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good research paperAre you ready for a holiday that you can celebrate at breakfast, lunch and dinner? If so, March 28th might be right up your alley as we usher in Something on a Stick Day. I’m thinking pancakes on a stick (you know, sausage wrapped in a pancake with the syrup baked into it), corndogs, meat kabobs, veggie kabobs, fruit kabobs and those fabulous frozen bananas, dipped in chocolate and rolled in crushed peanuts. And there you have it –breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert to celebrate Something on a Stick Day.

Smoke and Mirrors Day follows on March 29 – a day where nothing is as it appears to be. (Did I really eat a dozen frozen bananas on a stick?) This one could have just as easily been called Pull the Wool Over Someone’s Eyes Day.

I gain no comfort in not being able to see things clearly or having difficulty discerning fact from fiction. I like maintaining a certain amount of control.

Which leads to the irony that March 30 is I am in Control Day, named for this date in 1981, when, after the assasination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Secretary of State Alexander Haig uttered those words in the midst of the chaotic scene that played out as advisors momentarily grappled over who was in control in the absense of the president. Of course that wasn’t all he said, but it is what people have remembered – so much so that it is now a holiday.

I suspect this day could be interpreted to mean more than a few things, dependent on the situation, i.e. in control of one’s emotions, in control of the car, in control of the weather, or simply in control of the situation. Considering all the things we can theoritically be in control of, and considering that I am in Control Day occurs only once a year, it kind of makes you wonder who’s in charge every other day, raising new and troubling questions.

April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. I’m sure there are many who make their lunch every night, in preparation for the next day. (I am not one of them, however, preferring instead to wing it and wait until 11:45 the next morning when I realize I’m starving, and must desperately search for ways to quell said hunger.)

Anyway, my point is, before you make another PB & J tonight, consider April 3 and its accompanying holiday: Don’t Go to Work Unless It’s Fun Day. All I’m saying is if you plan to observe this holiday, you may not want to bother with the sandwich.

Until next week, get your party on!


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