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And speaking of pop culture: the national obsession returns in just a few weeks, and the LA Times has given American Idol its own blog. (Don’t judge me for adding it to my feeds! If they start one just for Lost, I’ll add that too. The DVR is going to explode in January, y’all.)
Santa isn’t Jewish, and no matter how many times you hear “Happy Holidays,” this time of year is still “Christmastime.” On the other hand, the “reason for the season” just might depend on what season you’re celebrating. By the way, here’s how to tell if he’s not really Santa. (Don’t let the kids read that one…)
There’s the circle of life, and the circle of “re-gifting” – if you’re going to partake, here are a few basic rules. And think twice – or more – about these “reality-preparation” gifts for anyone on your list.
As your kids stop being “kids” any more, you realize some things no one tells you about parenthood. And when they’re young, please consider that there will probably be other people dining in the restaurant too…
Thoughts on the demise of dating, or getting things backwards; also in the “demise” vein, the Scobberlotcher continues her quest for guest-blog domination with some thoughts on putting a “final spin” on things – that is, what would you want said about you in your eulogy? She also shared 10 tips on how NOT to write a novel.
You don’t have to be a “book blogger” to have a giant TBR stack on your nightstand
Both of these came via my uncle (who also celebrated his birthday this week!)
It has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain.
When you pass the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and you experience the scent of fresh mown hay.
In the meat department there is the aroma of charcoal grilled steaks with onions.
When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle, and the air is filled with the pleasing aroma of bacon and eggs frying.
The bread department features the tantalizing smell of fresh baked bread & cookies.
I don’t buy toilet paper there any more.
A strong young man at a construction site was bragging that he could out do anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workmen. After several minutes, the older worker had enough. “Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?” he said. “I will bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that building that you won’t be able to wheel back.”
“You’re on, old man,” the young braggart replied. “Let’s see you do it.”
The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, “All right, Dumbass, get in.”
This may be the last official “Saturday Review” for this year. I suspect that activity in my Google Reader feeds will be slowing down during the next couple of weeks for various reasons – Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, traveling, kids at home, the proverbial “need a break” – so there won’t be as much linkage out there to share. I’m also working on a few “Year in Review” posts, and will probably be devoting more of my link-gathering energy to putting those together.
Have a great weekend – hope you’re not having to do too much last-minute shopping!