October 10, 2011

Happy Columbus Day!

Happy Columbus Day Everyone!

Remember how a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, good ole Chris C. crossed the stormy Atlantic in the Starship Enterprise, boldly going where (supposedly) no man had gone, in search of brave new worlds and a breed of puppy that wouldn't shed too much or get seasick, even though his horoscope had specifically warned him that he wouldn't find it because where did he think the saying "sick as a dog" came from anyway?  By gum!  If it weren't for him we wouldn't be getting the day off!  Thanks for that, Chris!
See, here's the Nina the Pinta, and the Santa Maria as viewed from the rear window of the Starship Enterprise.  They look kind of puny compared to Chris's Starship, but then, I guess the leader of the expedition gets to call first dibs on which ship he drives.  (Courtesy google images)
So while we're all enjoying our day off - and a lovely day it is, too, I might add! - I'm hoping you won't notice that I'm not delivering on Friday's promise.

Allow me to distract you with a donut

while I explain that, as you well know, today's post should be Straight From The Editor, but thanks to Chris C. everyone was doing other things this weekend, and I didn't receive anything from the editor to post.  Not only that, but the exciting surprise I promised didn't come either!  I think they forgot it was Chris's day and no one would be at work.

So I am left flat-footed and feeling very guilty for leading you on in a much more teasing fashion than I intended because now you'll have to wait until Wednesday... or possibly longer.

So you'll know when I know, but I'm not making any more promises about dates!  (It's not good for my credibility!)  Meanwhile, please join me Wednesday for Something Chocolate and Would You Read It with Christie!

And to make up for not coming through with the surprise, I will share this Columbus Day riddle:
Where did Columbus first land in America?
On his feet!

Enjoy your Columbus Day, everyone!  And if you have any Columbus day jokes or riddles (hopefully better than that one!) please share :)


  1. LOL. I was reminded that it was Columbus day while at my son's school this morning for an appointment that I forgot completely about and was late for. And when they announced "Columbus Day" on the morning announcement we all looked at each other and said, OH YEAH! lol. It happens. I will be back on Wednesday! (And that donut looks delicious!)

  2. Yikes! The page was loading and the first thing I saw was the donut. Could it be a sign? That I need a donut? I think so!

    You have not read Across the Uni? *drags Susanna from under the rock* ;-)

    The surprise has been delayed??? *sob*

  3. Abby - it happens to the best of us! So glad you'll be back Wednesday!

    Robyn - thank you for hauling me out from under the rock :) Maybe after I finish The Preacher's Bride I'll get to Across The Universe! Sorry to make you cry... but all the info I was waiting for came in after 5 this afternoon! So I'll have it up Wednesday, universe willing :)

  4. You are so funny and I was definitely distracted by the delicious chocolate donut that has now made me desperately seeking sweets like no other.

    I look forward to the surprise though once Chris C's. day has officially set sail...and a donut in the morning of course. :)

  5. What news ... donut ... chocolate. Where you going to tell us something? Chocolate covered donuts are always a great distraction. Sometimes, things are out of our control. I'll stop by on Wednesday to see what's happening.

  6. Funny! I can't remember the name of the guy who got there first. How different things would be without boats ay? Glad you had a nice day :)

  7. Theresa, Jenny, Stacy, Catherine - thanks for stopping by and for the Happy C Day wishes! Glad you enjoyed the donuts - they are delish!

  8. I am glad you enjoyed the day Susanna. The weather was spectacular. Too nice to be indoors blogging. And boy are you tempting me with that chocolate donut. I haven't had breakfast yet, and I go really go for one of those!

  9. Enjoy your holiday, Susanna! Cool pictures. That donut is making me waver on my healthy eating decision. Sigh.

  10. We don't have holidays like this in the UK. It sounds fun and the do-nut looks good too. We have Guy Fawkes night on November 5th but we've still got to go to work during the day and as there are so many fireworks going off nobody can get any sleep that night *sigh*

    Hope you had a great holiday.

  11. I posted a Columbus joke on my FB page...something about "I wonder how the American Indians feel about Columbus day" with a funny comic. I'm not sure how to upload comics here...but I guess you had to be there. (-;
    I greatly enjoyed the distraction of that donut. (-:

  12. Iza, Joy and Ado - clearly my donut-as-a-distraction technique was wildly successful - I'll be sure to remember that for the future :)

    Rosalind - yes, leave it to Americans to take holiday for no reason in particular :)

  13. At least he didn't land on his butt. Now that would be embarrassing. ;)

  14. Stina - but that would have been a much funnier joke :)


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