Happy Day/Week After Christmas. Ours was awesome; I hope yours was too. We hosted a Christmas breakfast/party for the first time in two years. We invite our families and any stray/single people with nothing else in particular to do. This has been Sweetpea’s tradition since long before I met her, but we had to cancel it the last two years, due to the ‘Rona.
Since I’m not really up to posting anything new today, I
figured I’d dig out an old favorite from 2010, a little something funny and
lightly blasphemous, to end the year with a bang.
I love it when a post idea bubbles up organically from
real life. It’s so much easier to think up goofy crap when you’re bouncing it
off of someone. I get a lot of ideas from email exchanges, but this was the
first time I just posted one, pretty much in its entirety.
I was exchanging emails today with incendiary blogger
Sally-Sal, who writes “You. Me. No
Adult Supervision...” (which has sadly been dormant since 2017), and we had
the following exchange.
Sal: In my town, I can always tell when the
weather gets bad because they block off the hill on my street. When it ices over, kids slide down it. And I have to say, I’m not above that either.
Bluz: I would totally do it. My dad grew up in a neighborhood in
Pittsburgh that had these steep hills, like you see in San Francisco, and
they’d to the same thing… close the roads and let the kids sled. If it weren’t for a pile of ashes at the
bottom, they would end up flying over the railroad tracks and straight into the
When the roads weren’t closed, it was entertaining to
watch out the window as the cars tried unsuccessfully to get up the hill and then
go sliding back down.
Wait, they have hills in Oklahoma?
Sal: A hill.
It’s the only one in Oklahoma and we have to share.
On Christmas, we had an ice storm so bad that pretty much
everything closed here.
About midnight, I heard a bunch of boys sledding down the
hill, so I went to check it out. There
were 3 or 4 of them, and they were in these camo coveralls, just having the
time of their life.
So I got talking to them, and they let me sled down with
them. There were 4 of us packed on this
one little sled and it was so much fun.
I let them come into my house to warm up before we all
slid down again. I even broke out the
Jackie D for a couple of shots. Good
Bluz: Sounds like a grand time… A fast moving Sally
sandwich on ice! With a JD kicker
even! The heck with “Silent Night”.
Sal: It was as
moving as Baby Jesus in the manger.
Bluz: Which makes me wonder how fast Baby Jesus
could go if pushed down an icy hill in Bethlehem. Now picturing the Three Wise Men all pushing,
then hopping in like it was a bobsled.
That sounds like it should be the subject of the next
Christmas carol. Beats Rudolph, anyway.
Sal: Baby Jesus and the Wise Men would be the best
bobsledding team ever. Nobody could beat
Bluz: And with the halo, they could bobsled at
night. I bet you could have used the
Baby Jesus on your sled too. He could
have blessed the JD, but then you’d run the risk of turning it into wine.
You do realize that this is how I come up with blog postings…
Random emails generate crazy visuals and next thing you know… it’s a post.
Sal: He could turn the snow into wine. Frozen, yes.
But when it thaws… wine. A
snowball that not only hurts, but gives you a nice buzz. Win.
I think it’s a killer way to come up with posts.
Bluz: Complete win!
I can see opening a snowball stand of wine snowballs. (In Baltimore, they call Sno-Cones
“Snowballs” and have stands all over town in the summer.) This would kill at the Italian Festival in
August. Blessed Holy Wine
Snowballs. Just look for the halo over
Sal: The specialty of the house would be a
triple-decker snowball, aptly named “The Judas”.
Bluz: All for the low price of 30 pieces of
silver. One bite and you’ll be feeling
cross for the rest of the day.
Sal: Now I want to taste The Judas.
Bluz: By Ernest and Judas Gallo.
That was the end of the exchange. But do you ever wonder if there was anyone
ever named “Judas” after the famous one?
I bet it would be really hard to go through school with that name. How hard must it have been to get a date for
Judas: Excuse me Missy, but can I ask you something?
Missy: Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh! Get away from me, narc!
Judas: Is it I?
This is totally unrelated to the post, but I want to use it before it becomes any further out of date.