10 Offbeat Holidays for February

There’s always Valentine’s Day if you’re looking for something to celebrate in the year’s shortest month, but if you don’t have a significant other to take to dinner, you might feel left out. (I don’t: I usually go dine alone in a nicer restaurant: since I am alone rather than...

18 Offbeat Holidays for January

Each month, I try to give you a few interesting holidays you probably haven’t heard of. January has a few screwball days that might be worth commemorating if you’re really looking for an excuse to celebrate. You can check out the full list of 18 Offbeat January Holidays here at...

A Nice Gesture in the Wake of Tragedy

After spending more than a full workday dealing with the tragedy that unfolded in a Connecticut school on Friday, I experienced something really nice on Saturday. As I was having breakfast at Cracker Barrel, my waitress approached me and apologized that she didn’t have a bill for me. I was...

That’s a Wrap: No More Repeating Dates for You!

Unless you're either reading this post decades after it was originally written or you're young enough to be able to reasonably expect to see January 1, 2101, then you've seen the last repeating date — 12/12/12 — in your lifetime. I remember a few years ago being in a Things...

Powerball Jackpot Hits Record Half-Billion

Half a billion dollars. That’s a lot of money. So much that it’s hard to imagine what it’d be like to possibly possess it, let alone figuring out what you’d spend it on. That’s an estimate, by the way; by the time the numbers are chosen, the jackpot could exceed...

Black Friday Turns Chaotic in Georgia Walmart

Black Friday seems to have gone relatively well for most stores. But don’t suggest that to shoppers at the Walmart in Moultrie, Georgia. That’s because a fight broke out as shoppers tried to get their hands on a Straight Talk Unlimited Plan. And thanks to a quick thinker with a...

Time to Clean Out, Make Room!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, November 15th is Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. No one is certain how the day came to be; Holiday Insights claims it found references suggesting that Whirlpool Home Appliances was promoting the day, but could then find no reference to it on...

30 Unusual November Holidays

Since today is the first day of November, I thought I’d provide you a list of offbeat things you can celebrate on their “special” days this month. The source of these dates contains 30 different occasions worth considering, but it appears the list is from a previous year because mentions...
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