Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Blather

Ugh, look at the hour. The crack of dawn (that always sounds dirty to me) is still hours away, and I've got to schlep my butt out to the burbs like every wednesday for the past months. It never really gets easier. I couldn't even stay up last night to see who won Dancing with the Stars, dad blammit. I love Marie, but did you see her in the Whatever Happened to Baby Jane getup? I was kind of embarrassed for her.

What else? I started the Christmas cards, if I just do five per day, I can have them done in a couple weeks. I love doing the cards and I hate it too, my fingers always get cramped and I ask myself why I didn't order those little return address labels like I promised myself last year. As you might imagine, Rob and Carl (see yesterday's post) have strong feelings about the cards as well. Again, Carl rules the roost. This weekend we get to put up the tree and start listening to the Charlie Brown Christmas CD every day until the 25th. I never get tired of that album. I used to be able to play much of it on the piano, but I've been lax and become rusty.

Well, I'm off, hope your humpday is easier than mine

23 comments:

Timmy said...

I love that CD!

Steven said...

Sounds like the Christmas spirit is settling in. Enjoy these coming weeks!

David said...

This year I decided to cut drastically back on the number of cards I send, but I used to send as many as it sounds you do. I would do them all in one fell swoop on a weekend afternoon.

Ed said...

I had an eloquent comment all ready then saw that the word verification box was blank. Oh they still wanted letters typed in they just wouldn't show me what they were. Bummer. Any way I watched Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix last night on DVD and it was good. If I had not read any Harry Potter books I would not have liked it though. I can't help wishing, being the Gay guy I am0 that when Harry kissed the girl that it would actually be Ron. Dumbledore saying he loved Harry took on a new meaning after finding out he is gay.

Polt said...

I got all 44 of my Christmas cards done on Thanksgiving watching the Cowboys game. It's kind of a tradition of mine.

The playing of the Charlie Brown on the piano...I believe a video is in order, no matter how rusty you are. :)

HUGS....

Doug said...

Imagine if you were a girl named "Dawn." Oh, the torment.

vuboq said...

i never send more than 20 cards a year. i figure that's enough. i also think i bought a whole bunch of cards on sale last year after Xmas. I wonder where they are... hm ...

bardelf said...

John and I will be getting our international christmas cards completed this coming weekend, then the US ones the following.

I love that Charlie Brown CD, too.

Patricia said...

i don't watch DWTS but i saw a still photo of marie and i gasped. not a good look and a very scary looking doll, as well.

i've been doing cards, too. in a world of e-mail and text messages, there's something lovely about sending and receiving paper cards in the mail.

oh pleeeeeease play some of the charlie brown cd for us.

birdoparadise said...

We not only must listen to the Vince Guaraldi Trio, we must also watch "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "Charlie Brown Christmas." The hubby is in charge of nostalgia. The kids moan but they secretly love it.

ThatGuy said...

I always write out my Christmas cards on the day after Thanksgiving - in front of a fire while drinking hot chocolate spiked with peppermint Schnapps (okay, okay - it's more like peppermint schnapps spiked with some hot chocolate). I print out my own address labels - but I do write a personal message in each card. In fact, the more I drink, the more personal the messages become ; -)

dirk.mancuso said...

Helio won. He's kind of cute and kind of dorky at the same time, but he has a nice smile.

I was kind of surprised Marie didn't take the title, because she's got like 9,000 brothers and if each one had voted just once...

RoxRocks said...

I'm also wrestling with Christmas Cards this year. I usually put school pics of the kids in the cards but it's gotten way out of hand. The kids never have any left to give to their friends and I've blown 150 bucks on pictures. This year, I scanned them and am planning on emailing them to those who have email. The rest will get a card. If that's not good enough well, they can all take kiss my crack of Dawn.

LOL!

GayProf said...

I haven't sent cards in years. It doesn't seem like this year will restart the tradition, either.

about a boy said...

i prefer to call it the buttcrack of dawn. at least it is when i get up.

the baby jane stuff scared me. and i dont even watch the show. but i taped charlie brown christmas last night. i cant wait.

Lewis said...

Crack of dawn? Delta Dawn, isn't it? Plus, you said "hump" and "crack" in the same post.

lattégirl said...

"dad blammit" is really funny. And much more polite than the "fuck me now" I wrote last night on the blog.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

There's a Charlie Brown Christmas CD?

I'm heading to Amazon.com!

CoffeeDog said...

I caught one second of Dancing...saw a pair of them hopping around like jumping beans...looked odd to me.

I have a secret crush on Marie Osmond. Would like to see her butt crack of dawn LOL

jali said...

I watched "Beauty and the Geek" last night - my favorite show and I didn't realize the "...Stars" finale was showing. I like finale shows - I'm going to Yahoo to see who won.

I have to find the cards from last year that I never mailed. Maybe I can whimsically cross out the 2006 and add 2007 with a smiley face. Maybe not.

Mark in DE said...

Since this post included both "crack" and "hump" I was expecting some poo talk.

You're SO right about Marie in the 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane' get-up. Can you spell train wreck?

I haven't started my cards yet, but plan to soon. I always do over 100, and with all the new folks we've met since moving, I'm sure I will be adding a bunch of names. But each year I remove the names of a few who've never bother to write/call/send smoke signals. Although I hate being the one to terminate communication, its just a matter of numbers. I write a short personal message inside each card and hand write the recipient's name and address for a personal touch. I do use printed return address labels with both mine and Spouse's names on them.

Mark :-)

David of Borg said...

I like to concept of Christmas Cards, but I quickly get bored with sending them out, plus it cuts into the porn downloads, so no cards.

And Dancing with the Stars sucks dingo dog toes.

mainja said...

There's a line on a Tom Waits live album (Nighthawks at the Diner) where he's talking and he says "I'm so horny, the crack of dawn better be careful around me!"