Martha Stewart's Calendar
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Date: Wed, 8 Jan 97 14:34:50 -0800
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Martha Stewart's Holiday Calendar
Blanch carcass from Thanksgiving turkey. Spray-paint gold, turn upside down
and use as a sleigh to hold Christmas cards.
Have Morman Tabernacle Choir record outgoing Christmas message for answering
Using candlewick and hand-gilded pine cones, fashion cat-o'-nine-tails. Flog
Address sympathy cards for all friends with elderly relatives, so that
they're all ready to be mailed at the moment death occurs.
Get new eyeglasses. Grind lenses myself.
Fax family Christmas newsletter to Pulitzer committee for consideration.
Debug Windows 95.
Finish needlepoint colostomy bag cozy.
Buy some cockroaches from the less fortunate; decorate eggs.
Update enemies list. Place in hermetically sealed vault. Remove air, replace
Visit crematorium. Collect dentures. They make excellent pastry cutters,
particularly for decorative pie crusts.
Install plumbing in gingerbread house.
Replace air in minivan tires with Glade "Holiday Scents" in case tires are
shot out at the mall.
Childproof the Christmas tree with garlands of razor wire.
Adjust legs of chairs so each Christmas dinner guest will be the same height
when sitting at his or her assigned seat.
Dip sheep and cows in egg white and roll in confectioner's sugar to add a
festive sparkle to the pasture.
Outfit neighborhood rats with tiny antlers.
Float votive candles in toilet tank.
Seed clouds for White Christmas.
Do my annual good deed: Go to several stores. Be seen engaged in last-minute
Christmas shopping, thus making people feel less inadequate than they really
Bear son. Swaddle. Lay in color-coordinated manger scented with homemade
Write and mail Christmas thank-yous. Order cards for next Christmas.
Estimate number of cards needed by allowing for making new friends and
actuarially appropriate death rates for current friends and relatives.
Build snowman in exact likeness of God.
Enter Style Invitational; win.
New Year's Eve! Give staff their resolutions.
Call a friend in each time zone of the world as the clock strikes midnight
in that country.
Jan. 1 1997
Catch up on gardening. Sew leaves back onto trees. Do all cooking for 1997.
Repaint Sistine Chapel ceiling in ecru, with mocha trim.
Drain city reservoir; refill with mulled cider, orange slices and cinnamon
Lay Faberge egg.
Freshen air in home by sliding a dozen Dr. Scholl's shoe inserts into heat
Make steel wool from mussel beards saved over the years.
Spin silk cord to garrotte squid; fill fountain pen with the ink and
hand-write staff their dismissal notes.
MLK birthday. Find out who MLK is.
Take dog apart. Disinfect. Reassemble.
Organize spice racks by genus and phylum.
Culture ancient DNA into dinosaurs for nieces and nephews.
Align carpets to adjust for curvature of Earth.
Receive delivery of new phone books. Old ones make ideal personal address
books. Simply cross out the names and addresses of all the people you do
Review the Christmas '95 show and try to understand why Julia Child is much
beloved even though her croquembouche was very much askew.
Attend workshop on obsessive-compulsive disorders. Take verbatim notes.
© 1997 Peter Langston