Happy Left-Hander’s Day! Do tell, are you planning anything special for Bad Poetry Day? Frankenstein Day is coming up soon too, can you believe how this year is flying? Truly, those are all officially recognized “holidays,” despite how absurd they may sound. Although the calendar year may be limited to only 365 days, there are easily over 400 of these unique dates scheduled- A feat that I have yet to fully comprehend. Each one seemingly more obscure, insignificant and arbitrary than the last, such a list is only valuable for temporary entertainment, as I doubt that few dates, if any, actually manage to manifest into real-life events.
However, every now and then, there actually is a suggestion that catches my eye and demands recognition, insistent that it’s just good fun to celebrate the little things in life that might otherwise be taken for granted.
And really, how could you ignore something like National Creamsicle Day, taking place tomorrow, the 14th of August? Just reading those words inspired a fearsome thirst, one that could only be quenched by a specific, pastel orange beverage. Before I could contemplate my hypocrisy about such “silly” holidays, there was a creamy orange shake spinning in my blender, cool and sweet as can be.
Sipping daintily on this otherwise juvenile drink, it was truly the ideal refreshment for a mid-August afternoon. Those National Creamsicle Board members, or whoever decided to pick this precise date as a national holiday, really knew what they were doing! A few more slurps though, and the novelty began to wear off. Not one to give up and toss the remainder, it seemed inevitable that the extras would find themselves in my favorite kitchen appliance…
The ice cream maker! Problem solved; it was like a brand new sweet sensation, and I couldn’t get enough.
Whether you prefer yours simply chilled or downright frozen, this is one fun holiday that I think everyone should take the time to observe. Sometimes it just takes a friendly reminder to stop being so serious, and enjoy these wacky things for once. No matter how inconsequential, it can still add so much joy to an otherwise monotonous work week!