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.

... 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