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Final Bodacious Bonza Bottler Day

picture of Bonza Bottler logo

Wednesday of this week is the final Bodacious Bonza Bottler Day (BBBD) of our lifetime. Bonza Bottler Day is when the number of the month and the day of the month are the same — for instance January 1 (1-1), February 2 (2-2), and so on. February 2, Groundhog Day in the USA, gives the monthly holiday its mascot and logo. If you want to know more about the history and purpose of the holiday, you can read more on the official website. A Bodacious Bonza Bottler Day is when the number of the month, day, and year are the same.

When I last posted about BBBD on 10-10-10, I mentioned that December 12, 2012, would be the final BBBD of this century. The reason this is the final BBBD for us is that there are only 12 months in a year. If we had a thirteenth month, maybe named Oncember, we could have another BBBD next year on 13-13-13, but alas....

I hope, when you saw the title of my blog post, you weren't thinking that I am buying into the prediction of a cataclysm on the final day — December 21, 2012 — on the Mayan Calendar. If you're not familiar with all that, there's an article about it on Wikipedia.

A friend on Facebook asked her friends if any of us actually believe the world is going to end on Dec. 21 because the Mayan calendar doesn't go any further. I commented something to the effect that if the Father hasn't told the Son, I doubt that He shared that information with the Mayans!

I like several cartoonists' thoughts and explanations of the whole matter.

Frank and Ernest have their own punny take on it.

Frank + Ernest Mayan

This next cartoon is great, in light of the cataclysmic "fiscal cliff" we keep hearing about.

Here's my favorite:

I hope this gave you a much needed laugh, and maybe even a reason for at least a small celebration on 12-12-12. A lifelong friend is celebrating his last birthday in his 50's on today. Hope it's a nice day for you, Scott, and if the the Mayan Calendar is wrong, you'll get to celebrate your big 6-0 a year from. 🙂

We are in final exams here at BJU. I have lots more to do before this semester becomes history for me, and I'm looking forward to the change of pace that our Christmas break will bring.


"I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess." — Martin Luther


If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would have put them on my knees.

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3 Comments on “Final Bodacious Bonza Bottler Day”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on Dec 12th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Of course, this day reminds me of our good friend, Elaine Fremont, the creator of this very fine celebration. My favorite memory of Elaine is her insistence on eating dessert first–“in case the rapture comes” during the meal. What a girl!

  2. #2 Rob
    on Dec 12th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    We miss Elaine! You know she would have had a huge party today if she were still here.

    I just mentioned her the other day to Becka, right before I left the house to run an errand. Elaine used to say you should always go to the restroom before getting into your car, which I did that day and generally always do, thanks to Elaine Fremont! 😀

  3. #3 Carrie
    on Dec 13th, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Aha! The Oreo must be the real explanation. :o)