Saturday, December 24, 2005

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

I'm a 38 year old single mom from Alabama.
I would love to have world peace for Christmas. What? Not gonna
happen this year? Well then, I'll just move on.

If there is any way you could convince my dad that he REALLY
DOES need a hearing aid so that he'll quit yelling at all of the rest
of us who can, by the way, hear just fine - that would be swell.

My 17 year old son Dylan has been a pretty great kid so far. He's a
junior in high school and of course, I love him more than life itself.
I could never have hoped for a better child. I hope he keeps right
on staying on that "nice" rather than the "naughty" track, but God
knows I'd love him no matter what.

About the politicians... I hesitate to even go here Santa because I
don't know if all of the pixie dust and elf tricks at the North Pole
could fix what ails our political system. Maybe they should just join
hands and sing "Kumbaya" once around the big Christmas Tree at
the White House before we ring in the New Year. What do you
think?

I think that's about it... oh wait. One more thing. I DO live in a
VERY small town Santa. And I'm umm... divorced. I know, but it
happens to the best of us sometimes. At any rate, there aren't many
unattached degreed professionals in these parts, so if you do see a
cute one, could you send him my way? Merry Christmas!

Sydney

8 comments:

.Ben. said...

Are you sure you don't mean "holiday" tree?

j/k

Nit Wit said...

Carefull Syd most of the guys Santa knows are 3 feet tall with pionty ears. :)

apositivepessimist said...

i was thinking the same as nitwit...they're either midgets [i know, i know elves but fuck the pc-ness] or animals.

lisa said...

cute! merry christmas! :)

Icewind said...

Happy Holidays as I enjoy reading your posts.

As a transplanted Southerner to Alaska I can see there are some similarities here as well.

It is a fun wonderful place here but very different than my roots in Atlanta.

We have the shortage of women here and the joke the women say reguarding the men is:

"The odds are good, but the goods are odd."

Some other comments are:

"When a woman gets off the plane the whole town knows." - A Kodiak fisherman.

"She walked right by me without saying hello. That's the last time I fix her four wheeler." - Alaska handyman

"An Alaska man's matching set of luggage: two cardboard boxes sealed with duct tape." - A mother

"When she came to visit I gave her one drawer in the file cabinet and two in the bureau. After all, a woman needs a place for her stuff." - Alaska man on understanding women.

"I keep ice-cream in there during the winter." - Alaska man on why he keeps a file cabinet in his yard.


As you can see it's different here but it would be hard to go back to the heat and "sameness" of Georgia.

Drop by my blog for a few laughs and say howdy.

Ice

yellowdog granny said...

there will now be 27 little elves beating on your door carrying candy and flowers..you asked for it ..you got it...ha..check out my christmas in west post..has actual letters to santa from little kids from west, texas...mostly 2nd graders..so sweet..

yellowdog granny said...

i didnt read the other comments till after i had commented...see how great minds think alike...?

nicole said...

A good Christmas narrative that I didn't post?? Good job, Sydney!!!