Hugged Your Hagfish Today?

This morning blogger Sue from Tennessee posted a list of National Events in October. Click here to read “Very Special Month.” Of course I got curious and checked up on what the special today is — or rather the specials are, since today is the National Day of several things. One of which is “National Hagfish Day.” Ever heard of it?

Okay, these are eels, but a hagfish is much the same, just no real spine and more slimy. Ick!
(Image by PENEBAR — Pixabay)

Perhaps you’d rather go with National Reptile Day and hug your Salamander? Or National Medical Assistants Recognition Day and hug your nurse? It’s also National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, so you have an excuse to enjoy some for your supper dessert. Read the whole list here.

Tomorrow, among the list of ten things to celebrate, is National Nut Day, National Bologna Day, and National Boston Cream Pie Day. I could definitely go for that! I’m thinking that if every food has its day, there won’t be enough days from now until the end of the world to celebrate the variety! And every month would have to have a National Diabetes Awareness Day to counteract all this feasting. 🙂

Apparently you can go to this site and register some particular thing you want mentioned. According to their blurb, “National Day Calendar is the premier destination for brands, nonprofits, and corporations to register an official National Day that aligns with their product or service.” All a gimmick, but mildly interesting — and it did make me look up HAGFISH.

Perhaps those of us who appreciate correct grammar could register a National ITS & IT’S Recognition Day? 🙂

What the Splatters Tell

I’ve decided to do a few summer reruns. This anecdote was posted to my original blog back in March of 2013.

One day a young mother I’ll call Betty got sick and had to spend over a week in the hospital. Since her husband had a job away from home, the couple decided it would be best to hire a housekeeper who could look after the house and the children during the day.

As Betty was recovering from her illness she often questioned how things were going at home, how her husband and young family were getting along with someone new in the house. She asked how the housekeeper was managing in her kitchen. Her husband assured her that things were going just fine; the housekeeper was an older woman and quite capable.

Betty was so thankful when discharge day came; gladly she packed up her few things. Her husband and children all came to bring her home. On the way, she asked the children if they were having a good time with the housekeeper and they told her that she was neat. To top it off, she’d been cooking all the meals they liked.

Betty was surprised, then suspicious. “I suppose you told her what she should cook for you?”

“Oh, no. She just knows.”

After she got home and settled in, she visited with the housekeeper and asked how she’d guessed all their favorite foods. “Oh, that was easy,” the housekeeper replied. “I just went through your cookbooks and made the recipes on the pages that were smudged and splattered up.”