National Mud Pack Day

September 30, 2008

A mud pack facial
Keeps skin young, soft, and supple,
Or that’s what they say.


It’s National Mud Pack Day.  A nice bit of information I read at Holiday Insights is that a mud pack is a good temporary treatment for bee stings.

Confucius Day and Rosh Hashanah

September 29, 2008

Confucius would say,
“What’s up with all these sayings?”
If he were alive.


It’s Confucius Day and Rosh Hashanah.  When I was young, I used to hear people say, “Confucius say …”, and then say something silly instead of something that Confucius might have actually said.

Ask a Stupid Question Day and National Good Neighbor Day

September 28, 2008

I’ve always been told,
“There are no stupid questions,
Just stupid answers.”


It’s Ask a Stupid Question Day and National Good Neighbor Day; I think that’s an odd combination.  Ask a Stupid Question Day is sometimes celebrated on the last school day of September and National Good Neighbor Day used to be celebrated on the fourth Sunday in September, so I guess it all depends on how one celebrates.

Crush a Can Day and International Rabbit Day

September 27, 2008

Just had a soda?
Crush the can against your head;
Check how flat it is.


It’s Crush a Can Day and International Rabbit Day.  International Rabbit Day is the fourth Saturday in September.

Johnny Appleseed Day and Native American Day

September 26, 2008

Johnny Appleseed,
Known for planting apple trees,
Was born on this day.


It’s Johnny Appleseed Day and Native American Day .  Johnny Appleseed Day could also be March 11 (the disputed day of John Chapman’s death), and Native American Day is celebrated on the fourth Friday of the month.

National Comic Book Day

September 25, 2008

Read a comic book,
Or find a comic online,
Or in a paper.


It’s National Comic Book Day.  I didn’t really read comic books as a child (unless you count MAD magazine).  But I don’t think they rot the mind.  And I’ve heard that Stan Lee purposefully used difficult words so that the kids that read his comics would learn something.  Like I mentioned in my haiku, there are a lot of comics online.  A good place to find webcomics is Top Web Comics, or type ‘comics’ in to your favorite search engine.  I also have some listed in my sidebar (Webcomics and Stories).

National Cherries Jubilee Day

September 24, 2008

Cherries Jubilee:
Just take cherry pie filling,
Cognac, and ice cream.


It’s National Cherries Jubilee Day.  To quote the Holiday Insights page, “Cherries Jubilee is easy to make. All you need is a can of cherry pie filling, some cognac (or brandy) and vanilla ice cream.”