12/29/2007

The Contest (Audio Blog)

In an attempt to keep the magic of the holiday season alive, I've done an audio blog you can find on my sidebar.

If your days haven't been merry and bright, better luck next year!

27 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

While this makes me very glad that I did not send you a Christmas card, I still have to admire your judgementness, judgementality? It's one of your finer qualities and one that I aspire to myself.

Writeprocrastinator said...

"Elegantest?" Don't you mean "most elegant?"

The audio post rolled over into the next one and The Missus said you look nothing like Don Knots, John Waters or Vincent Price. She said you "look handsome."

Dale said...

I would have enjoyed filing yours into a category Barbara but which one? Well, we may never know! I guess I'm a judgmentalist.

Your wife is my new best friend WP. I initially had several more categories of 'ists' in my oratory so editing them out may have made my little joke less obvious.

Chris said...

Megan and I just sat listening and laughing at your story. Those poor cards! They're reminiscent of the pathetic Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. Maybe all they need is a little TLC.

chelene said...

Judging cheapskates mercilessly is the true spirit of Christmas.

Monkey McWearingChaps said...

Dale, move to L.A. and marry me.

Suze said...

Hilarious! My uncle always wins that "special" award every year by sending me cards that are almost right - but not quite there. An empty stable and manger - no Jesus or Mary, Joseph or even that pesky drumming kid.

Next year I'm sending you a card on Saran Wrap.

Marloes said...

Ah, Dale, if only you play your cards right, you might even get one from me next year..
Have a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year Dale, and keep me smiling, It isn't all that hard..:)

Jill said...

At this is what you do in your spare time?
But take it like that, at least those persons are thinking about you!

Flannery Alden said...

Just today, I rid my house of all things Christmas, having been exhausted by all the hoopla. I was disappointed to bring the subject up again. But I soldiered through and decided that, if you want, you can talk to me about Christmas all year long.

Thank you for the elequentest post-Christmas Chirstmas post.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Happy New Year and stay the hell away from my wife! ; )

Bubs said...

Oh my God, this is hysterical!

And it makes me really glad I don't send out Christmas cards.

Dale said...

I'm glad to give you both a laugh Chris, it wouldn't be the same without at least one sad card to love. Some years, I've gotten two or three and the judging is intense!

Thank you for an excellent assessment Chelene. Next year, I may even name names.

But will you think poorly of me if I book a cheap flight Ms. McWearingChaps?

Saran is a perfect medium Suze, good thinking. Your uncle may be related to me.

Thankfully you practically smile on your own Marloes, good girl! Thanks for your good wishes and the same go back to you.

It's serious business and takes a lot of my time Jill. Don't worry, I'd never judge you. Just look at all my past comments.

Good thinking Flannery to get the decorations down before the hangover. Don't let the kids drink and drive that Barbie jeep tonight!

Happy New Year to the beautifulest Mrs. Write Procrastinator. Oh, you too WP.

I know yours'd probably feature something rocking Bubs like a pin up, a clown or a good old fashioned sex offender so what's not to love?

Allison said...

I am glad I did not send you a card. Although your categories did make me laugh. Happy New Year!

Hot Lemon said...

yew make me feel like talkin' on MY blog, yew know that??

I think I got... THREE cards this year??

Oh, and Christmas is NOT over until Jan 6th, Twelvth Night!! sheesh, how many times I gotta tell all yall people??

X. Dell said...

If you give me your address, I'd like to compete in this cheapest card contest. Maybe, just for me, you can create a Cheapest Card International Division?

pistols at dawn said...

Fantastic way to wrap up the year, sir. It almost made me wish I had the sort of friends who sent Christmas cards, or more specifically, sent me Christmas cards. Even more specifically, it made me wish that I had friends.

Dale said...

If you had sent one Allison, I might have been compelled to sing 'Allison, you know this card is killing me...'.

You talk good Hot Lemon, I'm waiting for you to audio blog again. Stopping is the reason for only 3 cards.

My address isn't already on file X. Dell? I'd hope for an intriguing riddle card. Next year, you're in.

Never wish for friends Pistols at Dawn, it takes years to get rid of them. The itching's horrible too.

Coaster Punchman said...

I won't be able to listen to this until I have some privacy.

Dale said...

Are you at a mall CP?

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

We get a lot of homemade cards, a few of which are actually quite nice.

Dale said...

Homemade and ho made cards can be very nice BSUWG, it's the 'when you care just enough to send the cheapest' ones that get me. Still, better that than a bill.

Beth said...

Where did I land, other than Latest Arrival? I swear I didn't get my cards at the gas station around the corner.

Dale said...

Yours spanned a couple of categories Beth, latest, funnest, elegantest and welcomest!

Coaster Punchman said...

More than once I have feared winning the "cheapest card" category.

James said...

That is the first time I have ever heard Precious Moments referred to as "encephalitic"...and I can honestly say that is the most apt description I've ever heard of anything.

I'd use it myself on my Dad, who buys his wife a Precious Moments figurine for every anniversary, but he probably wouldn't know what I was talking about....

Dale said...

So far, you're in the top tier CP but judgment can strike at any time.

Hook them up to little IVs James before you say it. I'm glad you liked the description, I thought it fit too. Their poor necks!