Why, you may wonder, do we open up this post with the logo for the Food Network TV show Chopped?
Well, as it happens, August 3 is
- National Watermelon Day;
- National Mustard Day -- a microminiholidayette founded by the Mustard Museum, a must-see attraction should you be forced to pass through Middleton, Wisconsin (a town near Madison); and
- Grab Some Nuts Day (an observance that we devoutly hope pertains to nuts that grow on trees).
Celebrate any of these microminiholidayettes as you see fit on Saturday, but The Blog of Days is not responsible for any attempts you may make to combine these products.
|Jay North as TV's|
Dennis the Menace
A couple of very prominent octogenarians have birthdays on August 3. Former Buffalo Bills Coach Marv Levy, a Chicago native, turns 88 (he was born August 3, 1925). Singer Tony Bennett is exactly one year younger: He was born on August 3, 1926. And he's still touring.
Martin Sheen will be 73 on Saturday. Martha Stewart turns 72 on Saturday (she wouldn't try and combine nuts, watermelon and mustard, would she?) and Jay North, TV's Dennis the Menace, turns 62 on Saturday.