April 23, 2014: Yea verily, today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day, in honor of the old man’s 1564 birthday! (He’d be 450 years old today, were he a vampire or a highlander.) I don’t know why Talk Like a Pirate Day has taken off so strongly, but this holiday has fallen by the wayside. Let’s get out there with our forsooths and prithees! (I can’t vouch for the truthiness, but here’s a list of 20 words we owe to Shakespeare over at Mental Floss.)
It’s also National Cherry Cheesecake Day today, and I must confess, I prefer my cheesecake plain. The cherry sludge on top doesn’t make it better for me. Oh, but I do love coconut inside the cheesecake. Maybe I’ll make a coconut cheesecake, with no cherries, to celebrate in my own way.