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Merry Christmas!

Jinglebell Junction

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Happy Thanksgiving… Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I ran across this and thought it funny.  I hope you do too:

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Santa’s Little Secret

Merry Christmas Eve!

I’m really hoping not to walk in on this sometime tonight.

Timing is Everything

This seems like how my days are going lately:

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Dream Workout

I realize this is just a cartoon, but isn’t this reflective of the expectations of society?  Trying to be something we aren’t, instead of celebrating who we are?  It’s fine (and noble) to better ourselves, but why do we set ourselves up for failure?  This rhino will never be a unicorn anymore than I will ever be ___________ (insert the name of anyone you believe to be attractive), however, it’s ok to work on being an outstanding rhino.

I’m working on it.  Join me in my celebration of a better rhinohood.

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Bush Shoe Throw – New Security Measures

This is a follow-up to the recent posting about the shoe throwing incident involving President Bush as a target:

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Fruitcake (really, I’m not calling you names)

I have been hearing (and sometime listening to) the origins of many Christmas traditions, and this year became interested in what I consider the most unusual of Christmas traditions – the giving and (reluctantly) receiving of fruitcake.  I found a brief history (here) and thought it might interest you.  If not… go eat a fruitcake.

Like many Christmas traditions, the idea of giving fruitcakes as gifts is thought to have originated in ancient times. No one ever recorded who took the first cake and added fruit, honey, nuts, and alcohol to make an edible gift for their family, but records indicate that this tradition was occurring in Rome prior to the birth of Jesus (B.C.).

One of the main reasons fruitcakes were given as gifts in early times is that the ingredients combined in such a way as to greatly reduce the spoiling of this food. This was a huge advantage when the average family had very little control over their food supply, and allowed people to travel longer distances since they could carry a food supply with them that would not spoil.

The fruitcake as we know it today evolved from plum cake recipes in England. It became a natural food to have for holiday celebrations, since it could be made in advance (sometimes many months in advance) and then families could be prepared to give their visitors a treat.

After trying to eat a piece of fruitcake, I have joined the list of people who believe that fruitcakes are never consumed, just created and given as gifts to others. One day, our planet will be overwhelmed with fruitcakes and they will all need to be dumped into an ocean, possibly creating the new continent of ‘fruitcakia’. Or, maybe they will just be used as bricks in the building of skyscrapers.

Enjoy!

Adam and Eve

I think this is just plain funny, no matter your religious preference:

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I’m Thankful, How About You?

This is the time of year when Americans pause and give thanks.  I’m thankful for many things, including the new friends I’ve made (since July) when I started blogging. 

Thanksgiving began in the Plymouth Colony in 1621 with the English Pilgrims feasting with members of the Wampanoag Indians who brought food as goodwill gifts.  The thanksgiving custom grew in some of the colonies as a way to celebrate the harvest. Over 150 years later (1777), a national day of Thanksgiving (a single event) was proclaimed by the continental congress after an American Revolution victory at the Battle of Saratoga.  Twelve years later George Washington declared another national day of thanksgiving in honor of the ratification of the Constitution, requesting that the congress make it an annual event (they declined).  Nearly 100 years later (1863) President Abraham Lincoln , as an attempt to bolster morale, proclaimed the last Thursday in November of each year to be a “Thanksgiving” holiday.

What makes you thankful?

Here’s my modification of a similar list I found:

  • I’m thankful for my kids who are not doing dishes but are watching TV, because that means they are at home and not on the streets;
  • I’m thankful for the taxes I pay, because it means that I’m employed;
  • I’m thankful for the mess to clean after a party, because it means that I’ve been surrounded by friends;
  • I’m thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat;
  • I’m thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home;
  • I’m thankful for all the complaining I hear about the government, because it means that we have freedom of speech;
  • I’m thankful for the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear;
  • I’m thankful for the alarm that goes off early in the morning , because it means that I’m alive;
  • and (here is the big one in light of some of my recent posts) I’m thankful for too much email, because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.

On another note, the cartoon below made me think of the Lemonade cartoon I found a few weeks ago.  Ben Franklin thought the Turkey a noble bird and wanted it to be the American symbol.  This seems to provide evidence:

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My Buns Are Stale

My kind of humor (way too close to home):

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