IT'S FINALLY MAYYYYY! This month is a month of leaves on trees, people running billions of miles (26.2) in one go, mini golf, pizza parties, and more! Read on to see all of the things we're celebrating this month: that three day weekend included.

May is Get Caught Reading Month! No matter where you are or what you're doing, get caught reading. On a plane? Yes. On the toilet? Yes. At work? Yes. In bed in the middle of the night under the covers? Yes. Driving a car? Maybe not so much. But you get the idea.

 

This week, da na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na BAT MAN DAY! Plus, it's May Day and Mother Goose Day. We love nursery rhymes! All happening on May 1. It's also Teacher Appreciation Week (1-5) and Children's Book Week (1-7). Send a note of thanks to your favorite teacher, and tell us your favorite children's book! May 3 is National Wordsmith Day, National Public Radio Day, and Paranormal Day. Writing to WESA about ghosts recommended. On the 4, be reasonable, use the force, and celebrate that white privilege with National Day of Reason, May the Fourth, and Cinco de Cuatro. May 5 brings tons of fun! Celebrate Mexico's victory over France without your pants, and think about adding a space helmet and tuba into the mix (Cinco de Mayo, No Pants Day, International Space Day, and International Tuba Day). On the 6, get your food truck on, plant those plants while you're butt nekkid, and then change into your ridiculous hat and cheer for some horses running in big circles (Food-Truck-a-Palooza, World Naked Gardening Day, and the Kentucky Derby). On the 7, grab a chair and watch the Pittsburgh marathoners make their way through the city. Godspeed, yinz. Godspeed.

Birthdays this week: Joseph Heller (1), Alice in Wonderland (4), Leo Lionni (5), and Sigmund Freud (6)

Did someone say wine? No? Oh well. May 9 is Moscato Day and GIVE US ALL THE MASCATO! Follow that up on the 11 with National Eat What You Want Day. Cheat day, anyone? On the 12, finish this limerick, "There once was a man from Nantucket..." because it's Limerick Day! May 13 is National Miniature Golf Day, followed by Mother's Day and National Dance Like a Chicken Day on the 14. We know how you're spending this Mother's Day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TphEh0Qgv0

Birthdays this week: Katniss Everdeen, Peter Benchley, and Thomas Pynchon (8), J.M. Barrie, Kermit the Frog, and Lisa Simpson (9), Daphne du Maurier, Stephen Colbert, and Robert Pattinson (13), George Lucas (14)

Do cookies and beer go together? There's only one way to find out, because this week is not only National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (15) but it coincides with American Craft Beer Week (15-21). Beer not your thing? That's okay. The 16 is Mimosa Day and National Sea Monkey Day. You think you can grow sea monkies in a mimosa? We're not drunk yet, we swear. Treat yo co-workers on the 19, because it's National Pizza Party Day! Let your car lady flag fly on the 20, because it's the Lawrenceville Cat Crawl! What a time to be alive.

Birthdays this week: L. Frank Baum (15), Tina Fey (18), Eliza Doolittle Day (20)

May 25 is two days of the same erm, feather. It's Geek Pride Day and  Towel Day! Do you know where your towel is? On May 27 we have ANOTHER PITTSBURGH FOOD TRUCK EVENT THIS IS NOT A DRILL, and Dinosaurs are at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. DINOSAURS! This month ends with a glorious three day weekend to celebrate Memorial Day and remember everyone who died serving this nation (29).

Birthdays this week: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (22), Scott O'Dell (23), Cookie Monster (25), Dashiell Hammett (27), Ian Fleming (28), Mel Blanc (30)

So, what do you think?