I've spoken before about how much I enjoy the French dish of Escargot. Some people simply can't wrap their head around the fact that it is based on snails as food. But I can assure you that it is actually a handy platform on which to serve butter and garlic. As luck would have it … Continue reading National Escargot Day sampled in NYC
National Cherry Cobbler Day Redux
Today is National Cherry Cobbler Day. I have always marveled at these craftsmen and worry that automation will make them obsolete. You have heard the stories of the cobbler's kid who have no cherries? That's the pits. Okay, I know when I've worn out my welcome and driven this topic into the ground. Have a … Continue reading National Cherry Cobbler Day Redux
Public Service Announcement for a very special coming day…
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
I checked back to see how often I have celebrated Cinco de Mayo in my blog. The answer is zero because I have always known it is a false American holiday. It celebrates a successful Mexican battle over the French back in 1862. But despite what many Americans think, it is not the Mexican Independence … Continue reading Happy Cinco de Mayo!
National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
This blog is not designed to give national brands a free advertising ride. Today's National Day was indeed inspired by a device that Harry J. Hoenselaar created in his basement in Detroit Michigan back in the 1950's. The fact that he went on to create the HoneyBaked Ham company doesn't need to be mentioned until … Continue reading National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
International Louie Louie Day
You've heard the song (and if not, hurry to your music provider of choice, it will be there). It is a classic rock and roll standard, but admit it, you don't understand the lyrics. That is why it is perfect for slurring drunkly in accompaniment (see the movie "Animal House" for demonstration). The creator of … Continue reading International Louie Louie Day
Reading Coming up in New York
I am very happy to announce that my new full length script THE RELUCTANT PROPHET will get a public reading at the Polaris North Theatre Co-operative in New York City on May 23 at 7:00 PM. I've posted the flier below for general information and I will follow up with more details in the coming … Continue reading Reading Coming up in New York
National Chip & Dip Day and a delicious recipe
What better way to celebrate National Chip and Dip Day than a delicious Dip Recipe that can go with any Chip you try. You'll thank me later... ===============Roasted Garlic DipSUMMARY: Good with any chip, veggies, meats, and roasted potatoes INGREDIENTS: 3 heads garlic, unpeeled 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise … Continue reading National Chip & Dip Day and a delicious recipe
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Yep, here we again. Another annual chance to celebrate green beer and corned beef with cabbage. I am agnostic on the holiday and usually wear green to avoid being pinched. I'm not a cabbage fan nor am I of Irish descent but will down a couple of Guinness Beers. Enjoy!
National Margarita Day
I've celebrated National Margarita Day previously on this blog but always combined it with some other event. Today I am only celebrating this wonderful day. Well, sorta. As far as I am concerned they are specifically designed for Mexican restaurants. There is nothing that goes so well with a Margarita as a Mexican menu. I … Continue reading National Margarita Day
National Cherry Pie Day and where I get mine free!
I've said it before and I will say it again. I love pie and my favorite is Cherry Pie! Today the National Cherry Pie Day comes on Monday and that is appropriate. Whenever possible I get mine free on Mondays. Here in Florida (and I assume nationwide) you get a free slice of pie on … Continue reading National Cherry Pie Day and where I get mine free!
Happy Valentine’s Day
A Happy Valentine's Day to all and I hope you remembered it before you got to this blog. (Because if you forgot this holiday you are in for a world of hurt bub, you've got a lot of making up to do and good luck getting a decent table at the restaurant your significant other … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day
National Pork Rind Day as we focus on Pig Skins Game
As I do not have a rooting interest in this Super Bowl, I can focus on another National Day that happens at the same time. Marketers have already tied their Pork Rind Day to go with the National Pig Skin Championship. As you know pork rinds are just a polite name for the skin of … Continue reading National Pork Rind Day as we focus on Pig Skins Game
First ever International Snowmobile Ride Day
Yep, they keep adding new Days to Celebrate and Nope, I have never ridden on a snowmobile. And I am unlikely to anytime soon since I have moved to Florida. But I am still excited. This day was established by BRP - Bombardier Recreational Products. Back in 1937 Joseph-Armand Bombardier invented and patented the snowmobile … Continue reading First ever International Snowmobile Ride Day
Ocala Spyder Ryders Cruise to the Yalaha Bakery
What a beautiful day for a ryde. What a great destination (I've recently posted about the great German Bakery here in Central Florida). What a nice group of people. There were a dozen Can-Am Spyders, from RT's to F3s. And, of course, there sits my Josephine in the far right of the group. And of … Continue reading Ocala Spyder Ryders Cruise to the Yalaha Bakery
Groundhog Day? Again?
