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November 5, 2015

Gunpowder/Guy Fawkes Day
Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot
How Guy Fawkes became the face of post-modern protest
Guy Fawkes Mask-lology
Guy Fawkes: Hero or Villain?

Men Make Dinner Day
Does your guy make dinner...ever?  If not, then this day is one for him to give it a go!  There's no reason to be scared, he's got a whole website dedicated to helping him, and other dudes, out.
The man doth protest: The fake holiday is lame, stale, and condescending
The trend of men staying out of the kitchen may be shifting. When Their Workday Ends, More Fathers Are Heading Into the Kitchen
If your guy is the one who makes dinner the majority of the time then why not flip this day and make dinner for him? 
HAHAHAHAHAHA!  I have to include this because it is totally true of my hub and I.
When he makes dinner the kitchen stays relatively clean? When I do?
It's like a bomb has gone off!
Yes, my man happens to make dinner every so often or help me make dinner.
That's my most favorite, when we make it together and are in the kitchen together.  

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sen·ti·men·tal
/ˌsen(t)əˈmen(t)l/
adjective
of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.



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