For as long as I can remember, my family has had an affinity for nerdy holidays. Impossible Astronaut Day is the newest to be added to our repertoire.
About two years ago, my mom first introduced my husband and me to Dr. Who? After accepting the cheesiness of living plastic in the first episode after its long hiatus, we became quite fond of it and have been watching ever since. One day, I feel like I should visit the original Dr. Who? episodes, but that’s for another time.
Anyways, today is Impossible Astronaut Day, so named for a Matt Smith episode of the same title. Without spoiling anything here (because it’s a great opening for season 6), tally marks play an important role in the episode. The problem? No one can remember why they’re there. Which makes for some serious fun for anyone who decides to observe today. Even if you don’t know the episode, you can easily play along. It’s all a big mystery that no one can remember.
So, as you go along your day, don’t be surprised if you come across plenty of TARDIS blue, bow ties, and tally marks. Or if tally marks start showing up on your arms.
Now, what was I talking about again?