Category Archives: Holidays

Friday Funny April 7, 2023 Peep Jousting

Happy Friday!  Happy Passover!  Happy Easter!  This week, instead of some jokes, I thought I would share a fun activity for the whole family.


Peeps are in season! I assume that you are familiar with Peeps, the little marshmallow confection that has been around since 1953.  They were originally promoted primarily at Easter-time but you can now find them at Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and just about any time. They come in various shapes and colors but all are basically sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, food dyes and salt.

One of the great debates of modern time is whether it is better to eat Peeps “fresh” out of the box or to slit the cellophane and wait a day, a week or a month or two for the Peeps to properly age (get stale) before eating them.  We can save that debate for another time.

This weekend, if you have some Peeps around, may a suggest some Peep Jousting? (If you do not have any you might even want to go out and obtain some for this event!)  There is really not much preparation needed for Peep Jousting.  All you need are Peeps, toothpicks, a plate and a microwave.

Take two Peeps, insert a toothpick in each Peep so that it looks like a lance, arrange the Peeps facing each other on a plate and put the plate in the microwave. Set the microwave for approximately 40 seconds and watch!  Do not walk away from the microwave or you will miss all the fun!  Now there are a few differing theories on how to determine the winner of the match: 1) the Peep whose lance touches the other Peep first wins, 2) the Peep who deflates first is the loser, or 3) the Peep that blows up first loses.  Take you pick or invent your own.  Sadly, there are no returning champions in Peep Jousting, this is a “one and done” sport.

I would not suggest eating the Peeps post-joust – they are hot, they are messy and believe or not, they lose their flavor in the combat.

So, this year, add a little Peep Jousting to liven up the afternoon.


“The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies. ~ Kate McGahan, “Only Gone from Your Sight”


Friday Funny February 10, 2023 What Not to Get your Wife for Valentine’s Day.

Happy Friday!  In case you have not noticed, Valentine’s Day is Tuesday.  Before you head out to the store, I thought I would offer you a few useful tips on what NOT to get that special gal in your life.



We have all heard, “It’s the thought that counts.” Yet, while that may be true, there certainly are limits on what will keep you in the good graces of your spouse around February 14.  Heed my word to the wise and be sure to cross the following off your shopping list this weekend before it is too late.

Jumper cables – while these can come in quite handy, they will not jump start a romantic evening.

A coffee mug – another gift that, while it may be useful, just might get you roasted.

Pencil sharpener – even if she needs and wants a pencil sharpener, this is not the day for it.  Hope you get my point.

A Roomba – give this for Valentine’s Day and she might set it to chase you around the house.

An oversized Teddy Bear – after the age of about six, a six-foot Teddy Bear is just kind of creepy.

A heart-shaped box of chocolates – the ultimate cliché gift.  Life may be like a box of chocolates, but avoid the cheap heart-shaped box from the corner drug store.

A bouquet of salami – while a bouquet of flowers might be about as cliché as a box of chocolates, a bouquet of flowers is much better than a bouquet of salami, plus getting hit over the head with a bouquet of salmi hurts more than flowers.

Personalized socks with your picture on them-  do you really want to see your face on her feet?  Neither does she.

A hot sauce of the month subscription – it will only get you in hot water.

Novelty Toilet Paper – no, just no, nothing more needs to be said.

Thought for the Week

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.  ~Author Unknown

Friday Funny December 30, 2022 Jokes To Ring In 2023

Happy last Friday of 2022!  Here is wishing you a great 2023!


What did the woman say when she was offered a raisin on New Year’s Eve? “No thanks, I already have a date.”

I still cannot understand why people flock to Times Square on New Year’s Eve. They always drop the ball.

My resolution for the New Year is to read more, so I turned on the subtitles on my TV.

My wife still hasn’t told me what my New Year’s resolutions are.

Where can you find comedians at a New Year’s Eve party? In the punchline.

Why do you need a jeweler on December 31st? To ring in the New Year.

Is it true that the spider’s New Year’s resolution was to spend less time on the web?

Is it true that Frankenstein’s New Year’s resolution is to make new friends?

My New Year’s Resolution is to give up aerosol deodorant –  in the new year. Roll on 2023!!

For several years, my annual New Year’s Resolution has been to work on my novel. But THIS year I will do it, I only have a few chapters left to read! 


” Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” ~ Benjamin Franklin“

Friday Funny December 23, 2022 Christmas Quotes

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


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

Friday Funny December 16, 2022 Christmas Groaner Triple Header

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 six months 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.”

“What? Why?”

“You’re all causing quite a ruckus, and no one can tolerate chess nuts boasting by an open foyer.



“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

Friday Funny December 9, 2022 Things to Cross Off Your Gift List NOW!

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.


“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill

Friday Funny December 2, 2022 Holiday Questions & Answers

Happy Friday!  Yes, we are now in December and that means it is time to dust off the first round of Holiday Jokes.


Q. Why did the guy fall into the Christmas pudding? A. He was pulled in by a strong currant.

Q. Why are Christmas Trees bad at knitting? A. They drop all their needles.

Q. What did the car say to the dreidel?
A. Want to go for a spin?

Q. What do you get if you cross a snowman and a baker?
A. Frosty the Doughman.

Q. What is a zombie’s favorite holiday beverage?
A. Egg noggin.

Q: What do you call a snowman with a six pack?
A: An abdominal snowman.

Q. What did the peanut butter say to the grape on Christmas?
A: ‘Tis the season to be jelly!

Q: What’s a sheep’s favorite Christmas song?
A: Fleece Navidad.

Q: What do you call a bankrupt Santa?
A: Saint Nickel-less.

Q: What’s red and white and falls down chimneys?
A: Santa Klutz.


“You know you’re getting old when Santa starts looking younger.” ~ Robert Paul