This is from the brilliant Jaime (aka Shimmerskin) and she was kind enough to let me post it here. I’m hoping that it will become a monthly post (hint, hint). ENJOY!!
May is National Salad Month. I submit that this should be changed to National Edible Art Month.
The first week of May is Astronomy Week. You know, astronomy. As in new moons, eclipses, midnight suns….
It is also Be Kind To Animals Week. It goes without saying that this includes werewolves.
It is also Historic Preservation Week. And nothing indicates historic preservation better than 1000-year-old vampires. Go, Volterra!
The second week of May is Hospital Week. As we know, hospitals have played a crucial role in many an important literary courtship. Or one, anyway.
It is also Wildflower Week. We celebrate the wildflowers in the meadow.
May 5 is the anniversary of the first U.S. train robbery. I suspect vampire involvement.
May 6 is No Diet Day. The implications of this momentous occasion are obvious. And must be obeyed.
May 7 is Johannes Brahms’ birthday. That’s almost like saying it’s Claude Debussy’s birthday, except not really.
May 7 is also Gary Cooper’s birthday. He was born in 1901. I repeat: 1901!
May 8 is Iris Day. Iris Stephenie would finish Midnight Sun, I really do.
May 8 is also World Red Cross Day. Red Cross—Blood Banks—BLOOD—’Nuff Said.
May 9 will be a full moon. That’s the opposite of a new moon.
May 11 is Eat What You Want Day. Like May 6 (see above), it is imperative that this date be properly observed by Eating What You Want.
May 17 is Victoria Day (Canada). Do I really need to elaborate?
May 22 is Sir Laurence Olivier’s birthday. Before Colin Firth, he was the quintessential Mr. Darcy, and I hardly need to explain the relevance of that.
May 23 is Tiara Day. I just happen to like the sound of that.
May 26 is National Wine Day, when you can “smell the bouquet while resisting the wine.”
May 27 is Wild Bill Hickok’s birthday. He was a Western outlaw. And probable vampire. Not really.