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November might be the best month of the entire year.  The weather is finally juuuuuust the right mix of pleasantly brisk but still bright and happy, apple-derived and -flavored things abound, and, of course, November has the year's best holiday, Thanksgiving!  (Sorry, Christmas.)  There's plenty of other great times in November, though!  Click READ MORE to find out what's going on!

November is Mustache Month!  Also called Movember, this men's health awareness movement encourages men to grow mustaches to show support for prostate health and other men's health issues.  Whether or not you can grow one, KU is chock full of various mustache paraphernalia, so come get some and show your support!

Important Dates in November!

1 - National Authors' Day:  Exactly what it sounds like!  America's authors and writers are an important national resource and we should celebrate them!

2 - Plan Your Epitaph Day AND Daylight Saving Time:  Time to fall back!  Yay!  Extra hour of sleep!  Also, figure out what you want on your headstone!  Something like "Remember me as you pass by / as you are now, so once was I. / As I am now, so you will be. / Prepare for death and follow me."  Or , "Here lies Lester Moore. Four slugs from a forty-four.  No Les, no more."

3 - Sandwich Day AND Cliche Day:  Mmm, sandwiches.  Cliches are great, but sandwiches are better.

Power couple.

Power couple.

5 - Guy Fawkes Day:  Remember, remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot.  I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.

6-12 - Pursuit of Happiness Week:  You have to pursue happiness in America.  It's right there in the rules.  Seriously, though, one of the best things about this country is that every person is encouraged to be happy in whatever way they choose (within reason, of course.)  So take this week to remember the Declaration of Independence, and pursue your own happiness!

7-13 - Dear Santa Letter Week:  Santa's a busy guy, so get those letters out to him!  KU has adorable Dear Santa stationery, so if you need some, you know where to go!

7-9 - Sherlock Holmes Weekend:  Forget Batman, Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective of all time.  I think it's been made pretty clear on this blog how much we love Sherlock (the character AND the show) so it should come as no surprise how excited we are for this weekend.  (It's a lot, if that was unclear.)  (Just gonna leave this here for you.)

10 - Sesame Street Day AND Area Code Day:  Sesame Street is one of the best shows ever.  If I could watch Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Sesame Street, Sherlock, and Game of Thrones from now on, I would be happy.  Area codes are cool too, I guess.

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11 - Veterans' Day:  "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."  -JFK

13 - Sadie Hawkins Day:  Cutest day ever.  Though it's much more common now for girls to ask boys to dances (or to other amusements,) it's still cute.

15 - I Love to Write Day AND National Bundt Pan Day:  Guys, writing is the absolute best.  Words are an integral part of what makes humans what we are.  So appreciate them!  Preferably with bundt cake!

17 - Homemade Bread Day:  Oh man, homemade bread.  It may be the best thing in the entire world.  Yeah, I said it.

18 - Married to a Scorpio Support Day:  Oh man.  So I'm not married.  But my girlfriend is a Scorpio.  Also several of my very best friends have been.  They are all crazy.  Like, they are froot loops.  They are whackos.  They are a few fries short of a Happy Meal.  Scorpios approach every situation in pretty much the exact opposite way from which I would.  Point being, I can understand needing to be supported if you married one of these crazies.

19 - World Toilet Day AND Rocky and Bullwinkle Day:  Ah, the commode.  From the Latin commodus, meaning easy or convenient.  Exactly.  Moving on, are Rocky and Bullwinkle not awesome?!  That show is the best.

23-29 - National Games and Puzzles Week:  If you don't like games and puzzles, I don't like you.  Good day.

23 - Mother Goose Day AND Doctor Who Day:  Now I'm just imagining some kind of Doctor Who episode that's based in some kind of Mother Goose planet?  Or something?  I don't know, it would be cool.

He's coming, you guys!

27 - Thanksgiving:  No disrespect to Christmas or any other holiday, but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  As much as I love the food and football (and wow, I love those things a LOT), my favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the togetherness I've always felt at my family's celebrations.  Thanksgiving is so great that Canada appropriated it from us.  That's pretty baller.

30 - Advent Begins:  And you know what that means!  It's ALMOST CHRISTMAS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

November Birthdays!

Hell.  Yiss.

Hell. Yiss.

1 - Hello Kitty

8 - Bram Stoker AND Margaret Mitchell

10 - Neil Gaiman

11 - James Bond AND Kurt Vonnegut

13 - Margaret Atwood

24 - Frances Hodgson Burnett

28 - John Stewart

29 - C.S. Lewis AND Madeleine L'Engle

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