Sunday, December 30, 2007

December 30 weird holidays

You have to appreciate the people from They have created so many unique holidays. Today's features dried out pine trees. Yes, the one that is sitting in your living room that you put up the day after Thanksgiving and probably haven't watered since mid-December. Be careful, because today is Falling Needles Family Fest Day. A pine needle stuck in the arch of the foot isn't exactly a reason to celebrate in my book, but hey, maybe it will motivate you to take down the dried-out conifer.

For all you foodies out there, December 30 is the day to honor a baking staple. It's National bicarbonate of Soda Day, better known as baking soda day. Actually, the chemical compound isn't just used for baking. It can also keep the fridge or freezer smelling fresh, whiten and brighten teeth, and put out fires when you pull the pin on a fire extinguisher. Now that's a multi-purpose product!

The Festival of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute calls December 30 its day of celebration. I'm not entirely sure of the significance of this day; I'm not entirely sure who came up with the idea. But I am sure, in my mind, that since tomorrow is New Year's Eve, and most people think about all the things they didn't accomplish this year, they are making plans to change their lives and stick to resolutions or accomplish something.

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