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Re: now food, was No gardening?

well internet jokes are always around.... but I can't resist sending due to the current discussion - it is so fitting!  LOL!

 1.   Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet
Table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit.  In fact, if you see
carrots, leave immediately.  Go next door, where they're serving rum

 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly.  It's rare.  You
find  it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it
has 10,000  calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn
into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. 
Have one for me.  Have two.  It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

 3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of
Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your
mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

 4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask  if they're  made with skim milk
or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a
car with an  automatic transmission.

 5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control
your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat
other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

 6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New
You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is
time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table
while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

 7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table,  like
frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position
yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before
becoming the center of attention. They're like a  beautiful pair of
shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

 8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or
if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always
have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert?  Labor

 9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the
mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have
some standards..sheesh!

 10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party
or get up from the  table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read
tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Remember this motto to live by:

 "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body
thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO, what a

 Have a great holiday season. 

james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
  I agree with all you guys. Food is joy.

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