Wednesday, January 16th, is National Do Nothing Day!! National Nothing Day was proposed in 1972 by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin. This day has been observed annually since 1973. Of course, the way to celebrate it is to do nothing!
1. To commemorate Do Nothing Day in SOME way, tell us something about your life (or the life of someone close to you) in 1973!!
Unfortunately, doing nothing is not an option for me. I’m not sure I could tell you something about 1973. I was not born yet (’79 for me) but my parents had been married a year or two and were living in Maryland. They were married 8 years before me so as far as I know, they enjoyed going into D.C. and also, watching horse races. LOL.
2. Now that we are thinking back, please tell us what your favorite past time was as a child.
I went with the first thing that popped into my head: riding bikes with my dad. In south Florida, every street has an alley behind it and we frequently rode through those, all over our neighborhood area.
3. What is the best way to cheer you up on a bad day?
If it’s me cheering myself up, then it’s a splurge on some kind of sweet OR listening to my favorite music. If we’re talking someone else (like my husband) it’s saying you’ll take us out to dinner (preferably a place with craft beer!)
4. How old were you when you first started dating?
My first “official” date was in 8th grade with Tony Long. We rode our bikes to Blockbuster and rented Mortal Kombat, we went into the Walgreens, he stole candy, then we watched TV while holding hands.
Now, actual dating gets sketchy because I didn’t do a lot of it for real. I had a couple boys I hung out with in high school and some were a little more serious but I would not call it dating. Then in college it was the same. I had it bad for a guy in my religion class named Sam Bailey. We went on one official date to the pool hall but really just ended up being study buddies.
Then, I met my husband in late ’99 and well, we dated a good long while before getting married in 2005.
5. Today is also National Fig Newton day. Do you like figs/Fig Newtons?
Yeah, figs are ok. I like the Newtons. I do enjoy a fig jelly now and then.
6. Tell us something random about your week.
My husband doesn’t understand. Sure, he likes music ok; listens to whatever in the car and does have an old running playlist that he hasn’t actually listened to in ages. But he isn’t like me who wants to consume it, bathe in it, delve into more and discover new bands. He gets slightly annoyed that I am so into it but he also lets me be who I am: the person who listens to crazy themed Swedish bands, hard-rock trios from New Zealand, Finnish love metal.
The work week so far has been insanely busy but productive; I’ve felt motivated. And what has helped is new music. I just love it!