March 8, 2014: I find it charming that the creators of International Fanny Pack Day specifically made it international, since “fanny” isn’t exactly a polite term in many parts of the world. I believe across the pond they call these monstrosities “bum bags”, which again has a different meaning here in the United States. But I’m sure we can all agree that they’re ghastly. (Although we used them many a time in the ’90s while vacationing, so maybe I’m not allowed to really dis on them too strongly.)
Today is also National Proofreading Day and really, all good proofreaders should be given a medal. (I say it that way to differentiate from the bad proofreaders, since we’ve experienced one of those [and if you’re reading this, it’s probably not you].) Last but not least, it’s National Peanut Cluster Day. Even though the word “chocolate” doesn’t appear in the day, it’s another delicious chocolate day, and there’s nothing wrong at all with that.
I’m going to try to embed a video here. If it doesn’t work, here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFR_U42pOFA And here’s the embedding attempt, for a song that really speaks to today’s festivities. It’s from a band I only just discovered this week, and am already madly in love with: