Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dentists' Day or National Frozen Food Day

On March 6 you can celebrate the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth by observing Dentists' Day. (Some of the Usual Suspects would put the apostrophe before the last 's' which would seem to indicate that only one dentist is being honored, rather than the whole profession. This may be a grammatical lapse. Our crack research staff assures us, however, that the entire profession is meant to be included in the day's festivities.)

Steve Martin as Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. in Little Shop of Horrors
Well... perhaps not all dentists.... We can exclude the character portrayed by Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors.

But March 6 is a day to celebrate most of the dentists in our lives.

Note that Dentists' Day is not to be confused with I Love My Dentist Day which we featured here on August 2. It's one thing to honor and respect one's dentist... but love? That may be best reserved for close friends and family.

Wednesday is also National Frozen Food Day. These days part or all of most meals seem to start out in the freezer, don't they? But this is a good thing -- with the ability to freeze food, we have the ability to eat a variety of foods all year round, and not be dependent on what is at hand according to the season. Oh, that's not so bad in August or September -- but the choices would get painfully few in most northern climates around this time of year.

And here's something you may not have known: Cyrano de Bergerac really existed and he really was a man of arms and a man of words. He was born on March 6, 1619. But Cyrano's nose was not necessarily as prominent in real life as it has been remembered in fiction (speaking of Steve Martin), and his love for the fair Roxane was also entirely fictional.

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