“one ox, two oxen. one fox, two foxen.”
Happy Chinese New Year in the year of the Ox- 2021!
Celebrated at the second new moon following the Winter Solstice,
Chinese New Year is also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival.
According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar,
this festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of a long-awaited spring!
image credit: fairycake fair, tokyo station, japantimes.com
puxatawny phil with some other (less famous) celebs.
it’s his big day, and one of my favorite fun holidays
no matter what he predicts
about the coming of spring
(*not sure about his accuracy)
i love his spirit.
*the national climatic data center compared U.S. national temperatures from 1988 to 2012 to determine the accuracy of Phil’s predictions, and he’s only been proven correct 39% of the time — significantly worse than chance.
today while out shopping for christmas
i unexpectedly ran into my old friend,
“i had that curious feeling that i was living on several planes simultaneously;
the overlapping of these planes was confusing.”
“That’s right. I AM THE PUMPKIN KING!”
– Jack Skellington
one of my favorite leading men/holiday movies ever.
image credits: walt disney pictures
Zombie Peeps on the loose.
And now, from CNN – More pandemic fallout: No Peeps for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day!
This year has given us yet another trick and one less treat. Just Born Confections, the company that produces Peeps, says its holiday-themed marshmallow treats will not be in Halloween candy bags this year — and they won’t be in stores for Christmas or Valentine’s Day, either. None of these Peeps will return to stores until Easter of 2021.
The company temporarily suspended the production of its candy brands in April to protect the health and safety of their employees during the coronavirus pandemic.They resumed limited production in May after making changes in their plant.
“This situation resulted in us having to make the difficult decision to forego production of our seasonal candies for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day in order to focus on meeting the expected overwhelming demand for Peeps for next Easter season, as well as our everyday candies,” according to the company’s statement. Before the pandemic, about 5.5 million Peeps were produced every day, roughly 2 billion a year.
“New Rule: Someone must x-ray my stomach to see if the Peeps I ate on Easter are still in there, intact and completely undigested. And I’m not talking about this past Easter. I’m talking about the last time I celebrated Easter, in 1962.”
Credits: Alaa Elassar, CNN
happy national junk food day!
how will you celebrate this special occasion?
if i had to choose, i’d go with
flamin’ hot cheetos, chips n’ dip, and cadbury carmello bar
care to share your favorites?
“foodstuffs absolved of the obligation to provide vitamins and minerals cavorted with reckless abandon.”
Rue Montorgueil in Paris
“An enormous fortress of prejudices, privileges, superstitions, lies, exactions, abuses, violences, iniquities, and darkness still stands erect in this world, with its towers of hatred. It must be cast down. This monstrous mass must be made to crumble. To conquer at Austerlitz is grand; to take the Bastille is immense.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
on bastille day, all these years later, let history remind us that change is always possible.
art credit: Claude Monet, The Rue Montorgueil in Paris 1878
happy cinco de mayo
image credit: tundracomics.com
that bit between christmas
and new year
when you don’t know what day it is,
who you are,
or what you are supposed to be doing.
credits: Jeff the cat@google, purple clover
it’s october 25th
and that means
it’s world pasta day.
image credit: mental floss