Who’s pumped for the 4th of July? Me! Who has to work on Friday like a big ol’ sucker? Also me! But that’s ok – they’ll be no traffic and I’ll likely work for like 3 hours, go home, and still get paid for the whole day. And best of all – there’ll be no line at Starbucks. But there are some other things to celebrate this week, so let’s get to it.
Monday, July 1st
National Postal Worker Day
I love my mailman – he puts the mail between the front doors when it’s yucky out so I don’t have to go outside. He’s the MVP.
National U.S. Postage Stamp Day
Seems like we could have spread these two out, doesn’t it?
National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
Honestly, I tend to stick with the old-school flavors. I’m boring.
National Gingersnap Day
OMG I bought gingersnaps to go in my lunch last week and I forgot how much I liked them.
Tuesday, July 2nd
National Anisette Day
Per Google, “Anisette, or Anis, is an anise-flavored liqueur that is consumed in most Mediterranean countries, mainly in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, and France. It is colorless, and because it contains sugar, is sweeter than dry anise flavoured spirits.” I could be down.
Wednesday, July 3rd
National Fried Clam Day
National Eat Your Beans Day
Green beans and jelly beans – yes. All other beans – no.
National Chocolate Wafer Day
Eh, I’d rather just have chocolate.
Thursday, July 4th
Big 4th of July column coming on Wednesday.
National Barbecued Spareribs Day
Boneless? Yes. I have a weird thing about eating food off bones.
National Caesar Salad Day
My favorite kind of salad! But I don’t really think it goes with a 4th of July BBQ.
Friday, July 5th
National Apple Turnover Day
National Graham Cracker Day
“The graham cracker was inspired by the preaching of Sylvester Graham, who was a part of and strongly influenced by the 19th-century temperance movement; Graham believed that a vegetarian diet anchored by home-made whole grain bread, made from wheat coarsely ground at home, as part of a lifestyle that involved minimizing pleasure and stimulation of all kinds, was how God intended people to live and that following this natural law would keep people healthy.” I learned that from HQ Trivia last week. Who said you can’t learn things playing games.
National Hawaii Day
I’ve never been to Hawaii and I’m sort of “meh” on it. Thoughts?
National Bikini Day
Well, that makes sense.
Saturday, July 6th
National Hand Roll Day
National Fried Chicken Day
Please see above for how I feel about food on bones.
Like, go to a bunch of different parks? Why can’t I just go to one park?
Sunday, July 7th
National Dive Bar Day
Nothing is more fun than a good dive bar.
National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day
What I wouldn’t give to take a walk with my dad.
National Strawberry Sundae Day
You know, sometimes strawberry ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream just hits the spot.
National Macaroni Day