‘Tis the season

Wishing you peace and joy and laughter. And safe travels, whether you’re running out to the store for that one last thing or going halfway around the world to be with loved ones.

Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now

If you get a quiet moment, and I hope you manage at least one of those, go take a look at this blog post over at Murderati. It has some truly awesome pictures of what happens when people explore the creative possibilities of snow.



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13 responses to “‘Tis the season

  1. May your days be merry and bright,
    and your roads de-iced.

    Merry Christmas!


  2. jenb

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!


  3. I wish you a Fabulous Christmas, BCB (I don’t feel that “Merry Christmas” is upbeat enough or conveys the amount of joy/cheer/fun one wishes upon another. Plus, I’m trying to start a trend…)

    I’ll be around more this week, so I’m sure I’ll see ya.

    And yeah, my blog was supposed to be funny in a scolding, tongue in cheek, ruler across the knuckles kind of way. Glad you enjoyed it.


  4. Thank you for the kind words on my blog. I didn’t create that effect I stole it from someone on my wall of Facebook. Copy and paste.

    I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas. Like SlaveDriver Merry Christmas doesn’t always say enough. Besides I was told once that a Merry Christmas implies lots of liquor treats. I just don’t know.
    I can’t think of the drink you mean that I like with the funny name.
    I wish you all the best over the holidays and make sure you get a chance to detoxify from work.


  5. CMS

    Hope it was a Fabulous Christmas(does 2 make a trend?)

    Great snowmen over at the Murderati blog. Thanks for sharing. Someone sent me* the field of snowmen with the caption, Thousands gather to protest global warming. 😀


  6. CMS, according to the “rules of a trend” AKA Alice’s Restaurant, by Arlo Guthrie;

    “And if two people, two people do it, in harmony,
    they may think they’re both faggots and they won’t take either of them.”

    But if Fifty people do it, it’s a movement…

    So, we’re only 48 away…

    I was fortunnate to see Arlo in concert some 20 years ago (maybe longer) and play “Alice’s Restaurant” every Thanksgiving.


  7. I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas as well! I’m having a very quiet relaxed day after. Very nice after all the hectic activity of the past week.

    SD, I can’t remember the last time I heard that song. Brings back memories — except I don’t think I’ve ever known all the words to it, because those aren’t familiar.

    CMS, my DD said the same thing when I showed that pic to her. I thought they looked like Peeps.


  8. McB

    Fabulous Christmas to all. Only 47 to go.

    I got the snow peep/global warming email too. Now that’s a trend.


  9. BCB,

    Those are they lyrics when he’s trying to get the crowd to sing with him-

    He looked at me and
    said, “Kid, we don’t like your kind, and we’re gonna send you fingerprints
    off to Washington.”

    And friends, somewhere in Washington enshrined in some little folder, is a
    study in black and white of my fingerprints. And the only reason I’m
    singing you this song now is cause you may know somebody in a similar
    situation, or you may be in a similar situation, and if your in a
    situation like that there’s only one thing you can do and that’s walk into
    the shrink wherever you are ,just walk in say “Shrink, You can get
    anything you want, at Alice’s restaurant.”. And walk out. You know, if
    one person, just one person does it they may think he’s really sick and
    they won’t take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony,
    they may think they’re both faggots and they won’t take either of them.
    And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in
    singin a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out. They may think it’s an
    organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said
    fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and
    walking out. And friends they may thinks it’s a movement.

    And that’s what it is , the Alice’s Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement, and
    all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it come’s around on the

    Sometimes I’ll sing the chorus, just to screw with people. Some “get” it, some just think (with reason) that I’m nuts…


  10. orangehands

    Thank you for the words. Season’s love and greetings.


  11. I would just like to mention that I think all this anti-Merry business is TOTALLY unfair. Arlo is way too cool for that. Hmph, I say. Hmph.


  12. Merry, it’s not personal. And besides, “Merry Christmas” has had a good, long run. The times they are a changin’.

    Maybe you could change your name to Fabulous?

    And I do agree that Arlo is way cool.


  13. Naaah. Fabulous is what other people call me 😉