Daily Prompt: Festivus for the Rest of Us
by Krista on December 15, 2013
You have been named supreme ruler of the universe. Your first order of business is creating and instituting a holiday or festival in your honor. What day of the year is your holiday? What special events will take place? Describe YOU DAY in as great a detail as you can muster: the special foods we’ll consume, the decorations we’ll use…everything.
If I'm going to go about creating a festival in my honor, it won't be about what I try to do: Eat healthy food in healthy serving sizes, and get regular exercise. The Official Foods will be: Guacamole and Dark Chocolate. Not mixed together. Just anything that complements those items. Oh! And there must be garlic, and something with melted cheese --but not too much melted cheese or the evil gods of Lactose Intolerance will visit revelers when they least suspect. And eggs with runny yolks. Perhaps starting the day with some sort of egg, bacon, sausage and potatoes bake, where the eggs are left whole to bake in the oven, so that when it's done and you slice into it with your fork, the yolk runs all over the potatoes, bacon and sausages. There will be a commercial tie-in with Carl's Jr. (Hardee's) and their Six-Dollar Guacamole Bacon Cheese Burger.
For those who can afford fancier meals: Steak! Preferably medium rare. Preferably filet mignon.
Dessert? Dark Chocolate Anything.
Music: Beatles, Eagles, Billy Joel, Ludo, Pat Benetar, The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer, Mumford and Sons
The Princess Bride and/or Episodes of any Steven Moffatt series, preferably, Doctor Who and Sherlock will be playing in the background. If those are not to the taste of the revelers, there are many alternate movies and TV programs...Too many.
As for decorations, Diva Donna has eclectic tastes. If revelers choose to go more traditional, hand knit and crocheted decorations might be fun--but make it awesome, like perhaps Science Fiction themed. No doilies! (Unless you are knitting a stack of doilies in reference to Diana Barry from Anne of Green Gables --or if the doilies are not too precious and are knit in filet with references to the Diva's favorite pop-culture references from the 1990's through our current time.
Really, just have fun, revelers and do whatever the hell you want!