Happy I-Suck-Less-Than-Yesterday-Day

Hi.  This isn’t a real post.  It’s an explanation.

See, this morning I sent this tweet out:

What would happen if we all promised to be a little less sucky than we were yesterday? http://youtube.com/watch?v=HDNOB6TnHSI

Then I followed it up with this:

I’ll start. If you’re reading this, you’ve made a difference in my life. Thank you for listening.#HappyISuckLessThanYesterdayDay

Then, other people started tweeting out sweet things or making plans to pay for the coffee of the person behind them at the drive-thru  or promising to stop poisoning the people in their office for the day.  And it was beautiful.  And then a bunch of people asked me where the link was to this holiday and I was all “Uh.  Nowhere.  Because I just made it up?” and then it felt less valid because it wasn’t on the internet so that’s why I’m posting it here.  So now it’s real.  Happy I-Suck-Less-Than-Yesterday-Day, y’all.  Go hug a kitten or tell someone you love them.  Or tell a kitten you love them.  Although that’s not really going to make that much of a difference because kittens can’t speak English.  It’s a start though.  High-five.

PS.  In the spirit of Happy I-Suck-Less-Than-Yesterday Day I just want to say thank you for not judging me that time that I accidentally ate all that glue.  You guys are like a crunchy taco dipped in glitter.  That’s a compliment.  Just trust me on this one.

UPDATED:  #HappyISuckLessThanYesterdayDay has gone viral.  And by “viral” I mean “More than 2 people know about it”.  It’s pretty obvious I don’t  know what viral means.

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  1. Maybe today I’ll have enough free time to play in photoshop and whip up an official logo for this wondrous day. That would make it doubly I-Suck-Less-Than-Yesterday Day
    .-= Elly Lou´s last blog ..Viva Tequila =-.

  2. Maybe when William Shatner becomes the new Governor General of Canada, he could make you Queen. I like you, Jenny. Thanks for the laffs and the greatness.
    .-= Lorraine´s last blog ..Really good story =-.

  3. You just made me happy. I was actually happy before, but you increased the happiness by 85%. That’s the best math ever.

  4. Since I worked yesterday (and sucked massively at it… I wrote a blog instead of doing actual work), and I’m off today (and am not being paid for doing nothing), it should be easier to suck less. I can’t promise, but I’ll try. Somebody should pay me for this.
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Rental Regrets =-.

  5. Is the world turning into GLEE? And: do we need to know those dance moves for BlogHer- because I have been totally practicing Thriller and that is just going to look stupid if I’m doing it by myself…

    Happy Holiday, Bloggess! This is WAY better than Cinco De Mayo 😉

    .-= marymac´s last blog ..Ms. Pac Man Zen =-.

  6. On the internet = it’s the law. Hmmm, what should I do to suck less? How about telling you all that I love reading your stories and am thankfully you let me see a cmall slice of your weird and hilarious worlds.
    .-= Sara´s last blog ..It was inevitable… =-.

  7. Wait, everyone else started doing nice things? Frick. Now I look like a douche, being all “I’ve already been nice this week, too late” – how was I to know the rest of humanity would step it up?

    Guess I should cancel my plans to pants coworkers at lunch.

    There goes my day.

  8. Wow! Three holidays in a row, May the 4th (Star Wars Day), Cinco de Mayo, and now this. I’m gonna run out and buy some stock in Hallmark Cards.

    .-= Pete´s last blog ..Who You Callin’ a Blimp? =-.

  9. Trying to think of how I sucked yesterday so I can be direct and focused in my sucking less today.

    I scolded the kids for eating the tortillas I needed for dinner. I don’t need tortillas for dinner TODAY, so they could really eat all of them they wanted, but I pledge to not scold the kids for eating my ingredients.

    And no, the tortillas had nothing to do with sparkly glitter tacos, although I’m sure my daughter would eagerly vote “AYE!” on such a menu.
    .-= Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points´s last blog ..Trail Blazer =-.

  10. This holiday needs some kind of kick-ass tradition with religious overtones. Maybe throw a shroobie sacrifice in there and add some kind of sweet confectionery to the mix.

