
5 World Environment Day — Today you should be thankful that we have an environment in this world, and that it’s habitable. We take it for granted, but we have the best environment among all the other planets in our solar system. Earth’s environment is much better than Mars. We’ve discussed this before, and living on Mars would be worse than you expect.
6 National Doughnut Day — This is a good reason for a holiday. Donuts are scrumptious. I prefer the chocolate-filled variety. Also worth mentioning is the infamous Krispy Kreme doughnuts, particularly right after the come off the assembly line. They almost melt in your mouth when they’re still hot and fresh. Mmm…
6 National Gardening Exercise Day — One website that listed this holiday suggested you “get out and exercise with your plants”. WHAT? Who came up with that? This is just silly.
7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day — Now we’re back to a good holiday. I don’t have to tell you how good chocolate ice cream is. And if all you have is vanilla ice cream, you can get some Oreos and crumble them up in there, or add Hershey’s syrup to it, or both. My research has proven that all three together is awesome.
8 Name Your Poison Day — Some people use this phrase to ask how you’d like to die. Personally, I plan to live forever. (So far, so good!) So I’m not participating in this holiday at all.
10 Iced Tea Day — It’s already National Iced Tea Month, so I don’t know why we need an individual day for it. If you’re already drinking extra tea for the month holiday, I guess you can drink even more tea on this day. Just don’t stray too far from a bathroom if you’re drinking 2 to 3 times your normal amount of tea.
12 Red Rose Day — Again, this is already Rose Month, which I don’t care about. But if you want to buy some red roses this day for your wife/girlfriend, you might could get a good deal on them (as opposed to February, when the price is run up because of Valentine’s Day).
13 Blame Someone Else Day — This holiday is always the first Friday the 13th of the year, so it’s not always in June. But this year it is, so here goes. I don’t think this needs to be a holiday, because so many people already do this on a regular basis, and it’s destroying our country. Folks need to learn to take personal responsibility, especially our politicians.
15 Smile Power Day — Smiling is good for you. And it helps those around you, too. But I should add a caveat — some people say it’s easier to smile than to frown, which may be true, but it’s not the whole story — it’s actually easier to look like you don’t care. 🙂 But really, smiling is healthy for you, along with laughing. That’s why this blog exists.
This is getting long, so I’m going to finish this in the next post. Click here to search for the other entries for June.