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And a first....

Trying to post my first new entry to Dreamwidth. These will cross-post to the old place for as long as the Evil Empire doesn't ban me. Already they've seemingly seen and been pissed at my post, because I did not get the #LJ18 congratulations link on my profile banner that lots of other people did.

Many of you who hadn't already subscribed/granted access in previous days have done so- including some who have just been lurking, which is great. Oh hai:)  I generally friend anybody back who's not a bot or a Trumpernutter.

We're two days into the four-day extravaganza holiday weekend caused by Zombie Jesus. Yesterday, I worked from 8:30 until just before 3, with plenty of stress to go around since both of my offices were officially closed and I had no support staff to help with anything.  Much of the day involved translating, cutting and pasting from paper copies of bills to file a claim on the last possible day- which I always hate when people do it to me, but in which I had no choice.  At least I got the thing in before 2 p.m. on the last damn day.

I don't remember Good Friday being such a shutdown holiday in the past, but the courts all observed it, at least unofficially, and I took very few calls all day other than those involving the two appointments I'd scheduled.  Today was my Sleep-in Saturday, with an afternoon Wegmans run finding the place busy as hell (fitting for Descent Day) and me otherwise mostly home, sending out copies of filings from recent days and getting my bills and billing records caught up.

Tomorrow's the Big Kahuna of Khristendom. If I'm going to be within 100 feet of any church, it will be Dog Church, with the usual friends at the usual time; then we will catch the Doctor Who S10 premiere that will begin recording in a few minutes tonight.  No hams; no chocolate overdose; I might even go to a Buddhist ceremony if Ursula and Jazz are too Eastery to come play in the morning.

That leaves Monday- back to work, my only day of the week with no commitments, but round Buffalo the Monday after Easter is a uniquely local piece of Polish heritage called Dyngus Day. I first heard of it while living on Long Island but listening to a faroff Buffalo AM station in the 70s; the tradition was much more muted when I got here for law school, and was not all that big a deal for our first decade back. But in recent years, it's become a Thing here, largely outshining Easter itself on the local calendar. Go into a local Wegmans for the past month and you'll find a decent display of candies and bunnies, but the vestibule is much fuller of DD merch:

In a sentence: the girls chase the guys and whip them with pussy willows, and the guys chase them back and shoot water pistols at them. Far more plausible than a crucifixion myth, and a lot more fun.


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weebleswobble From: weebleswobble Date: April 16th, 2017 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
have fun with dyngus day!
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