January 3, 2014: There are a number of dates “tossed” around for Fruitcake Toss Day (see what I did there?), but they’re all in early January. Some say the 3rd, some the 4th, some even the 11th. It seems like the 3rd gets most of the attention; also, it appears that it’s usually linked to the official Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss in Colorado, which (according to their website) is cancelled for 2014. So I’m going with the 3rd. It gets the fruitcakes out of the house as quickly as possible.
Today is also J.R.R. Tolkien Day, celebrating his birthday (1892). I’ll admit here, his works are a gaping hole in my geek knowledge. I tried watching the first LOTR movie, and couldn’t finish it. But that’s OK; the nice thing about sci-fi/fantasy is that there’s something for everybody.