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Happy National Absurdity Day AND National Peanut Butter Fudge Day! How's this for an absurdity: I just now discovered that peanut butter fudge is a thing that exists. Today marks the first day of the rest of my peanut butter fudge-eating life! Huzzah!
In less-fun news, today also marks the waning hours of our early bird Black Friday event. Come midnight, all the codes below expire, so if you haven't ordered the Boredwalk gear you've had your eye on yet — either for yourself or for holiday gift-giving — now's the time!
Now through midnight TONIGHT get:
• 10% OFF EVERYTHING, STOREWIDE, with code EARLYBIRDY10
• 15% OFF $75+ orders AND FREE U.S. shipping with code EARLYBIRDY15
• 20% OFF $150+ orders AND FREE U.S. shipping with code EARLYBIRDY20
• 20% OFF $200+ orders AND FREE U.S. shipping AND a FREE copy of our Good Company guest book with code EARLYBIRDY20* for the first 50 customers!
*Yes, the code is the same. Don't worry. Our system will add the book to the cart once you hit that $200 threshold.
Perfect for the holiday season (but useful year-round), Good Company is a great way to commemorate family gatherings, holiday parties, and low-key friendly hangouts with writing and drawing prompts designed to give you an ever-evolving document of the fun times you've had with your favorite people!
Leave it out for your guests to add to whenever you have visitors and you'll be able to look back through their jokes and poems and doodles about your get-togethers with fondness for years to come.
Plus it's incredibly stylish and would look great on your coffee table. It's also a fantastic distraction for those rude guests that always show up unfashionably early. (You know who you are!)
Alright! Let's start the week off with some notable events and famous birthdays from November 20ths of yore!
• In 1789 New Jersey became the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights
• In 1985 Microsoft released Windows 1.0, the company's first graphical PC operating environment
• Birthday Peanut Butter Fudge all around for: Astronomer, cosmologist, and space telescope namesake Edwin Hubble (1889), cartoonist Chester Gould of Dick Tracy fame (1900), singer-songwriter & guitarist Duane Allman of Allman Brothers Band and 'Layla' fame (1946), singer-songwriter & guitarist Joe Walsh of The James Gang and The Eagles (1947), actress Sean Young of Blade Runner, Stripes, and Dune fame (1959), rapper & drummer Michael "Mike D" Diamond of Beastie Boys fame (1965), rapper Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest fame (1970), actor & comedian Joel McHale of The Soup and Community fame (1971), singer-songwriter Davey Havok of emo luminaries AFI (1975), Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes (1976), and rapper Future (1983)
• Pour one out for: All victims of transphobia. Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, when we memorialize all who have been murdered as a result of transphobia.
OK, scroll on down to learn about fellow Boredwalk fan Kimberlee! 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 last-minute savings,
Kimberlee loving Scotland in her (sadly, discontinued) Scotland Is For Lovers tee!
1. What's your actual day job and what's your dream day job?
I just left almost 10 years of library programming to become a paraprofessional of deaf/hard of hearing children between ages 3-7. I have never been happier at a job. (As long as I don't think about the pay cut).
I have always dreamt of being a commercial airline pilot.
2. What's your biggest pet peeve?
Saying "good morning." Every teacher/school staff says it. I don't even want to be noticed let alone hear that they think a morning can be good. I think it might be a cult…
3. What's a book you think the Boredwalk community should read?
Ha! Never ask a librarian that. There is no ONE book. Have you been in a library??
For fiction I think the readers would love Tender is the Flesh by Augustina Bazterrica. Nonfiction: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. (Contact me for an extensive list of recommendations!)
4. If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
Protect all children. Enough said.
5. You can curse your nemesis with a minor annoyance for eternity; what do you choose?
Slivers under their fingernails they cannot remove so that every time they attempt to eat fries with ketchup, their fingers feel like fire! Then they will have to eat fries with a fork like George Costanza ate his chocolate bars on Seinfeld.
6. 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?
That I didn't need to rely on coffee to be a better human.
7. What experience do you most want to cross off your bucket list?
I can finally cross off Scotland!
So next would be to visit ancient Egyptian pyramids and see the hieroglyphs on the walls.
8. What is something you wish you could go back in time and say to your younger self?
Reader, don't marry him. Fall in love with yourself instead.
9. Clear up a misconception (about your job, where you are from, some other topic you know a lot about).
Librarians actually promote not finishing a book that you aren't enjoying, because life is too short and the TBR list is too long. And librarians like to talk. A lot.
10. Where can the rest of the Boredwalk community find you?