January 16, 2024

A smorgasbord of occasions! 🥳


Happy Monday! (That's a thing people say on Mondays, right?)
Hopefully you had a pleasant weekend. If not, rejoice! For there are SO many things for you to celebrate today. Seriously! January 8th happens to be:
National Bubble Bath Day
National Clean Your Desk Day
National English Toffee Day 
National Snuggle a Chicken Day 
National Gluten-Free Day
That is so many different days, all on one day! Surely ONE of them has what it takes to put some pep in your step, no?
I am partial to chicken snuggles and bubble baths myself — mainly because I feel like after a good chicken snuggle a bath is in order. That's just good sense (and hygiene).
Chicken hug GIF
How adorable! (Still bathing with his rubber cousin after this, though.)

GIF via Mercy For Animals, a great organization!
Alright! Let's kick off the week with a few famous January 8th birthdays and historical fact (singular — guess 1/8 is a slow news day):
• In 1790 President George Washington delivered the first State of the Union address
• Gluten-free birthday toffee all around for: comedian & actor Soupy Sales (1926), singer-songwriter, guitarist, and cultural icon Elvis Presley (1935), Welsh singer Shirley Bassey of James Bond theme fame (1937), English actor & screenwriter Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame (1941), English physicist Stephen Hawking (1942), guitarist & songwriter Robby Krieger of The Doors (1946), English singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and cultural icon David Bowie (1947), Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith (1964), singer-songwriter Andrew Wood of photo-grunge luminaries Mother Love Bone (1966), singer-songwriter & actress Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley, The Postal Service, and solo career fame (1976), actress, writer, director, and producer Amber Benson of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame (1977), Canadian actress & filmmaker Sarah Polley of Go and My Life Without Me fame (1979), and actress Gaby Hoffman of Field of Dreams, Sleepless in Seattle, and Transparent fame (1982)
• Pour one out for: Italian mathematician, astronomer, physicist, and philosopher Galileo Galilei (d. 1642) and cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney (d. 1825)
OK, no new customer Q&A this week, unfortunately! If you're feeling even moderately outgoing and would like to be featured in an upcoming Monday email (and are a customer with some Boredwalk tees, tanks, hoodies, towels, bags, books, or Delve Decks to show off), just reply to this and let us know and we'll send you some fun questions!
And if you're looking to shop today — like for that cute Doom & Gloom tee up top — be sure to use code SAVE15 at checkout for 15% off orders of $95 or more, and don't forget that U.S. shipping is FREE for orders of $75 or more!
We'll be back here in your inbox on Wednesday with some more random holidays to observe, historical tidbits to acknowledge, and fun links to entertaining content! Until next time...
Peace, love, and gluten-free treats,