Monday, November 12, 2007


The other day, my friend ME lamented the fact that it took years to achieve recognition for things like Breast Cancer Awareness or Martin Luther King, Jr., Day or World AIDS Day, but a cyber-event like "National Blog Posting Month" only took a few months to catch on.

Being the resourceful person I am, I Boogled* "National Months" or something similar and found a link to a site that lists just about every known monthly, weekly, and daily observance to be found anywhere in the world. There's some pretty interesting stuff in those lists. For example, National Raisin Bread Month. Or International Twit Award Month. If you like peanut butter, there's a month for you. Need an excuse to be regular? Try Prune Breakfast Month or Dried Plum Breakfast Month (not sure what the difference is there, but I'm sure it involves a schism in the world of plum growers and driers.)

Maybe you're a klepto with a penchant for shopping carts and you'd like to redeem yourself? If so, Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month is for you. For culinary snobs and aficionados of gelato, there's National Artisan Gelato Month. Then there are the obvious and better publicized months like Gay & Lesbian Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, African-American History Month, and National AIDS Awareness Month, to name but four.

My personal favorites are National Noodle Month, Mom & Apple Pie Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, and Read a New Book Month.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, November is National Moral Indignation Month!

*Boogle, Boogling, Boogled: Taking a bunch of letters and typing them into comprehensible words in the Google search page in an effort to find information. The word is a combination of Boggle and Google. Origin: Me and a mix of my tongue trying to say Boggle and Google at the same time, resulting in Boogle.

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Cele said...

most excellent post. National Raisin Bread Month - too friggin' funny. Now to be recognized as a "National" anything does a proclaimation have to be proposed, read, and accepted? By say a sitting President? And if it is so, is there a Village Idiot Month?
Enquiring minds want to know.

And why a whole month to read "a" book. Well I guess a book in a month is wishful thinking for thinking for some.

Anonymous said...

November must be my month! I'm all over this moral indignation business.


J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Cele: I'm okay with raisin bread, though it isn't my first choice in that genre. I wonder if there's a National Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl Bread Month? That I could get behind. As for Village Idiot Month, that would be every month for the last seven years.

Phoebe: Hear! Hear!