Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Festivus Eve

Today is Festivus Eve.

According to the Festivus entry in Wikipedia (a trusted source for informationPhotobucket )

Festivus is

A non-denominational holiday to be celebrated by those frustrated or jaded with the commercialism and pressure surrounding the Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa season

Some of the traditions include a Celebratory Dinner, during which there is an airing of grievances. The traditional meal could be spaghetti, meatloaf, ham or turkey.

For Festivus Eve, I went with spaghetti in a red sauce. As I aired my grievances with the Mrs., I learned that she isn't very interested in my grievances. Some people just can't seem to embrace the Holiday spirit.

Enjoy the Seinfeld clip explaining the origin of Festivus.

And may everyone experience their own Festivus Miracle.

I doodled this for the doodle blog


This would have killed Bob Ross. Good thing he's already dead.


Anonymous said...

Ah, Festivus. The greatest non-holiday ever created by any show about nothing.

Happy Festivus to you, Crotchety. I won't be participating in the Festivus festivities as I fear the list of grievances against your good friend, The Hawg, would be far too long.

A New Yorker said...

Happy Festivus. I already aired my greivences as you well know. :)

kalos_eidos said...

Happy Festivus!

I had a lovely Festivus dinner of the store brand knock of version of Honey Nut Cheerios, because I was too grievanced, ahem...lazy, to cook dinner. I made everyone else fend for themselves. They can grievance about that.

ReformingGeek said...

Nice doodle for a non-holiday Festivus celebrator!

Stay warm.

Da Old Man said...

@ The Hawg: You should have heard the rap sheet against me. I think they tried to blame me for the Lindbegh baby kidnapping.

@ Lauren: I've heard. :)

@ Kalos: Same to you.

@ Reforming: Thanks. I was so sure I learned about happy trees from Bob Ross. I guess not. :(

Unknown said...

Ah, but Crotchety, that is a "happy little tree" if ever I saw one. Bob Ross would understand. :)

Happy Festivus, by the way! I believe I'll be celebrating with pasta as well.

Anonymous said...

Happy Festivus! Did you get a Festivus pole?

Donnie said...

Joe, where was your silly little thinking cap? You forgot Ramadan! some respect. :)

Chat Blanc said...

I agree with Jenn, that is a happy little tree! :) oh man, I just flashed back on the Ross man's hair! yeeks!

Swirl Girl said...

You can have your Christmas and Hanukkah - that leaves Festivus for the rest of us!

Sandee said...

You have a twisted mind I tell ya. I really like that about you.

Have a terrific day. Best regards to Mrs. Crotchety. :)

Anonymous said...

That is one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes. I'm sorry your wife wouldn't get into the Festivus spirit with you.

Happy Festivus!!!

And I loved your doodle Christmas tree. It made me smile. :o)

Anonymous said...

Happy Festivus!

I think there should be a holiday celebrating all the wonderful things Seinfeld gave to society.

Da Old Man said...

@ Jenn: TY. Bob Ross may have liked it, after all.

@ Jen: No, my Yule A GoGo tree will serve as that, too. In the spirit of Festivus, it is already decorated and not really ostentatious.

@ Don: When I find out when and what it is, I'll probably celebrate it, as long as it involves eating spaghetti.

@ Chat: It was very Mod Squad

@ Swirl: True dat

@ Sandee: TY. And all the best to you and your family

@ Angie: TY. It was my favorite episode, too. Glad you liked the tree.

Anonymous said...

Ooooo. How many know who Bob Ross was!? His voice used to put me into a soothing coma. Then he died of a heart attack. Go figure.

Michelle said...

Old Man Festivus is great!!! Any holiday where you can do whatever the heck you want is my type of holiday!!!

Old man get yourself a pole and decorate it!!!

I love your doodle!! I also love the word doodle!!!

Have a nice day old man!!!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Happy Festivus. Hop over to my blog cause I gave you some link love (but beware because there is also a picture you probably would rather not see. Don't say I didn't give you fair warning).


The Self-Deprechaun said...

Festivus can only end when the head of the family is wrestled down. Who will bring you down Old Man? Happy Festivus for the rest of us.

Kelly said...

I celebrated Festivus in my pants this year. But it wasn't much of a party. I just had one little sausage bite for everyone this year. Maybe they would have enjoyed it better if I had provided "some sort of sauce".

People are soooo picky these days.

Da Old Man said...

@ Shadow: Not a bad idea

@ Dana: Everybody knows Bob Ross

@ Michele: It is a great holiday

@ Petra: I went, I saw, I cried

@ Self D: Festivus will go on for a while. :)

@ Kelly: Blame the cold weather for "shrinkage"

Anonymous said...

I had to shoot a bear on my way out to the truck this morning.

I guess I know what I'm having for christhanukwanzaa!

Laura said...

And Happy Festivus Eve to you Old Man! Spaghetti with a side of grievances? Sounds like a party to me! I liked your doodle tree. Very festive! :)

Laura said...

Oh yeah, I got link-love for ya on my latest post, "6 Helpful Entrecard Dropping Tips".

Da Old Man said...

@ Mike: Clean underwear?

@ Laura: Happy Festivus to you and yours. Enjoy the spaghetti, and thank you for the link.

Janna said...

Happy Festivus.
In order to appropriately express my disgruntlement, I decided not to cook at all. Dinner was pizza from Little Caesars. Does that count?

And, since I had no one to air my grievances to, I just talked to the cats for a few hours.

This feels strangely... normal.

Da Old Man said...

@ Janna: It's all good. Did the cats mind?

Janna said...

The cats "thanked" me for the quality time by leaving "presents" slightly outside the litter box.