Despite the fact that I try to be as accurate as possible here at Consumed by Wanderlust, every now and then something slips through the cracks. And when that happens, I try to make every effort to inform you, the reader, of said crack-slippages.
Just the other day, I was informed that something slipped through the proverbial cracks. I generally kick myself for mistakes, omissions, or suchlike, but in this case, I couldn’t have been happier about the mistake.
Why is that? you ask. Well it turns out that this particular oversight on my part is probably the tastiest mistake I’ve ever made. It turns out that I wasn’t the first to declare a particular date as International Gin & Tonic Day. In fact, I wasn’t the first by almost a year!
To best describe the situation, see the comment that was posted to my blog just the other day:
I am afraid you are misinformed about International Gin and Tonic Day. It has in fact been celebrated on May 9th every year since 2009, when we inaugurated this now widespread Anglo-Swedish tradition. See our blog dated May 2009 –http://kajhusfem.blogg.se/2009/may/
If you take the time to go to Richard’s blog, you’ll probably have to translate it first. Regardless, there it is in print – International Gin & Tonic Day is actually to be celebrated TODAY – May 9th. So, for those of you that missed the G&T day that I celebrated on April 29th, now is your chance to join in on the fun.
I love that someone else had the idea to create such an epic and awesome day. I also love that it can officially be considered international. And I also love, love, love that it is a now widespread Anglo-Swedish tradition. Because G&Ts really are that good.
But what, you might ask, am I going to do with April 29th, now that G&T day has been correctly assigned to May 9?
Well, not being one to cry over spilled milk (because as we all know, I’m not a fan of milk to begin with), I’ve decided to make a Gin & Tonic out of the lemons that life just handed me. That is, I’m going to celebrate both days of course. It’s really the responsible thing to do.
So, let it be known from this day forward that
International Gin & Tonic Day is May 9th,
International Gin & Tonic Day is Almost Here Day is April 29th.
Make sure to update to your calendars. I’ve updated the Calendar of Nerdidays already.
- International Gin And Tonic Day (consumedbywanderlust.wordpress.com)