Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Joanne--A Dave Barry Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Share a chuckle with me and enjoy a Holiday Dave Barry classic as follows:



"Since I’ve lived in Miami, we’ve had one cold Christmas when the temperature briefly fell into the thirties. But snow did not fall from the sky. What fell from the sky were lizards. Really. I went outside on Christmas morning, and lying on my lawn, looking stunned, were at least a dozen bright-green lizards that had fallen out of the trees. These were not small lizards. These things were the size of cocker spaniels, and they had TEETH. That is not a normal Christmas-morning sight. There is no Christmas carol that goes: “Good King Wenceslas looked out/ On the feast of Stephen/ Saw big green lizards all about/ So he said, “I’m leavin’.”

20 comments:

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Thanks, Joanne. You made me smile on a cold morning. :)

Judy said...

He's always so funny and it's true about the lizards...they do fall out of the trees when it gets very cold... And it's cold today! I better keep my eyes on the trees! LOL

Barbara Monajem said...

LOL. Thanks, Joanne!

Mona Risk said...

Joanne, how I empathize. I live in South Florida. It's so cold today, barely 40 degrees. And yes there is no snow but we can see many lizards out there.

Lee said...

That is so funny. I was in Florida in July, hotter then hell, and beyond. So I can't imagine snow at all, anywhere, ever. Poor green lizards.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

At least you don't need a snowblower for green lizards. ;)

Joanne said...

Dawn,
Dave Barry always makes me smile, too. I'm a piano teacher, so I've taught Good King Wenceslas hundreds of times.

Joanne said...

Judy,
I can't imagine lizards falling out of the trees. It must be quite a sight.

Joanne said...

Barbara,
You're very welcome. With you witty style of writing, I knew you would appreciate this.

Joanne said...

Mona,
It's 30 degrees in South Carolina. We live near Charlotte. Really? You can see lizards? Are they in the trees?

Joanne said...

Lee,
Florida in the summer can be unbearable. It's the humidity. In South Carolina, we experience many hot summer days, also.

Joanne said...

Paisley,
Now there's an optimistic POV. You're right--no snowblowers needed.

Jill James said...

Joanne, I'd be very scared seeing lizards all over my yard. Love how different parts of this country are soooo different.

Mary Marvella said...

That's worse that raining cats and dogs. Good laugh, Joanne!

Mary Ricksen said...

It would be really interesting to hear his take on Palmetto bugs!

Joanne said...

Jill,
I would probably faint if I saw ONE lizard, not to mention several.

Joanne said...

Mary,
That is too funny. You are clever, girl!

Joanne said...

Mary,
That's a good point. He's always writing about lizards and snakes, but has never written much about insects. Eek! They frighten me more than anything.

Clarissa Southwick said...

I love your short funnies, Joanne. Just what I needed on a busy day. Thanks for posting it. :)

Joanne said...

Clarissa,
So glad you enjoyed the short and funny post. Thanks for stopping by.