Posts Tagged ‘Squirrel Appreciation Day’
I’ve posted this photo before. I can’t remember this guy’s name, but he’s some sort of international trendsetter. I should know it because I’m a trendsetter, too. We’re both members of the same club.
Anyway, I’ve been extolling the virtues of Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21 for a few years now. So this year I decided to Google the event just to see if the holiday has caught on. The first three entries to pop up are articles in “The Washington Post,” discovery.com and “The Huffington Post,” all from 2012. Squirrel Appreciation Day was huge last year!
I’m glad that it is getting the attention that it deserves. If it wasn’t for trailblazers like me and whatshisface in the photo, the day could be overshadowed by competing events, like National Pie Day on January 23. Yes, I do like pie nearly as much as I like squirrels, but it’s probably time that someone stood up and said “enough is enough” with all of these ridiculous holidays and observances. Do we really need an Easter?
But I digress! Squirrel Appreciation Day is only nine days away and I need to prepare. First things first — what am I going to do with my nuts?
Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day everyone! How are you going to spend the holiday?
Wow! Look at all those different kinds of squirrels!
Now that squirrels are the hottest animal in fashion (thanks to me and my far-reaching influence), I suppose I can stop posting about them on a daily basis. If there’s one thing I’ve learned as the world’s most-enduring muse, it’s this: Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. I don’t want squirrels to become the next jeggings, do I? Oh, forget it. I said a good thing . . .
Anyway, have a delightful Squirrel Appreciation Day.
Unlike most of you fashionable types, I’ll still be appreciating squirrels even after another animal motif comes into style. For that reason, I’ve decided to get a squirrel tattoo. I still haven’t decided where, and I’m not exactly sure if I want to go with something naturalistic (as in the photo above) or more stylized, like my friend Rusty’s “Hello Kitty” tattoo.
I suppose it doesn’t matter just as long as I keep appreciating my furry little friends. On that topic, I should drop Rusty a line . . .
Squirrel Appreciation Day is only two days away! “Casual Friday” is also two days away for those of you who toil away in menial office jobs. While I won’t tell you that you should ditch your Dockers entirely, I will tell you that you don’t have to dress like a slob just because you can. Why not add a little class to your casual wardrobe with something like this vintage Brooks Brothers squirrel tie?
Although Squirrel Appreciation Day is neither a national holiday nor the sort of occasion that would require formal attire, it’s still a day that deserves more than mere observance: It deserves respect. So don’t be caught in your cubicle in Green Bay, Wisconsin — or wherever you live — wearing something so slovenly that it insults the significance of this very special day. The squirrels are watching you. Auntie Fashion is watching you. Zob is watching you . . .
With only three days to go until Squirrel Appreciation Day arrives, you may be saying to yourself “How can I punch a squirrel hater in the face and leave a long-lasting mark?” Well, one of my devoted readers sent me a link to an online boutique where you can purchase this adorable squirrel ring. And why just buy one when an entire fistful of these rings would make a terrific substitute for brass knuckles?
Let me get one thing straight, though: I’m not condoning violence. I’m just appreciating squirrels. It’s totally different.
My dear friend, fashion designer Adrienne Butikofer, sent me a photo of these squirrel shoes she found online. With only four days to go until Squirrel Appreciation Day arrives, Adrienne is trying to get into the spirit of the event, although she had admitted that it’s difficult. “Why doesn’t anyone appreciate raccoons as much as I do?” she wrote me. “When is raccoon appreciation day?”
Well, Adrienne, International Raccoon Appreciation Day is October 1. Until then I would appreciate it if you would shut your trap and stop trying to steal the spotlight away from my beloved squirrels. And if you want raccoons to be the next big thing in fashion, I suggest that you devote an entire collection to them during Toronto Fashion Week. There’s no reason that the guys from Greta Constantine should be the only things that remind me of vermin rooting through the trash.