23 Nov I’m a Sucker for Thanksgiving
So in a complete about face from my Bah Humbug let’s not wish anyone a happy holidays post last week, I’m going to admit the truth here: Thanksgiving is really my favorite holiday.
I know, I know. I was annoyed that I’d already started saying Happy Holidays. And that part is true. But that really stems from the fact that they start pushing Halloween merchandise in July, and Christmas lights go up after Labor Day and Valentine’s Day (the ultimate in Hallmark Holidays, I mean, come on!!) stuff starts coming out on January 2.
Where’s that procrastinator’s spirit?? What happened to leaving shopping to the last minute??
Oh. My. God. I just had the most BRILLIANT idea!!!!
I think there should be a day each year to celebrate procrastinators!!! I’m going to call it–wait for it–eh, I’ll tell you tomorrow.
Ha ha!! I crack myself up.
Just kidding, it’s called Procrastinator’s Day!! I mean, what else would it be called??
Wait, this is even more brilliant because I was going to change the title of this blog post to Procrastinator’s Day but then I was going to have to tell you in here that the original title for the post was “I’m a sucker for Thanksgiving” because otherwise the lead-in to the post would make no sense and even though it now has nothing really to do with the post, it has that neat link to another post and I’m still sort of new to blogging and I get excited by my links so I didn’t want to take that link away.
BUT, it really does kind of relate in a way because I’m talking about holidays and the creation of a new holiday and I was talking about how Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday but I think that my NEW favorite holiday might have to be Procrastinator’s Day!! I think it’s going to be yours too, but let me explain it first.
I know, I know, a holiday with instructions. It’s not sounding that promising. But I promise, it gets better. Oh also, I meant that it seems fine to leave the original title.
So, I think there’s a special bond among true procrastinators. We meet each others eyes as we’re shopping last minute for gifts. Scrounging through the leftover gloves with no match for something that doesn’t look like it was bought at the 11th hour even though our loved ones know us. We meet sleepy eyes across the way as we’re picking up our papers from Kiewit (Go Big Green!) at 4am the day a paper is due.
I guess that doesn’t happen anymore but you get the idea. Actually you probably have no idea what I mean. Print out papers?? On a central college printer?? Wow, I thought Michelle was so young. No, she’s just short.
Anyway, forget all that. True procrastinators brag with pride about how last minute we did something. And finally, a holiday just for us.
But the true brilliance of Procrastinator’s Day is coming up now. So first the terms–our loved ones must experience the thrill of getting a present at the very last minute. But how to force them to experience this?? Ok, now.
The date of Procrastinator’s Day will CHANGE EVERY YEAR!!! No one will know when it is, except the organizers!!! So you won’t know when it’s coming!! You will receive an email, and you have 12 hours to buy your own beloved Procrastinator a fabu present!!
I know. I mean I KNOW!!! I’m astonished at my own brilliance sometimes.
Feel free to let me know how brilliant this idea is in the comments. And of course let me know if you want to help coordinate this. I think we can totally set this up for 2012!
Procrastinator’s Day. Coming soon to you! Or maybe not.
PS-This was going to be a post about the things I’m grateful for. Guess I’ll do that one later.