HAPPY π Day!
March 14th - 3.14 and at 1:59 it was even more awesome....
Yes, I know I m reaching but you have to celebrate the little things in life. The stretch between Christmas and my birthday is painfully long so I have created several makeshift filler holidays. I figure, if HallMark can do it, I can too!
While sharing the Happy π Day greetings this morning, it dawned on me that perhaps not everyone universally understands/enjoys celebrating the mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any Euclidean plane circle's circumference to its diameter. Losers!
Top HauteMess (a.k.a. Future Hallmark) Holidays:
2. Jello Shot Easter Egg Hunt: Yes, Easter is a real holiday, but the Saturday before Easter is not. SO I made my own! It is called "Jello Shot Easter Egg Hunt." The name is quite self explanatory. 150 plastic eggs filled with jello shots are hidden strategically around my house. Teams of 2 bring special "Easter Baskets" - prize given for funniest - and they must find and eat as many jello shots as possible. The one catch is that you must eat the shot immediately upon picking it up and placing in your basket...and if you puke, you lose. So there really is a bit of strategy involved. It is a deliciously naughty holiday that involves my favorite things: day drinking, jello, and bunny ear accessories! And before any of you bible beaters start casting stones, just take a good hard look around your house...if there are bunnies, chocolate, or eggs (cadbury or otherwise) - then you have bastardized the holiday just as much as my Adult Egg Hunt.
3. Flying Pig Day: Cincinnati has an annual marathon called "The Flying Pig." Apparently someone was all like, "Yeah. I'll run a marathon when PIGS FLY! Ha ha ha." Or whatever. Regardless, I have never missed a chance to celebrate either by running in the race and hosting an after party at my house that includes throwing back Jameson Whiskey at an alarming rate or drinking an annual serving of vitamin C via Mimosas. When not running, I wake up a 7am, pack a backpack and fill a sport bottle with booze and walk to my friends' house for a Marathon & Mimosas cheering party. It is a magical dichotomous day in Cincinnati - celebrating the healthiest people in the world and with day drinking and shouting!
I am sure there will be many more to come...do you have any favorite faux holidays?