And Even More Christmas

Hey…it’s actually Christmas now…and I found some more funnies for ya’…so it’s time for another post.

Yeah…I know it’s 2 in 3 days…but don’t get cocky and figger it will continue…once the holidays are over we’ll just be back to reg’lar ol’ life down here in the sunny climes of SW FL…and like I’a’toll’ya before there’s only so many ways to talk about Bingo at the lodge and ‘citing stuff like doing laundry and bike rides.

 

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The above was shamelessly borrowed from Nick Russell’s GypsyJournal.com website…but I figure it’s OK because he most likely borrowed it from somebody else.

For those of you who…agnostics or atheists or whatever who might not believe in Christmas…let’s have an appropriately politically correct greeting.

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

In addition, please also accept our best wishes for a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2019, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make this country great (not to imply that this country is necessarily greater than any other country or area of choice), and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual orientation of the wishers.

This wish is limited to the customary and usual good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first. ‘Holiday’ is not intended to, nor shall it be considered, limited to the usual Judeo-Christian celebrations or observances, or to such activities of any organized or ad hoc religious community, group, individual or belief (or lack thereof).

Note: By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all.
This greeting is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. This greeting implies no promise by the wisher actually to implement any of the wishes for the wisher her/himself or others, or responsibility for the consequences which may arise from the implementation or non-implementation of it.

This greeting is void where prohibited by law.
 
 

OK…on to Christmas Eve stuff. Connie and Neil headed out about 1445 for St. Therese for Midnight Mass. It was scheduled for 1600…which might not be midnight but it’s what passes for it in SW FL…as most of the old people here don’t drive after dark. It was midnight in Dubai UAE when Mass started…so under the idea of “it’s 5 o’clock in Tel Aviv” that’s close enough. The choir performed for a half hour before Mass started…here’s a shot of them doing so. She’s the third one from the right in the front row…well, actually it’s the second row but work with me here and just ignore the front row that only has Mickey in it. She’s right at the aisle break in the middle of the choir section…you can see her long black skirt in the opening.

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Then there was this pair…Neil told him he was braver than Neil was…his response was that he lost the bet. He even had matching socks.

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After Mass we drove over to Che Tito’s for dinner…and they turned out to be closed. Our second choice was the Nauti Parrot…but after we ordered a pint o’ Guinness and glass of Merlot it turned out the kitchen was closing. Third choice was another place in the same area as Nauti Parrot named Sunset Grill…it was pretty good. Neil had a burger and Connie some conch fritters…then we headed home for TV and then off to bed.

Christmas morning we had breakfast…bacon and eggs on toast (cinnamon toast for Neil)…then opened presents. We got some tops, Argan oil for Connie, new slippers, a bike jersey, a new hoodie and ‘Bama ball cap, and a couple of ebooks…along with some new coffee mug warmers from the human kids.

Christmas dinner was lamb loin chops on the grill…pretty good although he should have put some more spices in the marinade, scalloped taters…again pretty good but would have been better without the fennel seeds, and ginger/orange glazed carrots…Connie liked them but Neil wouldn’t do them again…along with a nice bottle of blackberry wine we got up in PA during last travel season. Afterwards Connie headed up to the rec hall for Bingo here at Seminole. 

Oh well…on to other things I guess.

They used to laugh and call him names…emphasis on the used to.

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Google it if you don’t understand…most millennials won’t but more seasoned and experienced people will. (Editor’s note…Connie was clueless about this one so obviously not all more seasoned and experienced people will understand.)

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Best Nativity scene ever.

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Little known fact…about the origin of fruitcake as a Christmas tradition.

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Ok…quiz time now.

Everybody knows that after Jesus was born…well Christians know for sure and I’m pretty sure that most Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and insert_other_religion_here folks are at least familiar with the concept…anyways…after he was born there were the shepherds out tending their flocks in the field with night watch…and an angel of the Lord appeared to them to tell them to go and visit the manger to see him.

So the quiz is…what was the name of the angel that appeared?

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OK…I’ll tellya…the angel’s name was Lo.

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Yeah…Lo…that’s his name…still is since angels are immortal ya know.

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‘Cuz it says right there in the Bible…right there in the Gospel according to Luke…in the King James version it’s chapter 2 verse 9…in the Catholic version the angel’s name isn’t specified…”And, Lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.”

She did say she wanted Frozen© stuff for Christmas.

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Conspiracy theorist dies…

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I have to inspect your load.

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Are these Christmas lights…or just XXXXXXXL panties?

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How kids write to Santa in 2018.

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This is the rare Elk Cat…the most common pet at an Elks Lodge.

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And finally…the changeover from reg’lar time to Daylight Savings Time (AKA just foolin’ ya…there really ain’t any savings involved, just a parlor trick) is obviously much more difficult in the UK.

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Happy holidays to one and all…

Cyas.

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About Gunther

The full time RV travels and experiences of Gunther the Bear and Kara the Dog…along with their human staff neil and Connie.
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