Archive for the ‘Odd Holidays’ Category

Balls! (Limerick)

Friday, April 5th, 2024

It is National Volleyball Day.
Will I celebrate? No! Never! Nay!
I’ve a life-long approach
To all balls that encroach:
Duck and hide, if one’s coming my way.

The Haughty Professor (Limerick)

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

A haughty old prof who wore tweed
Taught the classics (stuff most folks don’t read.)
A fine poet of note,
The man furtively wrote
Naughty lim’ricks with fervor and speed.

(Tweed Day falls annually on April 3rd.)

Just In Time For French Language Day (Limerick)

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

At one time, I spoke French rather well,
But my French-speaking skill’s gone to hell.
They say “use it, or lose it.”
(In my case, abuse it.)
Mon français n’est ni joli ni belle.

French Language Day is celebrated annually on March 20th.

Just In Time For “Cigar Day” (Limerick)

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

The foul smell of a burning cigar
Is so dreadful, it’s something I’d bar
(If I could) ev’rywhere
It’s still legal. So there!
Now you know what I’d do, were I czar.

(National Cigar Day falls each year on February 27.)

Another Useless “Holiday” (Limerick)

Saturday, January 27th, 2024

For some inexplicable reason, today, January 27th, is “Punch The Clock Day.”

“Punch The Clock Day’s” (I’ll wager) a crock.
Why celebrate methods to dock
Someone’s pay? It’s absurd!
Moreover, I’m spurred
When awakened to punch that damn clock!

Happy Hugging Day (Limerick)

Sunday, January 21st, 2024

A gal who was overly sweet
Loved to hug ev’ry person she’d meet.
People found this annoying
And terribly cloying,
So they hid to avoid a repeat.

National Hugging Day falls on January 21st.

Screw It? (Limerick)

Thursday, December 14th, 2023

It’s “Screwdriver Day.” Yay! Hooray!
Which type should be cheered? Well, they say
It’s the drink; not the tool.
(The reverse would be cruel.)
I intend to start early. Good day!

(National Screwdriver Day is celebrated on December 14th.)

Stressed About Stretching? (Limerick)

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Notwithstanding this limerick, I do stretching exercises daily:

It’s important to stretch, so I’m told.
Some claim it fights pain when you’re old.
I prefer not to kvetch,
But that feels like a stretch…
Though with luck, it might fend off a cold.

(“National Stretching Day” falls on December 11th.)

“Cookie Day” Ode (Limerick)

Monday, December 4th, 2023

It’s “Cookie Day” Lovely! How sweet!
They must surely mean cookies we eat,
And not info that’s stored
By the sites we’ve explored,
For the latter ain’t always a treat!

(National Cookie Day is celebrated annually on December 4.)

An Absurd Limerick

Monday, November 20th, 2023

It’s “Absurdity” Day. How absurd
To describe just one day with that word.
For you’ll have to admit
That “absurd’s” a fine fit
For most days … or at least a good third.

(Absurdity Day is celebrated on November 20 each year.)

A Senseless Term (Limerick)

Saturday, November 4th, 2023

“Common sense” is alarmingly rare;
Few folks have a sensible flair.
So the term makes no sense;
A misnomer immense!
“Common denseness” prevails, so beware!

(Use Your Common Sense Day is celebrated on November 4th.)

Celebrate Cliché Day? No way!

Friday, November 3rd, 2023

I’m compelled to condemn the cliché.
When I hear one, I’m rubbed the wrong way,
Also irked and annoyed.
They are best to avoid
Like the plague … at the end of the day.

(Cliché Day is always observed on November 3rd.)

Hail To The Chef (Limerick)

Friday, October 20th, 2023

The chef was a world-famous man,
Whose cuisine had its roots in Spokane.
But his famed bistro failed
And his customers bailed.
Seems success was a flash in the pan.

(International Chefs Day falls on October 20th.)

Mark Your Calendars! (Limerick)

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

I was astonished to learned that today is “National Mark Day.” Apparently, it’s celebrated each year on October 18th. Who knew?

It’s “National Mark Day,” they say.
Is it marked on your calendar? Nay?
Since my Mark’s a great gent,
It’s a daily event
In our home. Only ONE day? No way!

Limerick Ode To Info Overload

Tuesday, October 17th, 2023

Does it feel like your head might explode?
Do you suffer from brain overload?
Here’s a trick you might try:
It should help. Wait! Stand by!
Seems I’ve lost my pc’s logon code.

(Today is Information Overload Day which falls annually on the third Tuesday of October.)

An Unnecessary Holiday? (Limerick)

Monday, October 16th, 2023

For some inexplicable reason, today, October 16, is Boss’s Day.
(For the record, this isn’t personal. I’m retired, although I do vividly recall having a paranoid boss during my corporate lawyering days.)

I am cross and unglued, at a loss
As to what I should do, cuz my boss
Is a paranoid lout
With way too much clout,
Who drowns me in nothing but dross.

Shoes v. Sneakers (Limerick)

Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

Can’t recall the last time I wore shoes.
They’re too painful; it’s sneakers I choose.
I like comfort — not style,
And will NOT walk a mile
(Or a foot) wearing shoes. I refuse!

(National Sneakers Day is celebrated on October 9.)

Droll Thoughts (Limerick)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

I sometimes feel hearty and hale,
And at other times, dauntingly frail.
When the latter takes hold,
I feel achy and old
And have droll thoughts like “maybe try kale.”

(National Kale Day falls on the first Wednesday of October.)

Celebrate Anisette Day? Don’t Make Me! (Limerick)

Sunday, July 2nd, 2023

Though it’s Anisette Day, I don’t care.
I can’t bear any bev’rage or fare
With a licorice taste.
I would rather chew paste!
Me touch tarragon? Not on a dare!

(For some unfathomable reason, “National Anisette Day” is celebrated on July 2.)

Happy Yoga Day! (Limerick)

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

This headline reminded me that today (June 21) is International Day Of Yoga: “International Yoga Day: PM Modi leads celebrations at UN Headquarters in New York”.

So it’s time for yet another yoga-related limerick:

I used to do yoga most days.
It was more than a health-conscious phase.
But I did it MY way;
Certain moves were a NAY
To avoid setting bad wrists ablaze.