Wednesday – Eve of the Eve of the Eve

[date Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 6:53 PM]

PN:

The sound and the fury of my rantingness has been muffled and suppressed for a week or so…..

The rants are waiting in the “Drafts” folder…… for final approval. They will have to wait…..

Tomorrow I am driving Ms. Kenda to Vancouver to Christmas with her mother.

I will see all of my children, then come home to Vernon.

The weather report is predicting snow until Christmas, then rain on Boxing Day.

We are up to 14 snows this season – setting a brisk possible record pace. Just finished shoveling about 1/2 hour ago.

The most recent snow has been a constipated fine powdery drizzle – must be too cold aloft to allow a giant dumperoo.

Too bad!

All this shoveling has left me trim and sleek. Buff, in fact.

Picture Chris Farley in a speedo. Or, the Snow Faerie…..

That’ll break your brain!

Our Christmas tree is looking great –

All is ready and waiting for the fat man to slide down the chimney. We have the weather to prove it!

If you are not a Jim Carey fan, you may be sane – but where’s the fun in that? To prove a point, watch this 3:52 (that’s a Ford!) minute farce and see if it doesn’t make you bust a seam:

Now that’s a Canadian I can admire! (Mr. First American Prime Minister not withstanding….)

Some more rational thought here:

http://www.disunderstand.com/

This is the home for the movement to have Canada invade Arizona. Amen! Better than Jamaica, ’cause you can carry guns….

I will need someplace to go, because if the Liberals have their way (Bill S-220) I won’t fit in even worse than I do now… check it out here:

http://ezralevant.com/2010/12/what-would-an-ignatiff-governm.html

Good luck with all that. Between Ignatiff and that fonce Trudeau (fonce = both fey AND ponce), Kanaduh are pretty gay you betcha.

I’ve attached a seasonal favorite Christmas song – Blue Christmas – and here’s a link for the lazy:

More John Boy and Billy is available via YouTube, but how can you top Blue Christmas?

I have quite a collection of winter / Christmas cartoons. They circulate this time of year. Let’s see if I can post some you HAVEN’T seen~

http://www.toonpool.com/user/1233/files/christmas_magazine_cartoon_244305.jpg

http://droveria.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/mban2432l.jpg

http://www.emmitsburg.net/humor/archives/christmas/christmas%20pictures/santa2.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Kp1mDeqNHlE/SwC9IEwKRqI/AAAAAAAAAd8/9xqPTtUwUnE/s400/Funny-Christmas-Cartoons-Spiked-the-Eggnog.jpg

I hope all y’all have an incredible holiday!

Merry Christmas!

Joe (Festive) Mekanic
p.s. Ramirez can be seasonal, too….

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But, the political cartoons are bestest!

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Sunday – Ho Ho Out in the Snow!

[date Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM]

PN:

Taking a break from shoveling the white wet stuff. 6 – 8 inches of very heavy snow dumped last night / early this a.m., and it is raining ever so lightly today. My neighbor Steve calls it “cementric” – a celebration of our romance with the Metric System i.e. last night we had 18 cementrics of the best! That’s 11 snowfalls and it’s only December 12. Maybe a record year here, boss.

I’ve been following (at a distance) the lunacy (is it spelled “loonacy” when you use real loons?) the Cancun kumbaya. You know, Kyoto, carbon dioxide (bad!), it’s not really about controlling the economies of the world, by the way it’s climate change not global warming…… and to top it off, the Mexican president, Felipe Calderon, earned idiot status (Mexico will outlaw the incandescent light bulb!). All during record low temperatures for the Cancun / Yucatan. What brazen twits. One spark of light remains, though. Lord Monckton! That perpetual fly in the ointment, poising well thought questions and proposing a mathematical / scientific review of the cluster f**k. They shut off his microphone so he couldn’t be heard, but you can read his analysis here at “Watts up with that”:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/12/10/moncktons-mexican-missive-4/

It all be so dreary. Lord Monckton makes it fun…….

Continue reading Sunday – Ho Ho Out in the Snow!

Thursday – Old Dog Friends

[date Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 11:47 AM]

PN:

This is Max. He is Nancy’s dog (neighbor to the east). A typical example of Yellow Lab excellence. This picture was taken to record the 26th snow clearing of 2008 (I’m at 10 snows and 8 clearings so far this winter). Max, being a lab, came over to help out, and see if there might be a treat lying around:

Max was over 12 years old then: his time has come. He is incontinent,more or less deaf, and his sight is failing. His hips are a source of pain and instability. He no longer recognizes me. True to his breed, his magnificent nose still works well – he hobbles over to check out the usual “caches” of scraps and food that I used to leave out for him. His incontinence has made me reluctant to do so.

I didn’t include a recent picture because he’s not that handsome now.

Continue reading Thursday – Old Dog Friends