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Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts

July 16, 2017

July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July

If you're celebrating the 4th today, please try and not eat too much.  BBQ
Drunk Uncle Sam Don't drink too much.
And for Heaven's sake, don't blow off a finger. Firecracker Kid

 Flag Waving
Just have a good time and enjoy the freedoms of this great nation...while we still have them.

March 2, 2017

To My Fellow Texans

And everyone else who loves liberty!

Happy Texas Independence Day!

Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.

- John Steinbeck

February 2, 2017

Happy Groundhog Day!

You Should Give a Newscast

You are full of facts (even about Groundhog's Day), and people often wonder where you get the time to learn so much. You're not even sure yourself.

You know how to make the most of a boring situation, and you're naturally entertaining. You punch things up.

December 24, 2016

Don't Forget!

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To set out some milk and cookies for Santa!

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On the other hand, after what happened last year....

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Your Christmas Color

Your Christmas Color is Green

You love an old fashioned, genuine Christmas. And this includes lots of natural elements like trees and wreaths.

You tend to have a simple Christmas that harkens to times past. You like holidays smells, sights, and songs than have been around for decades - if not centuries.

You enjoy every moment of this season, but you don't hold on too tightly. You are good with it all being temporary and special.

You like to bring a little nature indoors if you can during the deadest part of the year. You want a reminder that spring is coming! 


December 15, 2016

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

In the now-iconic 1966 animated TV special Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Boris Karloff was the narrator and voice of the Grinch, but didn't sing its most famous song, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.  The singer was Thurl Ravenscroft, arguably best known as being the voice of Tony The Tiger from 1953-2004.

December 7, 2016

Encounter With Santa

I went to get some water yesterday evening, but the Culligan store had suffered some vandalism and the vending machine was boarded up. I drove out to the water kiosk in the mall parking lot to use that one, then after I was done, decided I'd get some gasoline at the station at the entrance to Walmart.

While I was pumping my gas, a van drove up next to me and Santa Claus got out! I told him "Hey, man! Why haven't you been to see me lately? It's been over 40 yrs.!"

He looked up from putting the gas nozzle in his tank and wryly said:

"Well, you must've been a BAD boy."

Hard to argue with that!

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Cranberry Trivia

Ripe cranberries bounce - hence their alternate name, "bounceberry".

Thanksgiving Personality

A little scary, this one (because it's spot-on):

Your Thanksgiving Personality is Rebel

You detest Thanksgiving. All that family drama mixed with unappetizing side dishes? No thank you!

You'll make an appearance if you absolutely have to, but you won't enjoy it. You probably don't even like pumpkin pie.

Your ideal Thanksgiving would be spent completely alone... or with the few people that you can tolerate.

You'd eat whatever you want - even in front of the TV if you felt like it. And there's a good chance you wouldn't be eating sweet potatoes with marshmallow. Gag! 


October 31, 2016

I'm Cool With Halloween

Although I used to get hot under the collar when the neighborhood thugs would chase my old black cat.

Your Halloween is Chill

You may or may not love Halloween, but you don't go to crazy on this holiday. You simply enjoy your favorite traditions and ignore the rest.

Whether you're watching your favorite Halloween movie, handing out candy, or hiding out until November, you do this holiday your way.

You may not get why people go all out for Halloween, but you appreciate their effort. An original costume or funky craft always makes you smile.

You take everything as it comes in life, and you always look for the bright side. Even if you don't dress up, you always enjoy this time of year! 


October 30, 2016

Boney Dreams

Dreaming of a skeleton on display may signify new, fascinating friends or coming events.

Or, it could mean you've got a hankerin' for some ribs.

October 27, 2016

Halloween Tang Toungler

Try saying this tongue tangler three times fast:

"Which witch wished which wicked witch?"

May 30, 2016

It's NOT BBQ Day

It is:

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There Is a Difference

Armed Forces Day (3rd Sat. of May)

For those who currently wear the uniform

Veterans Day (Nov. 11th)

For those who used to wear the uniform

Memorial Day (last Mon. of May)

For those who never made it out of uniform

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February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

There is no remedy for love but to love some more.
- Henry David Thoreau

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February 10, 2016

It's Lent

"Bumped" from a couple of yrs. ago and updated*.

Not being Catholic, I am usually unaware when Lent begins. (*This year, Lent begins today and ends on March 24.) When a spate of pancake recipes hit my reader earlier this week, I was reminded that before Lent begins, there is Shrove Tuesday or "Pancake Day", when housewives would try to use up all the ingredients they couldn't use during Lent.

As I said, not being Catholic, I am not familiar with Lent, but I do know that when making pancakes, one should not over mix the wet and dry ingredients or the pancakes will become "tough".  A few lumps are all right - they'll bake out when the pancakes are cooked.

I used to brag that someone could bring up a topic and I would know a joke about it.  Since it's Lent, here's my Lent joke:

A couple had just gotten married during this time of year.  On their honeymoon night, they went to bed and the new bride eagerly reached over to her husband, but he gently pushed her away.

"I can't...it's Lent." he explained.

"That's silly." she sniffed.  "To who and for how long?"

February 2, 2016

Happy Garazon Day!

(A "bump" from 2009)

Well, it's actually Groundhog Day, but for the last 7-8 yrs. I always think of my online pal Garazon because he once said it was one of his favorite "holidays".

I've never really given the date much significance; around these parts there almost always are six more weeks of bad weather after the start of February...and we don't have groundhogs, either.

If you want to know more about the holiday, visit the official website of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

One of my favorite movies is Groundhog Day, the hilariously funny 1993 release starring Bill Murray. Here's the trailer:

If you've never seen it, it's certainly worth the price of a DVD/VHS rental. Shoot, it's probably in the .49 cent section!

Back to Garazon Day....

For several years, our buddy "G" was alone


But now he's got some company!


Just like St. Patrick's Day when everyone is Irish, today everyone is a groundhog!

Here's me


Just like me...always looking the wrong way!