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January is National Hot Tea Month!  You know, because it's frickin' freezing.  Hot tea is a delicious and (literally) boiling hot way to fight off the chill, so come on down and we'll set you up with everything you need to become a tea master!
This month is also National Mail Order Gardening Month!  It's too cold and frozen to garden outside in your actual garden, so indulge your inner farmperson by ordering a ton of gardening supplies through the mail! Get a head start on the spring planting season!  Order a book on making your garden better!  Order some chickens!  Whatever!

You know what is like the best dinner on a freezing cold day?  Especially after a sledding/skiing/snowball fight excursion?  It's soup.  Which is probably why January is National Soup Month!

Best breakfast before such an excursion?  Oatmeal!  And guess what!  It's also Oatmeal Month!

Finally, January is also Self Love Month!  Not like that, sicko.  It's about confidence!  Starting the year right!

Important Dates in January:

1 - New Years Day:  First day of the year!  Woohoo!  Nothing but potential!  Go get it!

Take THAT fruitcake apologists!

Take THAT fruitcake apologists!

3 - Drinking Straw Day AND Fruitcake Toss Day:  We love straws!  (Actually, I'm pretty ambivalent about straws.  They're ok, I guess.)  Fruitcake Toss Day, though. THAT'S  a day to celebrate.  No one eats fruitcakes, right?  I mean, right?  Fruitcake is what you give to people when you want to not give them a real present.  Fruitcake is what you give to someone when you know they need a weird, semi-gelatinous brick to throw at someone.

6 - Twelfth Night:  Last night of Christmas!  (Officially, anyway.  Here at KU, we are firmly of the opinion that Christmas can go on as long as you want it to.  Or longer.)

8-14 - Universal Letter Writing Week:  Letters to friends are the best thing ever and everyone needs to write them.  In this increasingly digital era, it's actually becoming more and more important to send paper correspondence because most snail mail now is just spam and bills!  So everyone needs some letters from their friends to remind them that getting mail can be fun!

8 - Bubble Bath Day:  Aw, bubble baths.  They're so great, you guys.  They're like the picture of relaxation.

13 - Birth of Public Broadcasting AND Rubber Ducky Day:  I'm going to tell you a secret.  The cars of a fair number of the KU staff play pretty much nothing but NPR.  It's like they're stuck on it.  Except we're doing it on purpose!  We love public radio.  It's the best.  Also rubber duckies!  Because Ernie's little buddy is the best.

Daenerys knows how to appreciate dragons.

Daenerys knows how to appreciate dragons.

16 - Appreciate a Dragon Day:  Dragons are the best, you guys.  They're so cool!  Who wouldn't want to hang out with a giant, fire-breathing lizard that hoards treasure? Crazies, that's who.

19 - Popcorn Day:  Popcorn, yum!  Whether you're a traditional butter lover, a sweet-toothed caramel person, or an aficionado of the sweet and savory amazingness that is kettle corn, popped kernels of the world's most common grain are a delectable treat that you should celebrate!

24 - Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day: Oh man, you guys, remember the California Gold Rush?  I mean, probably not unless you're totally ancient.  Anyway, grizzled prospectors first made their way into the Zeitgeist via this and other gold rushes.  Gotta pan for the good stuff, you guys.

27 - Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day:  Oh bubble wrap!  You bubble wrap!  Using you is like wrapping things in a delightful cloud of bubbles!  Bubble wrap!  - Ode to Bubble Wrap by me.

28 - Fun at Work Day AND National Kazoo Day:  As you may know, pretty much every day is Fun At Work Day for we lucky people that work at KU.  For you poor schmucks, though, that day is January 28th.  Enjoy!  Maybe take in a kazoo!  Toot your way through the day!



January Birthdays!

1 - J.D. Salinger
3 - JRR Tolkien
6 - Sherlock Holmes
7 - Charles Addams
8 - Stephen Hawking
9 - Severus Snape
12 - Charles Perrault
18 - A.A. Milne
19 - Buffy Summers AND Edgar Allen Poe AND Patricia Highsmith
20 - Hannibal Lecter
27 - Lewis Carroll
29 - Aquaman
30 - Lily Potter

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