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Oh, Boy. What A National Day Lineup Today.
Such variety, it's hard to know where to start. Nevertheless:
National Ice Cream Soda Day. Since we had National Black Cow Day just recently, this can be a tip of the cap to diversity. Lots of flavors of soda and tons of flavors or ice cream. Care to share your favorite mix and match?
National Hike With A Geek Day.
Well, you'd have to know one to hike with one I guess. But hiking can be healthy and even geeks need love. If you are short a few geeks for a hike, you can always go look around North Avenue.
National Vanilla Milk Shake Day. Love old time milkshakes from the soda fountain. How many of you are old enough to have been to a real soda fountain?
International Nystagmus Awareness Day. Not too much to say about this other than I was apparently born with it. I always credit nystagmus for my failure as a hitter in baseball.
National American Eagle Day. Our national symbol and a fine one it is. They were on the verge of extinction at one point but, like the Braves, made a great comeback.
Which of this plethora of days would you choose to celebrate?
I'm going with Ice Cream Soda Day.
It's also National Kouign Amann Day. Kouign amann is a round crusty cake, made with a yeast-raised dough containing layers of butter and sugar folded in, similar in fashion to puff pastry or croissants but with fewer layers. The resulting cake is slowly baked until the butter puffs up the dough creating the layered aspect of it and the sugar caramelizes. The name comes from the Breton words for cake “kouign” and butter “amann.” Kouign amann is a popular and traditional pastry in Brittany, where it originated in 1860 when flour was scarce, but butter was abundant.