December 31, 2002

Gifts, Ads, and Wishes

Remember the broken mailbox post? Well, I got a new post for Christmas, as I mentioned, and we put it up (well, brother-in-law got up to his elbows in Quikrete and put it up) on Sunday, so yesterday would have been the first test of its sturdiness. However, our mailman brought the mail to the door again. Why? Well, because two groovy Boston chicks (their phrase, not mine, dammit!) sent me a package with handwritten messages all over it saying "Do not Bend or Squash!" What was this totally unexpected package, you ask? It was a box of Turtles! For some reason, I've been unable to find them on this island, and when Shelley mentioned them in her blog the other day, I was reminded of them. What a wonderful surprise gift! Thank you, ladies!

Ads I wanted to see but didn't this Christmas season: the Staples robot that's in love with the scanner; the Folgers college kid secretly coming home for Christmas. Ads I did see and enjoyed: the Jack in the Box one where Jack mangles Spanish so badly his mouth is drawn all over his face, and another Jack in the Box ad, this one the room service leftovers-foraging one. I didn't see a single Budweiser ad with Clydesdales this year; suppose A-B is retiring the critters?

And finally, to all the folks over there on the link list, and all the others whose writings I've enjoyed over the past year, let me leave you with a quote from Bilbo Baggins on the occasion of his eleventy-first birthday:

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

Sounds good to me. Happy New Year, everyone!

Posted by Linkmeister at December 31, 2002 09:28 AM

Happy New Year! Hope it is a merry one indeed!
sounds good to me too :)

Posted by: munin at December 31, 2002 10:18 AM

I can't believe you mentioned the Folger's AD!!!
I said the same thing-I really missed it. The little girl comes down the stairs and says "Peter" who secretly comes home bearing gifts!!! I am sure the little girl is at least 30 by now. And Peter is collecting Medicare..
anyway, enjoy the turtles!!
Happy New Year..
Health & Happiness..
Peace on Earth.. (please, please, Peace on Earth)
Here's looking forward to great things in 2003 for you!!

Posted by: toxiclabrat at December 31, 2002 11:51 AM

That's the right ad, Ms. Toxic; I wonder what kept them from running it.

Posted by: Linkmeister at December 31, 2002 11:59 AM

happy new year!

Posted by: kd at December 31, 2002 12:48 PM

Boy, those got there fast.....I thought turtles were supposed to be slow! *ducks and runs*

Happy New Year, Steve!

Posted by: Jen at December 31, 2002 03:22 PM

Um, Bostonian turtles are a special breed? ;)

Posted by: Linkmeister at December 31, 2002 03:36 PM

Happy Happy New Year to you and yours, Linkmeister. :)

Posted by: skits at December 31, 2002 03:59 PM

Happy New Year to you as well, my friend!

Posted by: Lee at December 31, 2002 05:59 PM

Happy New Year, Steve!

Posted by: dan at December 31, 2002 06:50 PM

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Posted by: -e- at December 31, 2002 10:18 PM

Hauoli Makahiki Hou, Steve! I loved that Jack in the Box ad with Jack trying to say chipotle. And the poor woman telling him to "just go." I wish we had JitB here, 'cause my parents are always laughing about those ads. sigh. And who could not smile at the "weeping. weeping" robot? Goofy as it is, I missed that Hallmark ad where the father walks out in the snow on Christmas Eve to the special lookout where he and his daughter would always go to look at the stars, then opens the card from her. It's so sad but not at the same time. Anyway.

Posted by: bunny at January 1, 2003 04:42 AM

Happy New Year, Steve
may your year bring you peace, happiness and joy ->..

Posted by: purplemoose at January 1, 2003 12:02 PM

Glad the turtles safely and quickly found their way to you. Happy New Year, Steve, to you and your mom!!!

Posted by: shejlley (that's the dutch spelling!) at January 1, 2003 03:05 PM

i hope the new year is a happy one, Steve!

(ps: i gorged on a box of Turtles in two days, yum!)

Posted by: deborah at January 1, 2003 07:36 PM

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Tracy at January 2, 2003 04:10 AM

Batgrl and I went to see the Clydesdales yesterday. I guess they just make them pull that silly fake beer wagon now.

Posted by: Jon at January 2, 2003 06:38 AM

Happy New Year!

I love Jack's commercials, especially the one with his little big-headed boy.

Posted by: broad at January 3, 2003 11:43 AM