Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's Here! Festivus for the Rest of us!


See Addendum below..

Yes, the day I wait for all year is finally here! Oh my gosh, I'm so excited! I have the entire day to celebrate! For those who are unfamiliar with this celebration you can look here and here. And if that isn't enough you can reminisce about how I celebrated last year!

The gifts have been gathered all year and now I will spend the day distributing them, I'm sure bringing great joy to all recipients.

This year I am going to host the blog-version of The Airing of Grievances. I am inviting all of you to post your own grievance (or grievances) in the comments section. Because Festivus is celebrated by each person in his/her own way I will put rules on this new addition.

1. No personal comments that could be offensive to other readers, especially me.
2. You can post anonymously. No wait, that would make #1 useless.
3. If
you don't post a grievance it means that your last year has been spent in a hole
somewhere, never reading a newspaper or turning on a TV.
Photos of the festivities will be posted later in the day, with the exception of the Wrestling to the Ground of the Head of Household.


All in all, Festivus turned out to be a very joyful day. I was able to share in the celebration by handing out six poles to be displayed proudly for the remainder of the holiday season.

Unfortunately, Athena was out of her office when I arrived, as was the Duchess. Their poles were left attached to computers or hanging on the door.

The rest of the day was spent in the Big City to the south. After picking up Eris at her school (also left a pole in her cubicle) we went shopping at my favorite stores during her lunch hour. The DI and Savers are always good for some laughter. Adding to the entertainment was a texting conversation between Mr. Eris and Eris that seemed to go on and on about making sure their Festivus pole was going to be properly placed tonight.

Eris was delighted to present me with a Festivus gift, a new book. I will carefully read this book and highlight all applicable parts. Who knows, might be good for some future posts.

My Festivus Miracle was the finding of two new pieces of my stoneware. That's always a good day!

What? That's all the Grievances you can come up with? You are all a bunch of Festivus party poopers (except FN and Sharyn)!

Another addendum: Eris posted at great list of grievances. You can see it at her blog.


DecaturHeel said...

Yes, Festivus rules! It's interesting how it's going more and more mainstream, so many years after "Seinfeld" left the air (well, except for reruns). And you can spread Festivus cheer with cards and such.

Numismatist Facts said...

Decaturheel: Sorry, but in the true spirit of Festivus I make all of my own cards.

Numismatist Facts said...


Two days ago I opened a can of pear halves. There were THREE tiny pear halves inside the can! That makes a total of one and a half pears, and one of those was missing a chunk off the end. Now how was I supposed to divide that up?

Next think you know Barbie will be going from a GGG cup to a C just to save plastic!

KFinley said...

My grievance - True conversations working at BBV on a holiday:

Caller: Are you open today?
Me: Nope, I just had the calls forwarded to my house.
Caller: Really?
Me: No...
[I didn't get the nicest look from the MOD after that one...]

Customer: Why are you open today?
Me: Because people like you are here.

Did they really expect me to answer nicely or non-sarcastically?
I have many more grievances, just thought I'd share some you guys could relate to.

Sharyn said...

People in forums with a different point of view than me. How dare they. Festivus to you and yours,

Eris said...

Grievances aired on the blog, as promised.

Muriel said...

You really want me to air my grievances about a 4 year old on a prescription laxative??

Numismatist Facts said...

Nice Eris.

And Muriel, that is a legitimate grievance.

The New Jan Brady said...

It's a festivus miracle!!

Numismatist Facts said...

The New Jan Brady (see above) aired some great grievances on her blog! Way to go Jan!

By the way, I think you already got pinned!