this is someone else (who is not me)
goofing off to celebrate one holiday,
while actively ignoring the clutter of the other holiday.
how incredibly lucky
that right after i realized it is
‘clutter awareness week’
i found out it is also
‘international goof off week’
so i decided to go all in on the goof off celebration.
i’ve never been one to shy away from honoring a holiday
but i can only spread myself so thin.
happy holidays to those of you who celebrate one or both.
“but i love to feel events overlapping each other, crawling over one another like wet crabs in a basket.”
image credit: animal rescue site news
it’s january and i see the easter bunny
is already busy laying chocolate eggs
maybe she’s switching holidays
planning to take over groundhog day?
“we have christmas and thanksgiving, and easter,
although we’re not exactly sure we celebrate them on the right days.”
–Henry De Vere Stacpoole
4 of the 6-pack taking their turn in group charades.
6 of the 6-pack will have different memories of thanksgiving.
“it’s like your children talking about holidays,
you find they have quite a different memory of it from you.
perhaps everything is not how it is,
but how it is remembered.”
“seasons pursuing each other,
the indescribable crowd is gathered,
it is the fourth of the seventh-month,
what salutes of cannon and other small arms!”
“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
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.”
“It is very frustrating not to be understood in this world. If you say one thing and keep being told that you mean something else, it can make you want to scream. But somewhere in the world there is a place for all of us, whether you are an electric form of decoration, peppermint-scented sweet, a source of timber, or a potato pancake. On a cold, snowy night, everyone and everything should be welcomed somewhere, and the latke was welcomed into a home full of people who understood what a latke is, and how it fits into its particular holiday.”
And then they ate it. AAAHHHH!!
-Lemony Snicket, The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming
Happy Hanukah to all who celebrate
credits: Daniel Handler, Lisa Brown, McSweeney’s Publishing
“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.”