Thursday, September 20, 2012

Posted by Laurel Garver on Thursday, September 20, 2012 8 comments
When I heard about The Hobbit Second Breakfast from my blogging pal Deniz, I knew I had to be all in. You might remember that I refer to my daughter as "Hobbit Girl" because she has curly hair, loves to build dens for herself and, of course, eat all day long. One of her first words was "Frodo" (she toddled in after a nap while we were watching one of the LoTR DVDs). I can't count how many times she has watched The Two Towers in particular. She adores Gimli, and is super excited about meeting more dwarves in the film version of The Hobbit, releasing this year. My family has watched so many of the DVD extras of the LoTR series, I feel like Richard Taylor is my personal friend. I can do a pretty good Kiwi accent now, too.

So what is The Hobbit Second Breakfast? A celebration of the 75th anniversary of the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Participants are urged to have a very hobbity meal tomorrow morning.

Take a look at the poster below. Can you guess what's not quite right about the event?


Ahem, yes, the meal served at 11 a.m. is elevensies. Tsk, tsk. 

So when is "second breakfast"? I'd place it at roughly 8:30 to 9 a.m. That assumes an agricultural lifestyle, in which one rises at dawn, has first breakfast, cares for the animals, then comes in and has second breakfast.

I'll be celebrating with a big, virtual breakfast for you. Come on by to tell me about a favorite a.m. treat, or how Tolkien's fictional world has made an impact on your life.

When do you think "second breakfast" occurs? If you could pick one of Tolkien's cultures to live in, which would you choose?

8 comments:

  1. The Hobbits have the most fun. If I could fit in one of their wonderful round homes, I'd move right in. Although, I might like to ask an Ent if I could build a tree house. You know, live in the tree canopy and ask for a lift whenever I wanted new scenery.

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    1. Definitely the Hobbits know how to party!

      Getting a lift from the ents would be fun, as long as you weren't in a hurry to get to your destination. Don't be hasty! ;-)

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    2. A tree house near Ents - now that's a fun idea!

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    3. I imagine they would be very considerate neighbors. :-)

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  2. Woo hoo! So exciting to see others celebrating! I'd love to be in a pub in the Shire, comparing notes on the brew with Sam...

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    1. Sounds like fun. I bet he would wax poetical about his favorite, or even write a song about it. (It's sad none of the hobbits are quite as musical in the films as they are in the books.)

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  3. My son and I will be sharing a pot of tea and something yummy.

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    1. Enjoy! I wish the celebration hadn't fallen on a work day--it would've been fun to share with family.

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