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When the dust settles

A chance viewing on the great Google machine inspired the question:

With all the bizarre holidays out there, why don’t we celebrate Funny Chalkboard Sign Day?

There are so many really funny chalkboard signs outside bars and restaurants…and I think they deserve some recognition.

I posted some of the my favorites below.


























Have you seen others that deserve a shout out? Post them in the comments. And look for the national holiday coming soon.

A chalkboard sign would be a really good place to promote it…

Kirk, out.

If you’re a frequent reader of the Sticky Egg — and if you are, thanks for that — you know from time to time I celebrate bizarre holidays on the calendar.

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. National Cheese Doodle Day. National Iced Tea Day.

I’ve always known I had company in the celebrations — hence the term ‘national’ — but I also have an unlikely partner in their promotion:

william shatnerWilliam Shatner

Yep. Captain James T. Kirk himself has taken to Twitter to give advance notification of these holidays…usually on the day before.

Just yesterday, in fact, he told folks in his Twitter feed —

“Tomorrow’s 2fer may be confusing. Tomorrow is National Fluffernutter Day & National Pierogi Day! If you have questions Google or Bing it!”

No worries, Captain.  Let me break it down for everyone:







Red, white and huh?


Nothings says ‘Happy Fourth of July’ like a skull and crossbones. 

(This is a kids tee in a NYC storefront.)

Whacky holidays!

In like a wildcat

It’s here. My favorite time of the year.

I love everything about the month of March.

My birthday is in March.  My sister, dad, brother-in-law, cousins, and a few friends also celebrate their birthdays in March.

So there’s lots of cake.

There’s also March Madness, the most wonderful time of the year (especially when your alma mater is currently ranked #1, and two other state schools are in the Top 25).


There’s St. Patrick’s Day, the Ides of March, the arrival of spring, Women’s History Month — hey, I am a girl — and bizarre celebrations like Save A Spider Day.

Let’s face it — March rocks!

The only thing about March that I’m not totally in love with is the birthstone.  I have always found the aquamarine a bit washed out and unremarkable.

But I recently learned that the bloodstone is a March birthstone alternative — stunning!

That seals the deal — March is the best month of the year.



Truly bizarre holidays are colliding!!

It’s Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent on the Christian calendar, so you’ll be hearing — and seeing — a lot about that today.

It’s also National Margarita Day.  So those of you who are thinking about giving up liquor might want to pause and reconsider.

Actually, it’s International World Thinking Day, Be Humble Day, and Walk the Dog Day, too…

Might I suggest the following order of events?

  1. Walk the dog.
  2. Think hard about what you’re giving up for Lent, if anything. (Hey — Downton Abbey is off the air for months…isn’t that penance enough?)
  3. Be humble about your decision. (Translation: no need to mention it every day.)
  4. Have a drink.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

The white stuff


You heard me.

And don’t act like you aren’t celebrating, either.

I mean, how could you not?  Baking soda has a plethora of uses around the kitchen and home.

Did you know that baking soda…

  • Helps baked goods rise
  • Relieves stomach indigestion
  • Removes odors in the refrigerator and kitty litter
  • Can tenderize meat
  • Can minimize flatulance from eating beans
  • Polishes silverware
  • Removes burned food from pots and pans

How would we get along with it?  Why aren’t we celebrating National Baking Soda Week??

Sorry.  Got overly excited.  Going to drink some baking soda mixed in water to calm myself.

Enjoy the day.

Rhyme or reason

The Sticky Egg LOVES bizarre holidays. We have honored many in this space.

There was National Waiting for the Barbarians Day.  That was fun.  I Want YOU to be Happy Day — a selfless, good-natured tribute.  Talk Like William Shatner Day was one of my particular favorites.

But…Poem in Your Pocket Day?

It has trouble written all over it.

It’s today, by the way…right here in New York City.  Apparently since 2002, schools and cultural organizations across the five boroughs have been hosting poetry readings and writing workshops on this very day in honor of National Poetry Month.

Hey, I’m down with that.

I know the idea is that you write a poem (or borrow one from your favorite poet) and carry it with you in your pocket to share with people you meet throughout your day.

But…Poem in Your Pocket Day?

Has no one ever heard the joke “Is that a ______ in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?”  I use a _______ purposefully, because almost everything you can think of has been said in that space — in that very joke — and it always sounds dirty.

So now, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, that very special bit of prose — that poem that you care deeply enough about to carry with you despite possible derision from friend or foe — could make you the butt of a dirty joke.

Now, that’s poetry.