October 13th Silly Sayings Day

October 13th Silly Sayings Day

Today was supposedly created by the “Queen of Holidays”. I have no idea who that is. “If you are too open minded… your brains will fall out”, or “I am on a seafood diet… I see food and I eat it.” Most are sayings we have heard before and really aren’t all that funny after you have heard them like 500 times. So today you need to be creative. Come up with some new silly sayings of your own, ones we’ve never heard before. But make sure they make sense since this is not “Stupid Sayings Day”.  We can all use a good laugh during our day, maybe now more than ever before. So if silly sayings can bring a smile to someone’s face, it’s been worthwhile.

How to celebrate – Look up some silly sayings you haven’t heard before. Write your own silly sayings. Pretend you are mute.

October 6th Mad Hatter Day

Besides Alice, the Mad Hatter is probably the best known character in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I have to wonder what drug Lewis Carrol was on when he wrote this story. Maybe he was a little to close to his local hat maker, since most hats were made using mercury early on in history, and hat makers often went mad – hence the Mad Hatter. The 10/6 in his hat is probably the cost of the hat, 10 shillings and a sixpence. Today was created in 1986 by a computer group in Boulder, Colorado, who were probably bored, and maybe even driven a little mad themselves! Okay, maybe a lot. The intent of the day is being silly for the day, which can be fun for everyone, so long as it does not get carried away.

How to celebrate – Be silly! Wear the Mad Hatter’s hat. Read Alice in Wonderland.