National Nothing Day

Awesome day! Well, at least for one in seven January 16th’s. Let me explain. National Nothing Day was created by newspaperman Harold Pullman Coffin in 1972. The purpose was to provide Americans with one day where they could sit and not celebrate, observe or honor anything. Which is a really great thing. So why is it awesome for only one in seven January 16th’s? After having many years of great Nothing Days, along comes Martin Luther King day. Martin Luther King Day occurs on the third Monday of January. This means that MLK Day falls between the 15th and 21st. Which also means that one in seven January 16th’s is martin Luther King Day. This, of course, effectively messes up National Nothing Day. Unless you are a dedicated supporter of this day, like myself. Then the only choice is to Do Nothing.