December 27, 2013: It was bound to happen around this time of year — it’s National Fruitcake Day! We never had fruitcake in our house when I was growing up; it was always this strange, weird thing that was made fun of in Mad Magazine and such. I’m not sure if I’ve ever tried it or not; certainly if I have, it hasn’t stayed with me as an important memory. I really don’t care for the green and red candied fruits. Today is also Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day, and if I had that kind of patience and scissor skill, I’d totally be making snowflakes like these.