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Sadly, there isn’t a Church of Crom


I’m not even positive there’s a t-shirt. This link on Pinterest doesn’t seem to go to an actual shirt on Etsy.

Oh, well. I probably wouldn’t be all that good at smiting. Or wearing a brass bikini, for that matter.

Have a good weekend, y’all!


Comment from Timothy J. McCorkle
Time: February 5, 2016, 10:03 pm

You Gotta love Terry P.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 5, 2016, 11:08 pm

It’s a three day weekend here in America, which would be groovy except that I have to a) clean out a messy garage, and b) get a PET scan Monday evening.

Of the two I prefer the garage.

But I’ve got a new grandson about a week away from making his appearance on the outside, so there is that!

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: February 5, 2016, 11:26 pm

Cool, where do I sign up for the Church of Crom?

Comment from AliceH
Time: February 6, 2016, 12:45 am

It’s a 3-day weekend? What holiday is that, Anon?

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 6, 2016, 1:01 am

AliceH – would that be Chinese New Year, Monday? I didn’t know either, but I Googled it. Who knew?

I can’t wait until The FCoC (First Church of Crom) goes village-pillaging! This Spring, perhaps? I suggest Washington DC.

Comment from Nina
Time: February 6, 2016, 2:00 am

It’s Lincoln’s birthday. Next weekend is Washington’s!

I don’t know why I came up as anon. I’d better not have lost any dicks because of that, jes’ sayin’!

Comment from P2
Time: February 6, 2016, 2:04 am

Anon, PET scans aren’t bad, the reasoning behind them sucks very much ass tho….. Hardest part is sitting still for a couple hours. I went thru a couple of them along with Ct scans and a summer full of chemo & radiation this past year…. Holler if I can help ya out any with answers or if ya just need to hear a couple there-I-was tales…..

Comment from AliceH
Time: February 6, 2016, 2:46 am

Thanks, Nina.

In my state,
Monday Feb 8: Chinese New Year – not official holiday
Friday, Feb 12: Lincoln’s Birthday – not official holiday
Monday Feb 15: “Presidents’ Day” – /// holiday ///
Monday Feb 22: Washington’s birthday – not official holiday

That said, I’m retired. I just need to pay enough attention to the calendar to make sure I get the trash taken out for Tuesday pickup.

Good luck on the PET scan… Think happy imminent grandbaby thoughts.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 6, 2016, 3:25 am

Stoatie, capitalize on your strengths! I think you’d be terrifically good at smiting with your wits and pixels.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: February 6, 2016, 4:37 am

Y’all round-eyes don’t understand the how to do this long weekend thing. Yes, Chinese New Years starts on the 8th. And lasts two weeks, and is followed by Lantern Festival. All of it is holiday. Happy 4714, Year of the Monkey.

We been at this longer than y’all have, and have it down to a science.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: February 6, 2016, 2:25 pm

As long as we’re doing Holidays, 3 Feb is Setsubun in Japan, marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring. As we are all aware, during a long, cold winter one’s house becomes cluttered with things, including little house demons*(none of yer major demons, just the little low-rent irritating guys) that have snuck in during the winter to get out of the cold. It’s pointless to try to drive them out into the cold, as they’ll just sneak back in again to get warm. But….come Setsubun, the weather is warm enough and it’s time for them to go!

This is done by dressing Dad up in a Devil’s mask and throwing dried beans at him, as he crashes around every room in the house trying to escape the merciless children. To make sure the demons get the point all the kids have to shout “Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” (Demons get outside! Good luck in the House!” as loud as they can while pelting Demon/Dad with fist-fulls of beans.

It’s a lot of fun, particularly as no self-respecting demon is doing this without a drink or two in him. And then there’s the sneaky part: what happens when chase a demon through every room in the house pelting him with beans? Right! You get dried beans everywhere! Therefore every room in the house has to have spring cleaning and the kids help! Another good point IMHO is that dad,having just been chased out of the house, is certainly not going to be allowed right back in, so it’s off to the pub to ‘sulk’ with all the other displaced demon/dads for a few hours. Note: This may cost dad a favorite Hawaiian shirt that mom doesn’t like if he fails to plan ahead, but it’s almost usually worth it. After mom and the kids have beat the place into shape, dad will bring home a big sushi dinner, put the kids to bed, and ply mom with liquor.

It’s one of my favorite holidays…

Comment from technochitlin
Time: February 6, 2016, 2:34 pm

MARDI GRAS! Everyone here from Lower Alabama to Lousyanna has Monday AND Tuesday off. Priorities, people….

Comment from ✯Ново-Зеландия✯
Time: February 6, 2016, 9:42 pm

Are we crushing Muslims today?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: February 6, 2016, 10:52 pm

Are we crushing Muslims today?

No; we’re all taking a 3 day holiday.

Comment from dissent555
Time: February 7, 2016, 5:03 pm

I dunno. A Frazetta-style weasel with a blood-dripping battle axe could make for a fine image.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 7, 2016, 8:26 pm

Thanks for all the PET scan thumbs up from y’all…This isn’t my first rodeo, unfortunately, as I’ve been fighting the bastard for nearly 9 years and it just won’t go away. Pisses me off, lemme tell ya.

But I’m really good on the grandbaby front, and that keeps me from totally freaking out (I know the PET isn’t a big deal, but as P2 said, it’s the reason behind it that gets ya). Besides the impending new one, the little guy I spent four weeks at Christmas with in Norway is coming to visit end of the month, so I’m pretty happy about that.

Oh, he’s bringing his parents, too. It’ll be nice to see them again, too. 🙂

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: February 10, 2016, 3:21 pm

Comment from technochitlin
Time: February 6, 2016, 2:34 pm

MARDI GRAS! Everyone here from Lower Alabama to Lousyanna has Monday AND Tuesday off. Priorities, people….
Don’t I know it. My dream would be to leave Lousyana on the Thursday before the first parade, going somewhere they’ve never seen a float, and not come back until the Thursday after the insanity is all over.

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