11.13.2011

When it was 11/11/11


I'm not gonna lie, I was excited for 11/11/11 Considering it only happens every thousand years I think it's pretty cool that I was here to witness this one. What do you do on special days when you live around no friends or family and don't have a whole lot to do? I find myself asking this every time a holiday comes around such as Halloween or New Years Eve. Supposedly everyone is supposed to have a great night doing something extra ordinary. Usually my expectations are too high [out of excitement for a special day] and I am usually let down. Because of this I have decided to let go of all special occasion expectations and just be happy.

This friday on 11/11/11 I made sure to let all of my students know what today was and how cool it was. Yes they rolled their eyes at their incredibly lame teacher, but I didn't care. I came home to a studious husband trying to get 3 papers written. I helped him write a few. I also decided it was about time to actually make dinner. A good sit down dinner. So I cleaned the kitchen [you can't start making a good meal in a dirty kitchen] and got to work. I watched some Big Bang Theory re-runs that were on tv and amused myself by spinning around the kitchen. Dinner came and went. We went out and grabbed a movie at Blockbuster. Can I just say that this is the first time that I have rented a movie at a store in about 3 years. I had to sign up with Blockbuster again and I felt so stupid because I had to keep asking the most pathetic questions like "Do I get a card or something" and "What do I need to do when I give you the movie?" How were they going to check it out to the right person. ha yup idiot. We got a chick flick, FINALLY, and stopped by Smith's for our favorite Moose Tracks ice-cream.

We sat at home. We ate lots of treats and watched a movie. We might have played tag a bit and I'm pretty sure we pestered each other in attempt to entertain ourselves. Besides that not much else. I did however force Ry to take a picture with me at 11:11 pm on 11/11/11. Yes he rolled his eyes at me just like my students, but I didn't care. I made him anyways. I'm glad I did. It's a moment in history.


4 comments:

LindsayNicole said...

Happy 11/11 Chels!! Youre so stinkin awesome! Miss you guys!

Rae said...

You are so cute. I definitely missed both 11:11am and pm. Too busy at work in the morning and completely oblivious in the evening. Probably better I missed it in the evening because the only thing that makes a "holiday" more of a let down is when it's a let down and you're alone. Womp womp.
Haha, I didn't mean that to sound as pathetic as it does.
Aaaand on that note....

Ryley Shaum said...

rach you never sound pathetic! I seriously am so bad at taking pictures and documenting "important" times. It seems though it would be easy with a photographer in the house but no. Ps I might be coming to NY in the spring..... if I can get a grant! I'll keep you posted!

charlieymichelle said...

its so funny cause I thought about you on 11/11/11 at 11:11!! For reals! And how we used to make 11-11 on our hands and make a wish! We were dorks, and prob still are. But I'm okay with that!