For the Love of Mike Day (Reprise -2007)

Today is offical For the Love of Mike Day. I’ve written about this before (click here or here to see), but I’m not anymore educated on the history or meaning of the day now than I was back then. However, that in no way should be regarded as an indication of my lack of respect for this deeply meaningful holiday.

That’s right. I called it a holiday.

My name is Mike. And for the love all things me, well, love me. Shower me with adoration. Tell me how great I am. Embarass me with false compliments propagating my bass playing skills. Regale me with stories about how I’ve positively influenced your life. Explain to me why you believe I might be the greatest, wittiest, and least-ugly non-good looking guy in the blogosphere.

Or you could just donate money to me. I’m fine either way.

And can someone please tell me why this day actually exists? And shouldn’t I get like a free taco or something today? Seems to me like this would be a good excuse for an Arby’s or a Tastee Freeze to have a For the Love Of Mike Day promotion. All Mike’s get a free sandwich at their local In-N-Out Burger.

Actually, and much more importantly, why are there no In-N-Out Burgers here in the midwest? I mean, for the love of Mike, they make a very good hamburger and we need at least one franchise here in Chicago.

Anyway, my name is Mike, and today is my day.

I Think It Was the Dandy Warhols Who Said, “Every Day Should Be A Holiday.”

It has just come to my attention that February 22 is official For The Love of Mike Day.

I’m not making this up.

Click here for a complete list of all the important holidays you’ll need to mark on your calendar.

But back to For The Love of Mike Day. I have no doubt that most of you are asking yourselves the same question I am right now.

“Mikey, how is that I never knew about this holiday, and how can I make up to you all the days I’ve missed giving you the recognition you deserve?”

Well, frankly, I’m not sure you can ever truly make it up to me. There’s 31 years worth of day long love that the world owes me. I’ll try to put together a schedule. It’ll be tough to squeeze everyone in, but check outside my cube in a couple days and I’ll post the whole schedule. If you’d like to switch timeslots with someone, just let me know and I’ll make something happen.

Even though I know that most of you are relieved to learn about my day, there might be a few of you out there who are questioning why it might be that I have my own day. Some of you might be saying to me right now, “Mikey, my name is Chad and I have dimples, why isn’t there a dimpled Chad day?”

Well, dimpled Chad, there is, in fact, a day dedicated to you. It just so happens that it falls on January 4. Of course, the day is supposed to be dedicated to chads left over from election day ballots, but I’m sure an exception can be made to include you as well.

Here are some more of my favorite days:

January 23 – Snow Plow Mailbox Hockey Day
February 20 – Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day
March 3 – What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
July 15 – Be A Dork Day
August 8 – Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors Porch Day
Novemeber 8 – Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day

One day they’ll give us the day off for Groundhog Day. I can feel it.