. . . yes, another reminder to vote

Good news for them getting tired of these reminders — the twelve who voted; don’t despair; there are only two more days before the January 1 deadline to cast your vote for the best Christmas Short Story Challenge submissions. Besides, this is mostly a reminder for the 1,551 other followers of this blog who have yet to cast a vote.

I mean, it seems pretty straightforward; read the stories, pick the one you like, click the circle next to its name in the short poll, sit back and bask in the glow of satisfaction that comes from participating in such an important . . . ok, ok . . . there is no glow of satisfaction. Look at it like this; you get the chance to annoy two of three writers.

Anyway, to lure suckers . . . er . . . to lure esteemed readers to this post, I need to put up a few photos.

Everyone has seen sea horses, right?

BUT! . . . have you ever seen one that looks like seaweed?

Not only does it look cool, but it also has a super-cool name: Leafy Seadragon.

That should attract readers who prefer Black & Gray & White photos.

Here are a few for them who prefer color . . .

The photos were captured at the Long Beach Aquarium. I think that’s the name, but I’m too busy (lazy) to look it up. Back on January 2nd, it was. I have lots of photos from that visit and one day, I’ll share them all.

And now, something to celebrate the season:

Now, some people might get offended . . . this is for them.

And, because it’s the shopping season . . .

And, because so many will be looking at dieting come January 2nd . . .

And, for the other side of the coin . . .

Finally, does anyone else think this cartoon perfectly captures the times we’re living in?

Redundant, but here’s the gallery of the above photos for them who prefer this format:

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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5 Responses to . . . yes, another reminder to vote

  1. That leafy seadragon is amazing! What a cool other-worldly looking guy! Bet he blends in down there and would REALLY stand out up here. Ha!

    Thanks for all the funnies and for making me snort-laugh!

    Lest you think me even weirder than you already do…well, okay, I’ll admit it…I enjoy fruitcake at Christmas time. We didn’t have any this year. But, the past few years we’ve had Panettone….which we greatly enjoy! :-)

    HUGS and Happy New Year!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      Panettone is miles ahead of fruitcake, but even panettone has a hierarchical structure.

      Least liked, the ones with the candied fruits (I won’t eat them).
      Next, the ones with chocolate chunks. Their rankings depend on the chocolate used.
      Next, plain panettone. Sliced and with a bit of powdered sugar coating the slice, it’s my second favorite.
      The top of the heap is panettone with roasted chestnuts. Hard to find, but well worth it.

      Thanks for reading.

      Liked by 1 person

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