March is a bizarre month for holidays, both real and made up. I know, because I’m guest posting about weird commemorative days every Wednesday this month at Sweetspot.ca. If you’re sick of me blathering on about my trip to Hollywood and want me to get back to the funny, check out today’s guest post: Happy National Frozen Food Day.
Below is another, perhaps more significant, date to mark on the March calendar.
On this day in 1904, a baby named Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to German immigrant parents who, for some time, managed the family brewery. One has to wonder if Henrietta (Seuss) Geisel imbibed one or two steins while pregnant; this could partially explain Theodor’s invention of the Grinch, the Lorax, and the Brothers Bazoo.
In honour of Dr. Seuss (and to close the chapter on my trip to L.A.), I’ve assembled a Thing 1 and Thing 2 Go To Hollywood video.
But first, the back story:
My Seussian stuffies proved to be quite the icebreaker in Tinseltown. I’d take them out of my pocket, place them somewhere peculiar, and grab my camera; before long, onlookers would stop and ask, “What are you doing?” or “What’s the story with Thing one and Thing Two?”
Sometimes my sister explained.
Sometimes I said, “I have twins.”
Sometimes I said, “I blog.”
Sometimes I wanted to curl up in a ball on the sidewalk, start rocking, and say this:
But I refrained because I enjoyed the interactions with strangers.
Without further delay, here are Thing 1 and Thing 2 in Hollywood, presented with a birthday nod to the great Dr. Seuss.