Monday, April 2, 2012

International Hug a Medievalist Day

March 31 is International Hug A Medievalist Day, something all of you who are friends of mine on facebook already know because I posted about it relentlessly hoping to get hugs by the bushel under the assumption that most people only know one, maybe two, medievalists and so they would be compelled to hug me specifically.

I'm not making this up.  See, even the New Yorker admits that this is a real thing:

And, no, I do not know why there is no International Hug an Early Modernist Day, but March 14 (3/14) is Pi Day, so there is balance to the universe.  Of a sort.

In any case, I received lots of virtual hugs, as well as some real ones, but, as usual, I was not appreciated at home:

Conversation with Mom on March 31
Which is International Hug a Medievalist Day

Mom:  "Fix this tv or I will kick the shit out of you."

Me: "Kick the shit out of me?!  I am outraged!  This is International Hug a Medievalist Day!  How can you mistreat me like this?"

Mom:  "I know.  It's pretty bad.  But it's My Way."

Me:  "Your Way?"

Mom:  "Yes.  It's just My Way."

Me:  "Threatening to kick the shit out of medievalists is Your Way?"

Mom:  "It is.  And you still haven't fixed the tv.  Do I need to threaten you again?"

Me:  "You have ruined International Hug a Medievalist Day; I hope you know that."

Mom:  "Fix the tv!  And let me know when it's National Medieval Kick the Shit Out of You Day.  I don't want to miss that."