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A quick glance out the window reveals the world is in a sorry, bizarre state, with the pandemic still raging at the time of writing and political diviseness at an all-time high. It can be hard to think if there's anything worth celebrating, let alone the upcoming holiday season. However, some people are still doing their best to find the little things to celebrate, even if it doesn't look like you should from the outside.


Reddit user, u/bagofrice_14, wanted to hear what's not really worth it when they asked:

What's something you celebrate that isn't worth celebrating?

Celebrate Being Alive And Home

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At the beginning of the pandemic, my husband and I celebrated with a beer/whiskey when we'd get back from grocery shopping and had sanitized and unpacked everything (often at like 9am). Our anxiety was very high and we were in a hotspot so it took a lot out of us to wait in line, be in the store, then safely unpack everything. We've relaxed a bit as research about contracting through surfaces has come out.

ThenErinWasLike

Finding The Time To Be With You

Alone time.

My girlfriend and I work similar schedules, and her kids are home half the week. So even if they arent home, or I don't have friends over, I usually still have my gf in the house, which is awesome, love my gf and she respects that I like my space sometimes, and I like to hole up.

But when I can do it guilt free? When I have 0 obligation to anyone? No plans made, no kids around, girlfriend at work for the rest of the night? Just me and my dogs? My god, i'll make a snack platter, get high af, do weird sh-t, etc. I just love being home alone, but I get lonely easily. I still get just as excited when my gf comes home.

BigPinkMan

You've Made It To Another Year

My workplace uses date stamps. Tomorrow I get to change the stamp from December 2020 to January 2021 and I'm much more excited about it than I should be

tubapasta

I had a job where I had to open and date-stamp incoming mail. You're right, the day you get to roll that year over is soooo satisfying and way more fun than it has the right to be.

I think that says something about office jobs, haha

phrantastic

You've Made It To Another State

I'm one of those goobers that honks the horn and goes, "yay!" while driving in a tunnel or crossing state lines, does that count?

Trinerella

Landing On That Perfect Number

Even numbers. Like, when I weight out food to the round lb, or like typeface that fits perfectly, or when things are counted and are equally distributed.

The other night I made pepperoni jalapeno pizza. I just happened to randomly grab exactly 16 slices of pepperoni and jalapeno. It was perfect and I swear it tasted better than usual.

It literally does not matter, and yet, I love it

sorrygirl818

Why Do We Keep Acknowledging It?

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Columbus day? It's just there. Nobody I know actually gets a day off, and nobody knows how to even celebrate. And now with people tearing down his statues, how much longer are we going to pretend it's a holiday?

National pancake day is observed more.

W8sB4D8s

Just Another Special Day

My dog's "Gotcha Day" (the anniversary of when we adopted him).

He doesn't care and to him it's just another day but with some extra treats, but that little guy saved my life and deserves to be celebrated IMO.

Faloopa

12/10. What A Good Boy.

My dog stretching... 'Oh Bigggggg Stretchhhhhhhh'

tellatheterror

I do that too! I also complement him on his biiiiig yawns.

gimpkidney

A Very Merry Unbirthday To You!

In high school some friends and I went out to eat one night and told the server it was a friend's birthday for the free dessert.

I genuinely have no idea when this guy's actual birthday is but for the last 13 years I've been wishing him a happy birthday on the date we went out to eat that night.

cooterd-ck

Just Something To Track The Days

So, I shaved my hair some time back and now every month on that day I'm like yayy my hair turned whatever months old and I just make myself something nice to celebrate lol

peachyyy_23

Celebrating The Birth Of Knowledge

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I celebrate my endometriosis diagnosis day on the 20th of every month. It's coming up to a year since I've been formally diagnosed (the 20th of December), and actually knowing what's wrong with my body and not having to suffer the confusion and distress of fearing the unknown is worth a mini celebration to me.

((PSA: If y'all are AFAB and are experiencing menstrual abnormalities, abdominal pain, unusually heavy periods etc. Please bring up endometriosis to your doctor as a potential cause. The average diagnosis time is around seven years and I don't want anyone to have to suffer the way I, and 1 in 10 people born with uteruses, do.))

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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