Friday, December 21st, 2012
|11:12 a.m. - Preparing for a New B'ak'tun|
So, does anybody happen to know what the ancient Mayans thought of as the beginning of a new day--sunrise, sunset, or the middle of the night? I'd just like to know when I should be celebrating the start of a new count. Of course, since there's still some uncertainty as to whether the Long Count ends at the end of December 21 or December 23, we should all probably celebrate all weekend long just to be on the safe side. I'm okay with that.
How do you celebrate a new Mayan cycle? Well, the Mayans ate many foods which have become staples for most of us in recent centuries, like corn (maize), sweet potatoes, tomatoes, various kinds of beans (including black beans and pinto beans), squash, pineapple, avocado, chili peppers, vanilla, and chocolate. My plans involve eating burritos and drinking lots of spicy hot cocoa to keep me warm this windy weekend. How about you?
And for anyone wondering: Yes, I'm still alive. No, I haven't abandoned LJ and DW for more popular sites--I have no Twitter or Tumblr accounts and I plan on avoiding Facebook for my entire life if at all possible. I just haven't felt like communicating much. (I've been slightly more sociable in the offline world, if that reassures anyone.)
Current Mood: curious
well,i've got the chocolate covered,because i always do. sounds like you are doing pretty well. that's the important thing. and if there is good company to be had in person,those are opportunities to take advantage of. well,here's wishing a good new...whatever!
I could be doing better and I need to do more in order to get better, but right now I'm happy for good friends, hot chocolate, and a working space heater.
|Date:||December 22nd, 2012 12:28 AM (UTC)|| |
I would imagine pizza will figure into my weekend plans at some point!
Pizza with tomato sauce! Excellent choice. I think oregano might have been an herb the Mayans used...
|Date:||December 22nd, 2012 01:41 AM (UTC)|| |
Yes! And chocolate for afters.
I hope the new year brings you all the warmth you need and tasty hot chocolate!