Two things of note took place today. First, the whole family got dressed in semi-coordinating blues and grays this morning -- no small feat alone for three teens -- and sat for family pictures for the first time in 2/3 of a decade. Believe it or not, without an excess of arm-twisting all four kids … Continue reading Ornamental Moments
As everyone who lived in the 90’s and has any taste whatsoever knows, Festivus is a holiday celebration observed every year on December 23rd. It starts with an unadorned pole – because, let’s face it, nobody’s got the time or patience for fancy tree decoratin’ – and then you get together to enjoy many time-honored … Continue reading A Festivus Grievance: What’s So Wrong With ‘Moist’?
Well, now. Since the Earth didn’t miraculously come to a screeching halt in the vastness of space in the past two days, looks like that whole “New Year’s” fad all the kids were so hip on didn’t get canceled after all. Which, you know, is a good thing, really. If for no other reason than … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution
Since we’re all hip-deep in holiday freakin’ cheer at this point, bloggers across the sticky interwebs are following the annual tradition of mailing it in. The calendar is speeding toward that magical date of 1/1/2014, after which we’ll all have a week to post ad naseum about our hopeless-slash-pointless-slash-obvious resolutions for the coming year. Of … Continue reading The Obligatory List: 5 Holiday Albums No One Needs
This is by no means a new topic of complaint around here, but if you look at the picture to left, which I grabbed barely a moment ago from my desktop, you'll see that the high temperature today is supposed to reach 54 degrees. That's Fahrenheit to you and me, Russ. Oh, also, the sun … Continue reading Weekend Debate: Rudolph Car Decorations