Thinking Out Loud
Of National Interest
February 26, 2012
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"Celebrate what you want to see more of" ~ Tom Peters
By: Diane Szczepanski
I realized today was 'National Tortilla Chip Day'.
Not to be confused with 'National Corn Chip Day', mind you. That would be like comparing Chevy's to Honda's.
I'm glad I discovered this fact early enough in the day to get out my sombrero, poncho and 'Restaurant Style' Tostito's and participate in the celebration.
Well, ummm, that was fun...
It doesn't hurt my feelings any that I missed 'National Kazoo, Clash Day, and Rattlesnake Round-Up Day' on January 28th.
Although the whole kazoo thing could have been fun, the rattlesnake round-up, or its twin 'National Serpent Day' did not appeal to me.
The only thing to kick one's heels up about a rattlesnake, serpent or anything else that slithers, is its swift death.
I am not certain when, or quite frankly, WHY, there is a 'National Day' of something
, every single solitary day of the year.
Or who thought of these.
But, I guess people like to have a reason to post something on Facebook when they're out of witty repartee to share.
"Hey FB friends, I'm partaking in 'National Goof-Off Day' by posting this while at work! Woo-Hoo!"
Or maybe we just need a reason to giggle now and then, at the likes of 'National Something on A Stick Day, Blame Somebody Else Day and Eight Track Tape Day'.
It takes our mind off the news of the economy, the sadness in the world, the uncertainty of our futures, to ceremonially pay tribute to such silly things as, 'National Cheeseball Day or Take Your Pants For A Walk Day'.
But, lest I get too caught up in all this hoopla and nonsense and go on and on about it, ('National Babbling Day' isn't until October 21st, after all), I will say this. I'm probably not going to follow this screwy trend any further, despite it being mildly amusing.
I just don't have the time, money or motivation to "celebrate" any more holidays. They ruined the sanctity of a true holiday for me when adding 'Sweethearts Day'.
Apparently one day devoted to romance, Valentine's Day, wasn't enough of a rub of salt in the wounds of single people everywhere. So, I've since quit following all but the major holidays.
I DO regret not being aware of the 'National Feast of Wild Men Day'
which was on January 12th.
You can bet I'm putting that one on my calendar for next year.
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Business-woman by day, confessed boot addict by night and 'wanna-be' writer, music lover and proud Mom of an awesome guitar playing, teen son.
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