Hump Day

This is the day, the last day of depression. Starting tomorrow our days get longer. We’ve made it through the roughest part of the year! Welcome back the sun.

Tomorrow we get a whole 2 more seconds of daylight! I have lots of plans for my two extra seconds of light. Here in Rhinelander we will have 8 hours and 40 minutes of daylight today. The sun rose at 7:45 and will set at 4:15. But tomorrow, 2 more seconds!

Taxes Paying Off

My three-year old son came home from his school Christmas party today. The highlight, which I was told about from three separate teachers, was that my son was the only one who could hit the pinata hard enough to break it. “Oh, you have quite a baseball player on your hands.” Melts my heart.

Anyway, he also came home with this ornament. Who says public schools don’t deliver?

I am, however, waiting for a lawsuit from the International Angel Union for disparaging the role of angel by comparing my son to one. He was made a little lower than the angels, but he’s still awful cute and he does have a good arm too.

Cheek Turning Now Optional

A second airline is embroiled in a religious row after a stewardess decided to take bmi to an employment tribunal because it refused to allow her to carry a Bible on flights to Saudi Arabia. The stewardess, who has not been named, claims that she has been subject to discrimination because of her faith.

A spokesman for bmi said the airline was complying with Saudi law and added that the stewardess had been offered the opportunity to switch to working on its short-haul routes.

In both of these stewardess cases they were offered alternative solutions that would have removed the problem. Apparently, you will know they are Christians by their ability to make problems worse.

The rule is also in place because if caught by Saudi government officers, who check airline luggage, a person could be arrested. It’s for her own good. I don’t get it. Dyin on the wrong hills.

Take Me Back To Chicago

A religious group plans to set up a DVD player and TV set at a downtown holiday bazaar to show a movie trailer depicting the birth of Jesus after the city dropped an objection to the display.

The city initially disapproved the showing of promotional clips from “The Nativity Story” at the traditional German Christkindlmarket because it represented paid advertising that could offend non-Christians.

Well, I’m glad that is settled in Jesus’ favor. He must be very happy today, more willing to forgive sins I’ll bet. This is also good news in regards to the Bear’s playoff chances.

The Tenth Day Of Cindy

On the Tenth Day of Cindy I gave to my true love, ten conversations.

Ever since the beginning of our stunningly romantic relationship, Cindy and I have always enjoyed talking. To each other even. Our first few dates together consisted of us staying up to the wee hours of the morning talking.

I remember once my Grandpa making fun of us because we stayed up rather late one night and he asked what we were doing. “Talking.” “Oh, yeah right, you guys were making out.” Not something a guy wants to hear from his grandpa but even he doubted our story.

Over the years we have had many long conversations that were always highly enjoyable. There have been some amusing ones. Like the time my wife told me she was mad at me because I didn’t tell her that I noticed she put on weight. Riiiight.

There have been other conversations too, not always so happy. But we always leave them with things resolved and a new outlook on the future. I love that.

Oh Go Make Some Pizza

Two leftists in Italy’s ruling coalition on Wednesday outraged fellow lawmakers by placing four dolls representing homosexual couples near the baby Jesus in the official nativity scene in parliament.

The two parliamentarians from the small “Rose in the Fist” party said their gesture was to promote the legalization of gay marriage and granting legal recognition to unmarried couples.