(Read up on what #Richards2016 is all about here.)
Yep, another two-in-one! And again, it’s because I was away for a week and wasn’t really able to do a write up. (Well, technically I was back last Saturday, but I was JET LAGGED as hell and barely even knew what day it was).
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been doing.
April 16th: Eggs Benedict Day
Did a DIY eggs benedict.
It was pretty easy and yummy. Though I don’t really like hollandaise sauce. NOT GONNA STOP ME THO.
April 17th: Ford Mustang Day
Ok so this is the day I was travelling to America. Give me some slack.
— Richard Cook 🎂 (@cookywook) April 17, 2016
Yup, SOMEWHERE in that photo is surely a Ford Mustang. Points to anyone who can spot it. I couldn’t see it myself as I was busy being up the TALLEST TOWER IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. Having just got out of my bed in Cambridge a mere 15 hours before or so.
April 18th: Columnists Day
Dug up this old piece I wrote about how columns are terrible mostly. READ IT AGAIN NOW.
April 19th: Hanging Out Day
Hanging out is what I do best! I do it most of the time really.
— Richard Cook 🎂 (@cookywook) April 19, 2016
Yup, I celebrated by standing in a queue in NYC for 45 minutes for a delicious burger-fries-shake combo. Was it worth the wait? HELL YES it was worth the wait. They make their shakes with a custard base and I mean what else do I have to say.
April 20th: Volunteer Recognition Day
The reason I was in New York at all was for some work thing. I can’t really go into what it was for, but it did involve me interacting with some volunteers. Seriously.
So you’ll just have to take my word for it that this day was fulfilled.
April 21st: Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
This is a statement of fact rather than any obligation on myself. I guess I sort of agree?
April 22nd: Jelly Bean Day
— Richard Cook 🎂 (@cookywook) April 22, 2016
LICORICE BEANS CONFIRMED FOR WORST
CANDY FLOSS AND BUTTERED POPCORN CONFIRMED FOR BEST
April 23rd: Shakespeare Day
First, I landed in the UK at about 8am. Then I actually got home at about 12pm. Then I slept until around 5pm. Then… I went and watched some bloody Shakespeare!!!!
It was good and my housemate was in it and there was a DOG IN IT WEARING A SHAKESPEARE RUFF. Then I fell asleep for 13 hours.
April 24th: Pinhole Camera Day
— Richard Cook 🎂 (@cookywook) April 24, 2016
Does that look good? I dont think it looks good.
To be fair, I could have maybe like built a pinhole camera or something. But I didn’t. So there we go.
April 25th: DNA Day (again)
I swear we had this already. I recall running around town trying to find Eagle DNA beer. No matter. Classic opportunity to reuse some content.
— Richard Cook 🎂 (@cookywook) April 25, 2016
April 26th: Help a Horse Day
In the absence of any horses of my own to help, I donated some money so other people could do it for me.
— Richard Cook 🎂 (@cookywook) April 26, 2016
April 27th: Guide Dog Day
I wasn’t sure what to do for this, and I didn’t want to just donate money again.
SO, I thought laterally and booted up Fallout 4. There, I went to found my trusty dog friend Dogmeat and let HIM guide me around the Wasteland. NOTE: I recorded full commentary for this video but it didn’t actually record, so I was just talking to myself out loud in my room for no reason haha.
Bloody dog actually does very little to guide me around. But he does an ok job at attacking some bandits. Good boy.
April 28th: Thankful Thursday
— Richard Cook 🎂 (@cookywook) April 28, 2016
April 29th: International Dance Day
It me. Doing a merry jig along with Jools Holland.
Phew. How do we feel about this double format by the way? Good? Bad? Indifferent? I might switch to this permanently, I dunno.
Or, I might just give up on the project altogether. We’ll have to see.
- April 30th: Honesty Day
- May 1st: Mother Goose Day
- May 2nd: Baby Day
- May 3rd: World Asthma Day
- May 4th: Star Wars Day
- May 5th: Cartoonists Day
- May 6th: No Diet Day
Ugh. Well, wish me luck!