Monday, December 28, 2020

It was a Sunday, and we were offered only three possible celebrations for the day. One involved fruitcake, something none of us have ever enjoyed (apart from when we chucked it off a cliff back in January). Another advised us to visit the zoo, which is closed for a spectacular looking lighting display at the moment. Tickets for that event have been sold out for ages, mainly because it’s a walk-through exhibit and they have to account for proper social distancing and slow-moving old people. That left us only one thing, which we weren’t particularly jazzed about. This will be an utterly brief article – in fact, probably the briefest of the year. There really isn’t much to say about this:

Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day

Kirigami is a form of origami that involves folding up paper and using scissors to create masterworks like the ones pictured above.

That’s it. That’s our December 27. We indulged in this little craft project, and moved on with our lives. It was almost like a sneak preview of next year. It was a little bit glorious.

It was also the 53rd anniversary of Dylan’s John Wesley Harding album, so I gave that a spin. It was the least I could do, to try to incorporate a bit more celebration into an otherwise incredibly sparse day. Maybe we’ll find more to keep us busy today.

Today does indeed feature a small (but still significant) multitude of potential celebrations. Here’s what’s on our radar:

  • National Short Film Day. Short films are a great way to spend some time, whether it’s Salvador Dali’s weird and disturbing Un Chien Andalou or the new Pixar short. We can do this one.
  • National Chocolate Candy Day. What luck – Christmas gifted us all with some chocolate candy to enjoy.
  • National Card Playing Day. We have the time and we have a deck of cards. I think we can dive into this one too.
  • National Call A Friend Day. Who will be the lucky recipient? Or unlucky… does anyone still enjoy talking on the phone?
  • National Download Day. I guess it’s a good day to snag some illegal movies?

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