Showing posts from December, 2018

The 2018 'Days Of Christmas'

  Keeping this blog's  tradition  going, this is my Yuletide posting about all that you should know for Christmas. But let's just take a moment in the busy day to remember what it's all about - the people you love. I'm thinking of the people you love right now ... are you thinking of mine? Of course, it's not just about family and friends (if that's who I was thinking of) but also presents, alcohol and oodles of sitting around in the sun (hardy har har Northern Hempishpereans!). If Jesus is your thing, I mean, if he's your bag, what you're into man then do the religious thing as well. Just don't get all "God" over Christmas and try to remember that it was  originally a pagan festival  around the longest day, certainly don't want you Christians foisting your ideas on people and trying to subvert the real message! Fun. that's the real message. Believe in Father Christmas (who shats all over Santa) and have too much laughter w

'Tis the season to be jolly (2018 version)

( 2017 version |  2016 version |  2005 version ) So, Christmas is coming and I'm starting to get into the spirit and I'm getting the "What We Need To Have Happen To Make It Feel Like Christmas" list circulated, verified, commented on and ratified by the occupants of chez Riversdale on Christmas Day - so far it's looking something like this. Post separation a lot of things are, of course, changing, however Christmas Day will be very much as past years. Here's our living Riversdale document - watch as the kids add in weird ass stuff and then the parental units remove them.

"In light of all the not all men idiots ..."

In light of responses by men to the discussions from women online about the murder of Grace Millane in Auckland (New Zealand) recently I stumbled over a wonderful brain dump from Ann ( @RUOKAnny ) that I think ALL men can take to heart and use as a fantastic to-do list for when thinking, reacting, and becoming active with such events involving women. The thread starts at this thread - I'll copy and paste the text from the thread below In light of all the not all men idiots still breathing and talking shit, here's a few ways that you can truly put your idiotic words into action and truly support women who are fearing for their lives right now. — Anny (@RUOKAnny) December 9, 2018 Walk women to their cars and wait for them to drive off before leaving. Same applies to if you're dropping them home. Wait until they are safely inside. If somebody is inside their car you will see and be able to help. ...  wait with women for their taxis/ubers/transport home. Say hello