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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…

46 comments:

Rebecca Nazar said...

Yay! You're back. Love that first picture.

As far as your Christmas decorations go--Ah, being a warm beacon in this sometimes cruel world ain't easy. I wish I could have seen your masterpiece. I would've kept a respectable distance, though. : )

Tabitha Bird said...

LOL That is sooo funny. I would love to try that one!

Tamika: said...

Love the reindeer sled! Happy to have you back Angie, you were missed. This Louisana humor is hard to find!

Hilary said...

LOL.. that ladder mishap decoration is hilarious. I want one! The reindeer.. not so much.

Good to see you. :)

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

HELP! I've fallen and I can't get up!!! Because I'm laughing so hard!!

Janna Qualman said...

Ohhh, that first one gives me the willies. (Never having been around hunting much.) But the second? LOLOLOL!

Scobberlotcher said...

Those are too funny! Hope you are having a great week.

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL Rebecca. Not my decorations, but sure wish I'd have thought of it...but guess it wouldn't work as well with a one story house, huh? This Grinch probably isn't even putting up a tree this year! ;)

Tabitha - me and you both!

Thanks for the sweet words, Tamika. I've missed y'all too!

Ditto Hilary on "seeing" ya again. I bet you could come up with some sort of photographic decoration. :)

LOL Donna! (Hope to get to the crawfish email today.)

Janna - We're literally surrounded by all things hunting here. In fact, King Rufus is making a duck hunting day trip today. Would ya believe our tech guy works on our PCs for deer meat?!

Thanks Scobber. Hope same for you. Hows the new book coming along?

Diane said...

Love the Clark Griswold hanging off the side of the house photo. Too funny! :O)

Jessica said...

Hahaa!

Melissa Marsh said...

I got that email with the guy hanging off the roof. Too funny!

Glad to see you back!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Me too Diane. Tickled my wanky funny bone.

Hey Jessica! :)

Thanks Melissa. I've missed y'all too.

K.M. Weiland said...

These are HILARIOUS! Love the redneck reindeer. I'd never seen that one before.

Lynnette Labelle said...

LOL Too funny! Glad to see you back. You always make me laugh.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Suldog said...

I had seen that one with the man hanging from the roof. GREAT idea, whoever did it. Shame there isn't some way to do it, make it look real, but still have folks realize it isn't.

Angie Ledbetter said...

K.M. - So glad you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Lynnette - Glad to share the smiles. It's part of my mission. LOL

Hey Suldawg! How about dressing the dummy up as Santa Claus or an elf? :D

Marguerite said...

Glad to see that you're alive and well, and still kickin', cher! Have a merry weekend!

Deb@RGRamblings said...

LOL! I would love to do the guy hanging from the roof, but we live in a rancher, so I don't think it would have quite the same effect. :D

Robyn Campbell said...

You were greatly missed. And hey, I thought you were going to say it was the hubby. :)Hilarious.

Cool Redneck Reindeer. :)

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Love the redneck reindeer. We moved into a new neighborhood this year. People around here are crazy! They're houses are decorated with so many lights it looks like Chevy Chase has been visiting. I hung a wreath and some garland. That's it.

Vodka Mom said...

omg I LOVED that! I want one for my house!!!!!

Lori said...

Oh, that is hilarious! I have been missing your posts!

Stacy Post said...

Thanks for the laughs, Angie! Good to see you're knocking those gators out of the way! Happy writing!

Deb Shucka said...

Okay, ewww to the redneck santa's sleigh. Then laughing out loud at the other picture - especially after reading the message that goes with it. Great imagination there! Thanks for the chuckle to start my weekend. Love.

Angie Ledbetter said...

The very same to you Marguerite. :)

Deb - You could hang your decorator from the barn roof or hay loft. LOL

Thank you Robyn. If DH (Deer Hunter) was home, he could make and sell those...but alas, the woods call constantly.

Elizabeth - Sometimes less really is more. :)

VM - If DH (Deer Hunter) Rufus could ever pass up a weekend in the woods, he could make these to sell!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Missed y'all too Lori & Stacy. Yep, trying to knock them gators in the head as hard as I can!

Deb - Hope it's just the beginning of a really fun weekend for you. Holiday huggage!

Anonymous said...

DH never told me he has a sleigh. Pretty cool. Good seeing ya'll Wednesday night.
Oren

Karen said...

Glad things are settling down with you and that you are back! Missed all the funnies and stuff. Red-neck reindeer is great!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Oren, I can't believe he hasn't shared his 4-wheeler sleigh with you! (We enjoyed the potluck too.)

Karen - I'm glad things aren't quite as frantic too. Thanks. :)

T. Anne said...

That first picture would sickly please my hunter of a husband. LOL> Too funny.

The Things We Carried said...

Angie, you have the gift of humor! Loved this post. Thank you for your comment to me today, truly!

L.T. Elliot said...

The Redneck Reindeer is pricless. Seriously, I wouldn't buy it. ;)

Angie Ledbetter said...

T. Anne - Mine would duplicate the Redneck Santa on 4-wheeler rig...hence, I shan't be showing it to him. ha!

TTWC - Thanks and you're welcome. One step at a time friend. Hugs

L.T. - :D

Dorraine said...

Bright lights and tire tracks; now why did I know you'd be all shiny for Christmas? Enjoy the parties for hosting and marshmallows for toasting, Angie!

Embee said...

I've been chronically absent for the last few months as well. I miss all the blogs I like to follow and mine is suffering horribly. Now that I'm on break between semesters, maybe I can catch up!

Hope you have a good holiday!

t i m said...

i like it, happy festivities :)

jason evans said...

Good luck rolling through those submissions!

Parsley said...

That is too funny! Thanks for the smiles.

Merry Christmas!

Debbie said...

I've been mostly MIA around the blog world lately too. It's tough this time of year. Glad to hear you and Kat are making progress on your baby:)

Anonymous said...

My friend actually posted this so I sent her a link to your blog posted on FB. She is a really fun person.

Jill Kemerer said...

You sneaky lady! That ladder picture looked real!

Have a fab weekend!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm reading this the Friday after you wrote it. Does that tell you anything?

Hope all is well.

darsden said...

Merry Christmas my neighbor and Have a Very Blessed New Year!

Vodka Mom said...

I completely missed that first picture the first time around.

I SO need that for Tightwad. If I don't kill him.

Vodka Mom said...

I completely missed that first picture the first time around.

I SO need that for Tightwad. If I don't kill him.

A.J.Johnson said...

Happy Holidays and my wish for you in the coming year is that it will be overflowing with new and wonderful accomplishments.

Best Regards,
A.J.

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