Celebrate All My Gizmos Are Working Day — March 2nd

Each year our calendars are jam-packed with weird, oddball holidays created, presumably, by equally weird people. Since I’m just as odd as the next person, I figure I’m entitled to invent one too … assuming I can come up with something strange that isn’t already taken.

Anyway, while scrolling through several calendars specializing in bizarre holidays, I noticed a startling omission. Apparently, nobody’s thought to invent All My Gizmos Are Working Day. That is, until now.

So with the powers vested in me as a member in good standing of the New York State Bar, I hereby declare March 2, 2011 to be the first annual All My Gizmos Are Working Day.

As you might expect, I’m commemorating this spanking new holiday with a limerick. But before I get to my verse, let me first acknowledge that most people won’t be able to really celebrate All My Gizmos Are Working Day on March 2nd. In fact, there’s a good chance I won’t be able to enjoy it either.

Why not? Because I can’t remember the last time that I didn’t have at least one broken gadget — a kitchen appliance, TV, DVD player, stereo, land line, cell phone, computer, e-book reader, MP3 player, etc. At least one electronic thingamajig is always misbehaving.

But hope springs eternal, right? So here’s my celebratory limerick:

Limerick Ode To All My Gizmos Are Working Day
By Madeleine Begun Kane

All My Gizmos Are Working Day’s here.
March 2nd’s that day of good cheer.
If, alas, you’re disgusted
Cuz something is busted,
Try again on March 2nd next year.

(Inspired by Big Tent’s anti-holiday prompt.)

UPDATE: I’ve learned that March 26th is Make up your own Holiday Day.

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22 Responses to “Celebrate All My Gizmos Are Working Day — March 2nd”

  1. Travis says:

    Is this that kind of holiday where, if you say it, it comes true? You know, I say I’m celebrating All My Gizmos Are Working Day, and magically they all work on that day.

    I’m going to operate under this premise. My calendar is marked.

    Now I just have to hope that my calendar gizmo works so I remember to celebrate that all my gizmos are…oh nevermind.

  2. madkane says:

    LOL! I hope you enjoy celebrating Travis. :)

  3. Hooray, I’ll raise a glass to that one/

  4. nan says:

    Fun. I will be on the look-out for a look-alike day, any day of the year. We have so many gizmos, what did we expect? :-)

  5. Wouldn’t that be amazing if all the gizmos were actually working! Very playful idea!

  6. Dan Wilcox says:

    Got my mojo working!

  7. Kim Nelson says:

    Well I know it’s a time-sucking bad day when the gizmos fail!

  8. pamela says:

    A fun poem, Madeleine.

  9. Versebender says:

    I’m old enough to remember when a digital watch was a gizmo…dang, think I’ll have another beer. Clever and funny…good job. Vb

  10. Cara Holman says:

    Enjoyed this! Not sure I’d be able to celebrate it either. :)

  11. renkat says:

    This will rank up there with high-stress, high-expectation holidays bound to bring on a sense of failure – like Valentines Day…

  12. barbara says:

    I see we have similar holidays of improbability. Life is hard on cynics.

  13. Tumblewords says:

    A red letter holiday to be sure! I hope there’s chocolate something for prizes.

  14. Wow. It is grand to have an aim!

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your delightful responses and kind words.

  16. Cathy says:

    Lol! that’s funny!

  17. Deb says:

    I shall hope to celebrate in earnest! (Fun idea!)

  18. madkane says:

    Thanks Cathy and Deb!

  19. becca givens says:

    Bravo!! (clap clap clap)

  20. Mike Patrick says:

    I would have commented earlier, but my keyboard has been on the fritz.

  21. Cloaked Monk says:

    How fun! Maybe if we had this holiday, we would have a magic moment where everything worked!

  22. madkane says:

    Thanks Becca, Mike and Cloaked!