A co-worker informed me this morning that this year marks the 50th anniversary of Bubble Wrap. We celebrate the anniversaries of bubble wrap now? Really? Martin Luther King Jr, our founding forefathers, Christopher Columbus and...bubble wrap? Lo and behold, my research informs me that an Indiana radio station decided nine years ago today, that the last Monday in January would from here on in, be celebrated as Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.
This will be my first year of officially observing Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, and thankfully there are no religious bubble wrap worshipping prerequisites that I need in order to take part in services, I only have to give a silent thanks to bubble wrap for cushioning all of those expensive and fragile items that I've shipped or packed over the years. Or, I can give a loud popping thanks to the hours of enjoyment bubble wrap has provided me, children I've babysat and my dog by popping some Grade A bubble wrap that is sitting in my office as we speak. I can also download the ridiculously addictive bubble wrap app, or create a cool and hip bubble wrap ensemble so people on the street can reach out in a pop of solidarity. Go ahead, you know you want to.
Once you pop, you can't stop.