Christmas in July and other Serious questions

Christmas in July and other Serious questions

Why is something amazing and/or precious compared to “like Christmas in July” when everyone who celebrates it seem to think that when we’re planning to celebrate, Christmas comes too quickly?

How is “truth in labeling” accomplished by the makers of things to be used in the shower when the labels are too small to read without eyeglasses on?

What is “mild” weather, anyway? We could have mild sunshine, showers or snow!

Why do we talk about being “caught in a storm” but never “caught out in the sun” instead? Surely the sunblock-makers could have fun with that.

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  • Mild is not hotter than he-- nor colder than he--. Everything is relative, but I prefer 66 degrees now than 105 in 1995.

    The whole "disclosure" thing bugs me, like when you see a commercial on digital TV, but even with a 51" screen, you can't make out the type and it goes by too quickly. The best I can figure out is that a toll free number is for some boiler room, instead of debt collection relief or a p.i. lawyer.

  • In reply to jack:

    Thanks, Jack. I can depend on you for Serious answers! You're right -- 1995 is not a happy memory, weather-wise.

  • Also, I see that tronc has inserted something about the king of Thailand being on the throne for 70 years. Besides that being a bad case of constipation, does that mean he is the same king played by Yul Brenner?

  • In reply to jack:

    Nope, he's King Bhumibol (if I spell that properly). Besides remembering that he's not the same name as Brynner's character, I remember references to Queen Victoria (reigned 1937-1901) in "The King and I." Missed it by that much.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Missed it by that much, indeed -- I meant 1837, not 1937.

  • I hate the term, sales and concept of Christmas in July!

  • In reply to Kathy Mathews:

    Well, it's still a free country. Thanks for stopping by!

  • We recently spoke to a lady at a dinner/dance who said she keeps her basement Christmasy year-around. No disputing tastes.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Hmm. I wonder when the comments change from "It's up late" to "It's up early"?

  • I love your serious questions! They always make me pause, reflect, smile,frown and laugh. xo

  • In reply to folkloric:

    Thank you. That covers the range of reactions I'm looking for.

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