Essay — Nutty Holidays

Thanks for sharing this!

At the beginning of Carpenter Country’s long hot summer, I found the greatest web site. It listed a bunch of unusual holidays that had quirky names like Happy Uproar Day, Wonderful Watermelon Day, and Swing in Your Hammock Day.

I’m always ready to party, but unfortunately, by the time I stumbled across that fun bunch, they were already over. However, I did get to make merry at two red-letter days called “Take Your Pants for a Walk” and “Wiggle Your Toes in the Sun.”

Those events were such a blast I wanted more!

PistachioSo, while my pants were still walking and my toes still wiggling, the rest of me went looking for another hang-loose celebration. A short search turned up International Left-Handers Day. Since I’m a lefty, it sounded like a good bash for me.

I was connecting with Bill Gates, a southpaw who writes upside down and backwards the way I do, and listening to comedians tell jokes such as lefties are always in their right mind, when I realized—I wasn’t a true lefty. I do a lot of stuff with my right hand, too.

Well, if I’m not a true left-hander that shoots down partying on Left-Hander Day. And there is no Ambidextrous Day. But even if there were, to be a true ambidextrian (yes, there is such a word), I’d have to be equally good with both hands. Which I’m not.

Am I concerned? Nah. There are other upcoming wacky holidays where I’ll fit in. In fact, one happens in October.

It’s called National Nut Day.

***

You might also like these posts

Essay — Garden Pests Carpenter Country's weekly dose-of-nature essays tend to reflect the beauty we see. That preference doesn't mean we're oblivious to other aspects of the natural world surrounding us, including those who recently turned the lush stand of four o'clocks into stalky skeletons of their former selves.   Image source: ...
Essay – Clearing the clutter Some days the path ahead is cluttered with debris.   Image source: HL Carpenter   And some days the debris is bagged and ready for disposal.   Image source: HL Carpenter   Are you clearing the clutter from your life?   ***** ***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR ***** HL Carpenter...
Essay — Lizards and snakes, oh my! The hummers have migrated to their winter home. Fortunately, less flighty inhabitants of Carpenter Country are still here. The friendly anoles scramble through the shrubs and take care of garden pests year-round. This little guy was curious about the camera lens and brave enough to stick around while we snapped his pictu...
Essay — In the weeds We're deep in the weeds in Carpenter Country this week. The heroine of our current work in progress wants to be a botanist, and weeds are part of her life.   Image source: HL Carpenter   Weeds are part of our life too, like the scrappy little sidewalk-dwellers pictured above and below.   I...

We write. Visit us in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like our stories, is unreal but not untrue.

Posted in Essays Tagged with: ,