    Or maybe I should just gift the neighbors with bacon roses.
    .-= AlleyCat´s last blog ..Why I Love Llamas =-.

  11. still not clear on what a pseudo flash mob in the Ohio Student Union has to do with this… but I’m totally ON BOARD! Now, I have to figure out what to do for the construction crew working in the alley behind my house that is making my days miserable with the allergies and noise 😉
    .-= Eustice The Sheep´s last blog ..Starting in the Middle =-.

  12. You know what? I participated completely be accident. I was less sucky today by not complaining when my sandwich artist at subway didn’t put enough jalapenos on my sub. I was like “ask and you’ll just be a pain in the ass and squashing artistic integrity”. See?! My subconscious must have osmosis-ized your all powerful suggestion in my sleep.

    Also, am I alone in getting all teary and “Hallmark commercial” whenever I watch a flash mob? Because I do it every time.
    .-= Karen ´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – May 5, 2010 =-.

  13. I promise to not poison anyone in the office today. I *think* I can even make the same claim for tomorrow. So that’s doubly awesome!

    I’ll go viral with you any day. And I mean that *exactly* like it sounds. Unless it sounds like I’m going to give you the plague. Because that’s just wrong. I won’t (because you don’t work in my office!) Also, I think the plague was bacterial. So maybe there’s a line that we can draw easily. No YOU’RE pedantic.
    .-= harmzie´s last blog ..Influence =-.

  14. I’m not sure how my husband is gonna feel about me sucking less than yesterday, but it’s his day off, so I’ll bounce it off him.

    Oh, Tacos! <3
    .-= sutashi´s last blog ..Happy Birthday… =-.

  15. I’m never one to turn down participating in any holiday that involves glitter, so for today (and only today) I promise to not start any of my work calls with “Listen Bitch!”
    Happy I-Suck-Less-Than-Yesterday Day y’all!

  16. I like this holiday a lot. So much better than stupid Hallmark-created, guilt-inducing, buy-a-card-or-die holidays. Can we switch this up for Mother’s Day?

    Also, I’m accidentally all over this holiday. Already set up a movie with a friend for her birthday. Hate the movie, going to see it anyway to make friend happy—totally the opposite of sucking.

  17. Is it just a coincidence that today is also National Prayer Day? If not, how do these two relate to each other, if at all?

    And…I promise to be kinder to my husband that I was yesterday, which will be easy since I don’t have to talk to him as much as yesterday. 😉 And I promise to say a prayer for him too.

  18. Aw fuck. It’s already evening here. And I sucked just as much today as yesterday. And I have a headache. Can we please have a re-run of the Isucklessthanyesterday day for people in different time bands? And can it last like 36 hours just in case my head still hurts and I can’t help but suck because I’m in a foul mood? Thanks – your help and kindness much appreciated on that one.

  19. I was celebrating this holiday and didn’t even know it yet
    Volunteered at the animal shelter 🙂

    (which by the way, makes me hate people a lot, seriously)

  20. Thanks, Jenny. I was having a suckfesty kind of day, but now I’m not, because I’m glittery AND crunchy.

    I’ll try and be nice today, but the reason I’m having a sucky day is, well, children tend to be selfish assholes. And I have 3 of those assholes and Mother’s Day is coming and how hard is it to Pick. Up. Your. Shit. They seem to have mastered Geometry but they’re flunkies when it comes to picking-up-their-shit. And it’s all I want for Mother’s Day, not a homemade card, not burnt toast in bed. I just want no shit.

    I’ll try to pass on the love, but it’s hard to be nice to assholes. Maybe I’ll just pass it on to the UPS man, instead.
    .-= joann mannix´s last blog ..Blogger Don’t Be 69in’ Me—Blogger Woes Part II =-.

  21. I may have twisted the meaning of not sucking a teeny tiny bit when explaining this holiday to my husband. He doesn’t like this holiday AT ALL.

  22. Aww, what a great day it’s almost like you created day that will bring world peace. Oh My GOODNESS! Just think of it, if this day takes off you will be known for creating world peace. It’s even better than chocolate bacon butter, which couldn’t have brought world peace because of dietary restrictions.
    .-= beth aka confusedhomemaker´s last blog ..Enter Persephone =-.

  23. I was going to do it anyway, so I don’t think voting out the current doucheface Prime Minister counts in the spirit of I Suck Less Than Yesterday Day. Which is a pity because I’m not sure my constitution can handle doing two non-shitty things in one day.
    Ok, ok. I’m going to try really hard not to actively seek something to shit on the husbot for when he gets in. How’s that? Good? It better be.
    I feel like a better wife-and-person already.
    .-= Arienette´s last blog ..10 Things You Should Hate About Me =-.

  24. I’m inspired! I promise not to BITCH today about my health. That alone would make me suck less than yesterday, given everything.

    (That didn’t count, did it?)

    .-= Susan @WhyMommy´s last blog ..Struggling =-.

  25. Nice! Good to see it’s contagious.

    I, too was attempting to lower the suck rate recently and added something to my blog a few weeks back called “Random Act Wednesday” where I report on something I did that week to make someone’s day a little less sucky. I invited any and all to join in the meter-feeding fun. I hope it’s okay if I post a link, because I don’t think I’m on the blogroll yet.

    .-= Wombat Central´s last blog ..Random Act Wednesday – May Day =-.

  26. FINE! Today I will not call BastardCat a big fat fluffy headed fuck. Wait….yes I will but Ill do it with love I swear.

    Also-Bloggess, thank you for being such an awesome fucking force and changing the world with cool things like boobquakes and such. You pretty much fuckin rock.
    (that counts as being nice right?)
    .-= singlemomma_cc´s last blog ..Mom’s Nite Out 5-6-10 =-.

  27. Wow! You’ve set the bar high as your posts just keep getting more awesome. What a brilliant holiday!!! (Wish I would have thought of it). Thanks Bloggess for the creative inspiration. I’ll definitely try to suck less today in your honor.

  28. Not even joking. My husband rescued a litter of kittens on the freeway this morning. How did he know it was I-Suck-Less-Than-Yesterday-Day??
    I can’t even try to compete with that. Worst.Holiday.Ever….unless you’re a kitten, I guess.

  29. my favorite things to say to people when they are sucking ass: “i’m going to to go ahead and let you suck”, or my other favorite is, “try not to suck”. i’m feeling pretty sucky these days. so i’ve been repeating these things to myself. i hope i suck less today than i did yesterday. i don’t know. i might just have to sit with my suckiness until it passes.
    .-= Simone´s last blog ..Flying is for the Birds =-.

  30. Jenny, you said:
    Go hug a kitten or tell someone you love them. Or tell a kitten you love them. Although that’s not really going to make that much of a difference because kittens can’t speak English. It’s a start though. High-five.

    Well, like babies, it’s not the words, it’s the tone. They get it. Plus, apparently dogs and cats can learn to understand a vocabulary of about 200 words. Obviously, it’s not that they speak English, but they’ll learn that if you say “outside” that means they get to run in the grass, or if you say “treat” they’re going to get a tasty snack.

    But since my kitty knows we love her already, my contribution is to tell you that you always make my days brighter by bringing the funny and sharing James Garfield with us.

  31. Thanks for starting this, Jenny … and thanks again for tweeting the post from freeanissa.com last night.

    This weekend my partner will be visiting his family in Florida. Hopefully I can get off my butt and clean the house (since he is always cleaning up after me). I’m not sure if that will make me suck less, but it’ll sure put a smile on his face … and that is always the opposite of suckiness.
    .-= The Queer Next Door´s last blog ..Nashville Probably Won’t Be Happy…And I’m Not Exactly Jumping Up and Down =-.

  32. I tried that I Suck Less idea and now the FUCKING state of California says I owe them money which I totally don’t but it’s because California is broke and they can see we have a pool on Google Earth and THAT’S HOW THEY’RE CHOOSING WHO TO BILL.

    I’m probably never going to listen to you again. Did I mention I also got a 3 day notice?
    .-= Suzy´s last blog ..What’s Wrong With Carrie Underwood? =-.

