Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Heads or Tails #20 -- This Time of Year

"Tell what you do or don't like about this time of year."

Carols make me happy. Right now I'm listening to James Taylor's jazzy version of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." He's a new holiday favorite -- I just picked up this CD last year. If you like your holiday music on the mellow side, I recommend James Taylor at Christmas.

I also love listening to Elvis (especially "I'll Be Home for Christmas") and Sinatra ("The First Noel") and loosey-goosey old Dean Martin (he actually sings "Rudy, the red-beaked reindeer") and Streisand ("The Christmas Song").

Most of all, I love Andy Williams at Christmas. I grew up on his family's TV specials, so he's my own, personal, musical Ghost of Christmas Past. I like nothing better this time of year than a "Sleigh Ride" with old Andy.

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"The Gal Worries"

A phrase used often by my best friend. Who happens to fly frequently. Usually in and out of Denver International Airport.

I am not a big fan of air travel. As a matter of fact, I have to dose up with Xanax to even board a plane. That's why I gave my best friend an acorn, a clover and a tortoise -- talismen to carry when he flies. I am willing to do whatever I can to keep his plane in the air.

Therefore, I would really, really appreciate it if newscasters would say, "Look away now, Gal," before they cover the recent accident at the Denver airport. I know that the public has a right to know what went wrong (and what went right, since miraculously, no one died), but it completely freaks me out to see it.

Thank you for your cooperation.