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Soft pretzels always make me think of my high school best friend, Patti, a.k.a. "Pit." Soft pretzels were her lunch of choice most days, and she had a particular way of eating the pretzels. It wasn't anything weird -- just a way of saving the best for last. Not a bad philosophy of life. So today, on Eat a Pretzel Day, though I'm unlikely to go in search of a soft pretzel for lunch, I might just dig into the container of pretzel rods on my kitchen counter.
In addition to being a soft pretzel fan, Pit's one of the smartest people I know, which makes me smile at the fact that Eat a Pretzel Day falls on the same day as Smart is Cool Day. I suspect that some of my students didn't get the word, though, since six of them missed class this morning. Two had good reasons, and perhaps the other four did, too, and just didn't clue me in. Or, maybe no one told them that smart is cool. Checkiday says that "Smart is Cool Day...celebrates and highlights the importance of intellectual pursuits, knowledge and education, and is a day to strive to become smarter." As an educator, I'm pretty excited that there's a day dedicated to those things.
How about you? What are you celebrating today?