President’s Day 2012

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1. This morning, two people wished me a “Happy President’s Day” and I replied first with “Thank You!” as if it was my birthday, rather than “you, too!” being today is a shared holiday.  Oops.

2. We’re celebrating at the office with POTUS Chocolate PB Fudge Cake: a layered double chocolate chip fudge cake with layers of peanut butter buttercream and vanilla peanut butter frosting.

Savvy Julie: What makes it POTUS?
Heather: It’s President’s Day.

Turns out POTUS Chocolate PB Fudge Cake also works pretty well as Mom’s Belated Birthday Cake when shared with Nicholas and the parents over the weekend 😉

3.  Not exactly anything Presidential, but speaking of Savvy Julie, guess who is coming to visit this weekend? Last week, Julie found out she has a meeting out this way, and she’ll be so much closer than usual that she’ll be driving the extra hour to come by for a little visit.  HOORAY!  Put on the tea kettle and get out the crafts – it’s time for a girly weekend up in here.

4. This one is a favorite, and must be shared again, even though it’s Monday:

5. Five Favorite Presidential Fun Facts:

  • President James Buchanan quietly but consistently bought slaves in Washington, D.C., and then set them free in Pennsylvania.
  • After President Bush Sr. vomited on the Japanese Prime Minister, a new word entered the Japanese language. Bushusuru means “to do the Bush thing,” or to publicly vomit.
  • James Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other hand simultaneously.
  • Every so often, Calvin Coolidge would press all the buttons on the President’s desk and hide and watch his staff run in. He would then pop out from behind the door and say that he was just seeing if everyone was working
  • Gerald Ford was both vice president and president without being elected by the people. He was appointed vice president when Spiro Agnew resigned and he succeeded to the presidency when Nixon resigned.


6. Six things I’m doing to celebrate President’s Day 2012:

    •  Tweeting our #presidentialfunfacts
    • Reading Citizen and Chief: The Second Lives of the American Presidents
    • Sending a letter to the White House
    • Watching The West Wing on DVD
    • Collecting quotations by Presidents for my journal of inspiration and motivation
    • Listening to my Presidential Playlist, which includes this favorite diddy from the Animaniacs [oh, lookie! the lyrics scroll on this video so you can sing-a-long!!]:



More fun presidential posts you may enjoy:

Adorable 4-year old Presidential Expert

Delicious FDR Cake for Presidents Day

One of the very best books I’ve ever read 

47+ Days

Celebrating Lincoln’s Birthday with Blends

THS Reader Submitted Presidential Mad Libs

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14 thoughts on “President’s Day 2012

    1. Heather Post author

      and friends.
      and HIMYM.
      [nick is much more likely to join us on the last two than the first one ;)]

  1. Jenna@EveryDayHealthLetter

    Wow, I’m ashamed to admit that I completely forgot today was President’s Day, oops! So thank you for this article for reminding me. I must say, I wish I had some chocolate PB cake in the office today, sounds delicious. And I laughed out loud when reading the Presidential fun facts…Collin’s trick with the button is just too funny. Hope you enjoy your President’s Day celebrations.
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  2. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    I knew there would be at least one person out there with a Happy Presidents Day post…and I knew it would be you!!
    I guess I can watch a little West Wing to celebrate, it’s only one of the very best TV shows that was ever created.
    Happy Pres Day Heather!!
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  3. Laura

    So I feel so lame. I saw all your presidential tweets and thought, “oh that’s fun – she’s back to tweeting presidential facts randomly.” With NO, absolutely ZERO concept that today was Presidents Day.

    I guess that’s what happens when I have to go to school and take a test and a quiz on Presidents Day.

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