Saturday, February 10, 2007

'Tis Nearly Two Months Past the Season

Some lucky folks may have already received this unChristmas unNewsletter (accompanied by our recent family photo, in which, amazingly enough, we all are looking at the camera with our eyes open) in the mail. Some others, suffering from too-slow international mail systems, may still be waiting for the day their prints will come. Still others will never get a hard copy, no matter how long they keep wishing, and hoping, and thinking, and praying, and planning, and dreaming, but now, thanks to the magic of the internet, it will be theirs!

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This year the [P] family has combined a gift and a newsletter in order to gift you some opinions which we hope you will find useful in the coming year.

Family Opinions Gifted To You During This 2006 Holiday Season

  • "Gift” is not a verb. (Petra)
  • An A minus is not an A, it is a minus. (Mom and Dad)
  • An A minus is an A. (Brother #1, a.k.a. The Duke and Brother #2, a.k.a. Klement)
  • What is an A minus? (Petra)
  • If they say it is beef they are buffaloing you. (Dad)
  • "Buffalo" is a verb. (Petra)
  • Organs should only be played in cathedrals. (Mom)
  • She means pipe organs. (Dad)
  • Parents should keep their "opinions" to themselves. (Petra, The Duke, and Klement)
  • Airlines should have a higher baggage weight limit. (Petra)
  • A vacation in India is not a vacation from India. (Everyone)
  • An economy class airline ticket and two little Valium pills from the local Indian chemist is better value than business class. (Mom)
  • Klement thinks his parents are great. (Mom and Dad)
  • Klement thinks his parents are grating. (Klement)
  • In Mother Russia, opinions have you. (The Duke)
  • Christmas newsletters mailed at the end of January which contain no news are actually neither "Christmas" nor "newsletters." (Mom)

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There you have it. What's your opinion?

2 comments:

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Biff? said...

What an interesting family you have. Your dinnertime conversations, wherein you share those opinions, must be so fascinating. I'd love to join in on them someday.