Factoids in honor of yet another holiday this month- I’m sorry but I have to say, you’re a teensy bit greedy February. You could learn something from August…a little humility would do you wonders:
- Today is NOT actually President’s Day, it’s officially Washington’s Birthday. There was an attempt in ’68 to rename the holiday but it didn’t pass the committee….oh yeah committee?! Who are you to tell us what we can and cannot call our holidays?! Screw you committee we ignore you, you, dream killing committee you. It will always be President’s Day to me.
- “Almost every year since 1888, Washington’s Farewell Address has been read in the US Senate. While this does not happen on Presidents’ Day, it is an annual celebration of Washington’s Birthday that stems from 1862 when…” Notice the part highlighted in Red, I found a website that listed President’s Day Trivia and this was #6. This is the least excited holiday ever, it’s actually kind of embarrassing.
“Traditionally, many celebrated and continue to celebrate Washington’s Birthday with desserts made with cherries. Cherry pie, cherry cake, bread made with cherries, or just a huge bowl of cherries are often enjoyed on this day.” This was #4. No one has ever done this, ever. I feel bad for President’s Day.
Seeing this vein of blog worthy factoids drying, I switched up my game plan. I surfed for Presidential info and found these little nugs, I hope if you summarized my life in 10 sentences or less it would be slightly more stimulating:
- Ulysses Simpson Grant: “Rare steak nauseated him.”
- Rutherford Birchard Hayes: “Mrs. Hayes, Lucy Ware Webb, was known as “Lemonade Lucy” because she refused to serve alcohol in the White House.”
- Calvin Coolidge: “He averaged nine hours of sleep a night and took afternoon naps from two to four hours.”
Yeah that’s all I got, seriously worst federally recognized holiday ever, August has it right. No matter, go out there my fellow American’s and buy a mattress.
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