  33. My cat, Stinky, speaks English. Every time that trash bag commercial comes on where they chant “Stinky Stinky Stinky – Hefty Hefty Hefty” he goes apeshit and gets all mad at the TV for teasing him. I don’t know if he knows anything about trash bags, but he definitely knows they’re talking shit about him and he doesn’t like it one bit.
    .-= Memphis Steve´s last blog ..Burt’s Stache =-.

  34. I agree that it is good to suck less. My cat threw up a huge hair ball and I cleaned it up myself rather than covering it up with a paper towel and pointing it out to my husband as soon as he gets home from work.

  35. In honor of this auspicious holiday, I’m going to judge my cat less than usual. She’s judging me right now, but I’m not taking the bait.

  36. I gave my cat “wet” food today. I think she thinks I am less sucky today than yesterday now. And I started crockpot stew so my husband has something to eat while I am gone this evening. I know. I rock.

    Oh, and I believe cats know how to speak English, they just refuse to when humans are around for fear we will learn of their plan for world domination, but I’m onto them. They cannot fool me. One wrong move princess kitty and I will take…you…out!

    Wait, what were we talking about?
    .-= Fate’s Mistress´s last blog ..REMINDER: Psych Week on Discovery Channel =-.

  37. Wow! This is a perfect description for today. Bought my kids breakfast tacos. Bought another one for the homeless guy 20 yards away and asked the taco guy to give it to him. The attendant and I both learned something about each other. The attendant’s reaction was heartfelt. The homeless guy? I don’t know. Didn’t stick around to fine out.

    Sarah’s last blog? Manscaping – Part 1


    PS Why can’t I come up with such a great holiday? Who knows? Hallmark may pick this up – better trademark it. 😉

  38. I didn’t shurkin any freshman today. They think I suck less than yesterday. My fellow ninjas are just disappointed.

    P.S. I was just watching TV and they said they had the “hottest blog mom” hosting some show that’s going to come on. I just want you to know that you’re much prettier than her. … And now I feel creepy.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Bad Katie! =-.

  39. I asked my step-brother to move in with us. My mother and step-father are in jail and he was renting a room in a house full of strangers. I just hope he ends up better than they did..

  40. Love you for making such a great suggestion! And, love the video, too 🙂 Thanks, Jenny!

  41. I’m gonna help as many snails cross the road as I can today!

    Oh who am I kidding. I do that everyday!

  42. I will give penicillin to the viral kittens. Even the ones who don’t speak English as their first language.

  43. A first for me. I have never been a crunchy taco dipped in glitter. I don’t think…maybe, in my dreams. Naw, I don’t dream.

    Hopefully, Hallmark will get it’s head out of it’s ass and make a card for this auspicious occasion next year since I couldn’t find one today.
    They are jealous of you and being stabby because you can make a Holiday without a card.

    The Bloggess don’t need no stinking card!

    P.S. You are such a sweet, young thing. Reading your blog is just a delight.

  44. I wish I would have read this earlier. I kind of sucked today up already. But the bar was pretty low, because yesterday I got pissy at my baby and acted like she was screaming just to annoy me. So I’m just marginally less sucky today. Can I start tomorrow?
    .-= beta dad´s last blog ..RTT: Back In the Working World =-.

  45. i’m sucking less than yesterday by not shooting my co-worker when she comes to complain about random shit i don’t care about. even if she tells me the same thing 174,296 times. see, nice 🙂

  46. We rescued a dog from going to the pound after his owner went to a nursing home back in October and his family wasn’t going to pay for board at the vet’s anymore. I totally sucked less than yesterday! But I thank goodness its just one day because I would have to find a homeless elephant to rescue tomorrow and our house is getting kinda crowded as is.
    .-= Alex @LateEnough´s last blog ..What’s Furry, Four-Legged And Weighs Eighty Pounds? YO MAMA =-.

  47. Well, the kitty got a hug, and now the other two are jealous and plotting her demise, AND my allergies got me before I could wash my hands.

    So, in the spirit of sucking less, while I was out shopping for mother’s day (thank you Hallmark) I smiled the whole time (just a normal friendly smile, not a creepy one).

    This is fun on so many levels:
    1. People who are grumpy tend to smile back while looking amazed.
    2. People tend to underestimate your intelligence.
    3. Everyone assumes that you are harmless (which I am not).
    4. Store people go out of their way for you because you’re so nice, when all you did was smile.
    5. Sometimes people just give you stuff for being happy (seriously).

    So in conclusion; I suck less because I made people smile by smiling at them. Ha. 😀

  48. Well, I just did my part. I was walking the dog, with one of the twins in the Ergo (wife had the other twin), and a new neighbor’s unsupervised kid toddled into the very busy street we live on. I swooped down and snatched him away from the grille of an oncoming SUV and delivered him to his embarrassed (but not quite adequately mortified) mom.

    Wait. Now I’m supposed to try to suck *even less* tomorrow? This is untenable.
    .-= beta dad´s last blog ..RTT: Back In the Working World =-.

  49. Obviously, before waking up this morning I was transported to Opposite Land by evil leprechauns. Today sucked WAY more than yesterday! Yesterday–fairly uneventful. Today–incinerated kid flesh due to mishandled ramen. Yeah, so while I’m in opposite land, can we please have Friday Sucks Major Dick Day or something like that?
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Dog Tongues and Sleep Injuries =-.

  50. But, I totally didn’t suck yesterday. And if I keep going on trying to outdo myself, I’ll be broken very soon. So, how about I have a happy I’m going to try not to yell at my partner for breathing day. (I didn’t yell at him yesterday either, so 2 days in a row, WIN!)

    Being broken isn’t fun.
    .-= Veronica´s last blog ..The Awesome Power of the Internets =-.

  51. This makes me think of the movie “Pay It Forward”. Which is GOOD thing; <<<<(notice the use of the semi colon..no clue why) so Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment are somewhere giving you the "air high five". Well, Spacey and Helen are. Haley got stabbed to death at the end of that movie so technically his day sucked worse than the one before but that didn't suck as bad as "The 6th Sense". Maybe that was just because of Bruce Willis. Who happens to suck a lot. Which by the way, you know why Demi Moore divorced Bruce Willis? Because she figured out that she was Demi Moore and he was Bruce Willis.

    What in the FUCK am I talking about?

    I'm going to go pet something that I probably poked in the eye yesterday. Saweee.
    .-= Fivehead´s last blog ..Why toenail flavored mittens help the economy! Or..A Monkey with a Leaf. =-.

  52. I just posted about buying sex toys for Mother’s Day. I already suck less than yesterday!!

  53. I sure hope I suck-less-than-yesterday…yesterday I was pretty sucky! I think there is some hope for me though. I can’t wait until PartyofOne teaches the kittens to speak English…my life would so suck less 😉

  54. On a completely different note I stumbled on this…looks like your nemesis is running for President:

  55. Hey, You have inspired me in ways you don’t know but I’m about to tell you about. I stumbled on your blog via Best 100 Blogs by Women, and I’m glad I did. Two days ago both my daughters’ cars were broken into and their purses were stolen. I’ve been pissed, violated, sad, scared, etc. ever since. But reading your post and seeing those kids dance put a smile on my face. Not only do I vow to suck less than yesterday but I hope the meth addicts who broke in to my kids’ cars suck less. I also vow to figure out this twitter stuff. I’m forty-six not a hundred and forty-six. Thanks for making my day!

  56. Okay, the major butt crack at 1:48 on the video TOTALLY made my day.
    Or at least made it suck less than yesterday, so you’re succeeding. One butt crack at a time!

  57. I love your blog. I just found it. I love Happy I suck Less Than Yesteday Day. I think this needs to be a national holiday! I think you are on to something!
    .-= Karla Bond´s last blog ..Reconnecting =-.

  58. Dammit. I can’t believe I missed Isucklessthanyesterdayday. Cause I totally suck less. I am less sucky and then immediately sucky again because I missed that day. Sucks.

