Hay girl hay, October has arrived! It's FALL! It's the month of chili, apples, pizza, popcorn, sausage, and baking. Essentially, just another awesome Friday night, that goes on for a whole month, amirite? Put down your pumpkin spice latte and read about the REST OF THE THINGS you should be celebrating this month!

October Events (1)

 

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The month long celebrations this month rival ALL OTHERS! I don't even know if I can pick a favorite. You got your National Chili Month, National Apple Month, National Cookbook Month, National Field Trip Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, Pizza Month, Positive Attitude Month, Sausage Month, National Baking Month, and Raptor Month. So many food things to stuff into my face. So little time.

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Phileas Fogg's Wager Day
is October 2, and you should (should not?) make wagers today about flying around the world in 80 days. Unless you're like a pilot or something with a private plane. IDK. National Storytelling Weekend  falls on the 2-4, and it's the BEST time to really hone your storytelling skills so you can be the KEWLEST grandparent in the neighborhood someday. Ten-four Day (October 4) will require you to get some walkie talkies and say 10-4 good buddy to everyone you talk to all day. October 4 is also Vodka Day, so sorry in advance to everyone I  encounter. At least it's a Sunday. Mystery Series Week runs from October 5-11, and we STRONGLY RECOMMEND you pick up an Agatha Christie book or 7. She's the queen of mystery, after all. Mad Hatter Day (October 6) is pretty fun and will necessitate wearing this giant hat all day, even in the shower.

Birthdays this week:
Snoopy (October 2), Anne Rice (October 4), and Mario Lemieux (October 5).

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HELLO PIEROGIS! National Pierogi Day  is October 8 and holy moly you should find some and eat em. Sweet, delectable pierogies. Cheese, onion, potato, ANYTHING! Yum. National Chestnut Week goes from October 12-18. So, chestnuts roasting on a open fire! Too soon? Okay. Then get a nut cracker and get crackin. Columbus Day is October 12, and it's only fitting that you claim things that aren't yours all day. I claim these french fries! I claim this stapler! On National Kick Butt Day, October 12, you should naturally KICK BUTT AT ALL THE THINGS! Refrain from assaulting people by literally kicking them, and be awesome all day instead.

Birthdays this week:
Count von Count (October 9), H.J. Heinz (October 11), and William Penn (October 14).

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If you're a grouch of the Oscar the Grouch kind, you're in luck! October 15 is National Grouch Day! Grouches can only be happy by being miserable, ya know. Boss's Day is 16, so don't forget to get em a card and tell them how much you love them! In a very formal, business-like way.

Birthdays this week:
Friedrich Nietzsche (October 15), P.G. Wodehouse (October 15), Oscar Wilde (October 16), Bela Lugosi (October 20), Carrie Fisher and Ursula K. Le Guin (October 21).

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TYPE ALL OF YOUR EMAILS AND TEXTS IN CAPS ON CAPS LOCK DAY (OCTOBER 22.) During International Magic Week (October 25-31), celebrate the wonderful world of magic! Because magic is real, obv *looks down nose at you*. Create a Great Funeral Day (October 30) is a great day to un-morbidly plan your funeral. Or someone else's. Then you can tell them about it! Candy Corn Day and Devil's Night fall on October 30. So, here's the plan. Spend the day eating only candy corn, and spend the evening causing mildly annoying mischief.  October 31 is a very special day: HalloweenNational Knock Knock Jokes Day, and National Magic Day all share the spotlight. If you're already itching for Halloween, you should stop in and get a good costume or hat (or 12) from us! We are ALL ABOUT THE HALLOWEEN THING! Okay okay okay ready for this knock knock joke? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Canoe. Canoe who? Canoe help me with my homework? BadumTISS. Last but not least, National Magic day falls on October 31 because it's the anniversary of Harry Houdini's death. Which is a fun fact. We love magic!

Birthdays this week: Pat Conroy (October 26), John Cleese (October 27), Sylvia Plath (October 27), Alf and Evelyn Waugh (October 28), and Peter Jackson (October 30).

 

So, what do you think?