Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Very Short Christmas Story

At least a million people watched as the giant Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center was lit this evening. "Oohs" and "ahs" were audible as onlookers were mesmerized by the bright colored lights illuminating the cold, dark, autumn evening in New York city.

It's an historic evening full of brilliance, joy, and anticipation for the upcoming holiday season. It's a time for love. It's a time for miracles. It's a time for peace. But not for everyone.

Something happened tonight that has never happened before. One person knelt down, with hands folded as in prayer, then three people were kneeling, then 50 people. Before too long everyone was kneeling, looking up at the giant Christmas tree and singing Christmas carols. But not everyone.

Five men were left standing, each wearing black ski masks, each carrying an AK 47. Terrorists. They were sent to do a job. But not really.

Caught up in the Spirit of Christmas before them, they each dropped their rifles and removed their masks. One had tears in his eyes. He turned to the others and said, السلام على جميع الرجال which is Arabic for "Peace to all men."

Monday, November 26, 2012

Horse Pucky Advice: Smelly Sprouts

Dear Horse Pucky,

During Thanksgiving dinner, a family memeber made a crude comment about the Brussel sprouts that were being served, saying they smelled like the bottom of someone's dirty feet and then laughed uproariously. I love Brussel sprouts and  thought they smelled deliciously aromatic. The sprouts were lightly coated with butter, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil, then sprinkled with fresh dried herbs from the garden. They were prepared perfectly and tasted wonderful.  

My question is: What do you say to someone who is so rude and crude at the Thanksgiving table, without upsetting the rest of the family?

~A Brussel Sprout Lover

Dear BSL,

While streaming, Brussel sprouts can be a  bit...uh...stinky. However, the final prep on those baby cabbages is worth waiting for as you dig in and enjoy a tantalizing taste treat.

As for the crude comment, perhaps you should have asked, "When was the last time you smelled the bottom of someone's dirty feet?" A sharp kick under the table, along with your retort, would get your point across quickly.

~Horse Pucky

Friday, November 16, 2012

Take the Time

Take the time to look around you.

We all have things we don't like to do. Some of us have physical challenges, some have mental issues to deal with both in ourselves and in others. In spite of all the gray, sometimes dark moments in our lives, we all have a great deal to be thankful for. 

Again, look around you. HAPPY THANKSGIVING. ~The Horse Pucky Queen

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


"Signed, Sealed and Delivered". What a fitting song for a great president! I am so happy and excited Barrack Obama won this election. He's real.

Thank you for the superb job you've done the last four years, Mr. President. I know you'll have my back the next four.

Yippee for two reasons:

1. OBAMA WINS A SECOND TERM! The Senate has 51 Democratic seats to win the senate majority.

2. I don't have to listen to any more negative ads on the boob tube.

Just one more thing, Mr. President; I think Natasha and Malia should have a horse. Equestrian sports are a positive experience for young women. I agree with your "not another dog", but a horse would be nice.