“Down through the village with a broomstick in his hand / Running here and there, all around the square, shouting ‘Catch me if you can.'”

Okay, a magical snowman does that, and he’s a beloved holiday story.

But when I do it, I’m a public nuisance.

Word to the herd.

I’ve been told by those who know these things that tonight, the night before Thanksgiving, is the busiest night of the year for bars, taverns, and nightclubs. If you’re hitting the town tonight please be mindful of this and be extra kind to your greeter, bartender, server, and bus help.

And as always – tomorrow, if you need to purchase anything – gas for the car, a coffee, some ingredient that was overlooked – please thank the person who serves you. We’re able to enjoy our holiday because they are working on theirs. It doesn’t have to be over the top; just say something like, “Thanks for working today. It’s making my day easier.”

Just my .02. Word to the herd.

The Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Image from twincities.com

Image from twincities.com

Today is opening day for the 152nd Minnesota State Fair. The Great Minnesota Get-Together, the largest state fair in the US by average daily attendance, and second only to Texas in total attendance. It’s a late-summer tradition for hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans, who come out to celebrate all that our great state has to offer. The State Fair balances traditional hallmarks and modern expectations, and creates summertime memories for rural families and urban dwellers alike.

And you know what that means, don’t you?

KOOL 108 has started playing Christmas music.

Today is Christmas Eve Day.

There’s a warm feeling in the air that no other holiday season can match. Family and friends are beginning to gather together to share warm feelings of affection and celebration. Small children wait in breathless anticipation for Santa’s visit, and the happiness and excitement it will bring.

And you know what that means, don’t you?

The radio stations have begun their Valentines Day promotion.

Slightly tasteless holiday joke.

A couple was in a busy shopping center just before Christmas. The wife suddenly noticed that her husband was missing. And since they had a lot to do and very little time to do it in, she called him on her cellphone.

The husband answered. “Hello, dear.”

“Where are you?” she asked. “You know we have lots to do.”

“Darling,” he said, “do you remember the jewelers shop we went into about ten years ago? Where you fell in love with that diamond necklace?”

She gasped. “Why… yes… I do.”

He continued. “I could not afford it at the time, but I said that one day I would get it for you? Do you remember that shop?”

Little tears started to flow down her cheek, and she got all choked up. “Yes, I do remember that shop,” she gasped.

“Well,” he said, “I’m in the bar right next to it.”

If the biggest problem in your life

Image from wonkette.com

Image from wonkette.com

is the design an international food chain put on its holiday cups –

– you need to drop to your knees each morning and give thanks to Jesus for allowing you a life that is so blessed and carefree that you have the luxury of –

– getting your (holiday-themed) panties in a wad about the design an international food chain put on its holiday cups.

That is all.

Happy VD to all.


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