July 10, 2014: Today is Don’t Step on a Bee Day, and it’s a smart idea, both for the bee and for yourself. They don’t want to be smooshed, and you don’t want a stinger in your tender tootsie. It’s also National Piña Colada Day, when we celebrate the weird combination of pineapple and coconut. I mean, they’re both tropical, I guess? But I’ve never really thought the two flavors went together all that well.
In the piña colada department, here’s that horrible, wonderful song from the ’70s. I believe I read somewhere that Rupert Holmes actually couldn’t stand piña coladas, he just used the drink because the number of syllables worked. And then people started buying him that drink all over the place. So note to any songwriters out there — write what you like.