Call me grumpy. Call me a downer. Call me whatever you'd like, but I hate most holidays. Especially the made up ones. That includes today's joke of a day made possible by a chain restaurant. For real, of all the people who should never have the right to make a holiday up, I think International House of Pancakes should top that list.

But, here's the problem, inside of my svelte 196 pound frame lies a monster. A pancake-craving monster. We'll call him "Flap" Jack McHotcakes. He loves pancakes and flavored syrup, syrup that, let's be honest, probably has never seen the inside of a maple tree. But today isn't about me, it's about the pancakes.

So one this day, I cease to exist. Today, Kyle takes a backseat to "Flap" Jack McHotcakes. And I am not alone. I'm sure a lot of you feel the same way I do about pancakes. I know The Rock does:

Actually, IHOP's National Pancake Day is a really great thing, as it is all for charity. So, if you get the chance today, be sure to stop by your closest IHOP and get a free short stack (or two, or three).

Looks as if The Rock doesn't like anything on top of his pancakes. So, what about you?