  59. PS – Anyone that saw that trending on Twitter would totally read it as some kind of “tapering off” statement for sex addicts.
    .-= Lotta´s last blog ..Making Tracks =-.

  60. You’ve become the new standard…as in So, yeah I cut myself and am currently bleeding everywhere but at least I didn’t brush my teeth with eyelash glue.
    Then the doctor asks…”Um, what?”

  61. If you suck less ( and now it appears you do),
    than I suck MORE for not being able to keep up with you.
    Stop trying to make me feel like I can never be good enough.

  62. God damnit, drinking once again made me miss out on some epic coolness. I’ll have to reassess what is more important now, my Internet addiction or my alcoholism.
    .-= Judy Doojie´s last blog .. Tiger day dreams. =-.

  63. Sh*t. I never got the tweet about suckinglessthanyesterday. Damn it. I suck more today than yesterday but not nearly as much as a couple days ago. Two steps forward, one step back…or something like that.

    Off to read about your glue addiction. wondering if it involved Elmers. That dude knows his glue. High five for glue!

  64. That’s amazing that you would totally make up a holiday for my sister’s birthday. Seriously, it’s her birthday.

  65. I want to be all funny and snarky, but um – this is actually really nice.


    Except you DID ruin my chance to be snarky, which sucks a little more than you did yesterday, so I’m not sure you’ve really achieved something here…

    No, no, you totally did. Cause look! That was totally snarky of me. Though not so funny… Damn…
    .-= My Baby Sweetness´s last blog ..Mystery trip =-.

  66. I love this. I will celebrate today by sucking less than I did yesterday.
    Although I suggest that Atlantic City Hookers skip this day in order not to lose revenue.

  67. I missed the trend? Well, I suck less than yesterday today because I sold a kidney and filled my car with gas even though it was my son that drove the the thing down to empty from the last time I filled it and he was supposed to be the one sacrificing an organ.

    No way am I putting glitter on anything and eating it. I already gave part of my colon a few weeks ago and I don’t want that stuff shooting out of my colostomy bag.

  68. If we made this holiday EVERY day, we’d all be saints by the end of the year! Get on that.
    And no… YOU’RE a crunchy taco dipped in glitter. xoxo

  69. So I totally surprised my mom by taking her to Bob Evans for breakfast and then went out to the car because I “forgot something”… and walked back in with a bouquet of flowers I’d hidden in the car earlier. Does that count? Cuz I totally feel less-sucky. (and I had to spell-check “bouquet”, so now I fell less-sucky AND less-smart… so the flowers damn well better count as being less-sucky).

  70. Can someone please explain to me why it is that flash mobs always make me cry? Seriously, how on earth is that an emotional thing?

    Also, Jenny, on behalf of all of us who read what you write here, you’ve made a difference in our lives. Really.

  71. Ehm…I think I need to make this my life motto. That way, I’ll always suck less than the day before…and then, at some point, I’ll be the perfect person. Or a saint. Or maybe God’s right hand (wo)man. One of those.

  72. It is a good day to come before ” wear no pants day” which is today

  73. I think this means I can forgive myself a little, and love myself a little more today.
    Thank you again Jenny, I love you. 🙂

  74. your insanity brought me large amounts of comfort, or it could have been inhaling sharpies in the closet. probably you though, either way thanks.

  75. yesterday I was awesomely un-sucky. today has been more of a challenge.

    i did offer one of my cubicle-mates some sour Skittles. she didn’t take me up on the offer, but i think it made me suck less than if I had not offered at all.

    wait…another co-worker just accepted some … i’m good!

  76. Another one of Jenny’s brilliant ideas…. 🙂 You never fail to make me smile….

  77. Wow, I automatically feel like I should be doing something less sucky than yesterday… I can’t remember yesterday though… I GOT IT!! Make today memorable!! Will be quite a feat as I only have 2 hours of the day left… wish me luck!!

  78. So … when my ‘Victor’ gives me ‘The Look’ and I tell him that I gave him one yesterday and that I’m trying to ‘suck less’ today, I can refer him to you?

    Expect an email.

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