Holidays: Oct. 9th - 15thPatrick Lancer, Sunday October 8th, 2006
Here at Overdue Karma, we celebrate life everyday (no, really, we do!) but here are some excuses for you to cut loose and take a day off from work this week:
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Mondays seem to be good days for conflicting interests. This Monday we have both Columbus Day and Leif Erikson Day. Historians have different evidence to verify each one was the first person to set foot in the “New World”. Evidently, we Americans pride ourselves with building up undeserving people as heroes. When, exactly, is Native American day?
Tuesday is “National Angel Food Cake” Day. America’s favorite squishy dessert now has a commemorative day! So go out and eat yourself a piece of the spongy, air filled cake and remember: It’s the food… of angels.
Wednesday is “It’s My Party” Day. I don’t have any idea about what this might entail, but it sounds like a good excuse to go all out and party all night. Of course, it’s your party and you can cry if you want to.
Celebrate the backbone of America: Thursday is Farmer’s Day! Go give a pat on the back to the men that are outstanding in their fields while they are out standing in their fields.
Friday the 13th is International Skeptics Day. I am, however, doubtful that there is a relation between the fact it is Friday the 13th and International Skeptics Day. I refuse to believe in these silly superstitions they throw my way.
Go ahead! Take that extra helping! Saturday is National Dessert Day. It is yet another excuse for already gluttonous Americans to eat even more. Note please that it is national and not international. You won’t see Canadians gorging their faces out with cheesecake.
This Sunday is “Cane Safety” Day. I refuse to believe this day is to urge cane users to be safer. What, to begin with, is unsafe about an old man or woman with a cane? They might whack you once and a while, but not with any effect of harmfulness. Maybe this day is to further lessen the use of the cane as a tool of punishment. It is, after all, generally safer for your child if you DON’T beat him or her. Or maybe this is to raise awareness about the dangers of sugar-cane. Eaten raw it can produce undesirable effects upon the contents of the digestive tract. More probably, however, cane is to be read “ca-ne” (both Spanish and Italian for dog). Obviously this Sunday is for you canine owners to exercise greater caution with your furry friends.