“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.”
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
*my easter/passover/april fool’s day/full moon kit-kat salad and its recipe
upwrap 7-12 kit-kat bars
break into delicious individual pieces
if chocolate melts onto your fingers
lick them clean
drop what’s left into a lovely bowl
*(serving size may vary depending on how willing you are to share)
happy holidays to all
“food for the body is not enough. there must be food for the soul.”
as our temps take a dip into the zero-ish range,
it is good to remember the importance of connection,
the joy of giving to others, and the comfort of the sun.
“it is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake,
the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam.
this crisp winter air is full of it.”
~john burroughs, “Winter Sunshine”
painting by: francesca rizzato – ‘Winter’s Tale’