Thought Number One: I Should of Worked on My January Calendar in December
While I should get extra points for remembering New Years Day, Inauguration Day and Martin Luther King Day, it seems that I dropped the ball on a number of others. If you need to check the history of any of these feel free to click on Holiday Insights.
As far as my procrastination in January, I missed out on the opportunity to celebrate some awesome holidays.. Frankly, the fact that I missed Festival of Sleep Day, Humiliation Day, and the holy grail of holidays....International Skeptics Day is quite disappointing.
3 Festival of Sleep Day
3 Fruitcake Toss Day
3 Humiliation Day
6 Cuddle Up Day
7 Old Rock Day
8 Bubble Bath Day
8 Male Watcher's Day
9 Play God Day
10 Houseplant Appreciation Day
10 Peculiar People Day
11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day
12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
13 International Skeptics Day
13 Make Your Dream Come True Day
14 Dress Up Your Pet Day
16 National Nothing Day
17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
18 Thesaurus Day
18 Winnie the Pooh Day
20 Penguin Awareness Day
21 National Hugging Day
21 Squirrel Appreciation Day
21 Blue Monday
23 Measure Your Feet Day
24 Beer Can Appreciation Day
27 Punch the Clock Day
28 Fun at Work Day
28 National Kazoo Day
29 National Puzzle Day
29 National Corn Chip Day
30 National Inane Answering Message Day
31 Backward Day
31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
I am sure you share my anguish over missing any of these auspicious days. OR...did you remember them and had celebrations without me? If not....perhaps we can salvage the month by participating in the few remaining celebratory events left in January. I will find my kazoo the very minute I get done with this post.
Thought Number Two: Blue Monday...the most depressing day of the year and I missed it. Even worse, I wasn't depressed.
How could I have forgotten the ONE and ONLY date that has a mathematical formula attached to it.
Cliff Arnall, a tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning came up with his theory to figure out what the most depressing day of the year is by calculating a number of factors and created a holiday formula. Impressive, huh? Don't let the fact that there are naysayers that are dissing his math. (Note: The Centre for Learning is affiliated with Cardiff University. Cardiff University came out with a statement saying that Arnall only worked part-time and was no longer associated with their university. They don't endorse his theory....way to keep your distance Cardiff)
Arnell's formula takes into account the weather=W, debt=d, time since Christmas=T, time since failing our new year’s resolutions=Q, low motivational levels=M and the feeling of a need to take action=Na. 'D' is not defined in the release, nor are units.
The basic problem with Ardell's Blue Monday theory is that every other academic thinks the whole idea is nonsense.
How depressing for Arnall.
|Cheer up, Crabby Pants!!! Today is National Kazoo Day...you wouldn't want to miss that.|
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