Day 3: January 3rd

Happy  Drinking Straw, Chocolate Covered Cherry & Fruit Cake Toss Day everyone!!

Boy was it eventful… and is that drinking straw ever effective at getting fluid to your mouth. I was provided a drinking straw when I dined at a sushi restaurant when I ordered a glass of water. I felt this was not quite sufficient in ‘celebrating’ the drinking straw so I chewed on it for a while like a tooth pick and did some bare bones internet research. Most of what I learned was extracted from here:

http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/article/history-of-the-straw

Some fun quick facts:

  • The oldest drinking straw in existence was found in a Sumerian tomb dated 3,000 B.C.E
  • Modern day drinking straw was patented by Marvin Stone in 1888
  • Americans go through 500 MILLION drinking straws a day

…that last tidbit is pretty horrifying actually. I do usually go without, as marvellous as the drinking straw is, and I guess you should too! Save the planet one straw at a time?

Next up Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!

My special recipe is as follows:

  • chocolate
  • cherries

My Christmas stash made great sacrifices to help with this particular ‘celebration’. I peeled all these little white, male elves (not much diversity in Santa’s workshop) tinfoil skins off and microwaved the white privilege out of them.

Once melted it was just a matter of dipping and laying on wax paper to cool

I ate a few of these, spit out the pits and then took the afternoon off of ‘celebrating by the book’ and instead celebrated off the beaten path by celebrating my love of punk rock by watching the rockumentary on The Descendents, one of my favourite bands of all time, called “Filmage”. I recommend it only if you really like them because it was pretty lacklustre. Man, ‘Milo goes to College’ still gets me pumped up!

Once evening fell, I called upon the help of two very dear friends, Hillary & Jill to toss a fruit cake.

Hillary was given one by her office mate well before Christmas and it had remained untouched throughout the entire holiday season. We decided to toss it out her bedroom window and it was graciously captured in video form : Tossing the Cake

That’s it for January 3rd folks

Onwards to January 4th – National Trivia & National Spaghetti Day 

 

 

 

 

 

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