12.02.2009

Bunker Day!

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Me, Mullins and Harold inside the Bunker Day fort.

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Bunker Day feast!

We are not maniacs. We are not in search of savings. Instead of getting up early, fighting the crowds (literally) and digging through bins of junk we don't need or have room for, Kurt and I battened down the hatches of our little condo, declaring Black Friday as the official day of Hermitage- Bunker Day.

This was our second annual celebration of the holiday. The idea was that we would not under any circumstances leave the house, except for letting the dogs out to wee. We stocked the cabinets with fancy snacks, wine and treats and built an elaborate pillow fort in the living room. The fort happened to envelop our television, and with careful planning, we hid there all day, loving every minute of it.

Our dogs seemed to be especially excited about Bunker Day. The fort was like their den. Thanks to Kurt, it smelled like farts inside, but to dogs, fart smell is a soothing divine odor, almost as good as the stench of dead things. We imagined that we were guests in Harold's house. He was a gracious host, immediately taking our coats and offering us Harold-sized mugs of hot chocolate.

9 comments:

  1. such a good idea/ cute new tradition! i braved the black friday crowds and let me say, your day looks like it was more fun :)

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  2. that is so sweet! I love it!!!!!

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  3. We had a good time! Maybe we can get it to catch on! :)

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  4. Fabulous. We generally do this on New Years - hide, at all costs and ramifications. xo

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  5. Oh man, New Years is the best time to hide. Holidays that involve staying out late and drinking in public are for the birds.

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  6. This is such a great idea! I was working, and we actually had Black Friday Adoption Promotion and found homes for 38 black/mostly black cats and dogs that day, bit I hadn't been, I would have loved hunkering down with the dogs ad declaring it a Stay Home Day!

    xox,
    Susan

    confessionsofasineater.blogspot.com

    p.s. Do you read this blog: http://livingthefrugallife.blogspot.com/ ..? I think you'd like it!

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  7. I am so doing this as soon as there is more carpet in the Garagehome! What a great idea! (I also love that all your traditions involve lots of fancy food...)

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