Monday, June 3, 2013

June 4 is Hug Your Cat Day and Old Maid Day

King George III (in coronation robes) by Allan
Ramsay (1713-1784). Original image in the
National Portrait Gallery, London.
This image obtained from Wikipedia.
Regular programming resumes on The Blog of Days without a backward glance or explanation.

We wonder if there might not be a connection between Hug Your Cat Day and Old Maid Day. Both of these microminiholidayettes are observed on Tuesday, June 4. Both might result in getting your face scratched.

To explain: The person in the cubicle next door says, "I hugged my cat this morning in honor of Hug Your Cat Day." You respond, "Oh, that's how your face came to be all scratched up." We can't help but suspect that wishing a Happy Old Maid Day to a female colleague of a certain age might result in similar injuries.

We'd advise against both hugging a cat or wishing anyone a Happy Old Maid Day.

King George III was born on June 4, 1738. Americans fought a revolution during King George's reign to free themselves from rule by English monarchs, but their descendants today fawn over the comings and goings of Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, and Billy's brother, Harry.

Also, on June 4, 1989, the ironically-named Peoples' Liberation Army crushed Chinese dissenters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Of course, we probably don't want to make too big a deal of this, lest the Chinese call their loans.

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