Happy October! I’ve got an exciting edition of The Tattler ready for you!
- Eat Country Ham Month
- National Vegetarian Month
- Sarcastic Month
- Seafood Month
- Week 1 Get Organized Week
- Week 2 Fire Prevention Week
- Week 2 Pet Peeve Week
October 2014 Daily Holidays
1 World Vegetarian Day – did you know there are 5-7 servings of veggies in a Bloody Mary?
3 World Smile Day – cheers!
4 International Frugal Fun Day – season your Bloody with the leftover Taco Bell hot sauce packets in the door of your car.Don’t ask me how I know, I just do.
5 Do Something Nice Day – invite a friend to happy hour.
6 Come and Take it Day – this one could be trouble.
9 Fire Prevention Day – tone down the Scoville rating just a tad.
11 It’s My Party Day – this should be every day!
12 Cookbook Launch Day – give another cookbook author some love.
12 Old Farmer’s Day – they grow your tomatoes. They are heroes.
13 International Skeptics Day – this one may not be a real holiday.
16 Bosses Day – does your boss drive you to drink?
18 No Beard Day
19 Evaluate Your Life Day – or your life choices, anyway.
21 Babbling Day – on a Tuesday? Sunday would work better.
24 National Bologna Day – will pepperoni suffice?
25 Make a Difference Day- neighbors helping neighbors, as described in Chapter 1 of my book. No, no key parties.
26 Mother-In-Law Day – no comment.
30 Mischief Night – oh yeah!
October 5 – free online webinar “Don’t Just Sit There!” (see details below)
October 24-25 -I’ll be slinging the Bloody Mary madness at the Great American Distillers Festival, at the Left Bank Annex in Portland. $20 gets you in.
October 29 – Join me for a whole new twist on booooo(ze). OMSI After Dark – “Spirits”
BLOODY MARY OF THE MONTH
Ever since the Bloody Mary fan club exploded in the last few years, there have been more and more “gourmet” ingredients entering the scene. It used to be just Mr. and Mrs. T and Tabasco, remember? I guess that’s why so many people believe there’s only 1 way to make a Bloody Mary.
Take hot sauce. Have you seen all the different kinds there are? And have you checked out some of the names? They crack me up. Most of them are really descriptive, like Wet Fart and Don’t Be A Chicken Shit. Others, not so much. And you can’t make a really excellent Bloody Mary if you can’t even keep track of what ingredients are available to you.
This month, instead of reviewing the latest Bloody Mary, I thought we’d play a little game. I’m going to give you a list of names, and I want you to guess if it’s the name of a hot sauce, or a shoe designed by Jimmy Choo. Submit your answers to me no later than October 20 at email@example.com. The reader with the most correct answers will win a free copy of my book! You’re part of my tribe, and I trust you, so don’t cheat and look them all up on Google like I had to. ;-) Good luck!
- Zulu Zulu
- Spontaneous Combustion
- Cool Million
CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT:I want to invite you to my free webinar that’s coming up on October 5. It’s called “Don’t Just Sit There!” and it’s jam-packed with information about what sitting for long periods of time does to your health. It ain’t pretty! I’ll teach you easy ways to sit less, and how to sit smarter for when you just have to be in a chair. So get off that barstool and come take a look! If you’re busy that day, sign up anyway and I’ll send you the recording that you can watch anytime. Here’s where you do that: http://webinarjam.net/webinar/go/12715/14f2b5a115
FOR SALE: It’s not too early to start thinking about your holiday gift list. Bloody Mary books are affordable, they travel well, and everyone loves them. They’re even red and green! Just slap on a bow, and go!