I really need for Election Day to pass ... I'm soooo freaking tired of the political ads, and of the TV stations taking extra time for commercial breaks to stuff in more ads. The show that's supposed to end at 11 p.m. probably won't be over till after 11:30 p.m. ... thanks to 8-minute ad breaks.
The last week has been crazy, and it's going to get worse up through Tuesday.
I'm looking forward to the weekend ... gonna spend a lot of time wasting it doing as close to nothing as possible.
I love the Christmas season. I love shopping for or making gifts. I love wrapping presents. I love how people are more friendly, generally, during the season. I love the Christmas carols (one in particular ... heh). I love the tidings of the season. I love it all.
I also love sending out Christmas cards.
And, so, for the second straight year, I am offering to mail YOU a Christmas card from Guam. Yes, that's right, a real Christmas card from the tropics, with the Guam postmark and everything!
All you need to do is send me your snail mail address via e-mail -- sent to The DZER. If you want to use your blogger name, that's fine. If you want it sent to your work instead of home, or to a post office box, that's fine too. I promise you your information will be kept confidential and only be used for season's greetings.
Last year, several people took advantage of this, and I still have all of your e-mail addresses, so you don't have to worry about resending them to me ... unless you're worried I don't have it, then feel free to send it again.
And for those who want to send ME a Christmas card, my snail mail address is on the sidebar to the left. :)
Oh ... and in the case of da buttahliciousness and any of you other non-Christmas celebraters out there, I will send you a greeting card in the faith or non-faith of your choosing.
Started feeling a cold coming on Friday, but despite my best efforts -- hot soup, hot tea and cold medicine -- it started coming on strong Saturday and by Sunday it was totally kicking my ass. I was sick enough that I skipped golf.
Was sick enough still on Monday that I left early, after knocking out my section.
I hate these kinds of colds. Congestion, runny nose, cough, phlegm galore ... ugh. Could have slept forever Sunday into Monday, and likely will be asleep early (for me) again, unless I nap for a few hours, get up for a few hours, then sleep till the late a.m.
OK ... time for dinner. It's sloppy joe night ... you know what they say: Starve a fever, feed a cold.
And I won't leave you hanging ... here are the answers to the trivia questions from Quiz Nite:
Category: High, Low, Long (One local question here) 1. What place on land has the lowest elevation in the United States? Death Valley 2. Name 3 of the 5 states in the 2000 Census that had the highest populations. New York, California, Florida, Texas, Illinois 3. Name 3 of the 5 states in the 2000 Census that had the lowest populations. Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming 4. What North American city has had the longest continual habitation by Europeans? St. Augustine, Fla. 5. What is the name of the world's longest dog sled race? Iditarod
Category: Words, Words, Words 1. "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" is a line said by which character of Shakespeare? Juliet 2. Name the type of fish caught by the "Old Man and the Sea." Marlin 3. What famous American poet was once a West Point cadet? Edgar Allan Poe 4. How many syllables in the second line of a haiku? Seven 5. There are two terms that describe the repeated first sound of words. Name one of them; bonus points for both. Assonace, alliteration 6. LASER is the acronym for what? Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation Category: Music — Classic to Top 40 1. Who composed "The Four Seasons?" Vivaldi 2. The Quarrymen included the nucleus of what well-known rock band? The Beatles 3. Who sang the theme song to "The Dukes of Hazzard?" He was also the narrator. Waylon Jennings 4. What artist has the current Top 40 hit "Sexyback?" Justin Timberlake 5. Who wrote the lyrics for "Westside Story?" Stephen Sondheim 6. According to Paul Simon, how many ways are there to leave your lover? 50
Category: Horror film Correctly place the following films into the right decade: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s.
1. The Others 2000s 2. The Exorcist 1970s 3. Psycho 1960s 4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1950s 5. Misery 1990s 6. Aliens 1980s
Category: Sidekicks, political and otherwise (There were two local questions here)
1. Andrew Johnson was the vice president of what U.S. president? Abraham Lincoln 2. John Adams was the vice president of what U.S. president? George Washington 3. Thomas Marshall was the vice president of what U.S. president? Woodrow Wilson 4. Name one of the two vice presidents that Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has had. Teofisto T. Guingona or Noli De Castro