May 16, 2022

Go hug a tree...🌳


like trees, but love might be a strong word. Maybe it's that creepy book Shel Silverstein wrote, The Giving Tree, wherein the passive-aggressive doormat of a tree sulked as a self-absorbed boy destroyed it. My mother told me that story was a allegory for parenthood, and strangely I never had any children of my own. I wonder why...

It's also National Mimosa Day and National Barbecue Day, but these seem like weekend pursuits, and here we are on a Monday with coffee and croissants at best. Either someone didn't think the placement of those two occasions through, or they meant to troll us via calendar.

Betty with a mimosa

Sometimes people ask me what I'll do with my time if I ever manage to sell my company and retire. Live every day like it's National Mimosa Day, probably.


Want to join Team Boredwalk in our complaint-fest? Pop over to YouTube and subscribe to our newly active channel. You can join us in our recurring complain-along as we share our own grievances with the help of our Grievance Journal.

Also, you heard it here first, we are almost done with our next book! We have been working on it since the start of the year and are very excited to unleash it. Details will be coming in the next few weeks, but if you're wondering what the heck we've been working on at Boredwalk HQ, I assure you we've been designing new products behind the scenes, and all will be revealed soon!

Want a few May 16th famous birthdays and historical facts? Of course you do!

• Born on this day: actress and figurative fox Megan Fox (1986), singer-songwriter/actress/dancer Janet Jackson (1966), actor/restauranteur/bad-ass Danny Trejo (1944), actor/90s era vampire heartthrob David Boreanaz (1969), pianist/singer/actor/flamboyancy icon Liberace (1919)

 It was on this day in 1929 that the first ever Academy Awards were handed out at a banquet held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

 On this day in 2010 a Japanese couple was married by a robot. The couple had a connection to the robotics industry and wished for the robot, the I-Fairy, to officiate their wedding in Tokyo. See, robots really are coming for all of our jobs. Can't wait to see what kind of jokes they write! LOL does look awfully similar to a string of 1s and 0s...


Alrighty! Normally this is when I'd encourage you to scroll on down to learn about a fellow Boredwalk fan via our weekly Q&A segment, but sadly we ran out of volunteers (or are waiting for volunteers to get back to use with their photos and answers, but it amounts to the same result). If you'd like to be featured in our next Monday Q&A segment, reply to this email and let me know!

We'll be back in your inbox on Wednesday morning with links to fun distractions! If you're in a shopping mood, be sure to use the code YAY10 at checkout to save 10% on orders of $100 or more! Until next time...

Peace, love, and mimosas,