July 15th Be A Dork Day

Do we know what a Dork actually is? I think we all probably have our own definition of what it takes to be one. Generally speaking they are awkward, clumsy, goofy, ridiculous, silly, out of touch, odd, a social misfit or some combination of all of those things at once. Well, that’s according to Wellcat.com. I suppose to know what a Dork is, one must be one and, at times, aren’t we all a dork!?!

How to celebrate – Be a Dork! Make up your own definition of what a dork is. Make a list of all the dorks you know.

May 11th Twilight Zone Day

The Twilight Zone has been one of the most widely known mystery shows of all time. It began in 1959 with Rod Serling as host and ran until 1964. Those 5 years though seem to have created a following that lasts even well into the 2020’s now. It is not without its problems though as the movie in 1983 met with disaster and death while filming. Today is the day we remember the Zone, but apparently no one claims to have created the day. Huh, maybe we are all in the Twilight Zone and just don’t know it.

How to celebrate – Watch reruns of “The Twilight Zone”. Take a look at all the stars that were featured in the “Twilight Zone”. Read the “Twilight Zone” books.

March 18th Awkward Moments Day

Well, we’ve all had them… those moments we wish we could forget but that keep creeping back into our lives. Oddly today is supposed to be the day that we let those moments pass and forget them, but to celebrate today you have to remember them to let them go! Moments like breaking wind in an elevator or thinking a perfect strange is some you recognize from long ago. How about those moments you go on a date and can no longer think of anything to talk to this stranger about! Maybe it was showing up as a party you though was a costume party but turned out not to be.

How to celebrate – Remember those awkward moments today so that you can forget them. Write down a list of your awkward moments so you can remember to forget them. Stay home today so you don’t add to your list of awkward moments.

January 10th Peculiar People Day

We all know at least one Peculiar person don’t we? Maybe we are that one peculiar person someone else knows! There is normally nothing wrong with a peculiar person, or at least we hope there isn’t. They are just odd for some reason or the other. It may be the way they speak or the things they do, they may collect peculiar things or watch odd movies but it’s still okay, well most of the time anyway. Live and let live I say… but don’t quote me because someone wiser said that before me! Enjoy the people around you even with their faults, after-all… you may be odd in their eyes too!

How to celebrate – Figure out who that peculiar person is that you know. List what others might find peculiar about you! Enjoy people for who they are.

November 20th Absurdity Day

There seem to be a lot of strange days in November and today is no exception, it’s Absurdity Day. Of course, something considered absurd really does fall to the individual and what they consider absurd. It may seem quite normal to someone else. However, should you choose to observe today as a holiday you may want to list those things you consider to be odd enough to make your absurd list, which if you think about it, is sort of something absurd to do in itself.

How to celebrate – Determine what you consider to be absurd. Form a club to consider what is absurd and what isn’t. Make a list of absurdities.

October 17th Wear Something Gaudy Day

If you like to stand out in a crowd, wear something gaudy. As an example, in the 1970’s “Three’s Company” television show Richard Kline, played by Larry Davis, always wore very bright clothing that didn’t always match. He actually declare a gaudy clothing day to fit his character. There is nothing wrong with standing out in a crowd and showing your bad taste is your choice! Besides, who is it that makes up the rules as to what is gaudy and what isn’t? It certainly isn’t me!

How to celebrate – Wear something gaudy today. Watch a re-run of “Three’s Company”. See how many outfits you can make up that don’t match at all out of your wardrobe.

October 9th Curious Events Day

Have you ever had an event occur on a day and wondered why that day or why that event? Well today is your day to ponder that a little more. It’s all about those current events going on around you that are celebrated for seemingly no reason at all. Now these are days that are not readily explained to everyone, like Christmas or Halloween. These are days and events that seem to come up out of nowhere and now exist for no reason at all. Like all people that want to be recognized as normal but throw events taking pride in the fact that they aren’t normal. Naturally we have no clue what normal actually is but even then, throwing a special event to show you aren’t “normal” while trying to blend into society is just a bit… curious.

How to celebrate – Look for Curious Events. Make a list of days you’d like to celebrate that aren’t celebrated. Just accept everything, you are going to have to sooner or later.

March 18th Awkward Moments Day

What a great day to come right after Saint Patrick’s Day! Awkward moments day! I don’t know about you but I am likely to have had a few of them yesterday and not even known it! Today we embrace those moments where something we didn’t have planned, likely embarrassing, occurred. There is nothing you can do about it so you might as well enjoy it the same way others do! It’s time to get over it and realize you are not the first person that sort of thing ever happened to so… smile,deal with it and get on with your day. So is today about remembering those moments and suffering through them, or forgetting about them and letting them go? Your choice!

How to celebrate – Try remembering your most embarrassing moments. Try to ignore others most embarrassing moments. Live and let live.

January 10th Peculiar People Day

Would you rather be like everyone else in the world or would you rather be considered… peculiar? Most of us think of peculiar as being bad but it doesn’t have to be. It can also mean someone who is just out of step with the rest of the world and sometimes that can actually be good. Would you call Albert Einstein peculiar? How about Martin Luther King? Jesus? Mohamed? Buddha? Accept your own, and others, uniqueness as a good thing with possibilities instead of something bad and limiting. After all, those who are the most peculiar are generally the most interesting as well.

How to celebrate – Learn what makes you peculiar to others. Celebrate your oddities. Live and let live.

March 13th Friday the 13th

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.