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November is coming: Get ready to cook for pets

Burt’s Eye View

Coconut, if you’re reading this, this answer is no.

Tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 1 is Cook for Your Pets Day, according to the calendar of weird and wacky holidays that no one asked for. I might microwave her canned cat food a few seconds while zapping my can of pork and beans.

Just because someone fabricated a special day and inked it on the calendar doesn’t obligate me to play along with that or any of these other offbeat celebrations set for November.

– Nov. 1 — Extra Mile Day and Calzone Day. So walk another mile to the Italian eatery. Share that with your pet.

– Nov. 2 –Fill Our Staplers Day and Cookie Monster’s Day. Don’t mix up the chocolate chip and the staples.

– Nov. 3 — Cliche Day. I bet that goes over like a lead balloon.

– Nov. 4 — Easy-Bake Oven Day and Use Your Common Sense Day. Common sense tells me I’ll bake a bigger batch of cookies in the big oven.

– Nov. 5 — Men Make Dinner Day and Tsunami Awareness Day. Is the point to place two natural disasters together?

– Nov. 6 — Nachos Day and Saxophone Day. Eat salsa, then play it.

– Nov. 7 — Pumpkin Destruction Day. I thought that happened on Oct. 31 with the soaped up windows.

– Nov. 8 — Abet and Aid Punsters Day. Hey, bad puns are how eye roll.

– Nov. 9 — Chaos Never Dies Day. Maybe it can take a holiday.

– Nov. 10 — International Accounting Day. Time to add up all the singles stashed in the sock drawer.

– Nov. 11 — Origami Day. When you’re done reading this newspaper, fold it into a paper elephant.

– Nov. 12 — Fancy Rat and Mouse Day, and French Dip Day. I don’t care if it’s French, onion or ranch, it’s a no from me.

– Nov. 13 — World Kindness Day. As Elvis said, don’t be cruel.

– Nov. 14 — Pickle Day and Spicy Guacamole Day. I don’t like this combo any better than fancy rats with dip.

– Nov. 15 — Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day and Little Red Wagon Day. Tote away!

– Nov. 16 — Button Day. I hope Mom still keeps her mismatched button jar.

– Nov. 17 — Unfriend Day and Take a Hike Day. No, YOU take a hike!

– Nov. 18 — Push-button Phone Day. I’m a rotary dial man, myself.

– Nov. 19 — Have a Bad Day Day and World Toilet Day. Let’s flush this day.

– Nov. 20 — Peanut Butter Fudge Day. After yesterday’s bad day, we need this.

– Nov. 21 — International Games Day. Chess anyone? How about Chutes and Ladders?

– Nov. 22 — Mother Goose Parade Day. I get to be Old King Cole!

– Nov. 23 — Eat a Cranberry Day. Nope.

– Nov. 24 — Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day. If it’s playing “Yankee Doodle” on your armpits, please don’t.

– Nov. 25 — Blase Day. Meh. Must have eaten too much turkey today.

– Nov. 26 — Buy Nothing Day. On Black Friday, no less!

– Nov. 27 — Pie in the Face Day. It’s probably the last of the pumpkin.

– Nov. 28 — Make Your Own Head Day. Get out the Play-Doh.

– Nov. 29 — Chia Pet Day. Can you make your own head in chia?

– Nov. 30 — Stay Home Because You’re Well Day. After these celebrations, it’ll be hard to prove that you’re well.

Have a happy, wacky November.

— Celebrate with Cole at burtseyeview@tribtoday.com or www.burtonwcole.com

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