24 December 2005

Happy Merry Fesitvus Holidays Christmas Kwanzaa Chanukah Whatever

Happy Holidays, Blogiverse!

Okay, next year, we are soooo celebrating Festivus instead of all this Christmas foolishness. The missus went as far as suggesting we go Kranks-style and take a trip. Sounds good to me. Maybe tropical, maybe a ski vacation, who knows?

Don't get me wrong, I like having her family over and drinking heavily with her father (a former Army man like me), and her sisters are entertaining, but the whole over-commercialized gift-expectations BS can be a little much. We had to do some last-minute shopping today just to make sure her brother was covered.

On the plus side, I had 2 glasses of single-malt scotch, and I think 3 or maybe 4 glasses of Snow Plow this evening. I'm feeling all warm and holiday-ey inside.

Topping today off was the Steelers 41-0 thrashing of the hated Cleveland Clownies. Awesome thing to watch.

On a slightly related note, let me praise Big Ben's Barbecue Sauce, as it singlehandedly won over the male attendees of our holiday get-together as the sauce we used for our Lil' Smokies. The stuff is great. Thanks, Ben!

The best part is the gift we gave each other:


9 comments:

Mister Jinxy said...

Check out Mister Moneybags.

PseudoIntellect said...

That's Mr. and Mrs. Moneybags.

Nice ride Cochise.

ho ho ho

Ghost Dog said...

Thanks.

Moneybags? Hardly. We just got a good deal. We weren't even really seriously looking to do that for each other, it just sort of happened. We went to the Kia dealership kind of on a lark to test drive the Sorento, just to see if we liked it as much as the Xterra we'd climbed around on a year ago. If they hadn't had such great deals on the 2005s, we wouldn't have done it. Plus, the warranty rocks.

Ryan said...

SWEET! Nice man, congrats!

rebecca marie said...

for real it rocks. i drive a kia myself, and there is something to be said for being completely covered for six years AFTER the car is paid for.

PseudoIntellect said...

Who pays for cars in 2005? I thought you hung on until you were no longer upside-down and then started all over again...sheesh...

Jen O. said...

I thought cars-as-Christmas-gifts was a tradition made up by the advertising industry. Who knew??

Thanks for the Big Ben BBQ tip. $10 for a Signature Pack is an offer I can't refuse.

tabitha jane said...

mmmm snow plow . .. .

Ghost Dog said...

Glad to help, Jen O! It was a weird deja vu kind of history-repeating-itself kind of thing. Our regular Lil' Smokies "starter" wasn't available, so we had to go to the rookie...