Certain days have symbolic meaning, whether we want them to or not. That's why it's important, I think, to overcompensate, to go big, throw a huge party, surround yourself with people, make a lot of noise.
Point taken, Mr.Glass. And thank you.
So currently, in various stages of done, I have
-National soup of the Old Country;
-Two trademark salads of the Old Country;
-Two trademark deserts of the Old Country; and
-Two of my favorite appetizers, also originating from the Old Country.
Still remaining to start and finish are two salads, one appetizer, two main courses, and two side dishes, one of them involving several pounds of mushrooms.
Why yes, I am showing off. Why do you ask?