Have you offended anyone lately? Been the troublemaker in the family? Have you been spreading general havoc? If so, there’s no better day to change your ways than on July 25, as we celebrate National Get out of the Doghouse Day.
Even for those of you prone to that perpetual angelic state of being, you’d have to admit the best way to celebrate is by doing something you know is off limits, knowing that since it’s National Get out of the Doghouse Day, no one can stay mad at you for long. (Remember that timeless advice: ask for forgiveness, not permission…)
July 23 is Hot Enough For Ya Day, to which I can currently respond, “no, it isn’t.”
With highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 40s and low 50s, it is far from being hot enough. This is mid-July, after all – not late fall. My advice is to store this little holiday away until later in the summer, when (one would hope) the temperatures rebound into the 90s or better.
Here’s a holiday you won’t have to wait to celebrate: Cow Appreciation Day, which falls on July 25 (depending on who you ask). Before going any further, I should point out that this holiday is celebrated on at least four different days. Apparently, it depends on who you ask. I say the 25th sounds like a good day to celebrate.
This seems to be one of the most well-rounded holidays out there. What is there not to appreciate? Good ol’ Besse gives us milk and cheese, burgers and rib-eyes, coats and couches, wallets and shoes.
Not to mention they’re really cute to look at, too. Try driving by a herd of cattle, minding their own business, standing in a pond or grazing on a hillside. Tell me that’s not endearing. (Yeah, you may have to hold your nose, but that’s hardly the point now, is it?)
Talk about your versatility. Cows are cool.
It should go without saying that this one is gonna be an all-day celebration, beginning with an ice cold glass of milk. I don’t like milk, so I’ll have ice cream. I told you cows were versatile! Go to a leather store and soak up the smell of the rawhide. Heck – treat yourself to a new wallet or purse, and thank that cow for it’s service!
Dinner should be a no-brainer. Fire up the grill and throw on your choice of beef. If you go the burger route, add a little cheese, too.
After dinner, take a drive out into the country (or for those of you lucky enough to live there, look out your window) and watch the cows.
Some will say this is a good day to hug or kiss a cow as well, although I don’t recommend going to that extreme. Perhaps you could organize a cow pattie throwing contest instead.
Just make sure the patties are completely dried out…
Until next week, get your party on!