Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: February 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

It's Still Presidents' Day!

Coming just a day after Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day this year is crowding out the action Superman has been getting at the top of the page. So I've delayed most of the day, but the calendar can only provide so much slack.

This year, Presidents' Day comes in the midst of the craziest presidential election season in any of our lifetimes. According to Wikipedia (which must be true), there are four people alive today who were also alive during the election of 1900, when William McKinley defeated William Jennings Bryan for the second time. Not that presidential election or any since has been as bonkers as this year's. So let's remember the presidents of the past (and their electoral opponents) who settled their differences with a modicum of decorum.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yep. Even Superman knows it's Valentine's Day. (And no, that's not Lois Lane. In fact, this character never appeared again.)

If you normally spend the day waiting for the mail to come to see who wants to be your Valentine, a Sunday 14th means that there's no mail delivery anyway, so at least that stress has come and gone. Enjoy the holiday in whatever way you prefer. Reaffirm your love with a long-time partner. Follow Superman's example and connect with someone new. Or think about what opportunities the next few months will offer for Valentine's Day 2017. Have a good time!