October 29, 2019
As some of the biggest holidays of the year arrive, it’s easy to forget that there are a bunch of lesser-known celebrations, too. Well, at Ace we’re all about appreciating every day to the fullest. So keep reading for a round-up of some obscure national food and health-related holidays that you can look to whenever you need a little mood boost…
October 29th: National Oatmeal Day
Step aside, Halloween! Witches and ghouls are cool but all we really want to do is salute the most sensible of breakfast foods in all their oaty glory. If you’re trying to figure out where to get the goods to celebrate this special day, we suggest perusing the offerings from Bob’s Red Mill. Rolled, steel-cut, whole grain, gluten-free—you name it, Bob’s has got it!
November 1st: Men Make Dinner Day
Surprised there’s a holiday in 2019 dedicated to men making dinner? Us too. We’re pretty sure the world discovered that men can make dinner—and some of them pretty damn well—in the previous century. But, hey, any excuse to celebrate. So, to all the many, many men who do this regularly: thank you kindly! And to all the men who don’t cook regularly: what better day to start? Take a page out of Paul Newman’s book and get cracking. If you’re lucky, a hungry movie star and her cat may just materialize beside you.
November 15th: National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
Yeah, we know: there are many more scintillating ways to spend an afternoon than cleaning out your fridge. But if you don’t do it, there is literally no one on this green earth who will. So pull out those trusty rubber gloves, fire up a podcast, and get ready to get down and dirty. We promise you won’t miss those shriveled bits of lettuce, dollops of crusted ketchup, and smears of butter any more than you miss your toenails post-clip.
January 2nd: National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
Sometimes you love ‘em, sometimes you hate ‘em, but if you’re one of the few people lucky enough to have one, you probably appreciate your personal trainer for keeping you fit and accountable. So flex your abs (or what one day might be abs if your trainer has their way) and celebrate by giving them a green juice or an apple (is that what personal trainers like? We honestly don’t know). If you don’t have a trainer, note that this holiday is about awareness, not necessarily appreciation, so all you really have to do to celebrate is do a few half-hearted sit-ups and think about the fact that personal trainers exist. Have fun!
January 8th: National Bubble Bath Day
There are few things as important as self-care and National Bubble Bath Day is nothing if not a plea to slow down and give yourself an hour to just chill. You might not look quite as cute as this small child while doing it but, honestly, you probably wouldn’t have anyway. Put some essential oils in for optimal relaxation and enjoy!
January 10th: National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
If you know anything about Ace you’re probably aware that we are all about the environment. (Check out these links to read all about our ongoing commitment to the planet, our hydroelectric trucks, and our solar panels.) There are plenty of fun ways to celebrate this day: try walking or scooting to work, hang your wet clothes instead of putting them in the dryer, or steal a few of your neighbor’s solar panels. (If you take some near the back they probably won’t even notice.) However you choose to celebrate, we applaud you for working to better our planet.
We know, we know. All anyone ever talks about these days is green juice—including us in this very post! But even if you hate it, there is a beauty to the straightforwardness of this trend: there’s no denying that it’s super green and also that it’s juice. Plus, drinking it is a way faster (and cheaper) alternative to therapy if you’re looking to feel better about yourself quick. You can make your own green juice by grabbing a bunch of veggies and blending them up. Or stop by one of our many customers, such as Juice Press, Chef V, Magic Mix Juicery, or Stoop Juice, who will do a better job and serve the juice in more appealing packaging. Drink up!
Well, that’s it for now. Hopefully this advice above combined with our round-up of obscure holidays will be enough to get you through the actual holidays—you know, the ones you have to celebrate with your in-laws and every second cousin once removed your mother-in-law suddenly discovered via 23andMe. Cheers!