We celebrated Holi this year a day late, because of Gulf Wars, but it was so worth it. I convinced a group of unsuspecting friends (including Jennie and SurlyQueen) to go out to a little field next to Kennesaw State Park and play Holi, even though I didn’t tell them more than that they should wear clothes they didn’t care about ruining. (Heh heh heh.) The initial plan was to play at Gulf Wars, but I think I underestimated just how crazy busy an event like that is, and so the gulal came home with me (but soon-to-be-blogging-Lea, it’s on for next year, no excuses). I am buying even more next time around.

Anyway. I put the color into some deep-sided thalis I bought, got out some squeezy water bottles, and then started it off by smearing red on WH’s face. This sequence is basically start-to-finish, from only a little color to being totally covered in it.

The husband prepares some colored water. Next year I’ll buy more green and pink.

I got Jennie pretty good. She’s still cleaning red out of her ears.

And then she got me.

Handing out the thalis.

Wendi did a good job of avoiding us, except for that one time when I got her in the eye. Maybe that’s why she was avoiding us.

She had the monopoly on yellow. I was pretty covered in yellow.


There was a lot of cackling.

Ha ha yes.

We had a great time. It cost me maybe $10 and was more fun than I’ve had in a while. I know I giggled a whole lot.

The husband was so proud that he looked like this for the rest of the day:

Yep. I tried to clean it off his ear but he wouldn’t let me.

Here’s to next year!

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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4 Responses to Holi

  1. ela says:

    Hey I want to ask you if you ate guzhiya on holi. Holi is incomplete without it .It is must as it is for shagun.

  2. ela says:

    Happy holi.Laura.

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