It just kind of creeped up on me this year. So here I am, stuck without a proper period suit, hat, and eyepatch ensemble to wear out and about today.

Oh, I'm sorry. Bloomsday is the day that all the events of James Joyce's Ulysses take place: June 16.

People celebrate Ulysses? Yes. People also observe Talk Like a Pirate Day, as well.

Please to enjoy a good drink, some internal organ meat, and a pretty decent adaptation of the latter part of Molly Bloom's famed soliloqiuy because YouTube somehow found the first part objectional:

Happy Birthday, Joyce Carol Oates! NJ's Pride...Sort of...

Summer Jam 2009: Calle Ocho by Pitbull