Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas already?

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  No presents to buy anyone, no shopping frenzy, just parades, the National Dog Show (which I watch religiously every year), family gathering together for a big feast, and then spending the evening in front of the TV watching football.  Sadly, it seems that Christmas overshadows it and now folks don't even acknowledge it anymore!  Storefronts have had their Christmas displays up since Halloween, and in my city, some of the radio stations have already started playing their holiday music!

Christmas is one day, but somehow retailers have spread it out to last over a  month.  Ed wanted to check out some Black Friday deals, but every time we have gone, there are huge lines just to get into the stores, or they are totally sold out of whatever we are looking for, or the incredible deal is not so incredible...usually some off brand of TV sold super cheap and probably super crappy quality.  I feel its not worth the aggravation!  I'm also angry that stores are open on Thanksgiving!  Seriously?  Are people so crazed that they cannot wait until Friday to nab that big screen TV?  I'm not sure if we are going to check out Black Friday this year, but Ed wants to replace our giant old skool TV in the bedroom, so we might.

In the meantime, enjoy some Thanksgiving Holiday Humor!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hermann Rorschach

When I went to Google this morning, I saw it was Hermann Rorschach's 129th birthday today.  As the inquisitive person that I am, I decided to read more about him.  When I saw his photo ....needless to say I was taken aback by the resemblance....

Hermann Rorschach in 1910

 Brad Pitt

I wonder if there is some family connection here?   Be interesting to find out!  Sadly Rorschach died at the age of 37 of peritonitis, possibly due to a ruptured appendix.

Brad and Angie?