Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas, Ya'll.


It's Christmas Eve.

I wake up this morning, and my phone is ringing.

Aww... I bet it's someone calling to wish Christmas cheer! YAY!

Why is the number out of state?

"This is Travis."

"Hi Travis, we're just calling about your past due payment..."



Now, I could go on a tangent about how lame it is to get a collections call on Christmas Eve, but I'm not going to. Instead, I just want everyone that has to work today and tomorrow know that I'm thinking about them, and I don't think it's fair. I will respect your feelings, and I won't be doing any business at stores today or tomorrow, because I feel that it supports the corporate idiots that think the service industry shouldn't be allowed any got dang family time during the holidays.

So. Collector guy? Merry Christmas. And thanks for being a little lenient with me today.

Also, I think we'd all be wise to remember the reason for the season this year and every year. A wonderful and forgiving God Almighty looked ahead and saw that we'd never make it in this life without a Savior who would take all of our sin, drag it to the cross, and in the process, offer us eternal life with Them in Heaven.

So a couple thousand years ago, He sent us His Son.

He did it for you.

That's real.

Merry Christmas, blog readers. We love you guys, and I'll see you back on the day after.

I guess I should end on that, but I don't think I've made you laugh yet. So...

To you and yours,

Travis and The Missus


  1. Merry Christmas! And oh, oops, we'll be eating OUT on Christmas night. At the Asian Buffet. They invited us last time we were in there, so it's ok. No really, they did. Said they'd have turkey and everything.

  2. I'm one of those damn people that are stuck working today . . Who wants their TV fixed on Christmas Eve seriously??? But when I get home there will be some Merry happenings. Merry Christmas to you and the Missus!!

  3. Merry Christmas. I've got the Prince song "Controversy" running through my head now, so thanks for that.

  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours Travis!

  5. Merry Christmas Travis- from one of your favorite lurkers.

  6. Gene? For real?

    Merry Christmas buddy!

  7. I never answer out-of-state numbers. ;)

    Merry Christmas Travis and Missus Travis!

  8. A very Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family.

  9. Merry Christmas bud, if I was rich I'd get Santa to send you a video camera!

    And dude, pay your bills ha ha ha.

    Damn it, weird relatives have arrived.

  10. Merry Christmas to you and the missus!

  11. my 1/10 of a cent.

    happy holiday travis and missus

    glad to have discovered your blog

  12. Merry Christmas to you & the Missus!! Hope those collectors don't try to call you tomorrow! If it makes you feel any better that person who called you is probably pissed they are working today, lol :)

  13. Merry Christmas and Ho! Ho! Ho! ;)

    I was wondering...does your tree have fish lure ornaments? Because...that would be really cool.

    a.k.a. kcgirlgeek

  14. I hear ya! I forgot to put my mortgage in the mail (DOH!) and the bastards call me every 20 minutes, starting at 8:00 am... Including today... Grrr... Miss ya like crazy! Merry Christmas to you and The Missus!!!

  15. Great message buddy.

    Have a Merry Christmas.

  16. Great post, Travis, and Merry Christmas to you and the Missus!

  17. Thank you for your thoughts, a guy who practices what he believes. And I appreciate you sharing what you believe. And I loved the "de-motivation"? poster.

  18. Amen Brother Travis.
    Love and Blessings to you and yours.


  19. Happy Jesus' BIrthday! :) Hope you had a great day!

  20. Merry Christmas from a lurker (and someone who was stuck at work Christmas eve :) )

  21. Merry Christmas Travis and Missus!

  22. My mom just got a call from someone asking if they could share the word of God with her. She said she couldn't talk because she had to go out and shovel. I would have asked "Who is this God fellow?"

  23. Got you back up on my blog....btw, you kicked Moooooog's ass with the commercial! Hope you had a great Christmas


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