May 15, 2023
🍪 We deserve a treat!
IT'S NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY!
I welcome any occasion to celebrate chocolate because life is difficult and treats are one of the few reliable highlights in life.
If you're gonna indulge today just do yourself a favor and steer clear of those dry crumbly supermarket abominations known as Chips Ahoy. Get thee to a local bakery, snap up some edible cookie dough, or use the occasion to do a little at home baking — you deserve a proper chocolate chip experience.
ICYMI: Our new 1990s themed adult activity book hit our warehouse shelves on Friday! Treat yourself to this fun blast from the past and give your eyeballs a little break from screen time. I know I always feel better when I spend less time doom scrolling and more time with the physical world, so it's been my goal this year to bring you more products that help you do that, too!
I can think of at least one guy who is on board with celebrating Chocolate Chip Day.
GIF via Sesame Street
Want a few May 15th famous birthdays and historical facts to kick the week off? Here ya go:
• Born on this day: Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum (1856), first female US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (1937), musician Brian Eno (1948), and Sisters of Mercy frontman Andrew Eldritch (1959)
• The National Woman Suffrage Association was founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton on this day in 1869
• The city of Las Vegas was founded in Nevada on this day in 1905
• The first Mickey Mouse film was screened on this day in 1928
• The first ever flight attendants went to work on this day 1930
• The first McDonald's opened on this day in 1940
Alright! No new community Q&A this week. However, 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 chocolate,