I’m Not Lettin’ Go of Xmas Until They Pry It From My Cold, Dead, Fat Fingers

Randomness:

The important thing to remember when returning to work on a normal Monday after what feels like two months of holiday delightfulness wherein you barely had to go to work at all is not to kill yourself.

Yesterday I spoke at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego on the relationships between Christians and people who feel they have every last reason to think Christians are insane homophobic misogynists. A ton of people showed up. I was awesome. Today I’m still awesome, but no one’s clapping for me or telling me how great I am. I am sooooo ready to shave my head and start dressing inappropriately at night clubs.

I’ve killed my Twitter page. My life is twittery enough.

Into the coffee I’m drinking right now I poured not milk or cream, but eggnog. I, for one, am not letting go of Christmas until they pry it from my cold, dead, fat fingers.

Love to you all! Remember: Switching the N and Y in New Year makes Yew Near. As in You, Near. So this year, let’s all be sure to put forth that little bit of extra effort it takes to stand too close to people in elevators.

 

Related post o’ Mine: 5 Things to Tell Yourself at the End of a Three-Day Weekend

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About John Shore

John Shore (who, fwiw, is straight) is the author of UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question, and three other great books. He is founder of Unfundamentalist Christians (on Facebook here), and executive editor of the Unfundamentalist Christians group blog.  (In total John's two blogs receive some 250,000 views per month.) John is also co-founder of The NALT Christians Project, which was written about by TIME,  The Washington Post, and others. His website is JohnShore.com. You're invited to like John's Facebook page. Don't forget to sign up for his mucho-awesome newsletter.

  • dinainsuburbia

    funny, I wrote yesterday about how ending Christmas always made me feel a little sad and empty. I should've kept the tree up!

  • http://skerrib.blogspot.com skerrib

    Better to put the eggnog into coffee than let it go to waste. I drink neither, so you can have my share.

    • http://www.johnshore.wordpress.com John Shore

      Skerrib: You're young yet. Just wait.

  • http://www.todayscoolnews.com Brian Shields

    Actually Yew Near refers to your inappropriate relationship with a tree.

    • http://www.johnshore.wordpress.com John Shore

      BRIAN: YEW TREE! WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? Could yew BE any funnier??

  • Rich

    Based on the closing remark of this post, that must be some exceptional egg nog that you added to the coffee (How has Starbucks not tried to market that already?!)!

    I'm headed to the nearest elevator in celebration.

    Happy Yew Nears!

    • http://www.johnshore.wordpress.com John Shore

      Rich: You're the best.

  • http://kansasbob.com/ kansasbob

    I think that you are great John.. and I didn't even hear your message yesterday.. and I'm sure that has nothing to do with my admiration for you :)

    • http://www.johnshore.wordpress.com John Shore

      THANKS, KANSAS BOB! I think you're great, too!

  • Stuart

    Your positive self image always brings a smile to my face. Excellent stuff!

    • http://www.johnshore.wordpress.com John Shore

      Thank you, Stuart. You are SO the man. God bless you and your good work this year.

  • Max

    John, since Christians are given so many labels, how did you happen to narrow it down to “insane homophobic misogynists”? I mean, the possibilities are endless! You could have spoken for weeks!

    • http://www.johnshore.wordpress.com John Shore

      Max: Well, you know, I'm a writer. It's all about boiling it down to essentials for me! And I thought that basically covered it.

  • http://fvthinker.blogspot.com Mike (FVThinker) Burns

    Transcript please…

    • http://www.johnshore.wordpress.com John Shore

      Mike: Of my talk on Sunday, you mean? Ha! Very kind to ask. But it wasn't much more–if any–than I imagine you've already read from me anyway.

  • Aurelia

    Remember, Christmas isn’t over until after January 6 anyway! (Isn’t that the date of the feast of the Ephiphany in many countries? Which is a good enough reason for me not to disrobe my mini-tree until after then!)

    • http://www.johnshore.wordpress.com John Shore

      Aurelia: EXCELLENT POINT! (And awesome name; I love your name.)

  • Candace

    Mike, you look almost as happy-go-lucky as Morse ;-)

  • http://www.ldbeams.wordpress.com ladybeams

    I totally agree. I guess it's almost time to take the Christmas tree down. LOL. Once "Little Christmas" is over, it's hard to keep coming up with excuses. LOL.

  • Kristen

    This post was absolutely hilarious. Just throwing that out there. And I'm still playing my Sufjan Steven's Christmas on my itunes :)


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