Countdown to Christmas!

Countdown to Christmas 13 Days left! 

With only 13 days left are you starting to panic? I hope not but, I can assure you I am. I have been so busy I have yet to complete my shopping. I have to get on it!

Today lets have some fun

Did you know? 

There are currently 78 people living in the U.S with the name S. Claus and one Kriss Kringle? What were those parents thinking?

Mistletoe was used by Druid priests 200 years before the birth of Christ in their winter celebrations. They revered the plant since it had no roots yet remained green during the cold months of winter. 

In the show, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the Grinch cuts out a Santa beard, but never wears it.

12 million packages are delivered by the U.S. Postal Service every day during the holiday season through Christmas Eve. The busiest delivery day: December 20th.

Finally A Politically Correct Christmas Carol

Deck the halls with boughs of non-endangered plant species
Fa la la la la, la la la la
“Tis the season to be self-actualizing
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Don we now our organic apparel
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Toll the ancient non-denominational-winter-solstice-holiday-Carol
Fa la la la la, la la la la 
See the blazing log on non-denominational-winter-solstice-holiday non-endangered wood before us,
Play the harp without unnecessary brutality and join the chorus
Sing we emotionally stable in a collective group effort,
Heedless of the weather patterns despite the effects of global warming,
Fast away the chronologically challenged year passes
Hail the new year without any implicit ageism, ye persons
Dance in a non-ierachical manner in  merry measure,
While I tell on non-materialistic, non-demoninations-winter solstice-holiday treasure.
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Finally- What do you call people who are afraid of Santa? 

Claus-trophobic

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Halloween!

Just for fun, My friends over at Z57  put together a Pinterest-style list of some of our favorite things they have found around the web this October. It includes everything from cute costumes to awesome pumpkin carvings and even some great food and drink ideas! Each image is linked back to the website we found it on so feel free to click on anything you want to learn more about. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Fun Pumpkins:

So creative!

Marshmallows as teeth – what a great idea!

Costume Ideas:

For your little one…

Going to a costume  party as a couple?

super hero dog costume

Don’t forget Fido!

Food and Drink:

Halloween Cookies Recipe

Great for a halloween party, open house  or to take to the office!

Candy Corn Drink

For the kiddos – Candy Corn Punch!

Halloween Punch recipes for your Halloween party

And let’s not forget the grown-ups – Vampire Punch!

Crafts and Party Favors: 

Monster Centerpice

Spool ghouls!

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Martha Stewart party favors

Halloween Jokes:

Bookmarks you can print out for the kids!

Har har har…

Happy Halloween Black Cat Clip Art Comment

October Humor!

Signs You’re Too Old to Be Trick-or-Treating:

• Someone says “Great ghost costume!” and you’re not wearing one.

• You get winded from knocking on the door.

• You ask for high fiber candy.

• You have to have someone else chew the candy for you.

• When someone drops candy in your bag, you lose your balance.

• You’re the only mummy with a walker.

• You have to keep going back home to use the bathroom.

>Happy Fathers Day!

>To all the great Father’s out there enjoy your day! I thought I’d share this joke with you all.

So you want to changer your oil and your a man you can do it by yourself.. but is it really worth it?

Saturday:

  1. Drive to the Auto Parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree. Write a check for $50.
  2. Stop by 7-11 and buy a case of beer. $20.00. Drive home.
  3. Open a beer and drink it!
  4. Spend 30 minutes looking for the jack stands, which you finally find. Jack car up.
  5. In frustration drink another beer.
  6. Place drain pan under engine.
  7. Spend an hour looking for the 9/16 box end wrench. Give up and use a crescent wrench.
  8. Unscrew Drain plug.
  9. Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil. Splashing oil all over good shirt since you have told wife there is no need to change into old clothes.
  10. Crawl out from under car to wip hot oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.
  11. Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.
  12. Give up: Crawl under care and hammer a screwdriver through the oil filter with the hammer and twist oil filter off.
  13. Crawl out from under the car with filter dripping oil all over the driveway.
  14. Cleverly hide used oil filter among trash to avoid environmental penalties.
  15. Neighbor shows up. Finish off case of beer. Decide to finish oil change tomorrow so can go see the neighbor’s new garage door opener.
  16. Sunday, skip church because ” I gotta finish the oil change.” Drag pan of oil oil out from underneath the car.
  17. Cleverly dump oil in hole in back yard instead of taking it back to Auto parts store to recycle.
  18. Throw Kitty litter on oil spilled while removing the drain pan.
  19. Run to 7-11 again to buy another case of beer.
  20. Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.
  21. Dump first quart of oil into engine. Remembering the drain plug removed yesterday is now buried in a hole in the back yard with the used oil.
  22. Shovel out hole and sift oily mud for the drain plug. Steal sand from the kid’s sandbox to cover the oily patch of ground in the backyard.
  23. Wash the drain plug, using lawnmower gasoline.
  24. Throw kitty litter on the first quar of oil that drained onto the driveway.
  25. Drink beer.
  26. Crawl under car getting kitty litter in eyes. Wipe eyes with rag used to clean the drain plug.
  27. Slip stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame. Bang head on floorboards in reaction to pain from banging knuckles. Begin cussing fit and throw crescent wrench.
  28. Crawl through wife’s roses to retrieve crescent wrench.
  29. Track oil through the house while finding band-aids to use on head, knuckles and scratched arms.
  30. Drink beer.
  31. Dump in 5 fresh quarts of oil.
  32. Lower car from jack stands accidentally crushing remaining case of new oil.
  33. Move car back to apply more kitty litter to oil draining out of case.
  34. More beer.
  35. Test Drive car.
  36. Get pulled over, and arrested for driving under the influence. Car gets impounded.
  37. Call loving wife after church, to post bail.
  38. 12 hours later get car from impound yard.
  • Money spent:
    • Parts– $50
    • DUI–$450
    • Impound Fee– $175
    • Bail– $1500
    • Beer– $40
    • Total== $2215.00

