Monday, December 25, 2006
The Festivus Pole
I was reading the Huffington Post tonight about the Governor of Wisconsin having a Festivus Pole. Since I had never heard of Festivus (not being a Seinfeld junkie), I looked it up in Wikipedia.
Well! My Christmas tree substitute is not all aluminum exactly, and it's a tarted up, over-commercialized version--I even picked up some tinsel-like garlands for it (pretty much invisible in this arty photo shot in the appealingly dim lights of the twinkle bulbs, but you can make out tiny specks of tinsel next to the small specks of the lights)--but I'd say it could be called a Festivus Pole.
Wikipedia also listed the traditions of Festivus, the first being The Airing of Grievances. Offspring #1 wrote in her blog yesterday that Offspring #3, whose birthday is inconveniently close to Christmas, was always and forever getting Christmas presents that made do as birthday presents, too. This is a timely example of The Airing of Grievances at Festivus. Way to go, #1! That reminds me....please tell #3 that the Christmas present she got the other day is also her birthday present. Whew! Nearly forgot to mention that!!
The last Festivus tradition is Wrestling the Head of the Family to the Ground. To which I say, Bring it on!!!