Monday, April 1, 2013
Happy Dyngus Day!
Easter was always a bit confusing for me as a kid. I never could figure out how Jesus could grow to adulthood in just three months, from December 25th until Easter, when ever that was. That's another thing, I never know when Easter is. One year it's late in April, and others like this year, it's in March. Does the Pope just pick a number out of his big pointy hat, and that's when Easter is? Still, Easter is a great holiday for kids whenever it is. Especially if they don't have parents that make them do all that religious stuff. It was that basket full of candy that made it almost as good as Christmas and Halloween. And then there are the eggs. When I was a kid, I loved coloring eggs on the Saturday afternoon before Easter. I loved hunting for them the next morning. What I didn't like so much was eating them after they had been laying around in the bushes, and under the living room couch. Especially the ones that had leaked coloring inside. Blue hard boiled eggs are not very appetizing.
All in all I had a pretty nice Easter, but now it's done. The self denial of Lent is over (I gave up hating religion for lent), and now we can all go back to our wild ways. Have a happy Dyngus Day everybody!