Thursday, December 3, 2009

P.S. They're Ugly, Too

This is my annual salute to fudge, the only true and living holiday treat on the earth today. Click here to get the recipe, as well as my original testimony as to why I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that fudge is true.

December 3:

Today, that ONE Christmas letter arrived, the one everyone gets, from that ONE family that is so peculiar their kids should just marry each other and be done with it.

The letter always opens with something like, "This year Buffy discovered a natural gift for the theatrical arts." Everyone knows, of course, that this really means old Buffy is the butter girl at the popcorn counter at the local Cinemax 64.

Eat six pieces of fudge, each one celebrating the glorious averageness of your own clan of knuckleheads.

16 comments:

Cherie said...

Here's to fudge! And running from...THAT letter! Oh why do people send THAT letter - ha ha!

The Garden of Egan said...

Wow! Fudge really is true! My testimony is strengthened and my pants are tighter!
Love ya!

MommyJ said...

I knew, in an instant, exactly which letter I will be getting that will make me want to eat six pieces of fudge. Or maybe sixteen pieces. Or maybe even sixty.

Mallory said...

Oh gosh, I hope my family's letter wasn't THAT letter! My mom always did a long newspaper like letter. It had different sections and everything. I thought it was cute and clever and fun! But I would still eat six pieces of fudge after reading it! :D

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

I've been struggling with an opening line for our family Christmas letter this year and you helped me nail it. Thanks DeNae.

Annette Lyon said...

I haven't gotten that letter yet, but when I do, I'm SO eating fudge. Six pieces, just for you.

Happy Mom said...

Oh, THAT family popped right into my head as I read! Yup, bring on the fudge!

Kazzy said...

Yeah, the bragging letters. Gotta love 'em.

L.T. Elliot said...

I never send letters. I hardly send cards. My kids have discovered an unusual talent for boxing, though. I could put that in a letter.

charrette said...

Fudge is a panacea for dreaded Brag Rag afflictions.
Fudge is a panacea, period.

Motherboard said...

Quit making fun of my annual Christmas letter.

Sheesh.

Gloria (The Mamafamilias) said...

Have you ever seen the Gilmore Girls episode where they make fun of "those" Christmas letters? Ha. Love it.

(My word verification says "unksag". It's wrong that even word verification knows how old I am and what I look like now. I'm going to eat some fudge.)

InkMom said...

I bought marshmallows today and it's all your fault.

(And it's the same letter that will make MommyJ eat fudge for me, too.)

Stacy said...

So today, after three hours of screaming and crying from my baby, (who is now burning up with a fever...) I had fudge. And behold, it was good.

AS Amber said...

Marlene and Kim Russel.

'Nuff said.

Kimberly said...

I just had to come visit your blog because of our shared love of fudge and Terry Pratchett.

I might stalk you now, but la little bit. Promise.