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Tomorrow begins my year-long adventure. It’s going to be a party literally. I have been gearing up for ways to celebrate the next four days in Paris and things are looking pretty good.

New Year’s Day will have pictures from our celebration tonight. January 2 is going to be a challenge, I still have no idea how to celebrate. January 3 is going to blow your mind. I’m going to celebrate as many of the listed holidays as possible. I’m getting my LOTR on for the next few days. If you don’t know that reference, then we aren’t friends. Well we are, but I secretly judge you. Sorry. January 4 will be taking place in an airport/on an airplane. And Pop Music Day is going to be hilarious.

I will probably be posting these celebration stories in the evening. Based on my travel schedule, that would be the easiest.

I am really excited. I have a secret dream that this is what I can do with the rest of my life. So I don’t have to get a real job and I can just write this cool blog and show people how to celebrate obscurity. If you know anyone that like to sponsor parties and whatnot send them my way. P Diddy has a giant themed party once a year doesn’t he? It’s where everyone wears white? Right? Maybe he is looking to expand his celebratory skills. I’m sure one of you is besties with P Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Combs, Sean P Diddy Combs, Diddy you get the idea. Send out a letter to all of the aforementioned names so to be sure he will get one of the letters and tell him he needs to celebrate with me. That plan is fool-proof.

I love New Year’s Eve. It’s a great holiday, a lot of hype but still great if you celebrate well. Grab a stranger and kiss them. That would make for a memorable night. And then forever when someone asks that stranger what the greatest New Year’s Eve-r was they will say, “This one time I was at a party and this really great stranger just grabbed me and kissed me. It was like it was from a movie!” And BOOM you are going down in history as This Really Great Stranger. So that’s an option for celebrating tonight.

Also, if you are going to be at one of those fancy parties where everyone starts singing Auld Lang Syne at midnight and you’re freaking out because you don’t know the lyrics and you are trying to impress a really great stranger you are in luck! Here are the lyrics! Now you can be as awesome as the people who know the lyrics past the line, “If old acquaintance be forgot.”

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.


We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.


We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.


And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.


If you really want to get in The Celebrationist spirit, perform this song at your party. I would love it and so would that really great stranger you just kissed.

Happy New Year’s Eve to all!


I’m celebrating 7 hours before you. It’s basically time travel.



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The First 31 Parties

I start my celebratory adventure in 5 days. I. Am. Jazzed. I have gotten some pretty good feed back towards the project and I am gearing up. So I’m leaving for Paris, which means that the first four days of my trip will be spent celebrating in France! The Celebrationist is international already! Go dual citizenship!

I figured I would post my list of January holidays so you all can get über jazzed about all the fun things I will be blogging/celebrating.

SIDENOTE: I am not taking my wonderful reliable shiny MacBook Pro to Paris. I’m only there for around 8 days so I figured I could do without it. However, I took on The Celebrationist and I was going to need to update for the four days I’m there. So I will be taking my little bitty Windows-laden spooky netbook. It’s super tiny and weird and not a Mac. So I’m ToTaLlY looking forward to the shoddy craftsmanship and confusing system…oh wait.

Ok so the first month’s list…get jazzed (some days have more than one option because they have awesome options and I can’t decide…like January 3rd):

January 1: New Year’s Day
January 2: Run it Up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Notices Day
January 3: Drinking Straw Day, J. R. R. Tolkien Day, Festival of Sleep Day, Fruitcake Toss Day, Humiliation Day
January 4: Pop Music Chart Day, Trivia Day, World Braille Day, World Hypnotism Day
January 5: Bean Day
January 6: Epiphany, Cuddle Up Day
January 7: Harlem Globetrotter’s Day
January 8: Male Watcher’s Day
January 9: Balloon Ascension Day
January 10: National Clean Off Your Desk Day
January 11: Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
January 12: National Pharmacists Day
January 13: International Skeptics Day, Make Your Dreams Come True Day
January 14: Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 15: Bald Eagle Appreciation Day
January 16: Appreciate a Dragon Day
January 17: Kid Inventors’ Day
January 18: Thesaurus Day
January 19: Popcorn Day
January 20: National Disk Jockey Day
January 21: National Hugging Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 22: Fancy Rat and Mouse Day
January 23: National Handwriting Day
January 24: Beer Can Appreciation Day
January 25: Macintosh Computer Day
January 26: Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement
January 27: Chocolate Cake Day
January 28: Fun at Work Day
January 29: Thomas Paine Day
January 30: Inane Answering Message Day
January 31: Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

That’s the list. If you have any suggestions of ways for me to celebrate PLEASE let me know. I’m looking for some creative options. If you are interested in helping me celebrate any of these holidays I would be pleased as punch. Just let me know! So tell your kids, tell your wives and tell your husbands cause we are celebrating everything.

I mean seriously, who doesn’t love parties? And who doesn’t love obscure things? And who doesn’t love being awesome? No one. The answer is no one. Except, if the answer is no one then it makes it sounds like a double negative and I hate double negatives. No one doesn’t love parties. (Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee. Newsflash Sara Lee, I hate you. Solely based on your marketing strategies.) So sorry for the sort of kind of double negative. I just don’t know the rule in the situation. But seriously, no one doesn’t love being awesome.


Wishing it was January 16th already.


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A Lofty Goal.

I have a goal. A New Years Resolution if you will. I want my days to be filled with fun. So I’ve decided to celebrate an obscure holiday everyday for one entire year. This started out as sort of a joke and now has blossomed into my end-of-college-do-something-cool-with-my-life plan.

This goal is lofty and potentially crazy. Ok, so it is crazy. I get it. It’s going to be strange. I might force others to participate etc. etc.  But no one, by no one I mean several people that matter quite a bit to me, believes that I can accomplish this. The predictions of not making it to St. Patrick’s Day were made. The comment of ohhh, that’s going to be so hard was made. But seriously, it can’t be that hard. I can spend 5 minutes of my day every day celebrating something obscure. And I can spend 15 minutes of my day writing a post about my adventure.

I love holidays. I’m sure you do as well. I am just completely jazzed about all the fun days of the year I am going to get to celebrate. I’m looking forward to Look For a Circle Day, National Handwriting Day and Talk like a Pirate Day. I am not looking forward to any of the holidays that have to do with pets or Nude Appreciation Day.

So here’s to the next year. A year of holidays. I hope it makes people laugh and I hope that someone everyday is inspired to have a little bit more fun than usual.


The Celebrationist

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