Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Embrace Your Geekiness Day, Gruntled Workers Day, Obon, more

July 13th, 2011 is Embrace Your Geekiness Day, Gruntled Workers Day, Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, Fool's Paradise Day, Go Wakeboarding Day, Obon, Beans 'n' Franks Day, and National French Fries Day.

Attention, geeks! It's time to step into the sunlight, raise your gadgets high, and embrace your geekiness. It's trendy these days! Celebrate Embrace Your Geekiness Day.

Everybody knows the opposite of "disgruntled" is... um.... "gruntled." Here's wishing you a day of "gruntledness." It's Gruntled Workers Day!

On Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, step back in time and enjoy the pure musical sound of the barbershop quartet. Here's a great example, with a modern twist:

How will you celebrate Fool's Paradise Day? Are you a fool? Are you in paradise? Only you can say for sure.

July 13th is supposedly Go Wakeboarding Day, but the Facebook site hasn't been updated since 2008. I guess they're busy wakeboarding.

Obon is a Buddhist tradition in which households welcome the spirits of their deceased ancestors into their homes. Families place lanterns at their homes to guide and welcome the spirits. At the end of Obon families place the lanterns in lakes, rivers, or seas to guide the spirits back to their world. The event takes place from the 13th to the 15th of July or August, depending on whether the solar or lunar calendar is used to determine the seventh month.

Today is Beans 'n' Franks Day. Eat them mixed together as an entree or serve as a sandwich with beans on the side, your choice.

These days people don't seem to need an excuse to eat french fries, but just in case you do, be aware that today is National French Fries Day. Please pass the ketchup. Or is it catsup? Never mind.

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