Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ten Holiday Things Elven and Otherwise

1. I've been practicing sock therapy again lately.

2. Christmas is almost here....weeeeeeeeeeee!

3. I miss my family this time of year the most. I want them all here so I can hug the dickens out of them.

4. Shipping costs are horrendous.

5. Because we need to ship presents and our family to us, we all don't do much with Christmas cards, so we only have two cards so far this year. Perhaps I'll have to re-institute a card tradition.

6. My Grandmother gives everyone socks for Christmas as one of their gifts. They are usually kooky and fun. I've come to look forward to those socks each year.

7. I want an animal to cuddle so bad.

8. Our advent this year had a lot of activities and we've really been having loads of fun. We made dog biscuits for my SIL's dog, we went to see Christmas lights in the neighborhoods, we made bread and we built mechano toys. Tomorrow we will be baking cookies for Santa. I like an advent calendar that gives memories.

9. I was good this year and didn't peek at a single present! Not one.

10. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 07, 2009

The Original Blogger

I think Andy Rooney could be called the original blogger. Not that he ever blogged, that I know of. But the style is all there.

I've been reading The Most of Andy Rooney and his wit and dry humor get me most every night. I'll be reading and then all of a sudden, out loud, I'll blast, "Oh yeah" or "That is so true" or "Ha ha ha ha I can't believe he said that". Fun reading for me.

I remember seeing Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes. The only reason I ever watched that show. (To be fair, I was young and not interested in news at the time).

If Mr. Rooney had had a blog, he'd be bigger than Dooce or the Bloggess or a battery of other cyber famous bloggers. Seriously, I'm sure of that. He's got the talent down to a science. Which is why he was paid to do it on TV. Of course, the verbal inflection goes a long way toward punching the humor home. But when I read, I can hear that inflection.

*Disclaimer: I offer no judgment of Dooce or the Bloggess or 'a battery of other cyber famous bloggers'. Remember that we are all beautiful flowers. And I also do not claim to know if I spelled these names right, but I'm too lazy to go look it up. Please don't shoot me.