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Monday, December 28, 2015

Women deserve the credit ...

I know it sounds terrible, but the women I know have made it possible to enjoy another fabulous Christmas. Women do all the work and I don’t think men should be involved.  I don’t think men are as well organized when it comes to putting together a family celebration. Heck, they’re not organized at all.  So I have to say thanks to Jennifer and her mother-in-law Denise for making this Christmas just another perfect time.  But the men do follow instructions well enough. So Don and Scottie deserve credit also.
I have also learned that it helps to make sure the women have wine, lots and lots of wine, whenever they feel like it. Men use duct tape to get things done. Women use wine. Suddenly the parable of Jesus at the Wedding at Cana, as described in the Gospel of John, makes sense. Jesus had no idea the wedding had run out of wine. His mother did.  Without her, Jesus would not have performed the miracle.
I was also pleased to bring along some Beaujolais which some wine experts say is just a great Christmas wine, since it is always released in the third week of November. Some wine snobs dispute this. But my experience is that it just always tastes good.  Always light and fruity. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad Beaujolais. So that’s all I can say. We also enjoyed a couple of bottles of Chianti, a Ruffino and a Gabbiano. Great stuff. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hollywood shower

I had a Hollywood shower this morning. That means I turned the water to the hottest hot I could stand just stood there soaking up the heat for as long as I could. For several days now I have endured a cold; not just your ordinary cold, but a real miserable MANcold. Ha Ha Ha. So the hot shower was indeed a comfort.  Now get this. Recent medical research indicated that men and women do respond differently to some illnesses, and the cold it one of them. It was just a study, but the indications were that when your body responds to the cold germs, it can either respond massively by causing swelling, fever, pain, congested lungs and sinus, runny nose, runny eyes, all in a bid by your anti-bodies to overcome the cold germs, --- or it can respond passively over a period of several days. So the study found that in most men, the body responds quickly, thus causing more initial discomfort. It said cold symptoms are actually the body’s response to fighting the cold. The study said for women, the response is milder. So there, MANcolds are real.
P.S. Belated happy birthday to Jennifer. Yeah, yeah, I know you're a December baby. You will get your gift at Christmas... i promise something extra. ha ha ha.