Say, do you remember dancing in September? I sure do. Every year without fail. This is probably the second most exciting month at Kards Unlimited, and if you don't know why, then let me educate you after the jump.

 September is Bourbon Heritage Month!

What month is complete without at least one alcohol-related holiday, and this baby lasts all month long. And it should! Bourbon is my personal favorite of all the fine spirits in this world, and America's native spirit. Officially. Like...Declared by Congress. At least they got something right. There are so many great things you can do with bourbon, but I have to admit that my personal favorite is drinking it. In large quantities. And then lying down all the next day with a washcloth on my face. Oh....memories.

Sometimes things just happen that way.

September 7th: Salami Day!
A day to appreciate the finest of all the salty cured italian meats. But, Henry. How do I celebrate this magical holiday? LISTEN UP KIDS. Go down to PennMac in the Strip. Get yourself 3-4 pounds of various salamis and cheeses and a few loaves of bread. Then sit down on the couch. Take your shirt off (DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP). And just go nuts eating salami all day. Simple.

September 8th: Star Trek Premiered in 1966!
Where would be we without Star Trek? So much of what we know about things that are awesome are based on this long-running series. Personally, I would be bummed if Star Trek never premiered, because that would mean that Star Trek: The Next Generation would have never premiered, and that would be double-bad.

September 9th: First Regular Season Steelers Game!
Preseason not doing it for you? Me either. Or anyone for that matter. Lo! Regular season play is upon us, and I bleed black & gold. Better than being a Browns fan. Brown blood means you probably have fecal matter in your bloodstream.

September 16th - 22nd: Tolkien Week & Hobbit Day!
Of all the things that aught to be celebrated in this world, J. R. R. Tolkien and the realm of Middle Earth are pretty much at the top of my list. I have probably read these books more than any other books, and I totally snotty about it. For examples of this, check our out Tolkien Week quizzes from 2009 and 2010. If you get these right without looking things up, then we need to be buddies. But seriously. Thinking about this holiday is giving me the thrill of reading these books for the first time. We celebrate Tolkien this whole week, which culminates on September 22nd with Hobbit Day, which celebrated the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Since we can expect a new Tolkien movie around the end of the year, I expect it will be a party of special magnificence!

September 18th: Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day!
Greeting Cards are our bag, baby. In a big way. This is going to be a big year for us on Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day, because we actually have some greeting card writers on our staff! Come in and give Brendan a big hug. He loves big hugs from strangers.

September 19th: Talk Like a Pirate Day!
We are really all about fake holidays, but there are some that stand out from the pack, and this is one of them. There really is nothing to this holiday. Dress up like a pirate. Print some pirate lingo off the 'net. Get yourself a solid gallon of rum. Accost the townspeople with your pirate ways. Done.

September 30th - October 6th: Banned Book Week!
As both booksellers and humungous book nerds, this holiday (like many in September) is right up our alley. This week combines our love of books with our love of thumbing our noses at all the numb-nuts who try to tell you what you can and can't do. Like the mayor in Footloose. Stay tuned to the blog for our usual assault of Banned Book Week information and reviews. We have been cooking up some treats in our mind-kitchens, so there may be some big surprises this year!

BIRTHDAYS!

2: Terry Bradshaw
5: Jack Daniel
    Jesse James
13: Roald Dahl
      Bella Swan
15: Sophie Dahl
       Montgomery Burns
       Agatha Christie
16: H.A. Rey
19: William Golding
       Hermione Granger
       Arthur Rackham
20: George R.R. Martin
       Malcolm Reynolds
21: Bill Murray
       Stephen King
       H.G. Wells
22: Frodo and Bilbo Baggins
24: Arthur Guinness
       Jim Henson
       F. Scott Fitzgerald
25: Mark Hamill
       Shel Silverstein
26: Johnny Appleseed
       TS Eliot
30: Truman Capote
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