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September 30, 2014

Today we celebrate blasphemous, muddy, mulled cider and chewing gum. What a combination.

National Mud Pack Day – Mud is supposed to be very good for your skin. You can either go to a spa and spend a bunch of money to have them pack your face with mud for a while, or you can go out in the back yard, get the garden hose, make some mud and smear it on your own face. Same benefit, a little cheaper. Just watch out for the bugs and worms.

National Mulled Cider Day – It's apple season, perfect for making mulled cider. One of my favorite hot beverages although it's good cold as well.

Blasphemy Day – This is an atheist holiday during which people are expected to openly express their disbelief in, disdain for, or criticism of, religion. It was created in 2009 by the Center for Inquiry. This day was chosen because it is the anniversary of the publication of Muhammad cartoons in a Denmark newspaper. Be careful where you do this, if you do this. In some countries such as Afghanistan, blasphemy is punishable by death.

Chewing Gum Day - This is a day to exercise your jaws and teeth and chew some gum.  Chewing gum in various forms has been around for hundreds and maybe thousands of years.  I don’t imagine that the original version tasted great, but it couldn’t have been too bad or it wouldn’t have persisted for so long.  It began to be manufactured and sold as a product in the late 1800s and was originally licorice flavored.  I’m not a fan of licorice so I’m very glad that “Adam’s Black Jack” gave way to “Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit and Spearmint” flavor.

To celebrate everything in one day, chew some gum before you pack your face with mud, enjoy some relaxing mulled cider and have a rousing discussion of your religious beliefs with your children.

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