…please hold

Our world has a grand history of “day after” holidays. You’re probably familiar with Thanksgiving’s Black Friday and Christmas’ Boxing Day, but have you heard of Labor Day’s Telephone Tuesday.

…start somewhere

This week, as we near the close of National Ice Cream month, our nation turns its gaze to the flavor (or lack thereof, as some might argue) that started it all. Yes, it’s National Vanilla Ice Cream Day. Now, I know there are those out there who will mock anyone who claims this simple, palate…

…be bright and merry

I know, I’m a month early for Christmas in July, but I’m right on time for Leon Day (that’s Noel backwards). Yes, it’s a thing and it’s the (less than official) celebration of six months until Christmas (or since). And while I don’t love the name, I appreciate the sentiment. So prepare to get your…

…(sham)rock on

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If ever there was a Sunday that called for Funday it was a St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, and I hope yours has been filled with plenty of fun. Whether you’re Irish or just joining in the joy (green river, green beer, green everything) of the day, let’s keep the parade o’…

…make nice

Today, I’d like to take a moment for manners. Not just because it’s National Compliment Day (although it does provide a nice excuse), but because we shouldn’t need hashtags to remind us to be kind to one another. And without getting into details, it’s been a rough few weeks for kindness. So today, let’s take…

…Wrap It Up

Happy Boxing Day / the day after Christmas / Wednesday! Whatever you might call today, you’ve officially made it through Christmas! Not to burst your post-holiday bubble, but today is traditionally meant for paying it forward. Consider this your official reminder (and guilt trip). Of course, thanks to schedules, Christmas falling on a Tuesday, and…