Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What NOT to Get Your Special Someone

Ah... the holidaze, you can smell the questions in the air! What shall I get my significant other? If you're a woman you're probably taking care of most of the holiday details vis-a-vis decorating, food, parties etc. If you're a guy, your only task is to do the outdoor lights most likely and to buy a present for your significant other. So don't blow it this year and end up like this. Special thanks to my friend over at the Midlife Musings blog for finding this very funny lesson for guys.
I use the word Holiday so it will include Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and other winter holidays celebrations that are mostly based on the old Pagan/Earth Gods religions. Many of our current traditions are rooted in the old ways. There's an interesting blog on religious tolerance that lists many different religious holidays based on the solestice. In it they say that : "Any record of the date of birth of Yeshua of Nazareth (later known as Jesus Christ) has been lost. There is sufficient evidence in the Gospels to indicate that Yeshua was born in the fall, but this seems to have been unknown to early Christians. By the beginning of the 4th century CE, there was intense interest in choosing a day to celebrate Yeshua's birthday. The western church leaders selected DEC-25 because this was already the date recognized throughout the Roman Empire as the birthday of various Pagan gods. Since there was no central Christian authority at the time, it took centuries before the tradition was universally accepted."
  • I just finished ordering my Unicef Holiday cards. I urge you to go to the Unicef Shop and order cards from them, as the proceeds go to programs that help kids all over the world, not matter what holiday they enjoy in the winter!
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