Sunday, January 4, 2009

Nutcracker with a Bad Habit

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Now on to today's post.

We drove down to Austin for a few days to spend time with family.
It was 80 degrees there.
That's not winter weather, that's suntannin' weather!!

But while we were there, we saw one of their Christmas decorations had some attitude.

He was being a rebel. And just didn't want to fit in.


















30 comments:

Lynette said...

oh no
a smoker
at least he is outside

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Oh My...that's funny...

Cathy said...

Smok'em if ya got'em... Now he needs a beer.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Oh yeah, he's a rebel alright.
Next thing you know, his pants will be down past his behind and he'll be painting graffiti all over the house.

Valarie Lea said...

I wouldn't be surprised to see him passed out on the lawn next year after drinking all the egg nog.

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL!

Shannon said...

Thanks for the laugh this morning!

Heather said...

That is awesome!! He is a fabulous big nutcracker. That makes me giggle.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Nutcrackers freak me out! Seriously - I could barely read your post.....

Jen said...

LOL!!!!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

And exactly where he belongs too...outside!

Living on the Spit said...

That's so funny....

Go read my post for yesterday, I want your input and whitty sarcasm.

love ya,

Marlene

Captain Dumbass said...

I don't know what 80 degrees is in metric, but it sounds a lot better than the snow and wind I'm looking at now.

Veggie Mom said...

There's a restaurant near me called Austin Grill. The waiters wear T-shirts that say "Keep Austin Weird." I think this Nutcracker goes along with the theme, don't you? But I have to say, A-town is one of my favorites! BTW, I've got a Giveaway goin' on at my place, too...please drop by and put some POP! in your New Year!

Linda said...

That is too funny ... hope he doesn't char his face if that thing lights up. I would love to have a pair of nutcrackers that big on my front porch. If I had a front porch. I just have a front step. Sad but true. Oh ... and 80 degrees? Can't imagine that right now.

Marrdy said...

For some reason I have always thought Nutcrackers were scary. Now I know why!

Chrystal said...

Hee! That is totally not what I expected to see.

And I now LOVE warm Christmases and wonder how I ever lived without them.

Sally-Ann said...

I've always been wary of nutcrackers, but I think I now agree with those who have commented that they are frightened of them. I think it is the clenched teeth.
Yes, after having another look - the clenched teeth......and maybe those staring, non-blinking eyes.
OK, can't look again, must move on to another blog!

Sprite's Keeper said...

Man, I've heard they always go big in Texas, but that nutcracker breaks some records. And the cigarette? Total attitude.

Susie said...

That's too funny!

Kristin said...

Don't tell the people who make all those crazy/funny TRUTH commercials.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

80 degrees. I never got past that point. I just came in and it's about 12 freezing degrees outside. Makes you want to buy a plane ticket - fast.

the mama bird diaries said...

I'm still crying over 80 degrees. Sigh...

Kat said...

At least he's outside. I hope that Anna doesn't fall for this guy :-)

Mama Dawg said...

There must be no smoking laws in private residences in TX, huh?

Teri said...

Oh geez. I have to admit that that is pretty funny. I wonder if the Nutcracker knows that smoking is bad for his health?

Trannyhead said...

I love that nutcracker! I mean - the whole smoking thing is hilarious, but I just love nutcrackers in general. Rebels or not.

Britt said...

And here I am wondering what he's gonna do when he needs to put it out.... That whole stiff arm thing is gonna be a pain.

CeruleanBlue aka MoMo said...

ahhh, yes, Sunny Austin... it's not so sunny now:(... but saturday was absolutley fantastic! I'm glad you enjoyed your jaunt to the ATX!

Happy New Year!

sassy stephanie said...

Oh my gosh. Now funny! Nutcracker, what have you been doing?