Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Worst Jello Salad, or other Thanksgiving abominations

Hey there! Now that I have opened my blog to non-holiday related issues (and I do have issues), a whole new world has opened up. Too bad I can't get my sorry *** to post. If I could just remember my Blogger password without having to look it up, it would be a big help.
Anyway, now that I've announced a departure from holiday-only posts, I want to talk about Thanksgiving. (The Grinch is a contrary person).
So, last year readers chimed in on the Thanksgiving Meal. This year, let's hear about the worst concoction you have either served or been served. Hint: this would probably involve jello, cool whip, miracle whip, crisco, and/or tofu combined in some way with chunks of canned fruit. And, Newscoma, with regard to your comment on my previous post: no adult beverage should ever be combined with Jello.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Holiday Grinch announces changes to blog, name to remain the same.

It used to be about holidays, now it's about every day.
So the holiday theme was seriously limiting. Not to mention all the other non-topical bloggers who opportunistically pounced on seasonal material considered by the Grinch to be proprietary. ENOUGH! There is something to be Grinchy about 'round the clock, (24/7 in '90's parlance). Holiday Grinch will now be a yearroundgrinch.

Here's a taste of what is to come from your Holiday Grinch:

WHEN will Tennessee let us poor suckers buy wine (and liquor) at the grocery store? This is a ridiculous situation and one that is no longer tolerable. How is it that Walgreens, Costco, Whole Foods, Target, Cost Plus, Kroger, Publix, and all the other mega retailers are not actively fighting this?
Is there a grassroots movement a'brewing? Any petitions out there? I'd like to be able to buy some wine with my groceries before I need a scooter to do it.

Coming next week: my rant against scooters.

Oh, and take your Halloween decorations down!

Yoursverytruly,
Holiday Grinch

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Guess Who's Back....Back Again

Guess who's back...tell a friend.
The Holiday Grinch has been laying low...no good holidays. Who wants to write about about the Fourth of July anyway? Well, along with the back-to-school and back-to-college sales campaigns, I spotted HALLOWEEN costumes at Target today. That would be today, August 9. The day the official temperature hit 104 degrees.
Let the season begin!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A Wee Limerick For Ya

Here’s a fine tip from the Grinch
There’s a contest I think you can clinch
Win an iPod Nano in your endeavor
To be creative and clever
You’ll see it can be quite a cinch


So follow this link
With a nod and a wink
To the blogger who calls it “Pour Out”
http://pourout.wordpress.com/change-the-world-win-an-ipod is the route
If you win, I’ll be tickled pink!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Throw me something, Mister!




Happy Mardi Gras from the Mistick Krewe de Grinch where the saying "Eat, drink, and be merry, because tomorrow we all die" applies to every day, not just the Fat Tuesday before Lent.
C'mon cheres, loosen up, have yourself some fun.
It's Mardi Gras!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Feliz Ano Del Puerco!

...er, I just got back from Mexico.
Happy Chinese New Year!

PIG!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Groundhog Day from the Grinch Hog


The official Groundhog, Phil whatever his name is, did not see his shadow today. That means an early spring.
The Groundhog residing in the giant hole which could swallow up any child under the age of three in the front yard of the Grinch family, did not make an appearance. This is a snapsot of the Grinch Hog taken last summer.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Valentine's Backlash

For those of you who hate Valentine's Day (and there are a lot more of you than I thought), there is a card for you!
I was looking at Valentine's cards today at Target (I do shop at other stores, I promise) and they were organized by the usual categories: From Husband, To Daughter, Romantic, Humorous,etc. They even had Valentines For Pets and From Pets. But I had to laugh when I saw this category: "Anti-Valentine." There were several choices.
Those crazy retailers...they're gonna get you on way or the other.
I also liked the boxed sets of cards for co-workers based on Grey's Anatomy, The Office, and other popular shows which generate 95% of current office water cooler conversation. Much better than Spongebob or Dora the Explorer.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

RIP Art Buchwald

Art Buchwald died today at the age of 81, almost a full year after he refused dialysis and was given a few weeks to live. He defied the odds and had a great year.

That made him even more likeable.

Here's Buchwald on his wit:
"People ask what I am really trying to do with humor," he wrote. "The answer is, 'I'm getting even.' ... For me, being funny is the best revenge."

He got it.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sorry, Wrong Number

To the children of the agitated woman who left this message on my cell phone December 17:

"Well you are the damndest children I've ever seen in my life. I been out here all week. Ain't nobody called to see if I was dead, alive, somebody choked me to death, or somethin'.

I don't understand.

Y'all have a good day.
Bye."

... How was your holiday?

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Holiday Inventory

As we enter a new year, many take time to review the year past. Let's just review the trauma of the past couple of weeks, shall we? Oh, and for those of you who take exception to the term "trauma" being used in conjunction with the holidays, you are in denial.

Here's what I did for the holidays:
1. Ate Too Much
2. Drank Too Much
3. Shopped Too Much
4. Traveled in the Car Too Much
5. Ate Too Much