If you’re wondering what exciting things you can look forward to in the new year, you’ve come to the right place.
Feb. 22, 2022 (2/22/22) will fall on a Tuesday, thereby making it 2’s day, or Two’s Day.
The husband sent a text to the entire family alerting them to this spectacular event, adding that he was so excited he could hardly contain himself.
The response was underwhelming.
Eventually his Two’s Day text was acknowledged with a thumbs-up, then a heart, then late in the evening came an offer to make him a pie.
I think the pie was a comfort food offer to ease the pain of others not sharing his excitement. Naturally, one would hope the pie would have two crusts filled with two very large sliced apples, baked at 200 degrees times 2.
Or perhaps the one who offered pie was thinking of Pi Day (March 14 or 3.14), which he also celebrates, as do I for obvious reasons. (Pie.)
The man can’t help himself. He is a numbers guy, a detail guy, a record-keeping guy and a history guy. When that is who you are, life doesn’t get much better than 2/22/22.
Well, that is unless you were married on 5/6/78. Yep. That was pretty good, too. For some people, life changes on a dime; for us it changed on a 5678.
He says the only thing better would have been if we were pronounced husband and wife at 12:34. On 5/6/7/8.
Please don’t make me spell it out. Or count it out.
As it turns out, a smattering of groups have designated Feb. 22 as “their day” and hopefully will tailor celebrations with a nod to Two’s Day: World Spay Day (sign pets up in twos), World Thinking Day (distribute “Two Heads are Better Than One” buttons), National Cook a Sweet Potato Day (two at a time, please) and National Margarita Day (make it a double?).
The only people more excited than my better half are those who were born on Feb. 2, 2000 and will celebrate their 22nd birthday in 2022.
And you were thinking it was going to be a cold and dreary, long, gray winter.
I’m anticipating a lot of two-for-one sales and two-for-one meals. Taco Two’s Day has a nice ring.
On the flip side, there’s always the danger of the Dollar Store becoming the Two Dollar Store for the day.
Still, the possibilities for celebration are endless.
Fireworks at 2:22 a.m. and p.m. Say everything twice. Eat twice as much. Send every text twice and when you answer the phone say hello twice.
Have tea for two while reading “A Tale of Two Cities.”
Better yet, do what we do when we routinely leave home. Lock the house, get in the car, then run back inside for your glasses. Lock up again, get in the car again, then run back inside a second time to make sure the gas burners on the stove are off.
For us, every day is Two’s Day.
Borgman is a columnist for Tribune News Service and she may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.