you’re invited: label day 2015

This is supposed to be a post about hotdogs, things I miss about prison, or my recent preoccupation with safety– my planner says so, plain as day.

My planner didn’t not foreshadow today very well, though, because it didn’t say anything about my car rattling like an old fair ride, or my computer refusing to turn on, but that’s alright.

I’m adaptable.

Maybe that’ll be my label this year.

Label for what, you ask?

Good question.

Every year on Rarasaur blog, we celebrate International Label Day!


Please consider this your formal invitation to the event.Β  To participate, all you have to do is send me an email with a picture of yourself, or something that represents you, wearing a label of your choosing.


I’ll post it like a giant collage, but you’re welcome to post yours on November 21st, too, and talk all about the word you chose and your thoughts and experiences with labels, both good and bad.

Our last Label Day celebration was 2013, and you can see the festivities here:



NanoPoblano, NaBloPoMo

And since we’re saving all our thoughts on this auspicious holiday for November 21st, maybe instead of commentary on labels, you can give me a reason not to hide under my blanket until my car and computer magically fix themselves?


  1. I can’t give you a good reason not to hide under your covers until your car and computer fix themselves. But, I will gladly join in label day. Hm, do cars and computers fix themselves? Guess we’ll find out! πŸ˜‰

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  2. We all need to hide under the blankets once in awhile but if this is not your day to do that, think of all the things out there for you to enjoy or even just experience, like the fresh air outside, or the moon up above, or your favorite edible treat, or writing on paper and doodling as you do it.

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  3. actually cars and computers can fix themselves. depends on what needs fixing. Anything with an electrical component is fluky. Energy is loopy and fickle and complicated.

    hang in there. You are adaptable. πŸ™‚

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  4. If you’re hiding, you might just miss out on the things that were meant to find you while you were out there looking for car repairs, or ways to work, or just taking that walk because you didn’t HAVE to take the car. πŸ˜‰

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  5. *puts on practical face* Now, hiding under blankets doesn’t fix anything, it just wastes time that could be spent fixing cars and computers. *takes off practical face* but hiding when everything goes upside down is the much more reasonable thing to do.

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    1. πŸ˜€ I like unpractical face best, πŸ˜‰ I find that the best way to deal with things being upside down is to go upside down yourself… it’s reasonable. Yeah, reasonable.

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  6. This is such a fun idea! Will definitely be joining in. And as for a good reason to come out from under your blankets – it’s your chance to do everything different today. Sometimes I challenge myself to do every single thing different on a day. So I’ll brush my teeth my warm water, rather than cold. I’ll sit in a different place of the house than usual, to check my phone or read. A few nudges are all you need, you’ll engage yourself somehow. If nothing else, order a pizza and you’ll be forced to go pay the guy at the door

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    1. Hurrah for joining in! πŸ˜€ And I like the idea of doing something a little different each day. I may make that into a 30 day challenge for myself next month. It seems fun! πŸ˜€


    1. So many of the things people said here were thoughtful and motivating, but I gotta say– this is the one that had be begrudgingly crawling out of my blankets to figure out life. But after I got out of my blanket, the substitute mailcarrier came by and I said hi.. and guess what? It turns out she’s awesome. I’m glad I didn’t stay tucked away because you’re right. People are beautiful.


    1. Maybe I got the spell wrong. I definitely tried the one where you sit next to it and cry, and the one where you say the same swear word 30 times in a row and then hit your hand really hard against your table. Neither seemed to do the trick…

      Tomorrow I’ll try covering them in glitter. Because if they’re gonna be broken, they might as well as be sparkly and broken.


  7. Labels can often be so negative – but I love love love this POSITIVE twist on a label.

    Don’t hide – it is a beautiful day full of birds and squirrels and small wonders! I think there is coffee too, or at least some nice tea, and maybe even a hug out there somewhere.

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    1. They can be! Negative, exhausting, or just silly– but I’m proud of the many I’ve chosen for myself and I like to tout those. Whenever I see the collection of faces and words, I get all teary-eyed. People are beautiful.

      Thank you for the reminder of possibility, Juliette. ❀

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    1. I’m excited to see what you pick! πŸ˜€ Every year, I’m so pleased with the results. It’s like peeking into someone else’s mirror for a minute. πŸ˜€



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