February 22, 2014: It’s a perfect day to take a stroll with man’s best friend — Walking the Dog Day. Although I guess you could also do the yo-yo trick with the same name. (I’ve never been too skilled with a yo-yo myself.) Even more delightful, though, is International Sword Swallowers Day. I love the holidays that aren’t on a specific date — since this one is on the last Saturday of February, it’ll always collide with new and different things. I’m also fascinated that my career path has taken me to a place where I know more than one professional sword swallower. Because it’s a weird, weird world.