Posts tagged ‘Christmas’

All Of The Other….Um….Pickup Trucks…Used To Laugh And Call Him Names…

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Even a semi-Scroogette like me found this sight in Brentwood today quite fun and festive.

Actually, I found some of my Christmas spirit.  You know how if you don’t have insurance anymore and you aren’t able to get medicine cause it’s kinda expensive so you go without?   I think that’s where lots of my Holiday Cheer was hiding.  Thanks to my mom for stepping in and helping me find it again.  Moms are good thataway.

I will say this…people in Brentwood can’t drive.  You’d think driving all those expensive cars they’d learn how to at least learn to use a turn signal.  I guess when you look that good you don’t have to.

I felt so bonded with my Mom today at lunch, I started to show her my ink…but decided not to.  Heh.

What Do You Want For Christmas?

I’m on the verge of a meltdown today because of various and sundry stuff so I don’t have anything brilliant (heh) to pass along other than a blogpost from Tambi.

A little background on how I sorta know Tambi.  Tambi’s family lived (parents still do) in the neighborhood next to me.  She was older than me but her sister and brothers rode the same bus as I did.  Her youngest brother is my age and we were in the same class a time or two in elementary school.  In fact, her brother is kinda sorta who #2 was named after. 

I was never best buddies with Trev but he was the first “Trevor” I ever knew and I always thought that was a cool name.  Mostly family calls #2 “Trev” and the other Trev was never (to my knowledge) referred to as “Trevor” so anyway….

Also, Tambi’s mother taught 5th grade at Lipscomb School and I will never forget the day she put me in my place.  Lawdy mercy…she was good at that, but, she was one of those teachers all the kids really liked. 

Every Christmas, I always get frustrated with what to get my mother, the parents-in-law because at the ages they are, when they need something, they get it and anytime I’ve ever asked my mother or in laws what they want for Christmas they’ll say “Don’t get me nothing.  I don’t need a thing.”  (It isn’t just the Senior family members who don’t ever say what they want for Christmas either)

I love what Tambi’s family did for her grandmother one year on her birthday.  What a neat idea.  Go read it.

There are so many wonderful organizations that help families in need at Christmas and all through the year.  The Salvation Army and Toys For Tots, while both great organizations, seem to get all the press, but, places like The Samaritan Center and the organization Tambi mentions, the NBA Toy Store help make it easier for parents in need to make Christmas good for their kids.

Made feel warm and fuzzy…thanks, Tambi.

Just Like The Ones I Used To Know

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Nashville had a white Christmas in 1962.  Nashville also had a white Christmas the first year my family lived here in 1969.  I have never seen a real, live, white Christmas.  When I say “white”, I don’t mean a dusting.  I don’t want to see the first blade of grass poking through.  I want snow.

The thing about the above picture, which came from the Tennessean’s fabulous online photo gallery, is not so much the snow, but, look how cheap gas was.  Can you imagine??

What sharp-eyed person knows which main thoroughfare this is?

Jesus Junk

I found this site through the Dry Spot’s friend, Fluffernutter. It is perhaps my most favorite website ever, next to Plaid Stallions and Ugly Christmas Lights.  Bad nativity scenes that are so bad, they’re wonderful.

Nativities that include Santa in any form make me want to hurl.  Especially Santa’s dressed in blue.lostchild.jpg

I wish I still had my Jesus doll I was given as a gag gift from one of my former boss’s at the Jesus Place.  You pushed the little red heart and Jesus sang “You Light Up My Life.” 

Old Mr. Kringle Is Starting To Jingle

 I have several thoughts swimming around in my Attention Deficited head this evening.  They are as follows:

You know that show that Jim Belushi is on? According to Jim or something like that?  Well….according to your Sista, that has got to be the worst show on television today.  I accidentally watched it tonight and I am simply amazed that show has been on the air as long as it has.  Jim Belushi and courtney.jpgthat actress that looks like she was separated atcaroline.jpg birth from Caroline Kennedy (If Caroline wasn’t like the other Kennedy Women and actually, like,  fixed herself up)  have got to have the worst chemistry I have ever seen.  I think the people who watch this show have got to be the same people who buy Rascal Flatts recordings.  The same people I can blame for the horrible state of Country Music today.  Nothing scientific about it, I just think that could be what’s happening here.

Something I saw on tv the other night that I haven’t watched in ages is Johnny Bravo.  The Johnny Bravo Xmas Special.  Now that right there is good tv, friends and neighbors.  Perhaps one of the funniest things I’ve seen on tv lately besides The Office.  I don’t even think it’s new this year but I laughed a whole lot when I saw that. This isn’t that, but, dadgum, Johnny Bravo and Donny are just funny.

Every Christmas, I seem to discover a Christmas song that has been around forever, but, for whatever reason, this is the year I really paid attention to it because it suddenly seems to be everywhere.  You know, a couple years back, every single time you turned something on, somebody was “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”  Everybody and their cousin was singing that.  I bet there was a version by Alvin and the Chipmunks.  It was everywhere. 

This year, I seem to be hearing a plethora of recordings of “Everybody’s Waiting For The Man With The Bag.”  I mean, that song has been around since 1950.  Is it just me or is it on every commercial and just plain everywhere this year?  I dig kay-starr.jpgit.  I think I like Kay Starr’s version the best.  There’s also a big part of me that wishes Kay’s hairdo would come back in.  My mom had hair sorta like that when I was little and she’d tease that hair up to heaven.  I would like to see myself once with that hairdo. Yeah….that is weird.

I have bought one Christmas present.  One. 

And just how is School?  Doesn’t appear I will finish the Math.  The good thing is I can pick up where I left off next semester.  I haven’t failed.  I also found out, thanks to an adviser yesterday who was just like Lesley (I mean, looked like her, sounded like her) that I was poorly advised and should not have taken the A & P to begin with. She named all these other classes I should have taken first. 

Trying to get this Christmas letter done.  I’m such a slacker this year. I’ve enlisted other Smiffs to help with it.  My teens are both good writers so they’ll be adding their few cents worth. Blogging has ruined my Christmas letter.

I had to go buy batteries for the dvd remote cause Love Actually came in from Netflix today. I had to get batteries to fast forward to the parts where those people are a’doin’ it there for all to see.  Last year, I was watching it and timed it wrong and my kids happened to walk in at just the right moment.   It was kindly awkward.  I love that movie and I love Martin Freeman but that whole part of the plot is kinda not necessary. I mean, if you’re going to have nekkid people runnin’ all over the place (that’s a quote from Ouiser)….I have no point with that. I just felt channeled by Ouiser, as I’m known to be at times.

I’m done babbling now.