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This Week In Ridiculous Holidays: November 18th – November 24th

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

No thanks.

Saturday, November 23rd

National Cashew Day

Nope.

National Eat a Cranberry Day

Again, nope.

National Espresso Day

Maybe.

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?

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