January 16, 2024

⛷️ It may be all downhill from here...

It's All Downhill From Here Hoodie


Happy National Cookie Day! The cooler temperatures may be bumming me out, but there are few things that warm the cockles of ones heart like freshly-baked cookies. Scrumdiddlyumptious! Bonus points if you can enjoy them with someone covered in warm & cozy fur.

Cookie Monster cookie binge

This guy gets it!
GIF via Sesame Street


For you gaming enthusiasts, today is also National Dice Day! I prefer games that don't require die rolls, but to each their own.

And if your extremities are particularly chilly today, it would be a capital idea to celebrate National Sock Day!


Let's kick off the week with a few famous December 4th birthdays and historical facts:

• In 1865 North Carolina ratified the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The state of Georgia would follow soon thereafter, and within two weeks U.S. slaves were legally freed.

• In 1909 the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team was founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association. It is the oldest surviving professional ice hockey franchise in the world.

• In 1956 the "Million Dollar Quartet" of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash record together at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee for the first and last time.

Birthday cookies all around for: Austrian-Swiss poet & author Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bassist Chris Hillman of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers (1944), singer-songwriter & drummer Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys (1944), actor Jeff Bridges of Tron, Starman, and The Big Lebowski fame (1949), actor Tony Todd of Candyman film franchise fame (1954), jazz singer-songwriter Cassandra Wilson (1955), actress Marisa Tomei of My Cousin Vinny and Slums of Beverly Hills fame (1964), actor & musician Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia fame (1966), rap icon Jay-Z of "being Beyoncé's lesser half" fame (1969), and model & actress Tyra Banks (1973)

Pour one out for: German-American philosopher Hannah Arendt (d. 1975), singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Frank Zappa (d. 1993), and singer & actor Bob McGrath of Sesame Street fame (d. 2022)


OK, scroll on down to learn a bit about fellow Boredwalk fan Jay! 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, or books to show off), just reply to this and let us know and we'll send you some fun questions!

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 cookies,



Jay looking cozy in her Brooklyn 718 scoop-neck sweatshirt while adding to her Grievance Journal!

Jay looking cozy in her Brooklyn 718 scoop-neck sweatshirt while adding to her Grievance Journal!

• What's your biggest pet peeve?

People who chew with their mouth open and men who cannot share a sidewalk!

• What's a book you think the Boredwalk community should read?

The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Renee Taylor

• If you could have any super power what would it be and why?

I’d want to fly. I think it would be fun and I’d save on gas.

• You can curse your nemesis with a minor annoyance for eternity; what do you choose?

I don’t have to, as he keeps on getting fired from jobs on his own.

• What experience do you most want to cross off your bucket list?

I would go skydiving without the fear of puking and duking the run-of-green-sturdy fields.

• If you could make a mundane wish (meaning, a wish for something seemingly inconsequential that you still believe would benefit you immensely), what would it be for?

Take care of one of my beloved’s chronic pain

• What experience do you most want to cross off your bucket list?

Own a cat and dog at same time!

• What is something you wish you could go back in time and say to your younger self?

Get the offer in writing!

• Clear up a misconception (about your job, where you are from, some other topic you know a lot about).

Feminists can cook and have a great sense of humor!

• Where can the rest of the Boredwalk community find you?

I love the West Coast!