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Friday, March 29, 2013

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Easter Greetings

Previously: Relationsushi

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iceberg

<3 u, jaunty stoner chickie! these are great.

wee_ramekin

@iceberg You know what is sorta creepy? That lil' lday is carrying her weed & flowers around in containers made of her mother's placenta.

whateverlolawants

@wee_ramekin Isn't that how everyone does it?

I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

@iceberg I want to know what lil chickie's got in the giant egg...

iceberg

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose LSD!

mollpants

@wee_ramekin She's also carrying an UNBORN SIBLING AS A PURSE

I'm Right on Top of that, Rose

@mollpants Hahahahahaha yesssssss (and noooooooooooo)

A. Louise

The first one is relevant to my weekend plans. (So glad we're doing Easter lunch so I'll have time to locate a TV for some mad GoT action.)

Megasus

@A. Louise Hahaha, I don't give any shits about Easter, but I am really stoked I don't have to work on Monday so I don't have to wait all day to watch it. I clearly have my priorities straight.

TheLetterL

I bet a bolo tie would have been easier on his stubby little wings, too.

MaxBraverman

"You tell them dear"

That hit me in my funnybone.

fondue with cheddar

@MaxBraverman That one reminds me of that scene in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask with Gene Wilder and the sheep.

Briony Fields

Hold the phone. Is today not a holiday in America? I was not expecting new 'Pin posts today.

iceberg

@Briony Fields SO LAME Easter is not a public holiday here. I miss my Aussie 4-day weekend!

fondue with cheddar

@Briony Fields It is but not a national holiday. Easter is, though. But a lot of people take off work anyway. My commute to work was a breeze!

iceberg

@fondue with cheddar also in the US you still call it a holiday even when no one (or very few people) get the day off, which is not the same in Australlia - a holiday is a day off damn it!!!

fondue with cheddar

@iceberg Not in the US! Here in the US, a day off or trip is called a vacation, but a specific day where people celebrate or commemorate something is called a holiday. We just have separate words for both ideas, that's all! I always found it weird to hear people say they're "going on holiday" when there's no holiday. It's a vacation, dammit! ;)

bitzyboozer

@fondue with cheddar One day off does not a vacation make! I know our time off in the US is paltry compared to other developed countries, but it ain't that bad!

fondue with cheddar

@bitzyboozer Yeah, though technically I guess we call a day off that is not a holiday a "vacation day", meaning "a specific number of days our employer gives us which we can use any time we want a regular workday off," as in, "I'm going to take a vacation day on Friday so I can have a 3-day weekend while my sister is in town."

iceberg

@fondue with cheddar OK so but a day that everyoine gets off like 4th of July is a "national holiday", but a day like MLK Day that only mailmen and lucky people get off is just a holiday, as is Valentine's Day which no one gets off. Have I got it right?

fondue with cheddar

@iceberg Pretty much, yeah. A "federal holiday" (AKA "national holiday") is one where federal government institutions shut down on those days, so all employees of federal government instututions have the day off (as well as schools and most state and local government institutions). Some businesses choose to follow suit, like banks for instance. Occasionally you'll hear people refer to them as "bank holidays" because everyone uses banks and it's important to know when they're going to be closed.

The US holidays wikipedia page explains that some states consider Good Friday a government holiday, which I was not aware of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_holidays

wee_ramekin

@iceberg You do! If it's a Thing On The Calendar, then it's a holiday, even if it's not one you personally celebrate (for example, though I am not Jewish, I consider Passover a holiday).

In my opinion, the "big holidays" in the US are: Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Halloween, and New Year's Eve/Day. Those are the holidays that everyone usually *does* something for, even if they don't get time off work.

On a separate note, today is Good Friday, not actually Easter. I have the day off, and the state of Texas gives public employees the day off. That actually makes me feel kind of squicky, because Easter is a completely religious holiday (unlike, I would argue, Christmas, which is religiously based, but has been co-opted by so many as a non-religious "winter holiday" that I feel like it's different). It makes me feel double squicky because Passover was this week, but no one gets Passover off.

I mean, I'm not protesting my day off! I just feel weird about taking it because of its religious basis.

fondue with cheddar

@wee_ramekin Some schools in the area where I live (Camden County, NJ) close for major Jewish holidays as well as Christian ones, but I think it's only the ones where there is a significant Jewish population.

SuperGogo

@wee_ramekin Clot Breath (hee hee) I'm a Christian and I don't have it off, so we'll just balance each other out, kay?

iceberg

@wee_ramekin That's so funny, I was just thinking aboutr this last night and I feel llike Easter is soooo much less religious than Christmas because for those of us who aren't Christian it's all about chocolate eggs and bunnies - the Bergy Bits had an egg hunt at their daycare and Mr. Iceberg who is stridently non-Christian was like "weeeellll I guess that's okay because it's based in pagan tradition, but I hope they didn't talk about Jesus."

fondue with cheddar

@iceberg But isn't it the most important Christian holiday? I mean, the death and resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of the whole religion.

wee_ramekin

@SuperGogo LOL forever at your "(hee hee)". Oh Chris_Roberts@facebook, you live on in the memr'y of those who somethingsomething you.

