Did everyone have a good holiday?

What? You mean you didn’t get the great holiday of Earth Day off of work? Well, good thing that Arbor Day is coming up, we’ll get to take some time to celebrate that right? Oh, you don’t know what day that actually is (I didn’t either, it’s the last Friday in April).

When I say the word holiday, usually people think of Christmas, or Thanksgiving. But there are all sorts of weird holidays out there that most people don’t observe, or even know exist. I think that I’m going to use this space to educate America about our lesser known holidays. Who knows? You might just find that new holiday to love and embrace. Continue reading “Holidaze”

Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year

I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s.

My holiday priority list has already been pretty well established around these parts. It’s Christmas first, then everything else way down the list. Thanksgiving’s No. 2. Independence Day’s probably third because of all the good food and fireworks.

New Year’s? It’s somewhere between Bastille Day and Columbus Day. Hell, Columbus Day might be above New Year’s, and it’s a holiday that celebrates an explorer who screwed up just about everything he did. Continue reading “Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year”

‘Tis the Season

I’ve mentioned it on the show a couple of times, but this is my favorite holiday by far.

I’ve got nothing against the other holidays. I’m not much of a partier, so New Year’s Eve doesn’t do much for me. Easter and Halloween have lost a lot of their appeal because I don’t eat nearly as much candy as I did when I was a kid. Thanksgiving is always a disjointed experience when you’re a divorce kid, because you never really have all the family together. And while Bastille Day is a close second — I love me some Bastille Day — it just pales in comparison to Christmas.

(Actually, the runner-up would be Independence Day, because I love the setup — burgers, hot dogs, barbecue, picnics, fireworks. Also, AMERICA. Hard to argue with that.

So once the calendar hits December, I get excited. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Continue reading “‘Tis the Season”