Hobbit Day

September the 22nd is Hobbit Day.

Why?

It being the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s popular set of books. According to the fictional setting, Bilbo was born in the year of 2890 and Frodo in the year of 2968 in the Third Age (1290 and 1368 respectively in Shire-Reckoning.)

I’m posting because that way it’s still technically the 22nd of September where I live. So celebrate by playing with a Dragon or two, and HAVE that second breakfast!

Did you know? Due to the discrepancies between the fictional Shire calendar and the Gregorian calendar there is some debate about when to celebrate Hobbit Day, since the actual birthday would be between September 12 and 14 in the Gregorian calendar, as explained in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings.

Personally, I think when we talk about fiction, you need to stick with the fiction world’s calendar. It is always nice when the real world and the fiction world can work together. However, sometimes it is even nicer, to not have the real world collide with the fiction world. Keep the real world and the fiction world separated.

Share Your World…Week 46

What type of popular candy you do not like to get?

I am actually not a big chocolate person, I have to actually be in the mood to want to eat it. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times people have bought me chocolate as a gift and it’s taken me months to eat it. I have to tell boyfriends to not buy me chocolates.

What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500? 

This one can depend on what’s going on my life at that time. If I am able to pay my bills and I’m alright with food and other essentials. It also depends on the time of year, at the moment for example, I might spend a couple of hundred on Christmas presents and save the rest (just in case). If that’s all good, I would probably go to my favourite online store Boohoo (Australia) and see what sales they have one (can’t help a good sale!). Definitely a good night out would be in order, or maybe a cheeky night away with the beau =D

Where do you eat breakfast?

If I happen to eat breakfast it usually at home sitting on the couch, probably watching cartoons to be honest,lol.

Would you rather ride one of the worlds longest zip lines or bungee jump one of the highest in the world? This will come with a 5-day all expense vacation.

I have always wanted to a try a zip line! I would definitely go with the zip line! They just look like so much fun.