February 2009

Editor’s Note: February 2009

Author: Maggie Washo

I am boycotting Valentine’s Day this year.

Instead, I think I shall spend the month celebrating some other much under-appreciated and little publicized holidays in February.

How about Wear Red Day on February 6th?
I have a red hat. I’ll wear it proudly. Even if it is a little silly.

And let’s not forget “Dump Your Significant Jerk” Day, which falls on the 7th. I don’t have a significant jerk…but what the heck? I’ll celebrate it anyway.

What I’m really looking forward to is “Laugh and Get Rich Day,” which falls on the 8th this year. I do a whole lot of giggling, so I should be a millionaire by now. Perhaps I haven’t been paying enough homage to this hilarious holiday.

For “Get a Different Name Day” on the 13th, I shall change my name to Penelope Peterman. I’ve always liked the sound of that. Penelope Peterman. Kind of rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? But only for the day. Otherwise I would have to change my stationery, and that is a bit of a hassle, isn’t it?

It sounds like a bit of hard work, but I’m up for “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” on the 21st. I’m a girl. Maybe I can learn how to install a dimmer switch by the end of the day…or is that an electrician? Hmmmm.

At some point this month, I’ll also be sure to throw on some beads and a mask and pretend I’m in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Or maybe I’ll just go. I mean, why not?

Have a fabulous February, regardless of how you celebrate it!


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