Ok so its been pointed out that i've been hating on a lot of things lately, especially holidays. So i just want to set the record straight that there are holidays that i enjoy....and still some others that im not so fond of. Lets begin. oh, and as a pre-note /disclaimer, i may miss a few holidays..well.honestly, i can't remember them all and i have no idea when they are. and forgive me if they are out of order. if you really care about that you have too much time on your hands.
New Years- Love it. not a fan of the ball dropping, not sure what it means (does anyone?? please let me know) but its a time of renewal, and lets be honest, we can all use a lil of that. Its a time you can reexamine whats happened over the past year, good and bad, and maybe make some changes for the next. but whats up with the list of people who've died over the past year?? Lets not dwell people...
my birthday- need i say more? yeah, you who missed it know who you are. don't come cryin' later for free flights.
groundhog day- you know
valentines day- i believe you all know too well...
mardi gras- can be fun, but only if you do the local family style mardi gras. if you go to bourbon you just end up wading around in other people's vomit. YES!! and this is when a lot of locals go skiing. so its a good holiday
i vote for a new holiday be put RIGHT HERE- beginning of baseball season. more on this later
easter- a big furry bunny dropping off huge chocolate bunnies at my door? swweeeet. oh, and the day the stone was rolled away from the grave. i think we can all agree on this one. cept for those bunny costumes...yikes
mothers and fathers day- much like valentines day..umm...MOM AND DAD THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE HOLIDAY!!!! I LOVE IT!! (send money???)
st patricks day- don't know much about it, but i hear its awesome here in chicago. ill get back to ya on that one. but can anyone back me up on that wearing green /pinching thing? i hated that growing up. just because i forget to wear a color i get hazed all day. most of the time i was being punished for the fact that my mom forgot to put out green for me. but i always played off a sliver of green on my shoe or something. uggh..bad memories.
april fools- depends on which side of the prank you're on.
memorial and veterans and labor days- good things that need to be remembered. i lump them all because quite frankly i can't tell the difference between the first two and ....well ...come to think of it , whats the point of labor day?? that i work?? we all work! well, not all of us. yeah i just realized that labor day is pointless. can anyone tell me..off the top of they're head...when these holidays are?? no cheating.... i can't.
fourth of july- bottle rocket fights!!! need i say more? well, our independence is pretty rad too. and the grilling out.
halloween- free candy with razor blades in them? NICE. cept when your little and you can't figure out something good to wear. my favorite costume of all time? my dad once made me a sweet ninja turtle costume(that is not me in the pic) . awesome. good holiday
thanksgiving- eh. we celebrate family and friends. which is good. but the food is WAY overrated. why can't we just have burgers, steak, and salad? this is really whats holding thanksgiving back. turkey and dressing just ain't doin it for me, sorry. but really this is just a precursor to christmas. lets be honest.
aaaand christmas! the greatest holiday. birth of Jesus, free stuff, forced giving is always a little hard, but you can surprise a friend who doesn't expect a gift, with a gift, and you can't beat that look on someones face when they open a gift they ACTUALLY WANT. plus its cold outside...well...depending on where you are....
so there ya have it. see, i'm not so cynical!