Monday, December 24, 2012

A Little Island Festivus

If you aren't familiar with the holiday called Festivus, you can read all about it right here.

There are a few traditions associated with Festivus, but sometimes you just have to wing it. I had the aluminum pole - ok, I really didn't have the aluminum pole, but I did have an old century plant that worked just as well.

I didn't record my List of Grievances into a tape recorder, but I did have some good listeners. Best of all, they don't tell anyone anything.

I didn't have meat loaf or spaghetti, but I should have, since I did something horrible to a tooth on the pork chop I was eating. Yes, I'll be seeing the dentist next week, since of course Christmas is on a Tuesday this year, which, for those who don't know, is Dentist Day around here.There is also supposed to be no alcohol involved in the meal, but with the Tooth Incident, that prohibition went out the window. Quickly.

The Feats of Strength was a bit harder to pull off. With no one around to physically challenge, I figured going out and finding someone to tussle with would probably be a bad idea. Instead, I did a different sort of Feat which involved seeing this bird, going back for the phone camera, getting back to the dock and managing to somehow not scare it away. Truly a Feat of Strength, in my book anyway.

I even got my Festivus Miracle.

So there it is, another Festivus celebrated and done, disdain and dislike for the commercial insanity of the Christmas celebration physically and emotionally accomplished.

Which leaves me free to enjoy Santa at Milka's later on today! If I can get all of those pesky kids out of the way, I've got a thing or two I'd like to ask for.

Have a multidimensional Monday. Do something magical.


  1. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  2. And you as well, Mark, happy holidays.