Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010: Beyond my Ken

I've been trying all morning to come up with a personal theme for the year 2010. The thing is, I'd like my theme to rhyme, so that leaves me with only limited options:

Meet Nice Men in 2010
Visit Phnom Penh in 2010
Spend More Yuen During 2010
Become More Zen During 2010
Date John Glenn in 2010
Use a Quill Pen in 2010
Watch CNN During 2010
Be More Hygen(ic) in 2010

And my personal favorite:
Hibernate in a Den Through 2010

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Gift That Keeps on Giving

The director of my community choir was not feeling well earlier this month, so went to see his doctor. "Merry Christmas," his doctor said, "You have shingles."

Ever since then, I've been working on a very special Christmas present for The Director. I decided to write him his very own holiday song.

Titles I have considered thus far:

"Shingle Bells"
"It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Shingles"
"Deck the Halls with Steroid Ointment"
"I'll Stay Home with Shingles"
"Scratchin' Around the Christmas Tree"

All catchy titles, but how can I resist the alluring possibilities represented in "The Twelve Days of Shingles"?

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

Thrill of Victory = Knocking out my Christmas shopping in an hour and a half.
Agony of Defeat = Having my mother walk into the store as I was buying her present.

Thrill of Victory = Getting a package slip in my mailbox.
Agony of Defeat = Being told that there is no longer a package for me in the office and that nobody seems to know what happened to it.

Thrill of Victory = Knowing that I have the next two weeks off work.
Agony of Defeat = Spending it listening to recorded Christmas music due to the failure of Operation Capture Josh Groban's Voice in a Tupperware and Run Away With It.