Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It's Festivus!

I like the concept. Seinfeld came along when watching TV was not high on my list of things to do. That makes me one of the few with a pulse that have never watched more that a short clip of tht popular TVShow. My loss I guess. Anyway here's apparently one of the many things I missed.

Festivus is held on December 23 each year. In a 1997 episode of the popular television comedy, Seinfeld, Festivus was brought to the masses when Frank Costanza (played by Jerry Stiller) explains he invented Festivus in response to the commercialism of Christmas.  Its slogan is “A Festivus for the rest of us.”
Festivus traditions derived from the television episode and the original creator have been combined over the years.
  • The Festivus pole is an unadorned aluminum pole displayed in the home. In the O’Keefe household, there was no Festivus pole, but instead a clock was placed in a bag and nailed to the wall.
  • Festivus dinner is served during the evening.
  • The Airing of Grievances occurs during Festivus dinner. Each person takes turns describing how the others have disappointed him or her in the past year.
  • Feats of Strength follows dinner and involves wrestling the head of the household. The holiday is not complete unless the head of the household is pinned. Failure to pin the head of house hold could result in perpetual Festivus.
  • A Festivus Miracle is a frequent if unimpressive miracle. Carrying in all the groceries into the house for Festivus Dinner without tripping or dropping one of the bags could be considered a Festivus Miracle.
Festivus Song by Danny Lutz
Festivus Song by Brett Houston
Use #Festivus to post on social media.
Festivus was created by Reader’s Digest editor and author Daniel O’Keefe in response to family tension.  One of its central practices is the “airing of grievances”. It was first celebrated in February of 1966, but later was celebrated as it is now, on December 23 in honor of O’Keefe’s first date with his future wife.  The Seinfeld episode was written by O’Keefe’s son.
Two Major milestones on the bug yesterday. First and foremost the SOB is dry! Hallelueja!! I think of it as a boat with wheels, that means the water has to stay on the outside or it's just not worth a damn. Then I got the new floor in. It's a laminate called Alameda Hickory. 
Looking forward
 Looking aft
OK, enough of this, We are off to see the new Star Wars movie. 

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