Happy (Belated) National Lazy Moms’ Day

Yesterday was NOT just another ordinary day. It was National Lazy Moms’ Day, which is why this post is a day late. (I was too lazy to write it yesterday.)

Anyway, you may think I’m lying about National Lazy Moms’ Day being an actual thing.  You may think I made the whole thing up just to have an excuse for feeling extra lazy.  WRONG.  According to the folks at National Day Calendar,

During the first Friday in September, National Lazy Mom’s Day delegates everyday mom jobs to someone else. read more

Have You Hugged Your Cat Today?

Today may seem like just another ordinary day, but it’s not. Today is National Hug Your Cat Day. Seriously, I looked it up to see if it’s legit and it is, but I can’t help wondering. Do the cats know about this? I don’t have a cat (my husband is fiercely allergic) so I don’t know much about them, but it seems to me cats generally are not the hugging types. I suppose that’s why cat people need an official holiday on which to force their pets to hug them.

The world is divided into two categories of people: cat people and dog people. That’s not to say if you like cats you can’t like dogs and vice-versa, but people typically fall into one camp or the other. read more

If You Don’t Think This Is Funny… You Might Be a Hipster

Have you ever wondered why all hipsters look alike when they try like heck to be different? It’s the Hipster Paradox.

“Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.” Eric Hoffer

It’s more ironic than paradoxical if you ask me. Then again, in my opinion it doesn’t take an advance degree in math or science to deduce hipsters all look alike. All you really need is about three minutes of sipping coffee and people watching at Starbuck’s. And yet Jonathan Touboul, a mathematician and associate professor at Brandeis University, felt compelled to spend a boat load of time (and probably grant money) creating an equation and a computer model to do just that. read more