Last year I got a cookie for my second blogiversary… and today marks my third year blogging here. Who knows what Major Award awaits? “Fra-gee-lay. Must be Italian.” “[Adult Ralphie, narrating:] The old man’s eyes boggled… [Mr. Parker:] Oh WOW! [Adult Ralphie, narrating:] … Overcome by art.”
Parker: It’s a Major Award!
Swede: Shucks I wouldn’t know that. It looks like a lamp.
Parker: What lamp, you nincompoop? That’s a Major Award. I won it!
Swede: Damn hell, you say you won it?
Parker: Yeah, mind power, Swede; mind power.
All this, of course, from by the funniest Christmas classic ever, and prompted by the unrelated events of firstly my receipt of an email from my favorite brewery announcing a contest for charity in which someone will actually win said Major Award! Well, not the original one given that it, as I’m sure you recall, was buried in the back yard by the garage with “Taps” playing softly in the background. The other event was my involuntary utterance to my oldest daughter that her waving around of a pair of knitting needles could put someone’s eye out. (Actually, she only stabbed my arm.) I thought my wife might injure herself with laughter.
In any event, I don’t think I really need a Major Award™ — I’m just celebrating a journey of freedom thus far. And if any awards should arrive in my mailbox tomorrow, I’m hoping for my first copies of my printed book from Lulu… it’s shipped and I keep hitting “refresh” on the browser window the the UPS tracking data. Maybe, just maybe. That’d be a great way to celebrate three years. Of course I wouldn’t be disappointed with anything “fra-geel-ay” — you know, from Italy.
Last year at Christmas I did a whole series for Advent based on the movie (which is the best Christmas movie of all time, we agree) and it was hard work, complete with props (bb gun. lamp, etc etc) and maybe one of my best series of messages ever, for some reason I think I was the one who most enjoyed it. You can’t deny the messages of Peace, Hope and Joy, they’re all there.
They are indeed all there — you might even say the Old Man loves Ralphie. Hope fulfilled…. definitely Advent material!
So if you get the fra-gee-ly award will you utter fuuuudge only really say THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the “F-dash-dash-dash” word!;-)
Much congrats on being a blog-year older! But I have to differ, Christmas Vacation is the funniest Christmas Classic ever.
sorry i didn’t have another cookie this time around. no reflection on you! I just haven’t done any decorating lately. I let my anniversary slide right by. congrats.
Where are those Saturday links?
My coffee is getting cold. ;)
Believe it or not, I had never seen or heard of that movie until a couple of years ago. NEVER HEARD OF IT. How is that possible?
saw it and loved it, of course.