Today is National Mulled Cider Day and on a (very) rainy day closing out an unseasonably warm September, it feels pretty appropriate. It might not be cold outside, but it is miserable. Today is also St. Jerome Day – he is the patron saint of librarians and students, which makes it seem like a good day to visit the library café.
In historical news, today is the birthday of William Wrigley, Jr (1861). Wrigley is best known for his chewing gums and his advertising (and his field). I also think of Wrigley in one other context: his wife were in the same sorority as I am (Pi Beta Phi) and our symbol, the arrow, became the Wrigley logo. Supposedly, at least.
Also today, in 1982, the TV show Cheers debuted. I don’t remember the debut, since I was six, but I do remember watching the very last episode, which aired my senior year in high school (1993).
So today, chew a little gum, have a beer for Norm and Cliff, and stay inside with some mulled cider. Seriously. It is a mess out there.