Friday, December 22, 2006

Carnival of the Mundane - Christmas 2006

As previously announced, this week we are privileged to host the biweekly Carnival of the Mundane -- the last of this series for 2006.

I think people are preoccupied with the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. (Only 2 shopping days left!) Why? There was not much of a response to the call for entries. But there's nothing wrong with that: the Carnival of the Mundane is all about daily life, and most potential contributors have their own daily lives requiring their attention.

Let me admit to my own Christmas rush: Today I had to take my car in for servicing (the fourth time since Thanksgiving), which is mundane itself, on a dreary, rainy December day (that's morose, not mundane), but I also braved the crowds at Wal-Mart and the Fashion Square Mall (that's not mundane, that's meshuge). Hence I was away from my computer for most of the day today, leading to this late posting on the due date (today, December 22) for the carnival.

Here, in order of submission, are the featured posts for the latest Carnival of the Mundane:

Muse, one of the bloggers at Me-Ander ("Original 'out of the box' musings on life & Judaism") describes something much like the day I had today in "Sometimes the timing is just perfect."

Yet another Wal-Mart incident is described in "Christmas Hell," posted by la diabla at String Cheese, "a blog about a girl who wants everything...."

Under the label "Nonsense," Kingfisher of Fishing in a Dry Wash (slogan: "Casting Random Lures with No Chance of Success) offers a parody of the small talk that accompanies the commentary before televised football games, "There's a Game in There Somewhere."

In the spirit of the season, humor columnist Madeleine Begun Kane provides us with a useful and instructive contract for husbands and wives under the title, "Mad Gift Giving Guide."

The end of the year is usually the time for lists of "best ofs ...." and "worst ofs ..." and awards of all sorts. The Sam and Becky Boo Show has decided it is time to "to reassign a couple of key 2006 awards and queue up ideas for some of the upcoming 2007 ones" in a post called "Better Know a Blogger," with, naturally, a shout-out to Stephen Colbert.

That's what we've got this time around. Visit the home of the Carnival of the Mundane for news about future carnivals and where they might be found.

Thanks to all who contributed and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Mundanites, past, present, and future! See you all in 2007!

1 comment:

muse said...

wonderful job
http://me-ander.blogspot.com/2006/12/chanukah-is-over.html