February 20 is a very special day, as those of you with Plants vs. Zombies 2013 wall calendars already know. For those plodding through the gray wintry days without a Valentine Zombie staring back at you, we’ll let you in on the secret:
It’s Wear Underpants Outside Your Pants Day!
I think it’s especially magical that this holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, because Wednesday is new comic books day. And personally, when I think of someone wearing underpants outside their pants, I don’t merely think, “What a silly sartorial choice,” I think of superheroes. (And white coats and padded rooms, maybe. Just a little. Might depend how well the outfit matches. Our zombie, for instance, looks pretty snazzy.)
So as you walk around today, if you see anyone celebrating this little-known holiday, give them a smile. (Not too inviting a smile — it’s hard to tell a celebrant from a kook who can’t dress himself properly.) And think about superheroes and how you might be one too, deep down inside. And then choose your superhero name and make yourself a superhero ID card. It’s okay, I have one too. No need to be embarrassed.
Then head over to Amazon to pick up a Plants vs. Zombies 2013 wall calendar so you don’t miss out on any more of these special days. You’ll probably kick yourself a little when you see how you already lost a perfect excuse to walk around sounding silly on Fake Accent Day.