World FOOD Day
Whether it’s eating food I have never eaten before and will never eat again (see Oyster Rockefeller Day), foods I’m pretty ‘meh’ on (see peroigi day), elaborate weird desserts (Pear saint Helen day), vegan versions of carcass filled classics (child dog day, sloppy Joe), homemade bread (homemade bread day) or a chance to eat some fattening, sugary garbage (see every pie day ever, every ice cream day ever, the 5000 burger days), this project has, without a doubt, coerced me into eating so. much. food.
On World Food Day, apart from just, like, eating food, I reflected of my food journey. It had some ups (cashew milk, macaron, German chocolate cake day) and some downs (banana cream pie day, pistachio day).
Food was a cornerstone of this years epic blogging battle and I
World Student Day
Being a student….an old, mature student, I chose to honour and celebrated myself today… and my struggle
This is my usual set up, going through my bullshit online readings and drinking enough coffee to make me deranged enough to respond accordingly.
National Dessert Day
The sweetest day of the year HAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHA!
It seemed like such an ‘obscure’ holiday to the fine folk at CNBC, that it prompted some further investigation on all these ‘strange’ national holidays
I’m over here like bitch don’t get me started
Anyway, I had a donut, as usual
It was ‘meh’ because it wasn’t chocolate
National Train Your Brain Day!
A day that calls upon it’s celebrators to expand and exercise their brain and use more of its potential capacity through mind games!
I downloaded a bunch of apps and entertained the idea for at least 6 minutes
I heard Luminosity is a farce, so I opted for all the free alternatives.
I played a game where they showed you a bunch of pictures of people and then you had to remember them then match them. I thought I was doing well but it turned out I was ‘average’.
Let the record show I didn’t really pay attention because I was thinking about how I was going to display my results on the internet. I firmly believe I remember better than that
They have since been deleted off my phone
World Sight Day
I’m blessed with the gift of sight, albeit not 20/20, it is still sight and is corrigible with glasses and contacts. More on that matter here.
Little Duncan might not be able to hear, but thank god he can see.
Here he is looking fabulous sporting a ‘glasses’ sticker from an app
National Sausage Pizza Day
Sausage is seriously the grossest meat thing I can think of
Luckily Virtuous Pie makes a Vegan Sausage Pizza so I was able to celebrate this national holiday without this stuff entering my body!
Here is what animal friendly sausage looks like … with vegan lime chèvre
Once upon a time, I made a sick Drake Cake for my bff Steph’s birthday
This National Cake Decorating Day, I accomplished no such feat
Here is a lousy time lapse video of the artist at work
This is the end result
Yes, white chocolate chips haphazardly stuck onto a store bought chocolate cake
National Beer and Pizza Day
Beer and pizza- a match made in heaven
A food combination so good, I feel any words I choose will do their relationship no justice
T’was Virtuous Pie and Stella Artois, united as one in my belly, not just for a day, but for eternity
I had no idea pierogis were spelled that way until today –National Pierogi Day
I barely recall ever eating pierogis before
I definitely have never made them before
Rather than get carried away with making dough and boiling potatoes, I bought some in the frozen section of Whole Foods
They are, simply put, potato filled dumplings.
The ultimate white people food.
White on white.
…These had cheddar in them which made them a little orange.
I boiled them from frozen for 5 minutes, then sprinkled salt and pepper on them.
There was something flesh-like about them, in colour and texture.
I ate five and felt full but malnourished.
It was cold.
It was rainy.
It was not National Frappe Day in my heart.
But it was National Frappe Day on nationaldaycalendar.com, and I’m it’s bitch so here we go…
I went in to the neighbourhood Starbucks (yuck, I know) and had a gander at their Frappe menu
Overwhelmed by the seemingly endless combinations of coffee, chocolate, peppermint and caramel, I settled on a good old fashioned
- Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino® Blended Beverage
I say to whatshisname behind the counter that I would like a Pumpkin Spice Frappe made with coconut milk please and he responds, with an all too smug smirk, that they don’t do ‘frappes’ here, that’s McDonald’s (he is haute couture and I am so white trash). I was like aren’t you all soulless multinational corporations that underpay and over work your employees and wreak havoc on the environment and local businesses?
Anyway I ended up with a Frappuccino® Blended Beverage in the end
It was pretty gross, which I was prepared for
I tried to pawn it off on Duncan but even he was leery of the strange scent and flavour
Would have preferred not shelling out $7 on icy sugary guck, but somebody’s gotta celebrate everyday literally