January 10th Bittersweet Chocolate Day

This is a bitter-sweet day… literally! Don’t you just love things that are conflicted with each other! I mean, really… how can something be both bitter and sweet at the same time!?! Sweet and salty I understand but, bitter and sweet at the same time?

And even more confusing… chocolate is a vegetable! Ok maybe not, but it’s a bean and aren’t beans vegetables???? When served with almonds, which are good for you are well, then is a bittersweet chocolate almond bar a health food? Well, if not for all the sugar it might be. So maybe that’s the bittersweet part of it, it could be healthy but it’s not!

In my day, it was a part of a thing called bridge mix and of course, you had to be playing cards to even bring that out! Of course there were those pesky raisins mixed in, and other kinds of nuts… maybe that’s why they called it a mix!

It’s a good day when bittersweet chocolate is something to celebrate!!!

How to celebrate – Enjoy some bittersweet chocolate. Create a concoction with bittersweet chocolate and other food items like nuts. Make a bittersweet chocolate cake!

November 7th Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day

This is a bitter-sweet day… literally! Don’t you just love things that are conflicted with each other! I mean, really… how can something be both bitter and sweet at the same time!?! Sweet and salty I understand but, bitter and sweet at the same time?

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And even more confusing… chocolate is a vegetable! It’s a bean and beans are vegetables. When served with almonds, which are good for you are well, then is a bittersweet chocolate almond bar a health food? Well, if not for all the sugar it might be. So maybe that’s the bittersweet part of it, it could be healthy but it’s not!

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In my day, it was a part of a thing called bridge mix and of course, you had to be playing cards to even bring that out! Of course there were those pesky raisins mixed in, and other kinds of nuts… maybe that’s why they called it a mix!

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Back in 2013 somebody was smart enough to make November 7th Men Make Dinner Day, Gin Day and Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day all on the same day. (It probably still is) So let’s take a wild guess what was for dinner that night! By the by, gin and bittersweet chocolate almonds do not go well together, I should know!

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It’s a good day when bittersweet chocolate with almonds is something to celebrate… well, maybe not if you are allergic to nuts but maybe that’s what truly makes it, bittersweet!

How to celebrate – Enjoy some bittersweet chocolate almonds. If you are a man, make dinner tonight. Have a gin tonic.

November 5th National Love Your Red Hair Day

Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti, the authors of “How To Be A Redhead”, thought that redheads needed a day of their own to recognize their special attributes. Love Your Red Hair Day began in August of 2015. How it ended up in November is beyond me, I just sort of accept things like that. If you really want to know you can contact them at info@howtobearedhead.com. The fact is, red heads have always been special, I am not sure that they need a day to recognize this fact but they now have one.

We all know that Lucille Ball was a redhead. Who could ever forget? However, since her early television shows were in black and white that might have been difficult to determine. In fact, many famous people in history have been redheads. Some were real, some were not!

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Peter Pan, the boy (always played by a girl) was a redhead. Though interestingly most of the girls that played him were not natural redheads. Some say that his red hair led to his adventuresome nature. He was never asked about this since HE WASN’T REAL!

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However, Florence Nightingale was real enough and she was a redhead. Her life was nothing but an adventure (but she couldn’t fly). We all have our faults. Was it her red hair that made her save so many people? We may never know.

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And believe it or not, before he powdered his hair white to please Congress, George Washington was a redhead. Our first President, General of all the Continental Armies and a wise sage was all the rage with his red hair.

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And finally, at least for this blog, Genghis Khan was a redhead.

In fact there have been millions of people over the years that have made their way through life being redheaded. They have generally been considered a little hot headed, sexy, and risk takers. In other words, the kind of people you want to hang out with!

How to celebrate – If you are a redhead, enjoy your red hair, this is your day! Write to the Vendetti’s and offer your support! Be proud of who you are whether you have red hair, blonde hair, black hair, brown hair or no hair…it’s who you are.