Just a quick note to future me: now Howlidays are no longer celebrated on the first Tuesday after December 10th. We never did manage to get it right anyway. So the new tradition is a codification of that fact.
Woo! Another year, another Howliday. This year, the new tradition was eating at a diner. We’d managed to do it three years in a row, so we figured it was time to lock it in. The less you are at your own home, cooking your own dinners, the less likely the banshees can find you!
As is rapidly becoming a new Howliday tradition, I’m posting my Howliday entry super late. Nothing of super note, just that we decided cookies were the new tradition, based on Meg’s excellent batch. Clearly, people of old would leave offerings of fresh cookies to supplicate the banshees. Much as modern children leave the same for … Continue reading “Howliday 2011”
I’ve been meaning to post about this year’s Howliday, lest its new tradition get lost in the haze of memory. Seeing as all participants were people that happened to have beards, it was discovered that long have poor folk — who could not afford more convincing disguises — adopted beards at this time of year … Continue reading “Howliday 2010”
In the tradition of creating Howliday traditions, our apartment had been brainstorming what this year’s would be. Figuring that in order to be consistent, if we were ever going to decide a date scheme (what day Howliday falls in a given year), the sooner the better. Otherwise we’d lock ourselves in. The first Howliday occurred … Continue reading “Howliday Rules”
So another Howliday came and went. Pull up a chair and listen to the tenets of this ancient holiday. First, as I mentioned last year, if you’ve been good this year, the Banshee Queen hopefully left a year’s reprieve under your pillow. Better go check. Second, I hope you put out your Banshee Effigies. They … Continue reading “Howliday Traditions”
My flatmate Dave and his girlfriend Kayci have decided that today, the 14th of December, should be a holiday. No particular reason for it, just that the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas was not filled with enough action. However, they didn’t have a theme or name or anything for this momentous day. I tried to … Continue reading “Happy Howliday”
This post is tragically too late for Halloween, despite my having this information for over a year. Sorry about that. There’s always next year. Last year, Dave and his girlfriend were casting about for costume ideas. I had a whopper, but they wouldn’t hear of it (which reminds me: be sure to leave some family … Continue reading “Costume Idea”