Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Reindeer on my rooftop

If I were jolly old Kris Kringle (and not just a guy shaped like him), and had a bottomless bag filled with infinite magic, I'd give everyone what they really want for Christmas...
  • For President-elect Obama: Wisdom and patience. And especially, the patience to wait for wisdom.

  • For Rhodester, Sean, and millions like them: New jobs.

  • For Damon: Completion and delivery of a certain long-overdue art commission.

  • For Bob Almond: Tired brushes.

  • For Alicia: A new lower 48.

  • For Shelby: Sunbeams and rainbows, and a lifetime to chase them.

  • For Donna: Italian dinner.

  • For Shelli: Peanut butter.

  • For Eugene: The head of Charles I.

  • For Bruce Bochy: Two young studs who can hit both for average and power, at least one of whom plays first base.

  • For Mike Singletary: A shredder for his "interim" tag.

  • For Don Nelson: A one-way ticket to Maui.

  • For Dr. Greg Lyne: Another gold medal before retirement. Maybe two.

  • For Chelle: A new dog.

  • For Janet: Anything but a new dog.

  • For Sank: A shot at being Supreme Bodacious Armadillo, or whatever it is that they call the head guy in his Masonic lodge.

  • For The Real Sam Johnson: A new kidney.

  • For Ferrett: A case of those disgusting Jones Sodas. For him, that's actually a good thing.

  • For all of my voiceover buds: A case of Throat Coat tea.

  • For KM: A real live horse of her own, and the wherewithal to feed, stable, and ride it for the next 20 years.

  • For KJ, and for Maria, and for Sonja, and for everyone else in the world who desperately needs it: A cure.
Sad to say, I am not Santa Claus. Nor was meant to be.

The only gift I can give you all is this...

I love you.

Merry Christmas.

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6 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger DamonO offered these pearls of wisdom...

LOL! Thanks for the well-wishing, amigo. But believe me, as long as I have friends like Uncle SwanShadow, I really have everything I need. After all, what could top that?

Here's hoping your voiceover career goes in high-gear in 2009!

8:04 AM  
Blogger SwanShadow offered these pearls of wisdom...

Damon: You're welcome, and thanks right back atcha, amigo. Your friendship is a genuine treasure to me. I hope that Santa was excellent to you.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Bob Almond offered these pearls of wisdom...

When I got to the bottom of the message I was seriously almost moved to tears.

Besides KJ, Maria and Sonja, please put me down as well in wishing a cure for our loved ones of various forms of cancer. I myself lost a friend to it last month and for my wife's aunt it's only a matter of time.

A sincere Happy New Years to you and yours, Swanshadow!

7:50 AM  
Blogger SwanShadow offered these pearls of wisdom...

Bob: Thanks for the kind words, my friend. Happy New Year to you and your family also!

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. We'll continue to keep your wife's aunt in our prayers.

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Sank offered these pearls of wisdom...

Wow, well done my friend. There aren't too many people who can reach out through such an facelesss medium and actually touch people.
Ya'are the best Sir.

Hopeing your Christmas was delight in comfort of family. ALTHOUGH I don't what I did to you that you should wish the curse of leadership on me for the dysfunctional waterbuffalo gang, but you have pull. Got the message today that January 2010 will be my year "in the East" as they say.

As they say in my parts.. You're a good man Charlie Brown.

4:12 PM  
Blogger SwanShadow offered these pearls of wisdom...

Sank: Knock that stuff off, dude... you're gonna make me well up.

Congrats on your impending honor! Remember... with great power comes great responsibility.

My friend Donna will get a kick out of your last remark. During my senior year of high school 30 years ago, I starred in our drama club's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." I played Snoopy, though.

4:27 PM  

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