@iceburg That is a good point! I think when I was younger, I would have agreed with you, because Easter was all about candy and bunnies and chicks. But now that I'm older and don't get an Easter basket or go on Easter egg hunts, the holiday is really just a religious-based one for me. My family is not religious, and we'll still celebrate it by gathering together for a family dinner. However, for me, it's not the same as Christmas because the family aspect of Christmas means that I'll hop on a plane and fly from TX to CT for Christmas dinner, which during Easter I'll just stay here and send out cards.

Briony Fields

@iceberg Sadness! I thought the US would be all over that, given how popular Christianity is. Well, I'm going to quietly enjoy my day off, sorry guys!

fondue with cheddar

@wee_ramekin For me, the real holiday is Easter Monday when all the candy goes on sale.

Briony Fields

@fondue with cheddar You're right, Easter is much more significant in the whole Christian story than Christmas, but culturally Christmas is the biggest holiday, and gets the most attention, so maybe that's when more people pay attention to the religious story behind it? That's when people get a full week (or two) off and travel all over the place for family. Easter is just...chocolate and a long weekend. It seems to me it's only more important (and therefore more religious) to practicing Christians.

Verity

@fondue with cheddar They're bank holidays here in the UK - public holidays when most businesses, banks included, are closed. This includes days like Good Friday, Easter Monday and Christmas Day, but also days when there isn't anything in particular being celebrated, like the August Bank Holiday.

iceberg

@Briony Fields RIGHT???!!! I was like, uh excuse me i did not move to the BIBLE BELT to come to work on Easter.

fondue with cheddar

@Briony Fields Generally, people like presents and babies more than they like eggs and death.

iceberg

@fondue with cheddar Call me when there is a Christmas Creme Egg.

... no seriously call me, I want one.

Briony Fields

@iceberg Man, I'd be so disappointed! We should totally swap, I live in a soooper secular country and we get all kinds of bizarre religious holidays. I get a day off for Ascension, and also something called...Whitsun? Or something? I don't even know how it translates in English because I NEVER heard about it before I came here.

Michelle LeBlanc@twitter

@wee_ramekin My elementary school in Massachusetts used to rather charmingly refer to Good Friday as "Low Attendance Day" on the school holidays calender. It wasn't worth it to them to be open, so they closed, but they sure weren't going to admit it was because of religion!

frigwiggin

@fondue with cheddar ...this explains why I got such a good parking space this morning. I had NO IDEA.

fondue with cheddar

I will mourn you when they chew up your face. These are great.

noReally

Jiiiiiim. They'll let you come back to Brooklyn in 30 days if you'll stop eating American cheese.

bitzyboozer

Feel u brunch bunnies. I'm going to be out of town on Sunday and I'm legit panicky about dealing with hellish brunch lines in a city I don't know.

stonefruit

WHOA these are perfect.

Also, "Rental Application Pay Stub."

royaljunk

fancy Easter brunch AND Vikings AND Game of Thrones, this Sunday is truly an embarrassment of riches.

Megasus

@royaljunk yes another Vikings fan!

Verity

Why do those ducks have terrifying shrunken wings? How do they fly?

fondue with cheddar

@Verity They look like potatoes with duck heads and fish fins.

Verity

@fondue with cheddar I cannot unsee it.

SuperGogo

Aww, poor Rubies (white, red-eyed albino rabbits). They sit at the shelters, unwanted, just like the black cats. *sniff*

HereKitty

@SuperGogo And they look like Ghost from "Game of Thrones," CIRCLE COMPLETED!

frigwiggin

Who wants to share great/terrible Easter stories? I have a long one from three years ago, when Mom and I were in Switzerland when Easter rolled around (on my one and only trip to Europe) and most of the restaurants were closed, and we ended up at this really weird fondue place where the fondue-oil-heater kept going out and the salad was really terrible and half the dipping sauces for the meat were just ketchup/mayonnaise. And it was owned by a Japanese family and the waitstaff all had to wear pony-hair cow-print pants/skirts...

Brunhilde

@frigwiggin The last time I went home for Easter, it must have been 1999?, one of my older sisters and I did a MST3K style running commentary on the 10 commandments and Ben Hur and got straight up shithammered drunk. It was hilarious.

DairyCat

@frigwiggin One Easter my mother was mowing our pasture (she's Jewish, my dad's Catholic so her entire role in Easter was "go buy candy, bring candy home, give candy to dad to put in baskets.") and ran over a rabbit nest. She eviscerated the mother and two babies and brought the third baby inside to try to raise. Though unscathed, that baby bunny was too little and died 2 days later. My dad swears she did it on purpose (how?) so that we wouldn't want to do Easter anymore.

lucy snowe

My husband and I don't celebrate Zombie Jesus Day. But we're culturally Christian, and love bunnies and chocolate.

So I just got back from buying my son's very first Easter Basket. I have sparkly green grass to put in it, and a bunch of plastic eggs to fill with pastel M&Ms and jellybeans. I cant decide if we should do the hunt in our living room, or see if we can sneak into a corner of the park and hide stuff so we can all be outside.

I also just had my first creme egg of the season. And then my second.

chetmaychua

Hold the phone. Is today not a holiday in America? I was not expecting new 'Pin posts today. Vietnam Itinerary

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