Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 28: From Cherry Turnovers to Chickenman, from cubicle games to St. Augustine

A number of the Usual Suspects proclaim Wednesday, August 28 to be National Cherry Turnover Day. Even if you like cherries, this barely qualifies as even a minor microminiholidayette.

Office workers may find Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day to be a more palatable alternative for Wednesday. Rearrange the icons on your computer desktop to set up a challenging course -- and see how fast you can navigate it while you're sitting on hold.

The IT department probably won't beef if you race your mouse around your screen, but you may draw more flak if you celebrate Crackers Over the Keyboard Day in the manner suggested by the name of the observance. The Blog of Days is not responsible for any discipline imposed against the denizen of any cubicle who chooses to crumble crackers over his or her keyboard.

St. Augustine after his wayward youth.
Usual Suspect Brownielocks.com suggests that Wednesday is Radio Commercials Day. Well, we can appreciate any microminiholidayette that reminds us of the great Dick Orkin. In addition to all the radio commercials he's done over the years, Orkin was also the White Winged Warrior, The Most Fantastic Crimefighter The World Has Ever Known: Chickenman (he's everywhere, he's everywhere!), back in the 1960s.

If you're looking for something more substantive to celebrate on Wednesday, Usual Suspect Saints.SPQN.com suggests that Wednesday will be the Feast of St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo and Doctor of the Catholic Church, who died on August 28, 430. St. Augustine became rather a somber figure, but he had sowed quite a few wild oats in his youth. You may remember his famous prayer from his younger days, "God, give me chastity and continence – but not just now."

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