Grrr! I could just smack myself!
last modified: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 (9:33:56 PM)
I have been SO lazy and neglected to mail out holiday cards in a timely fashion. And every day I receive a card or note from someone, I just feel like that much more of a hopeless bum for not getting off my duff and sending out those season's greetings on time. I think this is why people send New Year's Day cards (seriously, who came up with those ridiculous things? It's dastardly genius!) I could send them late and say they are early for next year...? Nah. I will just have to send them late and beg for forgiveness for being such a douchebag.

My one saving grace at the moment is that I'm done with my Christmas shopping. But, now that I think about that, I just remembered that I have gifts for someone in Ohio that are about 2 years late. O_o Ugh....

And, to compound my problems, I have not eaten a single solitary fruitcake! Not even one sweet crumb. That is absolutely unheard of for me. I know there's a stigma attached to those delicious bricks of rum and nuts, and publicly admitting you like them is social suicide. But still... I quietly weep in the darkness for lack of fruitcake.

So, here's some history about fruitcake...
the first "fruitcake" recipe originated in Ancient Rome and consisted of pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and raisins mixed into barley mash. Yuck!

In the Middle Ages, honey, spices, and preserved fruits were added and the name "fruitcake" was first used. It was discovered that fruits could be preserved over long periods of time with copious amounts of sugar, which opened the door to exporting exotic fruits to far off places. The fruitcake concoction resulted from an overabundance of this sugary sweet preserved fruit and its success migrated to the American Colonies in the 16th century.

Later, in the 18th century, nuts from the harvest were added to the recipe. This tradition has carried on, especially in southern states such as Texas, where pecans and nuts are plentiful. The fruitcake also remained popular at Victorian Teas in England throughout the 19th century. The expression "nutty as a fruitcake" was coined in 1935.
re: Grrr! I could just smack myself!Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 9:27:21 PM

fruitcake??? dont they make cheap housing outa that stuff? ;-p LOL MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
p.s. dont feel bad, i still have five more xmas cards... that will be recieved by their recipiants hopefully before new years >_<

re: Grrr! I could just smack myself!Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 9:30:56 PM

Heheh! My mom and her friend built gingerbread houses today for the first time ever. I learned first hand that those things are all show and not for snacking. The candy was safe to eat but those gingerbread walls were damn hard.

Merry Christmas to you too! ^__^

re: Grrr! I could just smack myself!Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 3:02:04 AM

Toni dear, you and me are both douchebags for being really late, ridiculously so. Since I have gifts for a certain someone that are 1-2years late as well. They know I love them anyways, or at least I hope they do.

Though if I''m in the stores, and I see one... I''ll pick up a fruit cake (maybe two?) and mail it to you. ^_^

re: Grrr! I could just smack myself!Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 10:45:58 PM

yes, i shall have my hand smacked too.

i bought the christmas cards but never once got around to sending them out.*maybe next year?*hangs head in shame*

re: Grrr! I could just smack myself!Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 8:23:02 PM


Try not to be too hard on yourself. It''s hard to get all the Christmas stuff done, particularly when there''s such a small amount of time in which to do everything. =)