Thursday, December 22, 2005

"Groundhog Day" Wisdom

"Maybe God isn't omnipotent. Maybe he's just been around so long he knows everything."
-Phil Conners in "Groundhog Day."

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Feelin' the Holiday Spirit

Last night I, along with dozens of helpful parents, successfully hosted my daughter's school's Pizza w/Santa night, where my brother in law turns on the charm for tons of children as Santa each year (Ian helped keep Santa's quarters secure-at one point, I thought he was violating Santa behind the stage!) More than 300 people turned out, and the lines to see Santa were endless! One little girl asked him for her two front teeth! I was a nervous wreck before, but it all turned out fantastic. We also collected a bunch of toys for Safe Space, an organization that works with families in crisis, to help spread a little cheer for those less fortunate, that will be delivered next week.

Tonight we bought our fragrant tree and decorated it while crankin' the holiday tunes, and I'm feeling pretty good about life. I haven't gotten all my holiday stuff done yet, but you know, I'll find the time. My daughter wanted to watch Frosty the Snowman, but call me a mush, I can never handle it when he melts. I think we'll do a late night viewing of Groundhog Day instead. I never tire of watching that movie, ever.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

S--- Before You Shop

I mistakenly thought it would be a good idea to try to do a little shopping on Wednesday, and actually hit the ---yikes---mall. At first, I thought it wasn't so bad, until I thought I'd make a pit stop at the bathroom, where the line was from here to heaven. An old fart hitting the guy's room said, "It's a good day to be a man," to chuckles. And when he came out, and saw the ever growing queue for the women's room, shook his head and sighed.

I could in no way shape or form enjoy shopping at the mall...everyone was like a bunch of vultures. I think for the most part I will be shopping online for the rest of what I need...and most definitely avoiding-the mall.

Sunday, December 04, 2005


"I for one do not dance to dance music; disco for me is a lofty metaphysical mode that induces contemplation." -Camille Paglia, in an article about Madonna on

Sorry Camille, but you're 'contemplating' too much here. When I go to a club or hear disco, I dance, feel the music, enjoy it, and the moment.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Sheridan Fest 2005

I'm resting now for the evening, as I prepare for tomorrow's annual potluck feast at my place, which will include somewhere between 35-40 people, including children. I'm really looking forward to having everyone here, even though I'm sure that the day will be all of a blur for me. Now I'm unwinding by watching "What Not To Wear."