Friday, September 29, 2006

Celebrate!

If your name is Michael--and if you are bothering to read this it likely is--HAPPY NAMESDAY! Today is the feast day of St. Michael, our namesake. In Catholic cultures, the namesday (which does not always correspond with the saint's feast-day) a is celebrated with the same importance as the birthday.

Since your family and friends are unaware, and probably aren't throwing you a surprise namesday party, you'll have to take charge and do something special for yourself--YOU ARE WORTH IT; you are a Mike. Treat yourself to a nice dinner, or splurge on a gift...something you wouldn't ordinarily buy for yourself. Me? I am going to The Who concert tonight in Detroit. While there are, unfortunately, no Mikes performing with the band, other Mikes are attending the concert, and we will all be celebrating together.

6 Comments:

Blogger MikeP said...

You spelled Michael wrong.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I did not! You must be imagining things!

9:29 AM  
Blogger MikeP said...

You spelled etymology wrong.

11:36 AM  
Blogger johncollins90517067 said...

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12:43 AM  
Blogger MikeP said...

So how was the who?

10:33 AM  
Blogger MikeP said...

Hey! I have been thinking about this whole Michaelmas situation and the legacy of Michaels all named after a christian saint who is actually a non-human superbeing, described as both "god-like" and the premiere defender against any being that would try to usurp the role of God.

So in the whole pantheon of Catholic saints is there not one being named Michael, born of human parents, who went around doing good deeds and performing miracles?

You know what can happen to fictionalized saints--do you remember when St. Christopher was demoted. It's just not the same driving around with a Mr. Christopher medallion in the car.

So hey. Can we get a new patron saint or what?

6:04 AM  

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