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Do you like hoopla and fooferaw?

Asked by wundayatta (58638points) January 4th, 2009

We are soon to see an important ceremony, as Obama is elected. A lot of people are really interested in being there or seeing it. But there are other moments of celebration in our lives: birthdays, graduations, advances in various skills (aikido, piano, etc).

Some people seem to think these things are meaningless and stupid. It’s what you actually do that counts, not the special day. Others seem to find it very meaningful and moving, and they enjoy the celebrations.

What about you? What does it do for you? How do you feel about it? Do you have any insight into why you feel the way you do?

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bythebay's avatar

I adore hoopla,fooferaw, pomp & circumstance! I enjoy ceremonies and celebrations in general. I’m not sure exactly why I feel like I do but I am very sentimental. Perhaps my sentimentality is why I so enjoy celebrating or honoring special occasions. I do find ceremonies and the like very moving.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Im one of those people that feels “It’s what you actually do that counts, not the special day.”

bythebay's avatar

@uber: That’s ‘cause you’re Dr. Doom :)

cherryberry's avatar

I love hoopla and hate huge crowds, so I guess I’m a medium-sized hoopla kind of person!

cookieman's avatar

I don’t like celebrating my own accomplishments or landmarks. I skip my birthday. I don’t feel that my simply being or accomplishing something fairly common is cause for celebration. I mean really, who the he’ll am I?

I much prefer appreciation and/or gratitude for something I’ve done for you.

wundayatta's avatar

@cprevite: I love it! I don’t feel so alone now.

Knotmyday's avatar

Ditto!!! So I survived another year, BFD.
Just say “thank you” when I stand in the freezing cold to hold the dang door for you and all your rotten kids.

breedmitch's avatar

I like hoopla, but scorn foofaraw as folderol.

googlybear's avatar

Nope, not a big hoopla fan…you can have all the hoopla you want for yourself, I won’t look down on it…but for me no hoopla…don’t make a big deal over little ol’ me..

augustlan's avatar

I like a small, intimate type of hoopla. I don’t mind celebrations, but the ceremonies? eh…I could do without them. I will however, watch Obama’s Big Day from afar – in the comfort of my own warm house.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Depends. Sometimes I’m up for a bit of hoopla and rah-rah, and sometimes I’m not.

As long as it’s not a kerfuffle.

bythebay's avatar

Oh please! Cprevite & daloon & knot: On my birthday, I want all the hoopla you can muster up – I love it! And Knot: I appreciate a gentleman (or lady) that holds a door.

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