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some thoughts before the new year.

It’s been a while since we last talked. Some things have happened! For instance:

  • I traveled to five states in one week.
  • I became obsessed with this song.
  • I won Nerd Prom.
  • Baby Jesus was born, again!
  • I ate a really good veggie burger.
  • I pretended to care about sports, like, three times. (My dad was impressed that I could describe a first down. Really, Dad? Thanks for the confidence.)
  • I got to hang out in Colorado for ten days with my pup and fam and two friends from home who are actually still in Denver.
  • I severely jammed and/or broke my toe. I was sitting upstairs in my dad’s office, minding my own business, and feeling annoyed that the Christmas socks I was wearing were toe socks. I HATE toe socks. Like pants are to your legs, they’re like prisons for your toes. Obviously, I pulled all of my toes out of the toe prison parts, so there was some extra material just flappin’ around. Then the doorbell rang, so I rang down the carpeted stairs, my feet slipped out from under me, and my right foot rammed into the wall. Then my dog started barking his head off in my face, and I almost murdered him. I had to answer the door all like, “Oh, hi, sorry, just fell down the stairs. No, I’m totally not about to cry. Haha, okay, thanks for the spiced nuts, neighbor.” Then my toe started to really hurt. Then I went on a pub crawl that involved a lot of walking. Then my toe turned sort of black. Then purple. Now it’s just sort of bulbous and can’t bend, so I’m fine, but REALLY MALLORY? You couldn’t walk for a week because you fell down the stairs wearing slippery Christmas toe socks?! Because I have a history of showing you my injuries for no reason at all, here’s a picture of the toe at its purplest. You’re welcome:

So Happy New Year’s Eve Eve, dear readers, and get excited: 2011 is going to be THE BEST YEAR EVER! You know why? It’s 2011! Which means 11/11/11 is finally coming! Which means I can have my gala! You’re all invited, so I’ll keep you posted. I seriously cannot wait.

Now I’m off to paint the town sparkly with Kathleeny.

[Posted by Mallory]

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the best holiday you’ve never celebrated.

Dear readers, happy holiday!

No, I’m not talking about the fact that it’s practically Christmas by retail standards, or even Veterans Day (although that is certainly a worthy holiday in itself). Rather, I am talking about November 11. As in 11/11. And the exact moment of the holiday takes place at 11:11:11 on 11/11. You know how some people tell you to make a wish when the clock says 3:33? This holiday is like that, on steroids. 

Yeah, maybe it’s not very mature of me to celebrate such a thing. But everyone loves silly holidays. There are holidays for everything these days, so why not 11/11? My friend Katie and I “invented” the holiday back in 6th grade, and we’ve been celebrating ever since. Every 11/11 is a great day, but the biggest 11/11 of all is coming up in just a few years. 

You guessed it: 11/11/11 at 11:11:11. It will be like midnight on New Year’s, only BETTER. I promise you that I will be hosting a large party for the event, and you are all invited. (It will be on a Friday night, and there’s no way you ALREADY have something better to do, so I’ll know you’re lying if you say you can’t come.)

It’s funny, because back in sixth grade, when we invented this holiday, it was 1997, and 2011 seemed a hell of a long way off. It was. Strange how that works out. I’m not in the mood to get into a deep discussion about how time flies and how your perspective is so different when you’re 11 (AH! I just realized that we invented the holiday when we were 11!), so I won’t. 

Let’s just stick with Happy 11/11! Make it a good year.

[Posted by Mallory]


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