July 22nd Dog Days of Summer
The Dog Days of summer last from July 22nd to September 22nd when heat, drought, thunderstorms, lethargy, mad dogs and bad luck abound. Let’s face it, it’s hot, even in places we normally think of as cool. For the next month we all have to suffer through these days, making the best of it in whatever way we can. With the invention of air conditioning, life has improved through the dog days, but still you need to take care when outside. Remember the sunscreen!
How to celebrate – Stay cool! Eat foods that help you body remain cool. Drink plenty of liquids.
April 15th – National That Sucks Day
April 15th has not always been a lucky day, in fact some might say it sucks! It is the day our taxes are due (Although this year it July), it is the day the Titanic sank, it was the day Lincoln died and for some unknown reason (I have no idea why it sucks) the day McDonald’s opened. All that said, I am sure we can find other days that have had bad things happen on them. But this is a good start! This is a rather new holiday, this is only it’s second year! (That sucks!) However, now you don’t need to think of April 15th as tax day anymore, because it’s “That Sucks Day”!
How to celebrate – See if you can find any other reason why April 15th sucks. Make up your own, That Sucks Day. Drink only those things you have to suck through a straw today.
If you are scared of the number 13 you have Triskaidekaphobia. Personally, I am afraid of that word! It is believed that Friday the 13th got off to a bad start as the day that Able killed Cain. At least it was a bad day for Cain. The Code of Hammurah omitted the 13th when it came to making laws. Many buildings do not have a 13th floor (well they do have but they don’t label one as such). And Captains would not put to sea if they had a crew of 13. So if today is bad luck for you, even though we generally make our own bad luck, then you might want to avoid doing much today. If you meet a guy named Jason, run!
How to celebrate – Go back to bed and wait for the 14th. Observe Backwards Day today making it the 31st. Just get through your day anyway you can.