Happy Friday! Happy Hannukah! Merry Christmas! The forecast where I am has the weather turning quite frightful for the next day or so. But let me send warm wishes to you and yours this weekend!
“Remember that the important thing is not what you give, or how you wrap it. The important thing, during this very special time of year, is that you save the receipt.” ~ Dave Barry
“I bought my brother some gift wrap for Christmas. I took it to the gift wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.” ~ Steven Wright
“Santa Claus has the right idea — visit people only once a year.”~ Victor Borge
“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.” ~ Shirley Temple
“It’s Christmas Eve! It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.” ~ Bill Murray – Scrooged
“People really act weird at Christmas time! What other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree in the living room and eat nuts and sweets out of your socks?” ~ Unknown
“Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even if you’re home.” ~ Carol Nelson
“I wish we could put some of our Christmas spirit in jars and open one up every month.” ~ Unknown
“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~ Roy L. Smith
“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.” ~John B. Priestly
“Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space.” ~ Dave Berry
“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” ~ Donald E. Westlake
“Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present.” ~Unknown
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. – Luke 2:10
Happy Friday! Christmas is just around the corner now and my Jewish friends will start celebrating Hanukah this weekend. So, let’s kick off the weekend with a triple header of holiday themed groaners.
A man goes to his dentist because he feels something wrong in his mouth.
The dentist examines him and says, “That new upper plate I put in for you sixmonths ago, is eroding.What have you been eating?”
The man replies, “All I can think of is that, about four months ago, my wife made some asparagus and put some stuff on it that was delicious . . . Hollandaise sauce. I loved it so much I started putting it on everything – meat, toast, fish, vegetables, everything.”
“Well,” says the dentist, “there is the problem. Hollandaise sauce is made with lots of lemon juice, which is highly corrosive. It’s eaten away your upper plate. I’ll make you a new plate, and this time I will make it out of chrome.”
“Why chrome?” asks the patient.
And the dentist says, “It’s simple. Everyone knows that there’s no plate like chrome for the Hollandaise.”
An American couple on vacation was walking down the street in St. Petersburg one night, when the man felt a drop hit his nose.
“I think it’s raining,” he said to his wife.
“No, that felt more like snow to me,” she replied.
“No, I’m sure it was just rain, he said.”
Well, as these things go, they were about to have a major argument about whether it was raining or snowing. Just then they saw a minor communist party official walking toward them. “Let’s not fight about it,” the man said, “let’s ask Comrade Rudolph whether it’s officially raining or snowing.”
As the official approached, the man said, “Tell us, Comrade Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?”
“It’s raining, of course,” he answered and walked on.
But the woman insisted: “I know that felt like snow!”
To which the man quietly replied: “Well, Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear!”
It was early December, and a fancy hotel was hosting a chess tournament. The tournament had rented out the hotel’s entire ballroom, and the first day had, thus far, gone smoothly, with all but the final rounds decided in the tournament. The time came for a break, and the entire convention shuffled out of the ballroom out by the foyer so employees could convert the chess tables to banquet tables for the evening’s dinner, and otherwise clean up. Several of the games during the day had been close, featuring especially dramatic end games, and everyone was excited about the prospects for the final rounds. The remaining finalists boasted about their victories that day and previously, and slowly the normally quiet tournament’s volume grew to a dull roar, disturbing the other hotel guests. Guest after guest complained to the hotel staff, until finally the hotel manager came out and asked to speak to the president of the chess tournament.
“Oh, hello, what seems to be the matter?”
“I’m sorry but you and your attendees need to quiet down or leave until the banquet is finished being arranged.”
“You’re all causing quite a ruckus, and no one can tolerate chess nuts boasting by an open foyer.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Come in, — come in! and know me better, man! I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look upon me! You have never seen the like of me before!” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Happy Friday! We are in the midst of the Christmas/Hannukah Shopping Season. I thought I would help you out this week with a few useful pointers of items to make certain ARE NOT on your gift giving list this year.
Pizza sleeping bag with optional vegetable topping pillow – I like pizza and I do enjoy a good night’s sleep, but just skip this one.
Titanic ice cube trays – what could be more fun than watching the Titanic sink every time you have a cold beverage?
Pet Hair Crafting Books – most people are trying to get rid of pet hair, not making a sweater of a pair of socks out of it.
Insect Larva – what is more exciting that getting bugs for Christmas? You can even spice it up with a yummy pack that contains real larva in BBQ, Mexican spice, and cheddar-makes a great after dinner snack!
Voodoo Doll – nothing says, “I Love You” like giving someone a voodoo doll – it might be dangerous if you include the pins as well.
Pooping Pooches Calendar – a whole year’s worth of pictures of dogs doing what comes naturally in a variety of naturally lovely places.
Horse Head Squirrel Feeder – a hanging squirrel feeder that makes it appear that the squirrel that eating from it is wearing a horse mask.
Light Saber Chopsticks – the ultimate gift for the ultimate Star Wars fan who loves Chinese food. I do not think the force is with this one.
Chia Pet – a gift to avoid for over four decades running.
Cleaning Supplies – cleaning is not fun – cleaning supplies are not a gift. Two facts that you should already know.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill