Cat’s Questions, Celebrate Life, Cold, Blonde Brownie, and Hot Sauce

January 22, 2021 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Every day is a holiday. Therefore, there is at least one holiday for every day in the calendar year. All you have to do is choose to celebrate. With that said, today’s holidays are listed below — so let today’s festivities begin.

Good morning all you cool cats. Today is Friday, January 22, 2021. It is the 22nd day of the year, and 343 days remain.

Answer your Cat’s Questions Day 

Answer your Cat’s Questions Day is celebrated annually on January 22nd. Weirdly, it urges you to answer your cat’s questions – assuming they have any questions and choose to let you know what they are.
Have you ever wondered what your cat is thinking, or why your furry companion acts a certain way or starts meowing at you for no apparent reason? What unsolved mysteries does your feline friend ponder as they stare quizzically into space? And exactly how are you supposed to determine exactly which of the great mysteries of the universe your cat is trying to solve anyway? If you could communicate with your cat, you would probably find that the questions foremost on their mind are pretty basic, like “What’s for dinner?” or “Why haven’t you changed the litter in my litter box yet?”
Cats are pensive, yet curious by nature, it’s part of their appeal to true cat lovers. And if you are a cat person, you know that a lowly life form such as yourself could never fully comprehend the vast array of questions that your cat is contemplating, such as “How did humans ever evolve to be the top of the food chain?” or “What if I had opposable thumbs?”
Cats have a long and illustrious history of cohabitation with humans. Historians believe that cats were domesticated as early as 12,000 years ago – yet we still don’t fully understand each other.
So, to celebrate Answer your Cat’s Questions Day, just be thankful that your cat chose you to honor with their presence. If they have any questions, they will somehow let you know.
Author’s Note:
If cats ruled the world, humans would be subservient and be forced to cater to their every whim — not unlike now!

Celebration Of Life Day 

Celebration Of Life Day is celebrated annually on January 22nd. It is no coincidence that it is celebrated on this date. It is likely that this date was chosen because it is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. This holiday urges us to take a step back and truly appreciate our children and grandchildren. Most of us do this on an everyday basis anyway, but this holiday is an opportunity to look at our young ones’ lives from a different perspective – to think about what it is that makes them truly special.
It can be easy to forget that our children and grandchildren are people in their own right. You’ve helped them to discover themselves over the years, but you can’t take all the credit. Their life choices are ultimately up to them; sometimes they’ll do you proud, and other times, as is the case with us all, they’ll make mistakes.
So, to celebrate Celebration Of Life Day. simply be the one who is there to offer congratulations or encouragement to pick themselves up when they fall. And above all else, as cheesy as it may sound, show them that they are loved.

Come In From The Cold Day

Come In From The Cold Day is celebrated annually on January 22nd. It another one of those holidays that is open to interpretation. I could not glean any information from my sources about the purpose of this holiday, or when, why, or by whom it was created.
Since it is the middle of winter, its meaning could be construed as literal – come in from the cold and warm yourself. But, its meaning could also be interpreted in the abstract. According to “The Free Dictionary”, if someone comes in from the cold, they become part of a group or an activity which they were not allowed to join before. There is also a definition meaning: to be accepted by society. Some also attribute a spiritual or religious connotation to this holiday – come in from the cold and save your soul. Then there is the idiom of the secret agent who “comes in from the cold” – meaning that he breaks his cover and rejoins his organization.
I can offer no guidance on how you should celebrate Come In From The Cold Day. So, I guess you are on your own with this one. Choose one of the aforementioned suggestions – or makeup one of your own.

National Blonde Brownie Day 

National Blonde Brownie Day is celebrated annually on January 22nd. It celebrates, oddly enough, blonde brownies. I found no found documentation about the origins of this holiday, however, it is thought that blonde brownies were invented in Upper Sandusky, Ohio in the mid-twentieth century. Recipes for blonde brownies can be found in recipe books dating back into the 1940s and perhaps even a bit earlier.
Blonde brownies are similar to the traditional brownies known by almost everyone, except, in place of the cocoa, brown sugar is used, giving it a sweet molasses flavor. Some people add white chocolate or chocolate chips to their blonde brownies or other things like nuts, toffee, or butterscotch. Blonde brownies are usually prepared unfrosted as the brown sugar flavor tends to be sweet enough, but they are also often topped with caramel sauce.
I’m a purist when it comes to brownies. They’re called ‘brownies’ for a reason. They are brown, and because they are made with chocolate – which is what gives them their distinctive color and flavor. Although blonde brownies sound somewhat edible, they are not brownies to me. What was wrong with traditional brownies anyway? Obviously, blonde brownies were created by some subversive, chocolate-hating malcontent intent on destroying the world. Unless you’re being forced to at gunpoint, why on Earth would you voluntarily omit the one ingredient that makes brownies worthwhile – chocolate, and why would you substitute brown sugar? Jeez, stop all of the pretentiousness and call them what they are – yellow caramel cakes – not a Blonde Brownies.
If you absolutely must, go ahead and celebrate National Blonde Brownie Day. I won’t “unfriend” you if I find out – although I might look askance at you the next time we meet.

National Hot Sauce Day 

National Hot Sauce Day is celebrated annually on January 22nd. As you might easily infer, it celebrates all of the myriad types of hot sauce available the world over.
Humans started using chili peppers and other such spices thousands of years ago. In South and Central America, there is evidence of chili peppers being used for cooking as early as 6,000 years ago, but they didn’t reach Europe until the 16th century when Portuguese and Spanish explorers began sending all sorts of unusual foods from the New World back home.
National Hot Sauce day urges you to heat up your kitchen, and spice up your life, by celebrating the flavorful, diverse, and ever-growing world of hot sauces. The first hot sauce to be available in a bottle appeared in shops in the state of Massachusetts in the year 1807, and it caught on quickly. Tabasco sauce is one of the earliest brands of hot sauce and it still exists today. It was first bottled and sold for the first time in 1868. But, the days when your only option was Tabasco Sauce are long gone. Today, there is a burgeoning market for a wide variety of hot sauces – from local favorites to new national brands, such as Sriracha sauce and Habanero Hot Sauce, that are trying to carve their own niche in the market. Many restaurants now feature their own ‘house brands’ of hot sauce, many of which are also available for sale at their restaurant.
No matter which brand or type of hot sauce you most favor, celebrate National Hot Sauce Day by giving that bottle of hot sauce an extra shake (or two) today when the occasion arises.

Below are some other holidays celebrated on this date that are worthy of mention.

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