Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Merry!

Happy Boxing Day!

I sincerely hope that all of you who pass through this little corner of cyber-space had a wonderful holiday.

May 2011 be a bright and prosperous year for all of us!

This year my most unique (and therefore my favorite) present came from my BFF Whit. Since she now resides on the East Coast and I remain here on the West, her present came via the good old US Postal Service, but I dutifully waited until yesterday to open it.

I was quite perplexed as to why she would send me a can of Spam and several common household items like mouthwash, chewing gum, and Cottonelle wipes. But then I read the letter, which I followed instructions and opened last. Here's what I found:

Cruise Ship Survival Kit

How to survive your next "Luxury" voyage on the high seas

This kit includes a variety of items to help anyone survive an emergency on the high seas! Keep it with you at all times (or at least under your fancy bed) to provide security and comfort in any circumstance.


Spam -- This delicacy can be consumed any number of ways and is considered a delicacy by many. Fried, baked, grilled or tartare, Spam will fill the empty place inside you.

Ritz Crackers -- The word Ritz says it all! What better tableau could your Spam ask for?!

Blueberry Toaster Pastries -- Not just for breakfast anymore! These delicious fruit-filled tartlets are a hand-held joy, and as everyone knows, buleberries are packed with antioxidants. Healthy and scrumptious -- what more could you ask for in such a small package?

Crest Mouthwash -- Water may be at a premium when the power goes down. You can't just dip some out of the ocean! For that just-brushed feeling without the brush, Crest is the way to go!

WinterFresh Chewing Gum -- Not only does it freshen your breath, it helps keep your mouth from drying out when liquid refreshment is wanting.

GermBlaster Hand Sanitizer -- Bathing may not be possible unless you jump in the pool, and it will probably be full of other dirty people! "Nuff said...

Washcloth -- If you DO jump in the pool, you will need something to scrub your happy skin with!

and finally...

Cottonelle -- Must I spell it out for you???

Gotta admit, I'm still laughing as I retyped this! THANX WHIT! You made my day!

What about you? Did you receive a funny and/or unique present? Please share with Aunty!


Helen said...

What a great present to get LOL.

I had a great Christmas and got some lovely things clothes vouchers a beautiful framed photo of some of my granchildren chocolates so many things it is always fun opening presents

have Fun

flchen1 said...

ROFL! I love that, AC! Thanks for sharing that with us! Nothing too wacky for me yet, but I am gratefully munching on goodies our friends so generously made for us--I can never resist a food gift ;)

Jennifer Tanner said...


I've got CNN on and I'm listening to the story about the Cathay Pacific airplane that was stuck on the tarmac for twelve hours NY. Your survival kit would've come in very handy. How imaginative and useful! I received more wooden hangers this year. I can never have enough of them! And hubster gave me the bag I'd been coveting.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

So glad you had such a wonderful Christmas. Chocolates and framed photos of loved ones are always at the top of my list too!


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hi Fedora,

I LOVE food gifts too! I actually baked a couple of things to give away this year, but I made extra to keep. Must do quality control after all. ;-)


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

LOL Jen!

I saw that several international flights sat for hours on the tarmac. Funny thing, the airlines are FINED if domestic flights sit for more than 3 hours but NOT for international flights... I didn't hear that ANY domestic flights were stuck. :-P


Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds fun. Luckily my guys managed to fly with only short delays (measured in hours, not days) and my Mum's flight left England in the gap between airport closures.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hi Sheila,
So glad to hear your family's travels were all smooth! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and HAPPY NEW YEAR!