Monday, December 21, 2009

To Do List [Page 1 of 4]

Hello from your absentee Blogland friend! I've missed you terribly, but have been running 90-to-nothing trying to keep ahead of all the alligators snapping at my heels for the last month. Don't ask. At this point, with a kaput PC and various other troubles and woes, I'm more than ready for the new year to dawn...and hopefully it will be bringing better times with it.

How are you doing with your holiday preps? As you can see from page 1 of my own To Do list, I'm wayyyyyyyy behind this year. All my plans to shop ahead by supporting online vendors, artisans and artists mostly got sidetracked. And for the first time *ever* I didn't even put up a Christmas tree or decorations. (Wahhhhh!)

Anywho, as soon as I dig out from under life's avalanche, I'll be back on regular rotations here in Blogaritaville. Until then, don't forget about me, k?   ;)

Now...what's the biggest item on YOUR current to do list?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Foibles ~~ Holiday Hysteria

I've just about gotten most of the gators chomping at my bahonkus under control AND Kat and I have been able to concentrate on reading some truly fantastic prose submissions (>200!) for our beloved Rose & Thorn Journal's winter issue.

Thanks for all your comments, wishes, prayers and concern for my unusual and extended absence from the Blogosphere. :)

Hope your weekend is a nice one. Let's kick off this TGIF with a double header Friday Foible. What is it about the holidays that make "normal" folks go a little nuts? Whatever it is, I wish it'd last longer into the new year. LOL Enjoy...

What can ya say? Maybe sing, "Rudolph the Redneck Reindeer?"...

This Christmas home decorator below sure used his/her thinking cap...

The note that accompanied this photo in an email (thanks Trudy!) says:

Good news is that I truly outdid myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after two days because I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories, but two things made me take it down.

First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75-pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn’t realize that it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of the many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn’t take it either; I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up into my yard…

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Boudreaux & Thibodaux at the Barber Shop

Hey y'all. Guess what? We got SNEAUX here in Baton Rouge Friday night while I was at my parents' house. Some of it stuck around til yesterday even. (Check out the big lush green plants beneath the white roof in the last photo.) 

Global Warming you say? How can that be when the Deep South got a hefty sprinkling of the white stuff two years running? Have a look~~~


And now for the newest adventure with our wild Cajun bon amis, Boo & Thib:

Just in time for the holidays, Boudreaux goes over to Thibodeaux's barbershop for a shave and to get himself spruced up. While Thibodeaux lathers up his friend, Boudreaux mentions a problem he's been having.

"Thib, ya know what? I been havin' real trouble gittin' a close shave 'round mah (my) cheek area, me. Even got me one'a dem (them) new fancy electric shavers, and it don't help none, no."

Thibodeaux says, "Mais, I got just da ting (thing) for dat (that)," and takes out a small wooden ball from a nearby drawer. "Just place dis between your cheek and gum, and you won't have no stubble left, no."

Boo puts the ball in his mouth, and Thibodeaux gives his best pal the closest shave he's ever experienced.

Right as Thibodaux finishes the last stroke, Boudreaux manages to say, "Hey Thib, I got a question to ax (ask) ya. What happens if I swallow dis ball??"

Thib laughs. "No problem. Juss (Just) do like everybody else and bring it back tomorrow!"

Friday, December 4, 2009

Missing You

Hello bloggy friends, and thanks to all of you who've checked in to see where I've been and if I'm okay!

I'm fine...just up to my eyeballs in alligators. {That's a local expression for handling a lotta problems at once.}   :) 

I think of y'all every day, hoping you're all doing great, getting ahead, getting ready for the upcoming holidays and/or making progress on your writing projects.

I'll be back tomorrow with a new Boudreaux & Thibodaux joke. Until then, hug your loved ones and take care of YOU.

Huggage, Angie

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