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~~ It’s officially winter. I hate winter.

~~Times being what they are, shouldn’t a hostess give fair warning if party-goers will be asked to remove their shoes at the front door? New socks are a luxury for some, and guests should never be embarrassed if they can’t afford to treat themselves

~~ This has been a tough week in important and trivial ways.  The latest massacre with assault rifles is another blow to the Second Amendment façade erected by the NRA and weapon manufacturers.  It is an exposé of the unadulterated violence in the video games that desensitize players to real life blood and pain, and it shines a spotlight on the blind eye and cold shoulders many conservatives turn towards mental health funding and facilities. However, most of all, it is an annihilation of so many families, and a turning point in lives irretrievably altered. I am no fan of the “something good may yet come out of this” pabulum some share in times of sorrow. Nothing good can come from burying loved ones, but perhaps a positive change will occur before other lives are violently ended.  

~~ A friend lost her mother recently, and that was a sorrowful shocker. I didn’t see her very often, but she had a place in the fabric of life. Now there’s another tear in the lining.

~~ In the scheme of things, the Jets laying a giant egg and the Mets trading away a golden goose are trivial.  However, they remind me of how many mumble, mumble years of my life have been freely given to watching parades of pedestrian players disappoint me. If I had every dollar back that I’d spent on sports before 2006   I’d have the most kick-ass socks of anyone, anywhere!

Have a wonderful weekend. If you’re doing last minute shopping, don’t go overboard, please.  If you are inclined, we’ve got a special deal on gift subscriptions to Boating Times Long Island http://boatingtimesli.com/NY/subscribe/ so you can take care of two people on your list for just $17.50 each. Or you can give out socks. Almost everyone has feet, and no one wants to be embarrassed by theirs.




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Dec. 22nd, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Did the sock thing happen to you?
It happened to me at a Thanksgiving weekend brunch. The hostess says, "Refinished floors! Leave shoes by the mat, please!" all perky and nicey-nice. But my sock-heels were all rubbed away and I was mortified. I couldn't wait to leave. She could have warned us or asked everyone to wear sneakers or even given out booties.

Happy holidays to you and those you love. I hope we both get new socks soon.
Dec. 22nd, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Did the sock thing happen to you?Nope
Hi! No, this actually happened to someone else, who told me about it. But I could see it happening to me, just as it did to you. All my socks passed their prime in 2007. Now I'm just wearing essence of socks.

Happy, merry, joy!
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