It was a holiday BO-nanza around here on the third. We couldn't pick just one.
The day started with my personal favorite: the "Festival of Sleep". Sleep, glorious sleep! Why didn't anyone tell me about this before? I should be the Grand Marshallette of the Festival of Sleep. Seriously. Apparently the Festival was "created" (and I have to use quotations here because I harbor a decent amount of cynicism over how these so-called holidays are created) so folks would have a day to sleep and rejuvenate after big holidays. Read more about it here. (Wikipedia cracks me up. I particularly love the quote, "...it is not yet a federal holiday." Dare to dream my Wikipedia friend!) Personally, I think whoever created this holiday doesn't have a job.
Holiday #2 will undoubtedly be in the Top 10 favorite holidays of the year - "Fruitcake Toss Day"! I have heard about fruitcake tossing, even saw a show about it, but until you have actually done it you cannot appreciate the pure joy it brings!
Before I go any further, I have to apologize to my amazing SIL who sent us the fruitcake we tossed. We only tossed approximately one pound of it, ate three pounds worth and we still have about nine pounds left. And it went to a good cause. It was of supreme flinging quality.
The first one hit the bush at the edge of the cul-de-sac. Then the trajectory was recalculated and they went flying down the street in front of and even past the brick house on the left (which is luckily our neighbor's house so they were cool with fruitcake flying at their abode).
But we weren't done yet. There was one more holiday to celebrate and it was a nice ending to the festivities. It was also "National Drinking Straw Day" and it seemed that we should sip something worthy of such a holiday so we whipped up some vanilla milkshakes.