Happy New Year! We made it! Last year certainly was an exciting year. Or maybe exciting isn’t the right word. Complicated? Chaotic? Eventful? Strange? All of those and more, probably.
Well, it’s a new year, so let’s just start over shall we? Fresh new start for everyone! I don’t usually do the whole New Year’s resolutions thing, but if I did, they would be along the lines of eat less, sleep more, go on more walks, be nicer to my siblings (and vice versa, I hope) try not to irritate Mom as much. You get the picture.
I think I can stick to those for most of the year. I try not to make any resolutions that I know I can’t keep. In fact, most people don’t even last a month with their resolutions. They even have a day for it: Ditch New Years Resolutions Day on Jan. 17!
I’m not sure why this is, but January has its share of really weird and odd days. I mean there are some good ones, like Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the 15th and Dress Up Your Pet Day on the 14th. You know the bulldogs are all-in on that one. We love to dress up!
But how do you explain these two: Jan. 25 is National Opposite Day and Jan. 31 is National Backward Day. Huh? I’m not even sure what to do on those days!
I actually think January has more than its share of odd days. Why is that? Just to get them out of the way? You tell me: Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day (2nd), Fruitcake Toss Day and Humiliation Day on the 3rd, Old Rock Day (7th), Play God Day (9th), Peculiar People Day (10th), Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend’s Day (11th), Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day on the 12th, Appreciate a Dragon Day, National Nothing Day, National Without a Scalpel Day, all on the 16th (which has to take the prize for oddest day), Penguin Awareness Day (20th), Squirrel Appreciation Day (21st), Measure Your Feet Day (Why?!) on the 23rd, Beer Can Appreciation Day (24th, and just beer can, not beer) Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (29th), and National Inane Answering Message Day on the 30th. See what I mean?
I gotta ask, what’s the difference between Penguin Awareness and Squirrel Appreciation? Can we appreciate penguins and be aware of squirrels? And what do you do on National Without a Scalpel Day? Mom won’t even let me get close to anything sharp, so I got that one covered every day!
As usual, there are a lot of days devoted to food, with such things as spaghetti, pie, cheese, popcorn, corn chips, chocolate, cake, brownies, fruit, peanut butter, etc., etc. But really, every day is a celebration of food day (right Dad?). I mean why celebrate pie only on National Pie Day, the 23rd, when you can celebrate it throughout the year?
And if you’re looking for some days that will warm your heart during the chilly month of January, try these: Cuddle Up Day (6th), National Hugging Day (21st), and Inspire Your Heart with Art Day (31st).
Have a warm and happy January!