And what better way to plunge into the spirit of the season than to watch programming about Christmas in other lands (such as how they celebrate Christmas in East St. Louis when you live in St. Louis and how they celebrate Christmas in St. Louis when you live in East St. Louis), how to find the perfect Christmas tree, where to party on New Year's Eve, and our favorite: who has the best extreme holiday light display?
Just the other night while sipping a bit of adulterated egg nog we were mesmerized by a competition involving four worthy competitors who had absolutely nothing in common other than their holiday decorating fetish. Now, that's America!
We're going to break down and say it: we like the manic enthusiasm and idiot savantism of these holiday nuts. They are all about their craft 24/7/365.
Hell's Bells, we can't focus long enough to make ourselves a decent breakfast.
Surely, we aren't the only ones who haven't been completely starry-eyed about the Digital Age?
Sometimes the Fogies have a poor grasp of today's hip new lingo....
Wake up, fall out of bed, drag a comb across your head!
How many of you know of people who were feeling pretty good and functioning pretty well before some over-zealous doctor pushed them into a battery of diagnostic tests that suggested the need for a battery of treatments and prescriptions, all of which resulted in a lifestyle of appointments, medical expenses, and mounting fear about things they had absolutely no worries about before?
Think about it - if you aren't having problems, you probably aren't having problems.
Best wishes to all our half-dead friends on this special holiday!
Be careful what you wish for this Halloween!