Friday, January 01, 2010

12 Days of Blogmas: Day Eight

Happy New Year!

At the moment, many bloggers are getting all reminiscent, reminding you of where they've been in 2009.

I could do that too, but I'm more interested in where I am now.

Which is in a (dis)Comfort Inn in Eerie, Pennsylvania, having finally talked my daughter to sleep in her bed, instead of on the floor.

You see, the chef in the Japanese cook-the-steak-at-the-table joint spent waaay too much time telling us about the time he stayed at a cheap hotel and didn't like the look of the sheets, so he slept on the floor. This convinced my daughter that she should sleep on the floor tonight. And this, of course, necessitated a conversation in which I finally succeeded in making the point that our hostelry, though modest, is at least adequately clean. And that people walk on that floor! And you don't know where it's been!

Good to know that after five years of blogging, I've developed enough rhetorical flourishes to be more convincing than a randomly-encountered loserish white guy who makes a living throwing pepper grinders around in a Japanese steak house in Eerie, Pennsylvania.

And now, for today's contest! Guess which popular Christmas song is illustrated by the following album covers and win a free Mamarazzi t-shirt!*

*(Second prize wins a quart of teriyaki sauce! Third prize can choose either a AAA Guide to Western Pennsylvania, or a brand-new Roach Motel.)


  1. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

  2. I agree with Betsy.. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

  3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas !

    I'm surprised I've figured out two of these. Last year, I couldn't get any of them.

    Teriyaki sauce? You're kidding, right?

  4. I see Frannie beat me to the teriyaki sauce. I'm just going to say no to the guide to Western Pennsylvania and/or the roach motel.

  5. That James Taylor album is amazing, and one of our holiday faves. I will forever refer to it as Eerie, PA, thanks to you, Poppy! I am considering Lake Eerie, as well.

  6. I need a Riddle ASAP! i know this sounds extreamly werid but i need a riddle. Dont ask why just give me something!! thanks!

    [url=]the day the earth stood still[/url]

  7. OK, this is what I get for not keeping up with my bloggy life in December. I was at MY PARENTS HOUSE IN EERIE on Friday night, where we were having a big "bring what you got leftover" party. We had tons of wine, too, and loud happy people. Had I but known I could have welcomed the Buxoms into my family bosom, which would no doubt have launched the party into legend.

    Happy New Year!


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