Today is one of my favorite days of the year. The only complaint I have is that I have only three or four IHOP's close enough to take advantage of the free pancakes they are bestowing upon the world today. The first one I went to at 6am today had a wait of about an hour for the free pancakes. They are good, and free is free, but if I get up that early I want food immediately, and if I have been dreaming of pancakes all night I want pancakes. So, instead of driving to another IHOP I just went to this diner I know and got something that looked a lot like the picture above. I once saw this picture and ever since then I have always eaten pancakes with bacon under each layer and a lovely fried egg on the top. Today really should be a national holiday. Families can get together and cook pancakes all day and try different varieties from all over the world. Strangers can get together at IHOP's and bond over the warm satisfying feeling of pancakes smothered in butter and maple syrup. I love this day.