Moral of the story pay the $30 or so and take the car in to get the oil changed. Relax!

Happy Fathers Day!

To all the great Father’s out there enjoy your day! I thought I’d share this joke with you all.

So you want to changer your oil and your a man you can do it by yourself.. but is it really worth it?

Saturday:

  1. Drive to the Auto Parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree. Write a check for $50.
  2. Stop by 7-11 and buy a case of beer. $20.00. Drive home.
  3. Open a beer and drink it!
  4. Spend 30 minutes looking for the jack stands, which you finally find. Jack car up.
  5. In frustration drink another beer.
  6. Place drain pan under engine.
  7. Spend an hour looking for the 9/16 box end wrench. Give up and use a crescent wrench.
  8. Unscrew Drain plug.
  9. Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil. Splashing oil all over good shirt since you have told wife there is no need to change into old clothes.
  10. Crawl out from under car to wip hot oil off of face and arms. Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.
  11. Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.
  12. Give up: Crawl under care and hammer a screwdriver through the oil filter with the hammer and twist oil filter off.
  13. Crawl out from under the car with filter dripping oil all over the driveway.
  14. Cleverly hide used oil filter among trash to avoid environmental penalties.
  15. Neighbor shows up. Finish off case of beer. Decide to finish oil change tomorrow so can go see the neighbor’s new garage door opener.
  16. Sunday, skip church because ” I gotta finish the oil change.” Drag pan of oil oil out from underneath the car.
  17. Cleverly dump oil in hole in back yard instead of taking it back to Auto parts store to recycle.
  18. Throw Kitty litter on oil spilled while removing the drain pan.
  19. Run to 7-11 again to buy another case of beer.
  20. Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.
  21. Dump first quart of oil into engine. Remembering the drain plug removed yesterday is now buried in a hole in the back yard with the used oil.
  22. Shovel out hole and sift oily mud for the drain plug. Steal sand from the kid’s sandbox to cover the oily patch of ground in the backyard.
  23. Wash the drain plug, using lawnmower gasoline.
  24. Throw kitty litter on the first quar of oil that drained onto the driveway.
  25. Drink beer.
  26. Crawl under car getting kitty litter in eyes. Wipe eyes with rag used to clean the drain plug.
  27. Slip stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame. Bang head on floorboards in reaction to pain from banging knuckles. Begin cussing fit and throw crescent wrench.
  28. Crawl through wife’s roses to retrieve crescent wrench.
  29. Track oil through the house while finding band-aids to use on head, knuckles and scratched arms.
  30. Drink beer.
  31. Dump in 5 fresh quarts of oil.
  32. Lower car from jack stands accidentally crushing remaining case of new oil.
  33. Move car back to apply more kitty litter to oil draining out of case.
  34. More beer.
  35. Test Drive car.
  36. Get pulled over, and arrested for driving under the influence. Car gets impounded.
  37. Call loving wife after church, to post bail.
  38. 12 hours later get car from impound yard.
  • Money spent:
    • Parts– $50
    • DUI–$450
    • Impound Fee– $175
    • Bail– $1500
    • Beer– $40
    • Total== $2215.00

Moral of the story pay the $30 or so and take the car in to get the oil changed. Relax!