Holidays Shmolidays

I remember, back when I was a kid, how much I looked forward to certain holidays. The same ones that (i'm guessing) most kids also enjoyed – christmas, halloween, easter, and probably some others that I've forgotten were every exciting or fun.

As the years grew in numbers, my interests started shifting. Christmas was still good, because there were gifts, and family type people, and tons of food. Thanksgiving started creeping up on my favorites list because of the feasts. And halloween started becoming more of a chore than a holiday. Easter.. meh.  When I discovered my joy of blowing things up (in a controlled setting) the 4th of July blasted its way into my #1 SUPER AWESOME FAVORITE HOLIDAY spot.

Nowadays, other than the 4th, most holidays just seem "blah." For the most part, the ones that I get the most excited about are the ones that I never remember, but are a state/federal holiday and require me to stay at least 5,000 miles away from even the idea of working.

So this halloween, I think I'm going to find someone to just hang out with, drink a bit, and waste the night away forgetting all about the costumes and the candy. And on friday I'm going to stock up on cheap candy. Yay. 🙂

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  1. Kate said,

    i gotta agree with you on this. holidays are great for kids, but the older you get, the more they lose their holiday-ness. if you have family (that you still actually talk to, lol), it's nice to get together with them and catch up on things in each other's lives. otherwise, holidays are just quiet days that are like every other day, but just a day off from work…at least that's how i view them now 😛 most people think of holidays as fun joyous times, but for a lot of people, they are not. 🙁 but i like the food and the candy…that's the bonus.

    my favorite holiday is july 4th…mostly because it's a hot day off from work that i can spend swimming all day at the lake. you keep blowing stuff up…just not near my lake!

    October 31, 2007 @ 2:08 pm

  2. unlikelymoose said,

    James Knox Polk was born today. He was the 11th President of the United States of America. It should be a day of great celebration and fanfare.

    Polk is noted for his foreign policy successes. He threatened war with Britain then backed away and split the ownership of the Northwest with Britain. He is even more famous for leading the successful Mexican–American War. He lowered the tariff and established a treasury system that lasted until 1913. A "dark horse" candidate in 1844, he was the first president who retired after one term and did not seek re-election. (from wikipedia)

    November 2, 2007 @ 11:34 am

  3. sparx said,

    In honor of James Knox Polk's birthday, I have taken time off from work on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. It's the patriotic thing to do.

    November 2, 2007 @ 11:47 am

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