Entries from Christmas

  • December 2022
  • Donned My Gay Apparel

    I'm wearing the gay Christmas socks a friend gave me last year.

    They have rainbow stripes, giant snowflakes, unicorns, Christmas trees, hearts, the works.

    I'm wearing socks that have more energy than I do.

  • Image:  Facebook

    This Week's Quote

    For a Jewish guy, I've recorded a lot of Christmas albums.

    Barry Manilow

    Source:  Brainyquote

  • Image by 15290004 from Pixabay 

    Why I'm a UU, Summarized

    At my Unitarian Universalist church in Seattle today, as part of an Advent sermon on joy, the junior minister told a story that had me laughing more than is probably decent.

    Beth recalled how the small UU church she attended growing up in Topeka, Kan., encouraged congregants to express a joy or a sorrow during the service. On one particularly memorable Sunday, her mother shared with the congregation that she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer and planned to undergo surgery. Beth's mother was hopeful, but this announcement clearly fell in the sorrow category.

    A transgender woman who followed shared a joy, namely that she would soon be receiving long-awaited chest feminization surgery.

    Beth's mother yelled out that the two of them should try to get a two-for-one deal.

  • The General Gayety Holiday Tradition

    Fuzzy sound? Yes. But these 12 Gays of Christmas still make the holiday for me.


  • January 2022
  • Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay

    This Week's Quote

    Just a reminder that it's time to toss out any holiday leftovers. Food, yes, but also any relatives still in your house.

    Bette Midler

    Source: Twitter

  • December 2021
  • Image by 8926 from Pixabay 

    This Week's Quote

    If Christmas was invented to benefit capitalists, New Year's Eve was invented to benefit therapists.

    Paul Rudnick

    Source: Twitter


     Image by ecto1 from Pixabay

    Christmas 2021

    It's Christmas day. Santa brought me a cold.

    This was already a less than cheery holiday for me. In the last five months, my mother passed away, my divorce became final and my brother-in-law received a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer.

    Add in the brand spanking new COVID variant, inflation and my exasperation over the willingness of so many of my countrymen to continue believing in the lies of Hey Mr. Tangerine Man, and, well, let's just say I've been taking to heart those enlightened messages about how happiness at Christmas isn't required.

    I've aimed to leaven my Scrooge-like impulses with a little whimsy. My mask of choice these last weeks features Snow Miser and Heat Miser, two flashy characters from the 1974 Rankin/Bass Christmas special "The Year Without a Santa Claus."

    Unfortunately, so few people have recognized the images that I feel like a 500-year-old. With a cold.

    Today I'm wearing socks I got as a gift last year. They're purple with snowflakes—and rainbow stripes and unicorns.

    It's a lonely Christmas, but thank goodness I have queer whimsy to help see me through.

  • Image by Pixaline from Pixabay 

    This Week's Quote

    Nothing says holidays like a cheese log.

    Ellen DeGeneres

    Source:  Reader's Digest

  • Image:  Facebook

    Seasonal Sins

    Because I have entirely too much German blood in me, I view every holiday as an excuse to gorge on European chocolate.

    Which is why I bought a box of Lindt chocolates at Costco yesterday. After checking out, I looked at my receipt. This collection of mini chocolate Santas and truffles in a uniquely shaped container I'd just purchased? Costco calls it a "Hex Box."

    I'm a lesbian buying witchcraft supplies. At Christmas.

    I bet I'm the talk of Southern Baptists from Bisbee, Ariz., to Sopchoppy, Fla.

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