Well, tonight is amateur night so I will be headed to the Red Wings game with young C jr and avoiding watering holes.
It's been a long and active holiday and starting Tuedsay everyone is back to school, work, and more standard routines. Thank goodness. I really need a rest. The only hump left to get over is taking the Cristmas tree down.
Mrs P should have her Mac back so the dark night of the blogosphere will be over...or should I say, returning.
A note of interest to POPS: Mr P has been trying to contact Apple customer service for an update on when his Mac will be fixed and ready for pick up. He can't get through to anyone. (Between your experience with Apple, the Lout's, and now Mr P's, I am seriously rethinking my plans to purchase a Mac.)
Once everyone is well rested, Mrs P plans on throwing a Super Bowl Party! That's right, Super Bowl XL is in Detroit this year -- February 5th. (That's Super Bowl 40, not Super Bowl Extra Large.) I'm sure you will all want to fly in. Remember, even though the Super Bowl is in downtown Detroit, Detroit is only an hour north of Toledo, so there will be somewhere to go after the game to get something to eat (once the sidewalks in Day-twa have been rolled up).
Now, let me clear up some housekeeping details: 1) As I mentioned last night, it was very good to talk to you, Fiendish Lout. 2) Quicky, we tried to give you a ring but your cell phone was off. 3) And Misspent, that page your received was from Mrs P using Mrs C's cell phone.
Below, is a little New Years game. You will find a list of names followed by a list of various gifts, activities, and resentments. Try to match the correct name to the correct gift, activity, or resentment. A big prize is in store for the wiener!
Mitsy C. V.
The Card's wife
-Drinking large tumblers of whisky paid for by others.
-Feeling bitter because no one recognizes you're the greatest writer in the entire blogosphere.
-Fitting the doors of your North Carolina home with a 2nd set of dead bolts.
-Attending the annual Westchester Hunt New Year's Ball and discussing St Thomas Aquinas until 3AM.
-Playing selective pieces of Mozart on the piano while daydreaming about strangling some Michigander.
-Sipping brandy at the NYAC and laughing over something you've just recalled Jeeves saying to Bernie Wooster.
-A new, jet black Jaguar XK convertible.
-A three karat blue diamond ring set in platinum.
-Feeding a neighbor's cat to a basset hound.
-Beside yourself with anger because TNC just doesn't love you as much as they love the P's.
-Beside yourself with anger because TNC just doesn't love angry people.
-A new Apple laptop (with 5 years guaranteed lack of tech support.)
-Watney's all-new boxed "Make your own bitter" kit. (That's: make your own bitter, not make yourself bitter.)
-All-expense paid trip to London for two weeks.
-An assorted collection of philosophy, political, and cultural works that will be used as doorstops.
-A new limestone and cedar cottage on Lake Michigan.
-The entire Olivia Newton John CD library.
-A Dear Sir or Madam letter explaining the appreciation of the Tory Party "for your interest..." signed by David Cameron's secretary.
-An essay on the letter k and the numer 3 (used as a cocktail coaster by the author's former girlfriend.)
-A spanking new pair of spats and a straw boater.
-Cooking a large batch of gingerbread men with yellow sweaters.
-Mailing free copies of Pius X's "Pascendi Gregis" to every member of the NCCB.
-A bottle of Chateau LaTour '79, Margaux '79, and a Haut Brion '87.
-A graphic letter to "Bishop" Spong explaining exactly what will happen to him should he be spotted in a dark alley.
-Deep resentment toward anyone who comments on your lack of humility once you're put up a post explaining that you're "writing the best stuff out there..."
-And a partridge in a pear tree.
Good luck! See you in the new year.