Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!



To make the New Years celebrations more of a celebration I went to the wine store and bought some of the right stuff. They had a good selection, if pricey, compared to the US.

A Typical Canadian Shop

When I paid the bill I used a piece of plastic without a chip in it, which confused the young baby-faced wine salesperson. "No chip, eh?" he asked, warily. "No," I replied, "We don't have those at the 1st Inconvenience Bank of Texas. We're a bit backward that way." The saleschild looked at me and said, "That's not the only way, over there, eh?"

I grinned and gave him a cheery, "Oh yeah. Except for gun rights, we're ahead of the pack there. Happy New Year, man."


A Bison Head

And with that, I wish you all a happy, blessed and joyous New Year.

Cheers,

LSP

12 comments:

jenny said...

2 hours and 20 minutes left until open carry takes effect. Happy New Year, LSP!

LL said...

I'll wager that some Canuck killed that buffalo with a firearm.

Same is true of every polar bear rug in the cold and distant north.

Brighid said...

Happy New Year Padre! Bring home the buffalo, the manse needs a mount in it.

Adrienne said...

Happy New Year, LSP

Here's something cute for you to read:

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/matthew-archbold/the-so-called-wise-men

LSP said...

I was thinking exactly that, Jenny. Happy New Year!

LSP said...

I think a polar bear rug would come in pretty handy, LL, along with the monkey.

LSP said...

i want that buffalo, Brighid.

LSP said...

Thanks, Adrienne, I'll have a look.

Adrienne said...

Matt had me with his first sentence about the neighbor moving his plastic wise men every day a bit closer to the Nativity. That just cracked me up - but I'm silly that way.

Both Matt, and his brother Pat are really very funny guys.

LL said...

Clearly the monkey has precedence because of generic usefulness (as discussed).

Anonymous said...


My long deceased Great Uncle Albert lived in Calgary as a young man. It was an open carry frontier town in those days. And he carried.

You'll appreciate this URL: http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2015/12/21


Best wishes,
Dhimmi

LSP said...

Calgary was right on the frontier, for sure. They had to be tough, no doubt about it...

Thanks for the link.