Groundhog Day was a quaint oddball holiday back in the '70's and 80's. What was a meaningless little lark and meteorologist oddity all changed in the 1993 Harold Ramis movie "Groundhog Day." If you haven't seen it, you must and if you have seen it, you have probably seen it many times. It is a … Continue reading Groundhog Day? Again?
Luckily National Pie Day falls on a Monday
There are many Pies that are celebrating with their own National Days throughout the year, but today is a generic National Pie Day. You can bet I will be celebrating them throughout the calendar but today, let us celebrate all types and flavors of pie. And the fact it falls on a Monday is luck … Continue reading Luckily National Pie Day falls on a Monday
The third Saturday of January is National Use Your Gift Card Day
Did you receive Gift Cards for the holiday season? I both gave and received them. Today's National Day is a reminder to use them instead of letting them slowly be swallowed by the growing stack on your desk. While some cards are good forever, many have limits or costs if you try to spend them … Continue reading The third Saturday of January is National Use Your Gift Card Day
A Tour of the “Ma” Barker House
Tucked away in a clearing of the forest at the Carney Island Recreation & Conservation Area is a local Marion County gem that is hard to find and not very well known. It is known as the Bradford-Barker House and was the center of the longest shootout in FBI history. Want to know more? So … Continue reading A Tour of the “Ma” Barker House
National Marzipan Day
This is the second of three posts where I will take a particular National Day and spin an extended Throwback Thursday based on memories of that topic... My father loved marzipan and when he let me sample one, I fell in love with it as well. Over the years it served as a perfect Christmas … Continue reading National Marzipan Day
A Motorcycle Group Ryde to Visit the Wizard of Oz
Last weekend I took a ride over to Cape Canaveral with the Ocala chapter of Spyder Ryders (Can-Am Spyder owners like myself call our trips Rydes!). We met up with a group of Spyder Ryders from Clearwater (who had a much longer ryde than we did). We had lunch at the Preachers Bar in Cape … Continue reading A Motorcycle Group Ryde to Visit the Wizard of Oz
Chocolate Covered Cherries National Day (again)
You bet I am a big fan of Chocolate Covered Cherries and their National Day, January 3. I've written two previous posts about them here on my blog and I'm happy to do so again today today. I mean who can resist their plain sweet goodness right before you. They seem to beckon you, whisper … Continue reading Chocolate Covered Cherries National Day (again)
New Years Day is National Bloody Mary Day
Party too heartedly last night at the New Years Eve Party? Many would recommend administering a hearty dose of a Bloody Mary this morning. Far be it from me to prescribe a bit of the dog that bit you. But you can also serve it as an alcohol Mocktail as a zesty tomato juice. Try … Continue reading New Years Day is National Bloody Mary Day
Happy International Sushi Day
I really like sushi so am happy to celebrate this day. But not all sushi. Those restaurants who insist on having the sushi chef choose your selection don't suit me. For instance, I'm sorry but I don't like eel. Yet that seems to be one of the sushi chef's favorites. So I'm not a sushi … Continue reading Happy International Sushi Day
Are you watching the January 6 Hearings?
I certainly am. I think the committee is doing a good job and there are still plenty of revelations to come. But I write today to comment on the testimony yesterday of Judge Michael Luttig, don't worry it's not political. His halting delivery and careful parsing of his phrasing immediately reminded me of my favorite … Continue reading Are you watching the January 6 Hearings?
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