Today is National Chocolate Milk Day!

@moffittjc (45330)
Gainesville, Florida
September 27, 2016 6:54am CST
This is for @Drosophila, who misses my "national day of" posts and insisted that I start writing about them again! So, here goes: Today is National Chocolate Milk Day! Chocolate lovers everywhere can rejoice in the fact that they not only can eat their favorite delicacy, they can also drink it too! So, let's raise a frothy brown glass of chocolate milk and toast to such a wonderful day! And if you're hungry, today also happens to be National Corned Beef Hash Day! For those of you that watched the presidential debate last night between Trump and Hillary, today is also National Voter Registration Day! I know last night's debate was so exciting and thrilling that you just want to rush out this morning and register to vote, so now's your chance! And for those of you who have never registered to vote before, shame on you! The right to vote is the very cornerstone our democracy was founded on! So what that we have two buffoons running for President! You should still register to vote! (Mickey Mouse is a viable write-in candidate). Finally, here are two lesser known, but equally important, ones: today is National Woman Road Warrior Day and National Crush a Can Day. Not sure of the story behind these two, but I'm sure there are many women road warriors out there that have crushed a few cans in their day!
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@LadyDuck (176770)
• Switzerland
27 Sep 16
Now that you tempted me with the hot chocolate, I show you how we make a hot chocolate. It is not liquid, but thick and we put dairy whipped cream on top. Soooo gooood.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
Now that photo has left me drooling.... Think you can send some of that over to me?
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@LadyDuck (176770)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 16
@moffittjc I am pouring into a jar and send it to you. Just warm it when it arrives.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Sep 16
@LadyDuck Thank you Anna! That would be nice! lol
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@Corbin5 (116270)
• United States
27 Sep 16
Well, I am looking forward to crushing some cans for therapeutic purposes and for recycling! I like the idea of the Woman Road Warrior, but not sure what that entails.
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@Corbin5 (116270)
• United States
28 Sep 16
@moffittjc Well, I hope it would involve a motorcycle and a leather jacket. I am in!! Wait. No motorcycle. Off I go to buy one!
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Oct 16
@Corbin5 You had me at leather jacket! lol
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@Corbin5 (116270)
• United States
1 Oct 16
@moffittjc Yes, one of my colleagues walked into my office before I tossed the coat and said, "Oh my, someone is wearing an unusual perfume." Went out and dumped the jacket in the trash.
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@egdcltd (6988)
27 Sep 16
I've written quite a few posts over the past few years about the various National Days (and weeks and months). I don't think any country celebrates food with so many national days as the US does.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
And as a food lover, I'm quite elated that we celebrate so many national food days! lol
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@egdcltd (6988)
28 Sep 16
@moffittjc Some of them are incredibly specific too!
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Sep 16
@egdcltd You mean, like "National Scrambled Eggs With Melted Cheese, Chives, Onions and Bacon Bits Mixed In Day?"
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@BelleStarr (39670)
• United States
27 Sep 16
Well no one loves chocolate milk more than my youngest grandson Jack, so I better tell my daughter about this day.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
I hope Jack got a chance to drink some chocolate milk today!
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@BelleStarr (39670)
• United States
28 Sep 16
@moffittjc Granma did have him so I am not sure but probably he took it to pre-school as his drink.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
@BelleStarr Yeah, way to go Jack! Cruisin' into pre-school with his chocolate milk and showing them who's boss!
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@HazySue (23054)
• United States
27 Sep 16
@moffittjc National Chocolate Milk Day is my kind of day. My husband would go for the National Corned Beef Hash Day with egg of course. I am waiting for election day to proudly cast my vote. You say Mickey Mouse I say Daffy Duck.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
I'm leaning more towards Elmer Fudd myself, but my neighbor is adamant about voting for Bugs Bunny!
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@HazySue (23054)
• United States
28 Sep 16
@moffittjc They all seem to be better choices.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Oct 16
@HazySue A pet rock would be a better choice!
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@JESSY3236 (7295)
• United States
28 Sep 16
I drink chocolate milk everyday so yesterday wasn't really special.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Oct 16
I used to drink chocolate milk every day at school when I was a kid, but I hardly ever drink it now.
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@epiffanie (10404)
• Australia
28 Sep 16
I've heard of the National chocolate day but I didn't know about the national corned beef day ..I will celebrate that tomorrow for breakfast ..
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Oct 16
I know I've had corned beef before, but I can't remember what it tastes like! Maybe I'll have to try some soon!
• United States
28 Sep 16
Hillary once said all 18 years olds should be registered to vote automatically on their birthdays. Why not?
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
Have you seen the 18 years olds around this country lately? You really want to be putting so much power in their hands? LOL
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@FayeHazel (19951)
• United States
27 Sep 16
Your post made me smile. I think we believe the same about our... lovely... presidential candidates this year. But you had to go tempt me with chocolate milk. I do like the stuff, but so bad for the waistline....
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
C'mon Faye, one glass of chocolate milk isn't going to hurt your waistline! You have to celebrate National Chocolate Milk Day!
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@JohnRoberts (63175)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Sep 16
Any day that involves chocolate is a great day.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
I couldn't agree more John! Whoever invents these "national days" should create more chocolate ones!
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• United States
27 Sep 16
Although I'm a chocolate lover I am a milk hater....I have to skip this important day sorry.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
How about some chocolate soy milk, or chocolate almond milk? If neither of them tickle your fancy, I give you permission to just eat a chocolate candy bar! lol
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@responsiveme (16816)
• India
27 Sep 16
I'll take your first one...if it was cold and wintry would have made some hot chocolate milk...today i'll make do with chocolate icecream.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
Well...ice cream is made from milk, so I think eating chocolate ice cream would count toward celebrating National Chocolate Milk Day!
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@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
28 Sep 16
I need a cup
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@rina110383 (24070)
28 Sep 16
And I just had a Swiss Miss. Perfect for the rainy day.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
27 Sep 16
Woot! welcome back to good ol'e food days! I do like the idea of corn beef hash! however, in Ireland its a challenge to find it.. mad right? as supposedly that's our national dish. I try not to watch the debate, as it just depresses me more.. I am so glad I am not a US citizen so I don't feel the burden to chose..
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
Wendy, where in Ireland do you live? And I can't believe it is hard for you to find corn beef hash! It is readily available in many places here in the States! And yes, us Americans have a very heavy burden to shoulder in the election this year. For the first time in my life, I really don't want to vote on election day.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
28 Sep 16
@moffittjc I live outside Dublin so not exactly rural, but what am trying to tell folks is that corn beef is not as widespread or popular as they'd think in Ireland. Well, I must admit I don't like Hilary or Trump for different reasons! Yet one gotta wonder what happened to make these 2 the last running candidate
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
@Drosophila I have a friend named Trevor who lives in Dublin! He works for the city of Dublin, in their parks and recreation department. He was just here in the States about a month ago for a conference we were hosting in Orlando. Great guy! Doesn't like Guinness though. Everyone has their faults!
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Sep 16
I have not had chocolate milk for years. For lunch, it's hash and chocolate milk.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Sep 16
Believe it or not, before I had some today, it had been years since I've had any chocolate milk. My kids drink it all the time, but I never gave it much thought. I think I will start making some chocolate smoothies in my blender! That should be delicious!
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Sep 16
@moffittjc Mmmmm yeah. Sounds good!
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@LoriAMoore (4684)
• United States
28 Sep 16
I don't think I have drunk chocolate milk since about age 10.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Oct 16
Well, that doesn't sound very fun! That's a long time to go without chocolate milk!