Sunday, February 3, 2008

All Hail February

I am not the only one who seems to have an affinity for a particular month. The secular calendar is chock full of special appreciation days and weeks for February. Keep in mind that Congress, state legislatures and city councils have to actually declare these days and weeks as "official." What follows highlights your tax dollars at work.

Monthly Observances:
Bake for Family Fun Month
Library Lovers Month
Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
National Get to Know an Independent Real Estate Broker Month
Spunky Old Broads Month
Sweet Potato Month
National Laugh-Friendly Month

Weekly Observances:
National Pancake Week
National Jell-O Week
International Flirting Week
Just Say No to Powerpoints Week
Random Acts of Kindness Week
Telecommuter Appreciation Week
Texas Cowboy Poetry Week
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week

Day Observances:
Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day
Man Day
Laugh and Get Rich Day
White Shirt Day--Feb. 11 (Look, a Jewish holiday we didn't even know we had)
Get a Different Name Day
National Call in Single Day
World Marriage Day
National Gum Drop Day
Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
National Open that Bottle Night
National For Pete's Sake Day
Inconvenience Yourself Day
National Tooth Fairy Day

If you're looking for an excuse to get out of work, you could always try one of the above. Just be prepared for some awfully strange looks.

4 comments:

chaya said...

Were you serious that some government has to approve these occasions?

ProfK said...

I'm afraid so. According to my research, to become "official" days a government, whether local, state or federal, has to propose they be added to the calendar. Someone mentioned that the benefit is for fundraising for various organizations and groups. Just what kind of fundraising does the tooth fairy need to do?

Jake said...

Okay, there is a gripe in here even if a baby gripe. The government is wasting its time as usual.

Anonymous said...

The tooth fairy does a lot of fundraising, mostly from parents' pockets. Inflation has caused the price to go way up. Those fairies need all the help they can get.