It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m writing this with a face make on waiting to go to my nephew’s birthday party, which is conveniently scheduled at the same time as the Patriots game in order to give my family an excuse to be together and not talk. As such, I’m not too focused on this week’s holidays since I’m concerned about how my beloved team is going to recover after losing to the Ravens two weeks ago, so let’s get to it.
Monday, November 18th
National Princess Day
I’m a princess every.damn.day.
National Vichyssoise Day
“Vichyssoise is a thick soup made of boiled and puréed leeks, onions, potatoes, cream, and chicken stock. It is traditionally served cold but it can be eaten hot.” How is it something sounds so gross cold and so good hot?
Mickey Mouse Birthday
Tuesday, November 19th
National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day
Coke Zero for the win.
National Play Monopoly Day
I’m not allowed. I’m too competitive.
Wednesday, November 20th
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
The best peanut butter fudge I’ve ever had was in Bermuda. You’re welcome.
National Absurdity Day
Pretty fitting that this is a Wednesday that I’m at work.
Thursday, November 21st
National Gingerbread Cookie Day
I love a good gingerbread cookie.
National Stuffing Day
Um, isn’t this like one week early?
National Red Mitten Day
This is supposed to represent Canadian pride…except I’m Canadian and I had no freaking clue.
Great American Smokeout
Surprisingly, this isn’t about BBQ, instead it’s a day to yell at your friends who still smoke.
National Rural Health Day
Some rural healthcare facts:
- Only about 10% of physicians practice in rural America despite the fact that nearly one-fourth of the population lives in these areas.
- Hypertension is higher in rural than urban areas (101.3 per 1,000 individuals in MSAs and 128.8 per 1,000 individuals in non-MSAs).
- 20% of nonmetropolitan counties lack mental health services, compared with 5% of metropolitan counties.
- Medicare payments to rural hospitals and physicians are dramatically less than those to their urban counterparts for equivalent services. And more than 470 rural hospitals have closed in the past 25 years.
Friday, November 22nd
National Cranberry Relish Day
Saturday, November 23rd
National Cashew Day
National Eat a Cranberry Day
National Espresso Day
National Adoption Day
Kids, dogs, cats…adopt.
Sunday, November 24th
National Sardines Day
Why is this week trying to make me eat food I don’t like?