That's right, today is National Waffle Day in the U.S.; here is more information than you want, but I point you to it just in case.
I plan to observe National Waffle Day by drying the dishes with this hemp waffle-and-plain-weave dishtowel, woven in 1997 and in constant use since then.
You can find an article I wrote about this towel and about waffle weave in general in Weaver's 36, (out of print). or on p. 52 in The Best of Weaver's: Fabrics That Go Bump. Sixteen shafts, network drafting.
Don't forget the maple syrup.