This Week In Ridiculous Holidays: August 5th – August 11th

It’s kind of hard to believe it’s already August. Where has the summer gone? As we kick off the first full week of the last month of summer, there are some things to celebrate, heroic military members and the Nutmeg state among them. As always, there are some excuses to indulge in some food, but luckily for me, they are mostly things I don’t like so I’ll be staying on my diet this week.

Monday, August 5th

National Underwear Day

Please wear it. I need to know there’s an extra layer between me and your bits.

National Work Like A Dog Day

Ugh. No. It’s Monday. My brain doesn’t fully turn on until Tuesday.

National Oyster Day

Shellfish allergy wins again!

Tuesday, August 6th

National Root Beer Float Day

Jenna confession: I don’t like root beer. Yuck.

National Fresh Breath Day

Can we all commit to make this every day? Please and thank you.

National Wiggle Your Toes Day

You know, wiggling your toes is such a pleasant feeling and I don’t think we do it enough.

National Night Out Day

On a Tuesday? I have work tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 7th

Purple Heart Day

“The Purple Heart Medal is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.” Visit to learn more.

National Lighthouse Day

How many of these have you visited?

National Raspberries N’ Cream Day


Thursday, August 8th

National CBD Day

Talk to me about CBD oil. I don’t know much.

National Happiness Happens Day

You know, we should all try and make a little happiness happen every day.

National Frozen Custard Day

Double meh.

National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

So oddly specific, and yet, I’d totally eat some zucchini if it was dropped off.

National Dollar Day

Another Jenna confession: I am obsessed with Dollar Tree.

Friday, August 9th

National Rice Pudding Day

There aren’t many puddings I’d turn down but…yuck.

National Veep Day

I refuse to celebrate Mike Pence, so this is either Joe Biden or Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

National Book Lovers Day

I know I should use an e-reader, but I just love the feel (and smell) of an actual book.

Saturday, August 10th

National Shapewear Day

Oh sure, let’s celebrate underwear mention to torture women. Sounds like a great idea.

National Connecticut Day

Fun fact: In order for a pickle to be considered a pickle in Connecticut, it must bounce.

National Lazy Day

Like I needed an excuse.

National S’mores Day

I don’t like marshmallows so therefore I don’t like s’mores. A tragedy, I know.

National Bowling Day

Yes, it’s a sport.

National Garage Sale Day

I’ve never really understood the concept of buying crap that people don’t want in their houses and putting it in your house, but hey, what do I know?

Sunday, August 11th

National Son’s and Daughter’s Day

Ok, I’m getting really tired of this parent/child days. What about the single women who never intend to have a baby? HUH?

National Presidential Joke DayToo easy. Way too easy.

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