uno uno uno uno

It’s tradition in South America to take a dummy and burn it on New Year’s Eve. The dummy is a representation of your former self from the past year that you are leaving behind. Along with the burning of the dummy, we wrote down things on a piece of paper and attached it to the dummy to add to the tradition and make it more personal for each of us. I’ve actually been doing something along these lines for the past three or four years and while I haven’t actually burned a dummy, I burn paper plates.  I derived it from this tradition and it was awesome to actually do the real thing this year!

I usually take the burning very seriously and write very specific things to be burned, and while I won’t tell you EVERYTHING, know that PMS is on the list every year, because it never really goes away.

Along with this tradition, one is supposed to jump over the burning body, wear yellow underwear and run around the block while holding suitcases to give you good luck and to have a financially prosperous new year. I should’ve done all of them, but I don’t have any yellow underwear and I couldn’t stay up past ten to even see the New Year come let alone run around the block with my suitcases. Next year, though.

¡Feliz Año Nuevo: 2011! This is going to be a great year. I can feel it.

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