Saturday, November 27, 2010

...and Away They All Flew Like the Down of a Thistle... that can't be right...

I grew up in the country... so I actually know what thistle is... but I'm not sure I've ever seen the down flying anywhere...  Perhaps I was an unobservant child?  Perhaps it just wasn't windy enough?  Perhaps Clement C. Moore is a crazy loon?

Whatever the reason - the wind or the loon - it's irrelevant.  I've finally gotten to the bottom of it.  It's a spelling mistake.

We know... because the holiday season just hasn't truly begun until one thing happens.  The holidays are all about sharing... and it CLEARLY should read thusly:

"And Away They All Flu" -
Santa is taking precautions too!


and on that note - just be very glad that the flu virus is hard to spread via the internet.  but if you're worried... that Relenza antiviral nose spray can probably also be applied to your screen.*

*do NOT try this at home... really.

17 comments:

LC said...

Sounds like the holiday was a germ fest as well as a turkey fest.
Hope Cannon didn't share any pink-eye :/
I was feeling a little yucky yesterday but I blamed it on getting 2 hours of sleep.
All better now!

Megz said...

I was looking at my calendar and trying to plan the best time to get sick. Because of course it'll happen during the weekend we have 3 parties to attend.
Get well!

T said...

hmmm, megz... perhaps that's not such a horrible thing after all... depending on how much you actually WANT to go to those parties.

starnes family said...

I got my flu shot. I'm safe, right?! :)

Kristina P. said...

I am just going to use The Secret.

Erin said...

Good ole Santa's being pretty smart! We got our flu vaccinations, but still.....ugh!

Saimi said...

Yeah, my poor college boy got the 24 hour flu bug just before he had to fly back to school. Traveling with diarrhea and vomit is never a good thing!

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!!

Becky said...

The flu. Blerg.

Get better soon! (Or at least in time for the next bug to come around and knock you on your... well, you know.)

Teachinfourth said...

As a teacher, I am often a recipient of flu-ing…not always my favorite thing.

Teachinfourth said...

As a teacher, I am often a recipient of flu-ing…not always my favorite thing.

Lisa said...

Hahahaha!!! Not laughing about YOU receiving the flu...just your take on "flew" flu. Good luck with that. Drink lots of Dr. Pepper and take an ice cold chocolate bar every few hours. An old wives tale remedy, but surely couldn't hurt. :)

Jen T said...

Ugh, not fun. We got our flew shots before Halloween, so I am hoping we miss the "Away we all flu!"

April said...

LOVE the Santa with the mask. Where on earth would you come up with a pic like that? ;) Great work T.
Oh no it didn't!....Your word verifier says dryive=dry heave. hahahahaha!

gigi said...

Okay, well, good luck with that! Be better soon.

Connie said...

If Santa's taking precautions, we all need to be careful!
If you've got it, hope you get better soon!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

hahahahahahahah This cracked me up.

You're so dang cute. And I lub your twitter profile pic. Or is it your facebook profile pic. Can't remember? I'm such a social media mess.

LY!

Garden of Egan said...

Sorry you aren't your 100% self. Hope you get feeling better soon.

After being coughed and barfed on for the last few days I hope to fight the bugs that have infested the ER.