Category Archives: Christmas

For the 10th and 9th Rants of Christmas, TB Gave to Me….

Quote of the Day: “I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?”     —John Steinbeck …..TEN Gifts a’ Wrappin’. Who’s bright idea was it … Continue reading

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For the Eighth Rant of Christmas, TB Gave to Me….

Quote of the Day: “Gluttony is not a secret vice.” –Orson Welles ….EIGHT pounds a’gainin’. 9 pm. Arrive at Moma’s. 9:15 pm. Chocolate pie. 7 am. Juice, cinnamon blintzes…..Cinnamon blintzes, are you kidding? 8:30 am. The usual. Biscuits, scrambled egg … Continue reading

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For the Seventh Rant of Xmas, TB Gave to Me….

Quote of the Day: “I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men … Continue reading

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For the Sixth Rant of Christmas, TB Gave to Me….

Quote of the Day: “Unbelievable. I do the nicest thing that anyone’s ever done for these people and they freak-out. Well happy birthday Jesus, sorry your party’s so lame.” –Michael Scott (The Office) SIX Christmas Parties. Doesn’t anyone have better … Continue reading

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For the Fifth Rant of Christmas, TB Gave to Me….

Quote of the Day: If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.     —JRR Tolkien ….FIVE. GOLD. ADS. (Before continuing, please be advised the following was written and … Continue reading

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For the Fourth Rant of Christmas, TB Gave to Me….

Quote of the Day: “We must have bloody noses and cracked crowns.” –Shakespeare, Henry IV …..FOUR freakin’ stitches. In the face. The second time this year. The Little Scamp is a pretty well-coordinated kid. But when she falls, by God … Continue reading

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For The Third and Second Rants of Christmas, TB Gave to Me…

Quote of the Day: “Batteries Not Included”     –ubiquitous ……THREE triple AAA’s. Are you kidding me? What’s wrong with good old-fashioned all-American AA’s, two or four at a time no matter the product? What is this, some kind of … Continue reading

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On The First Rant of Christmas, TB Gave To Me….

Quote of the Day: “Bah! Humbug!”     –Ebenezer Scrooge ….a lounge in the mall ain’t no lounge….. Even if its at Saks. Listen up you little panty-waisted-skinny-jean-sportin-no-rimmed– glasses–wearin’ interior decorators…..I’ve had a long day walkin’ through your overly decorated … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

Quote of the Day: “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands … Continue reading

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The Proud Father

Quote of the Day: “Flowers….are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson The Father unbuckled his little girl and lifted her from her car seat, stealing a kiss as … Continue reading

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