This year, we resolve to observe more of those ridiculous, made-up “holidays,” such as…
Jan. 4: Trivia Day
Did you know that Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader is the best trivia book in the entire known and unknown universe? (Shameless plug!)
Jan. 7: Old Rock Day
No, this isn’t the day where they induct new acts into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s a day to start a rock collection, or go to a museum and admire some of its geological treasures.
Jan. 17: Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
There’s a decent chance a lot of us have abandoned our extra-ambitious, not-quite-realistic New Years resolutions by this point anyway, so we might as well all come clean, and then try to be a little bit easier on ourselves.
Jan. 25: Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
The pop-’till-you-drop packing material was invented as a hip alternative to wallpaper in the 1950s, but it didn’t sell, and found its true purpose. There’s only one way to celebrate this day—don’t stop until you’ve popped every bubble on that sheet.
Jan. 28: National Kazoo Day
It’s one of the first instruments a lot of people play, and it’s always one of the easiest. (You can even make your own makeshift kazoo out of a comb and some wax paper.) Who invented the kazoo? Alabama Vest and Thaddeus Von Clegg, in the 1840s, of course.
And it’s also “awareness” months for a variety of “causes.” January is National Soup Month, Hot Tea Month, and National Oatmeal Month.