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January 3, 2014

Today we celebrate:

Fruitcake Toss Day – Back in December you made a fruitcake on National Fruitcake Day, remember? Well, today it has aged sufficiently (let's face it, no one ever actually eats it) and it has served it's purpose of providing holiday cheer so go ahead and toss it today. Toss it as far as you can and see if you can throw it farther than your neighbors can throw theirs.

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day - Chocolate and Cherry fans around the world, rejoice!

Humiliation Day – I know what you're thinking so before you rush off to humiliate your loved ones or co-workers, stop and take a breath because this is a day that is focused on YOUR humility not theirs. Be meek and not prideful today. C.S. Lewis said,” Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.”

Momento Mori “Remember You Will Die” Day - Live it up people, because you never know when your last day will be upon you. Rejoice that today is not that day and don't put anything off until tomorrow because someday tomorrow won't be coming.

National Drinking Straw Day...on this day in 1888, the first paper drinking straw was invented. Before this, the only straws available were made out of dry, hollow, rye grass which oddly made all drinks taste faintly like grass. So this new invention was a big hit.

J.R.R. Tolkien Day - On this day in 1892 J.R.R. Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The Tolkien Society invites Tolkien Fans around the world to join in a toast to Mr. Tolkien. So at 9pm California time (midnight for you East Coast fans) lift a glass of some type of drink and say “The Professor”, then take a sip of your beverage and get to bed. At least it's not a work/school night for most people.

Festival Of Sleep Day – This is a day to catch up on all the sleep you lost over the holidays. Holidays are super busy times in our household and probably in many other households around the country and sleep is definitely not a priority. But it sure is now so take as much time as you can today to catch a few zzzz's to make up for all you lost over the holidays.

To celebrate today, sleep late this morning then rejoice that you woke up at all. Next, toss your fruitcake as far as you can but be humble and don't brag about it to your neighbors. Then put a chocolate covered cherry in your drink and toast J.R.R. Tolkien at the appropriate hour through a straw.

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