Epiphantastic

January 6, 2010

I think they really named January 6 the Epiphany because people have one when they hit their forehead and go, “Doi! Christmas was nearly two weeks ago and I still haven’t taken down my holiday shit.”

And then there’s the people who ignore the passage of time and leave their energy sucking incandescent lights up. When the snow finally melts, they peel themselves off the couch, change out of their Packers Taz sweatshirt and go outside (all bleary-eyed like a Sun Prairie woodchuck named Jimmy).

Of course, there’s the possibility that they want to keep on celebrating the seasonally co-opted birth of Jesus, but do blow-up dolls really honor his natal glory in any tangible way?

And because it never gets old for certain members of my family…

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3 Responses to “Epiphantastic”

  1. Sarah V Says:

    1. I told my husband we couldn’t take down the decorations until Epiphany. It’s TRADITION. His response: “I just had an epiphany – let’s take down the decorations!”
    2. Those Groundhog folks over in SP need to update their shit. Who’s in charge of that?
    3. You mean my neighbor with an inflatable “Santa in a tug boat” is confused about the birth of baby Jesus?

  2. traceyhanson Says:

    you kill me

    “When the snow finally melts, they peel themselves off the couch, change out of their Packers Taz sweatshirt and go outside (all bleary-eyed like a Sun Prairie woodchuck named Jimmy).”


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