Friday, December 17, 2010

Just a few things.

1. I'd like to introduce you to Ski the Polish Crested Rooster, I won him in a drawing over at Chickory's.  Chickory, I wanted to say thank you he's a fine fellow. (sorry it took so long)
Here's where he lives

2. Please notice the view out the window above. That was three days ago. Now see the view below. That's what it looked like yesterday morning. This is the earliest year I can remember for having the ice. I must say I'm not at all pleased.
3. And finally: A Little Christmas Story

When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of it.

Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to put it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Not a lot of people know this.

Have a nice weekend!


Anonymous said...


Buzz Kill said...

It was 18 degrees when I got up this morning. All of the local lakes are frozen. Last night we had maybe a 1/4" of snow amd it was total gridlock. My drive home that usually takes 20 minutes tops on a busy night took 1 hour and 20 minutes (7 miles). The Mrs took 3 hours and boy was she in a pissy mood when she got home.

Seems like we went from temperatures in the 50s to temps in the 20s overnight. I'm not liking it this early. The first day of winter isn't until Tuesday.

Three men die in a car accident Christmas Eve. They all find themselves at the pearly gates waiting to enter Heaven. On entering they must present something "Christmassy".

The first man searches his pocket, and finds some Mistletoe, so he is allowed in.

The second man presents a cracker, so he is also allowed in.

The third man pulls out a pair of panties.

Confused at this last gesture, St. Peter asks, "How do these represent Christmas?"

The third man answered "They're Carol's."

Karl said...

Troll: Gee whiz, you didn't think that was funny.

Buzz Kill: We have a rule of thumb, if there's ice on the river in December it's going to be a bad winter. No I'm not looking forward to this.


K9 said...

ha! thats good and so is Buzz's. Ice already...and this was supposed to be a mild winter. how many jobs can you be wrong all the time and still have it? weather men have it good.

Glad you found a place for Ski - its probably not something you ever would have wanted, lol, but there he is.

great comments, all of you, btw, over at boxer's blog today. thank you.

Boxer said...

anytime you post pictures of your world, it makes me happy. Throw in some Chickory art and well, that's even better. Does your boat get colder when the water is icey?

I liked that story, Buzzy's too.I have no stories, but I did want to wish you a fabulous weekend. Stay warm!

moi said...

Hey, I laughed. Then again, I'm uncommonly jolly these days, and it has nothing to do with egg nog.

So, YOU'RE the one who nicked Ski out from under me. Pouts. No matter, you're sending me a grenade launcher and that makes up for everything.

Also: the fact that you actually live on water is just so bizarre to a desert rat like myself. If I lived on water, it would feel like I just received TWO grenade launchers for Christmas.

foam said...

hey karl,
it looks like you live ON the water.
i'm very familiar with ski the polish crested rooster. i wanted to win him .. lol ..
that, is indeed a funny christmas joke as is buzz kill's..
thanks for visiting my blog, btw!

Karl said...

K9: Sometimes the gifts we may not have wanted, mean the most. Although I had no idea he had so many suitors.

Boxer: I'm glad you liked the pictures. As the hull cools, the floors do get colder. Nothing that slippers or a pair of socks can't overcome. I put an electric heated floor under the tile in the guest head. I now wish I'd done it under all the floors that aren't carpeted. Folks go into that head and love it when they feel the floor in stocking feet.

Moi: Considering the alternatives, jolly can be a great way to be. If you can find it, try Galway Bay eggnog, you wont be disappointed.

Pouting is not fair. You do realize that launchers are available, yet effective rounds are bloody hard to come by.

I would need your gift of the word, to explain how much I really like living on water.

Foam: Welcome! Yes I do live on the water. I'm sure there will be opportunity's for other fine roosters. I'm pleased you enjoyed them.

You're welcome, but I must confess I've been lurking for a while.

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Great stories, Karl & Buzz! I'm starting to feel more in the holiday spirit already. Weather-related commuting hassles do not a cheery elf make. But Saturday, and maybe some eggnog, do :

foam said...

you have? lol....
eh, i don't have a statcounter and i can't figure out the one that blogger provides. please visit anytime, comments are appreciated but not necessary if you don't feel like it. my blog has been a bit in a sleep mode lately anyway.

LaDivaCucina said...

Haha! Very funny, Karl! Congrats on the beaut Chickory piece, he's keeping an eye on things!

Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the best for a prosperous New Year! xo

Pam said...

What a view that Ski has! The question is, how do ya'll stay warm right on top of that frozen water???? We don't even have ice or snow yet and I'm freezing.

Pam said...

P.S. Love both jokes.

Aunty Belle said...

Love that ya gave Ski top placement...If ya have to live on a wall, at least lookin out onto the water is a plus.

We need to talk, Karl : I want a grenade launcher too. I cain't match Moi's offerin' but I will give ya an airboat ride over a gator swamp. Will that do?

Funny stories an iffin' time ever permits I'se goin' over to BK's to tell him a ripper.

Roses said...

You live on the water? As in a boat? A lake house? That's awesome.

The joke really did make me laugh, thanks. :-)

Karl said...

Eggy: Nice to see you. That's what were all about, Buzz and I, spreading holiday cheer. Don't let the weather get you down.

Foam: I too have a stat counter that I don't use. Often it's easier to comment than to post, that's how this plot got started. Post when you want, don't worry about it otherwise.

LaDiva: Pretty neat isn't he.

A good holiday to you and yours.

Pam: we stay comfortable. Although, if you put a record player needle onto the disk in the electric meter. It plays "We're in the money" for the power company.

Aunty Belle: I'm beginning to feel like Santa Claus in "Miracle on 34th street" explaining to Natalie Wood, why she doesn't need a house.
Yes you can have a grenade launcher. But what are you going to do with it, effective rounds are next to impossible to come by and training rounds generally cost over $100 each. While I would love an air boat ride. Wouldn't you really rather have a nice French spice grater?

Roses: Yes I do, a boat. It used to be a dinner boat, serving up to 150 passengers. We converted it to home.

Glad they made you laugh. It was the desired effect.

Roses said...

Oh wow. That is mindblowing. What a fantastic place to live. You take your home with you, wherever you go.

fishy said...

Is there a more perfect name for a Polish bird than "Ski"?

And Karl, how exactly do you send a launcher? My primary line of defense is a super soaker loaded with bleach.
Maybe I need an upgrade?

Karl said...

Roses: Yes, it's a pretty neat place to live.

Fishy: No, there isn't.

UPS dealer to dealer transfer. Perhaps some pepper spray might be a more practical upgrade.

Heff said...

Karl, you be careful not to fall in an icehole, ok ?

Karl said...

Heff: I live near Washington DC, here you have to be on the lookout for a iceholes year round.