Monthly Archives: December 2007


So, according to Newscoma, I’m nutty. It was only a matter of time before these Innertubes folks came up with an award just for me. Yay me!

So I’m going to PAY IT FORWARD (Worst…Movie…Ever!!) to Badger and KillaWatts.

Go forth and distribute acorns to the deserving masses.

The Squirrel Can’t Help It

I heard the new Fergie single Clumsy yesterday and found myself more compelled by the Little Richard sample than her part of the release.

So I thought I’d share.

How can you go wrong with a line like “If she winks an eye, the bread slice turns to toast.”

Enjoy some fabulousness.

Squirrel Queen Holiday DNA

About a million years ago, I was tagged by Newscoma to come up with seven interesting facts about myself. I put off responding for so long that now I’m too lazy to dig through her stuff and find her original post.

So instead, I’ve found this meme that I’m starting.

It’s of the holiday ilk, so it will provide a bit of variety to the usual meme thread about who does or doesn’t like their toast dry or buttery.

Here we go.

Rules for the game include:

1) Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
2) Share Christmas facts about yourself.
3) Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
4) Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends.

1. Wrapping or gift bags? both, but I like putting in the effort to actually wrap some although I’m terrible at it. When I’m done wrapping, it looks like the combined efforts of a kindergarten class.
2. Real or artificial tree?
artificial including silver aluminum
3. When do you put up the tree?
Immediately after Thanksgiving if at all possible but I’m late this year
4. When do you take the tree down?
at the last possible moment
5. Do you like eggnog
? Give me boiled custard. My grandmother used to make a home-made variety that was as thick as glue. We’d spoon it out of our glass. Mmmmmm
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
all of them
7. Do you have a nativity scene
? no
8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? none of them. A gift is a great thing
9. Mail or email Christmas cards?
I like to Mail, but it’s just easier and more practical now to e-mail
10. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
11. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I never stop looking for presents for other people – all year long
12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? fudge and all the party dips and spreads
13. Clear lights or colored on the tree? colored

14. Favorite Christmas song? Let it snow and Silver Bells

15. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay at home, but we end up traveling to visit with every one
16. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer.
17. Angel on the tree top or a star?
18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning ? christmas morning although I end up opening presents both times so we can be with all the families
19. Most annoying thing about this time of year
? Crowds and grinches
20. Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color?
two of them are themes (I have more than one) I’ve got a Simpsons tree and an aluminum tree that I decorate in blue
21. What do you leave for Santa
? whatever I think will entice him to leave more goodies under the tree
22. Least favorite holiday song? Little Drummer boy

23. Favorite ornament? My Wizard of Oz ornaments and my Simpsons ornaments are great, but I also have some dog ornaments that I love.


Now it’s time to tag some folks. Let’s see.

I’ll put this on Newscoma, Scout, Kathy T., Ivy, Badger, Ron, Holly

Nativity no-nos

Newscoma has been bringing the holiday spirit to her web site in recent days, so I thought the Squirrel Queen should jump on the Ho-Ho-Ho (pimp my ride) bandwagon.

Kitschy, gaudy, odd, creepy.

At least one of those words (and often all of them) is apt for each and every entry in the cavalcade of Bad Nativity sets at Going Jesus.

Peruse them in all their holy glory.


Worth a thousand words

It’s that time of year when everyone compiles their lists of the best of the last 12 months.

I came upon a Chinese news Web site offering its best photos of 2007.

Several of them are gruesome. Some are political. A couple make you smile. But every single one of them makes you look twice.

Baby Sasquatch (aka Poorwhitustrashus Mulletus) spotted at WallyWorld

The folks at Your Opinion Doesn’t Count weren’t looking for a crypto-moment when they went shopping at a giant retailer, but they took advantage of their chance encounter, snapping pics of this baby Sasquatch roaming the aisles.

Read more about their efforts to stalk and document their sighting of this fine and healthy example of Poorwhitustrashus Mulletus.

Bill Walker, Urine trouble or Sweet Relief?

While most in the sports world are buzzing about the BCS mess and Eli Manning’s interceptions, the Squirrel Queen has found a mind-boggling effort on the court during a college basketball game.

It seems, with time winding down in a recent game between Kansas State and Oregon, Wildcat player Bill Walker was hit with a sudden urge in his team’s 80-77 overtime loss. It wasn’t a give-and-go play, but he certainly had to go. Walker raced over to the sideline, grabbed a towel and did his best The Wiz impersonation. Walker certainly puts the P in Power Forward.

Too much Gatorade.

“Is it in you?” No, it’s in the towels.

Pity the poor equipment manager who was forced to do clean-up and laundry duty after this game.

Another Ewww story this weekend. Sorry folks, but the Squirrel Queen is compelled to let the world know what is going on.