"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Monday, December 22, 2014
Christamas, The Run-up
very busy yesterday, and no posting. Had to finish the Christmas
village I've been doing for 2 3
weeks. This year I had the genius to—instead
of stacking it on a tabletop, as in the last 30 years—stage
the fireplace that we never use. Why is this genius?
it allows der kinder to play with it; 2) it looks good, and 3);
when Christmas is over I replace the black glass fireplace screen, and
it's ready for next year. No packing the Dickens Village away!
We also attended the annul Nutcracker Suite that my 7 yr-old
granddaughter had a junior role in. This year my aged three grandson
a walk-on role too. As usual my mind dances around. I had a
stand up in the aisle and prance about. So strong was this
that had I been the least bit under the influence I'd have done it and
ruined forever my reputation as the staid, wise grampa, father,
husband. Indeed, I'd have been committed. Also, I had just
again the delightful Scrooged,
where Bill Murry made
inappropriate demand . So there was that. Anyway,
it was great fun and put me in the holiday mood.
The only downside was the program began at 2 PM, the exact time my
Terps tipped off in Stillwater against the Cowboys. But that's why God
gave us the DVR, wot? I tried to get
Merrily to bet with me, but she was unwilling to accept the consequences of
winning, and even less eager to be the loser. This game was a very important test for us; the first
real road game this year, and the bookies made us 9.5 underdogs, even
though we are ranked 17, and the Cowboys are not at all. And, we
very seriously our new responsibility to the B1G and wished to help
atone for, well, these
embarrassments. Turns out it was a piece of cake, and I have
finally accepted that this team have the ability to contend nationally.