5 Best Ways to Celebrate Nothing

January is the month when I mark the anniversary of my coming into this world. Yes, I was born in January, and it just so happens that my birthday falls on the National Nothing Day.

For skeptics among you, Nothing Day is a real, quirky non-holiday which falls on January 16th. It was proposed in 1972 by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin, and it has been observed annually on January 16th since 1973, when it was added to Chase's Calendar of Events. Now, mind you, it's not an official holiday, because making it so would require an act of Congress, but it is on the calendar, and that's that, so deal with it.

Now, how does one celebrate nothing? Here are some ideas.

  1. Do absolutely nothing. As obvious as it seems, this might be a bit hard to accomplish, so here are a few easier ways.
  2. Watch or read Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. If you are a theater fan, this should be pretty easy to do. Personally, I prefer the Kenneth Branagh/Emma Thompson version, which can be rented form Amazon.
  3. Whisper sweet nothings into someone's ear. This one is also easy to do, as long as you have a significant other. I think I might try this on the 16th.
  4. Take a trip to Nothing, Arizona. It is a ghost town located between Wickenburg and Kingman. Arizona DOT once installed a sign at Nothing that read: "Town of Nothing Arizona. Founded 1977. Elevation 3269ft. The staunch citizens of Nothing are full of Hope, Faith, and Believe in the work ethic. Thru the years, these dedicated people had faith in Nothing, hoped for Nothing, worked at Nothing, for Nothing."
  5. Get something for nothing. Well, not completely for nothing. You can get everything in Buckaroo Bling shop at 16% off, on the 16th of January only, when you plug in coupon code JANUARY16 (duh!) at checkout.

Now, go do something about nothing!

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