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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.

Enjoy!

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!