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Blah Blah Blah Day!

Americans, and I’m only referring to Americans because I am one and know for a fact this is true, say the darndest things sometimes!  Let’s go over some popular American phrases:

1.    You do the math. (never a fan of anything related to math)
2.    It’s not rocket science. (“                                                       ” science)
3.    To be completely honest… (oh ok…well I was assuming you were going to lie to me, so thanks for clearing that up…)
4.    Bad news bears. (great movie, but a necessary phrase it is not)
5.    It’s five o’clock somewhere! (ok this is a true statement, but we alllll know that this is just a phrase people use as an excuse to do what they want.  I may or may not have uttered said phrase once or twice, but that was when I was young and naïve…)

Ladies and Gentlemen, drum roll please for the top American phrase and the reason we are celebrating today, April 17.

6.    BLAH BLAH BLAH!

Yes, that’s right people.  Today is Blah Blah Blah day!  The perfect and most appropriate of all days to use this gem of a phrase!

Blah is the perfect word to use when you are not sure of how you are feeling about a certain topic.  Blah is actually one of those strange words that has no actual meaning, yet it is still quite popular in our society.  When using “blah” in a Google Search, 3.25 million results come up.  That’s a lot of blah.  It’s probably so popular because Americans love to talk, thus including a word in their speech, which has no actual meaning, allows them to increase their rate of verbage.

Blah Blah Blah can be used to express a multitude of emotions:

•    Sadness
“I just got a D- on my Organic Chemistry final.  I’m gonna fail the class.  Blah.”
-from no one in particular, but probably said by many students

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•    Anger
“I think people talk too much anyway. Sometimes people are talking to me and in my mind I’m just like “shut up, shut up, shut up…blah blah blah blah blaaaaah.”
-Ellen DeGeneres

•    Disgust
“Oh wow.  I cannot believe Lindsay Lohan is wearing that.  Her skirt is so blahhh!”
-once again, not from anyone in particular, but I can imagine Perez Hilton saying it

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•    Apathetic
“I just don’t think I’m that interesting. I don’t think what I have to say is that interesting. To hear me go blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I mean, who… cares?”
-James Gandolfini

•    Frustration
Blah! I have 5 papers due for one class in two weeks.  Blah!
-can be heard by students everywhere

So, dear readers, I urge you to celebrate this great day by using the word BLAH in as many ways as you can.  The person who uses this phrase the most today will win the greatest prize given away in the history of prizes!  Good luck with your blah endeavors!

Best Holiday wishes!

Disclaimer: No prize will actually be given out.  It’s a joke, people.

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National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!

It’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!  Yes, that’s right, today is a day to celebrate that sandwich that is near and dear to many of our hearts.

A survey conducted by the National Peanut Board, and no I’m not making this up, reported that the average child eats 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating high school.

Yum

Yum

I don’t know about you, but I definitely partook in the tradition of taking a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to school everyday, in my oh so fancy brown paper bag.  A lunchbox was so not popular at my school.  I secretly did yearn for my own trendy…or actually not so trendy…lunchbox, but that’s beside the point.  I digress.  Eating peanut butter and jelly at school is tradition.  It’s the American way.  It’s required, and if you don’t like PB and J…well then you’re just going to have to get over it and learn to LOVE it…or you could be made fun of.  Your choice.

Peanut butter and jelly isn’t just a sandwich, oh no. These three basic ingredients make more than a school lunch treat.  Oh, dear readers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches represent much more than that!

Peanut Butter and Jelly is playing with your friends on the playground.
Peanut Butter and Jelly is thinking cooties really do exist.
Peanut Butter and Jelly is dreaming the impossible.
Peanut Butter and Jelly is a sign of the simpler times in life.
Peanut Butter and Jelly is nostalgia.

Oh childhood

Oh childhood

I have this theory that adults who still eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are not just eating them for their delicious-ness, but rather are yearning to feel the same way they did when they would eat them as a child.  Youth is a huge trend in our society today, and the most cost-effective way to reminisce about the “good-ole days of bein a kid” is to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

However, there is good news for you adults out there!  There are some restaurants that provide some pretty fancy PB and Js.  In fact, there is a restaurant in New York City that provides different varieties of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  If you’re in the area, I urge you to check it out! http://www.ilovepeanutbutter.com/sandwichshopmenu.html

I will end this blog post with the infamous, yet annoying, song “It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time.”  Celebrate this glorious holiday by kicking back and enjoying a nice PB and J.  Maybe throw in an old movie that you loved watching as a kid.  Today is the perfect day to act unabashedly youthful.  You have my permission!

Mario Day!

Happy Mario Day, everyone! Many people don’t know that today is a day to celebrate, especially for you Italians out there. Mario day was initially started by video gamers because they noticed that when March 10th is abbreviated (Mar 10) it strangely looks like “Mario.” So, I know that a lot of you out there, mostly males between the ages of 10 and 40, will celebrate this momentous holiday by playing some old school Mario on your Super Nintendo or Play Station.  I, on the other hand, will choose to observe this holiday by paying a special tribute to some of those famous Marios out there who have influenced our society.

1. Mario from Super Mario Brothers

I mean, I might as well talk a little bit about the Mario that this holiday was named after. Mario, the Italian plumber, was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, and first appeared in Donkey Kong in 1981. Mario then moved up in the gaming world and got his own game in which he shared the spot light with his brother Luigi.  Mario can typically be seen fighting Bowser to rescue Princess Peach.mario1

Mario is known as being the most famous video game character ever created. The Mario game series has been the best selling series of all time—over 200 million copies sold. A national survey conducted in 1990 found that Mario was more recognizable than Mickey Mouse.

We, also, do have a lot to owe the creators of the Mario game series for providing us with such great theme music.  If you happen to be living under a rock, then thank God for technology because I can post the song for you right here and change your life forever by opening your eyes to one of the many wonderful tunes Mario has provided us.

2.    Mario Lopez
Some might consider him cheesy and others might think he’s still a heartthrob, but whoever you are, you most likely know who Mario Lopez is.

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As much as Mario Lopez tries to escape his past character roles, he  will forever be seen as A.C. Slater from, the classic, Saved By the Bell.   Lopez was born in 1973 and has had a diverse acting career.  From  Slater to hosting to Dancing with the Stars, Lopez has been in the  spotlight since he was a teenager.  Lopez has appeared in numerous  films, however they are not very well-known.

Even though Lopez is definitely considered a D-List celebrity, he has a bangin’ name and one that probably makes him more famous than he should be.  For your entertainment I’ll show you some of Lopez’s best work.  In this gem of a clip you get to see A.C. Slater show off his intimidating dance moves.

3.    Mario Batali
Known for wearing his orange Crocs on his TV show, Mario Batali is a famous chef that appears regularly on the Food Network.  mario_batali

Batali kicked off his career as a dishwasher while he was in college.  He climbed up the kitchen ladder and became a chef in very little time.  His determination has led to his success and allowed him to star in his own TV Show, Molto Mario, for 7 years.  He now can be seen on the popular series Iron Chef.  Growing up in an Italian family, he is best at preparing traditional Italian cuisine.

So, dear readers, I hope you will enjoy your Mario Day by playing a vintage video game, watching some classic episodes of Saved by the Bell or whipping up a batch of spaghetti and meatballs.