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December 11th, 2006

A poorly reasoned holiday proposal

Since years seem to be passing more quickly (it’s not like I’m getting older or anything, so I don’t know what the deal is), I have a proposal: let’s celebrate Christmas every other year instead of every year.

See, I have a tough time getting Christmas stuff put away in good time. We un-decorate at the proper time in early January, but every year there’s some Christmas decoration that’s sitting at the bottom of the basement steps until August. It feels weird to move it with the rest of the Christmas stuff only to pick it up again a couple of months later.

For the first time ever this year, I found I wasn’t all that psyched to listen to Christmas music. I’m thinking it’s because I feel like I just got done listening to it. An extra year padding would help. More than a couple weeks of Burl Ives every year is a bit much to handle.

Plus, who couldn’t use an extra 12 months looking for that perfect Christmas present? I know I could!

A December without Christmas might feel weird, but then maybe we’d appreciate it all that much more. Baby Jesus would want it that way.

(While we’re at it, I vote that we also celebrate Arbor Day every two years. I spend so much time preparing every year…)

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jk December 11, 2006, 4:20 pm

Mental picture: Jesus flipping over tables of gifts in the mall like He did in the temple. Not that the mall was intended to be a house of worship, but for some people and their credit cards, it apparently is!

I still want to form a vigilante group that tears down people’s icicle lights left up all year.

COD December 11, 2006, 9:21 pm

//I still want to form a vigilante group that tears down people’s icicle lights left up all year.//

They are called home owners associations.

jk December 11, 2006, 10:30 pm

Not everyone here lives in a condo though! I prefer being a vigilante. These are not people in my neighborhood but rather they are folks I pass day in and day out around the county. There was even a house For Sale at a major intersection which sold despite the sagging icicle lights! What kind of realtor would not advise his/her clients to take down the crappy decorations?

hanna December 12, 2006, 5:34 pm

Christmas can be every day if you really want it to be. I think that’s from Heidi. The moral is – don’t gripe about other people leaving their lights up. Maybe its the only joy they have in an otherwise sad, lonely, joyless existence. Maybe the woman is recently widowed and can’t bear the thought of undoing the last project her soul mate created when he was still of this earth. Or maybe us East siders just like lookin’ at da purty lights! Ayuck!

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