And I thought today would be much better. We've got three holidays (again) and a single birthday.
Admission Day (Alabama)
Bouillabaisse Day is the day to eat this age-old French soup. For the less cuisine-inclined, bouillabaisse, aside from being impossible to pronounce if this is the first time you've read the word, is a soup particularly made with fish. If you love fish, you'll love bouillabaisse. If you don't, give it a shot anyways; it's not like they just dump fish and broth into a good quality soup. Back in the B.C.s, that is what French fishermen would do, but nowadays quite a few spices and herbs are added to accentuate the fishy flavor to keep it more docile than fish brine, and simply to make the flavor more bold. It's good stuff.
Monkey Day's origins are a bit sketchy; some people say a certain Casey Sorrow played a joke on someone by scribbling said day on his friend's calender about a decade ago. Others think it was created as a tool in the name of primate rights. Whichever, today's the day to act like a fool and/or appreciate monkeys. Don't forget to go somewhere public and do your best howler monkey impression, and possibly throw your shit at someone you dislike. Today's monkey day, so I'm 99% sure you'll get away with it! ... srsly
Alabama's Admission Day occured in 1814, securing it as the 22nd state of the US. Exciting.
Michel de Nostredame; an apothecary more famous than any other... Although, we all know him as famous for his prophecies, rather than his doctoring. 'Course, I believe any avid follower of this prophet is a fool that doesn't realize how easily his predictions can be distorted, manipulated, and even improperly translated intentionally or otherwise, for a gain in profit. That suits religion to a tee back in the 15th century these were written, considering the church still had incredible power (and incredible riches...) back then. Whether Nostradamus was a hired church hand or truly believed he could prophecize, I don't know. But I do know a ridiculous amount of bullshit has surrounded his book of prophecies since they took to being famous.
I haven't had bouillabaisse in quite some time, now that I think about it... Do want.