Saturday, May 3, 2008

How About That?

A few days back, the Baroness was having a lovely off-line conversation with one of my commentors (and you know who you are). This person suggested that I might have been a bureaucrat in a past life, as I continually appear to come up with new and odd holidays every weekend. There was also concern that I carry a briefcase with me everywhere (containing a fine array of crackers), and wear a suit upon retiring in the evening. Sheesh. Everyone's so darned scrutinizing these days...

I assure you all, dear readers, that I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of the Bureaucratic Party. Although I do admit to owning a bureau or two, and did party quite extensively in my early 20's (those of you with pictures supporting this statement - I am willing to negotiate).

As clever as I would like to think I am, I could not possibly come up with such a range of celebratory occasions. Instead, I use my keen researching skills to scour the web for things that might enlighten, enrich, or perhaps amuse.

Without further ado, I give you this weekend's Days of Wonder:

Saturday, May 3rd
For the child or child-at-heart, today is a fantastic opportunity to delve into the world of the pale, the spectacled, the D&D crowd, the ultra-cool graphic novel set. For today is "Free Comic Book Day". No kidding. If you go to this fantastic portkey, it will let you know which stores throughout Canada and the US are participating. Supplies are limited - so don't bogart the Betty and Veronicas, dude - I can't get there right away.

For the not-so-childish at heart, today is also "National Public Radio Day". [Note here that I was going to be all funny, and reel off a few of the obtuse program titles, but for the life of me, I could not make hide nor hair of their schedule]. I urge you to have a look - maybe Public Radio is just for smart people (at least their schedule is). I don't know. Duh. As an aside, and to be inclusionary, please find a link to our beloved CBC Radio here. Now this I know - and it rawks.

Sunday, May 4th
The Baroness is a strong believer that in order to start making things right with the world, ya gotta start in your own backyard. Get to know your neighbor. Volunteer if you can. I need to tell you about an organization that touts today as a day "to make a difference in their communities through helpful projects that connect youths and adults". Admirable goal, if I do say so myself. They've assigned Sunday as "Join Hands Day", and it sounds like a fantastic endeavour. Check it out.

And then there's a different community to acknowledge. They're loud, and proud, and rather tasty with a lemon and rosemary shoved up their hoo hoo. Today is "Respect for Chickens Day". I'm not sure if "respect" here refers to the trials and tribulations they must go through from the egg to the plate, or if it's because they're mean, vindictive creatures who would peck your eye out if you were a minute late with their feed. You choose. Just hurry up and give them their props, then run to the other side of the fence.

Try to enjoy your first May weekend, everyone! TTFN!!

The Baroness


Mental P Mama said...

So I guess I'll forgo the fried chicken tomorrow!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess MPM: Maybe just a minute of silent reflection before digging in would suffice. Hey,babe - it's just a guideline, not the law! :)

MommyWizdom said...

OMGosh, you crack me up! That was hilarious!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess MoWi: "Crack me up". Like an egg. Again, it's all about the respect. And the chickens. And maybe some nice parmigiana...

Nicole said...

I have some tasty chickens sitting in my deep freeze at the moment. Just a couple of days ago they were running around the farm where I buy them.

Asthmagirl said...

Hmm... I guess I could eat pork or beef today out of respect for chickens. Although not putting eggs in my sourdough pancakes is going to throw off the texture... Can I just take a moment to respect them before I crack the eggs open?

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess Nicole: From free range to Radar Range - seems like the perfect transition to me.

Countess AG: Pancake away, dear girl.
Again - see comment above to MPM; I'm just the messenger, babe.:)

Anonymous said...

I think we are kindred blogging spirits. I adore these holidays. Respect for Chickens Day is just too fantastic.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess Elizabeth: Welcome! There are much more significant days out there, but what can I say? I'm all about the underdog, baby!

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