Erica Scott: Life, Love and Spanking

Ruminations, opinionated observations, darkly humorous blathering and the occasional rant from an outspoken spanko and unapologetic attention wh–, um, hog.

It’s about that time, isn’t it?

Yup, I believe it is.


After Halloween on Saturday, the annual onslaught begins. And over on Facebook, the annual argument over whether you should say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” has already started. Two more months of this?? groan

Really, people? Is there nothing more important to dicker about? If you send food over the holidays to people in war-torn territories, do you think they’re going to turn it down, or be ungracious about it, if you accompany your offering with the incorrect greeting? If someone is depressed and despondent because they’re missing a loved one over the holidays, and their friends extend some cheer, do you really think they’ll give a flying fuck about the verbiage? Over on FetLife, a very sweet soul has started a collection for a young woman, stricken with cancer, to help out with her three young children as well as medical bills. I can guaran-damn-tee she will gratefully accept any kindness, even if the donor accompanies it with a PC or non-PC holiday wish.


Damn. I’d better pace myself. As mentioned, I do have two more months of this. Steve had better be around for a lot of stress release, I’m just sayin’.

Truth be told, I’m really not feeling all that cranky. Work is busy again. One of John’s health issues seems to be stabilizing on its own, and he may not need a surgery for it. And hey, the clocks turn back an hour this weekend, so it will get dark at 5:00 again. Yes, I know I’m insane. I love the darkness.

Now if we could just be done with this @#$%ing 80s/90s weather…

Have a great weekend/Halloween, y’all. 🙂

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11 thoughts on “It’s about that time, isn’t it?

  1. Erica, for me its wishing you Happy Chanukah, with lots of Matzo ball soup, potato latkes, gilfite fish, with horseradish, bagels and lox. With of course that ever popular scrumptious liquored schicked black layer cake. XXX love ya.


  2. Six — nooooo gefilte fish! It’s disgusting! 😉


  3. anonymous on said:

    Like my namesake for the evening ,”Tattoo” I wish my all year weather would be like Fantasy Island’s. LOL
    But from what was predicted our evil brutal cold weather will arrive later than usual and will only be lousy for about 6-8 weeks instead of 4 months.


  4. Public Service Announcement: Just say NO to Facebook.


  5. Have a great halloween & more!


  6. CarolBeth on said:

    Erica, I completely agree. Wish me whatever you want – it’s the spirit of the greeting that matters. So….Happy Whatever!! xoxo


  7. Michael Valentine on said:

    I share your pain, but I have trouble considering Happy Holidays a PC alternative. It was a typical greeting when I was a child, long before we even thought of political correctness (a simpler time when women were girls or chicks). It was used when you thought the recipient was Jewish (the only conceivable option at that time) or you wanted to shorthand Merry Christmas AND Happy New Year.

    I think Merry Christmas is the more PC choice. It’s insisted upon by Fox News Morons who want to feel like an oppressed minority (even though they have contempt for the truly oppressed and marginalized.

    When someone reacts badly to either missive I’m tempted to reply; “So sorry, have a miserable month”.


  8. CarolBeth — yes, happy whatever!

    Michael — when I see that nonsense about “the war on Christmas,” I just want to scream. Clearly, these people have no idea what war really is.


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