WTH is Flanmas? I’m glad you asked.
Origins and History. Flanmas is an ancient and hallowed tradition, dating back more than 10,000 years (+/- 9,997 years*) in which good friends come together to enjoy a bit of silliness and fun.
In 2008, it was an impromptu get together which included more than $50 worth of Taco Bell “food” (and one superior homemade flan), gathered ’round the ceremonial fake fireplace of our small apartment near the hallowed grounds of White Rock Lake in Dallas.
2009 was a celebration of the ancient and mystical, totally sophistical Rite of Chinese Take Out (and Flan) in the House of New John.
The 2010 edition was cancelled in honor of St. Flancis, patron saint of everyone’s-busy-this-year-so-it-might-be-best-just-to-skip-it.
Current Festivities. Flanmas 2011, in accordance with tradition, is actually Flanmas 2012. Looking at the calendar and precedent, it falls on this most wonderful of days, January 1, 2012.**
It is traditional to start in the afternoon, so anyone who wants to par-tay the night before has ample opportunity to sleep it off prior to making merry.
This year’s theme is . . . [drumroll please] . . . Homemade Tamales!***
Observance. Today, we will hang out, drink adult beverages, play games, talk smack, predict sports results, make movie references, update Facebook, send texts, discuss zombies, solve the mysteries of life, and all the other things people in groups do nowadays to unwind while enjoying each other’s company.
It’ll be a nice breather from all the stresses brought on by everything else which has come up in the previous two months.
NJ4NY According to WP. WordPress sent me a Flash animation summarizing my 2011, according to their stats.
I don’t trust all the number, however. For example, they say I made 344 posts this past year. Nope. I hit every day, 365.
They also said my busiest day of the year was Feb. 28 with 217 views. Nope. December 27 was my busiest day with 448 views.
If they can get numbers as basic as those wrong, what else might be screwy?
Plan for Week 01-2. The first week of Primal living will be standard except for I will take one final Free Day, today, to celebrate Flanmas with my friends.
Red = a negative deviation | Green = a positive deviation | Blue = a note