Comet Speaks Frankly

I simply adore these team portraits.  The spirit of collegiality and comradery takes me back to my prep school days.
I simply adore these team portraits. The spirit of collegiality and comradery takes me back to my prep school days.

Comet sits in a leather wing chair next to the hearth of a crackling fire.  A snifter of cognac in his left hoof.  He wears a tufted smoking jacket with reading glasses perched on the end of his snout.  On his crossed legs, sits a signed first edition of “A Christmas Carol”  He turns to us and speaks:

One might presume that a reindeer such as myself, whose primary vocation in this era involves pulling a sleigh, might be something of a luddite.  I can assure you, this  is simply not the case.  Admittedly, my profession  qualifies me as a beast of burden.  Our task, though laborious, involves flying without the assistance of jet engines or even flammable fuels.  It is unrivaled by modern technology.

In any case, flying through the skies in these modern times is not as simple as it once was.  A handful of years ago, our biggest obstacle was the occasional flock of geese.  These days the skies are crowded with everything from jumbo jets to country singers in ultra-lights.

The FAA saw fit to intercede. Our sleigh has been fitted with strobe beacons and Rudoph’s nose has been supplemented with right-of-way lights on his port and starboard sides.  The poor fellow has gone from being the star of the team to looking like a billboard for bad taste!

In any case, I’ve enjoyed this little interview.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I’d like to return to my reading.

Here is a list of the links to my fellow Blogfestivus writers.  Some of them are quite talented, but there are a couple who are just riding the coat-tails.  You know who you are!

Blogdramedy (Ring Leader, reindeer enthusiast, generally cool chick)

Steve BetzRewind ReviseLenore DianeShouts from the Abyss

Fit it or DealLynn Schneider BooksSo I Went Undercover

Joe Owen’s BlogMC’s WhispersLittleWonder2  –

Blog It or Lose It!Voice in MeApprentice, never master

A Year of Daily PostsDiary of a Sensitive SoulDot Knows!k8edid

28 thoughts on “Comet Speaks Frankly

  1. Hahahahaha! There is no doubt in my mind that someone named “Comet” would be sitting in a leather wing chair wearing a smoking jacket. Hahaha! Freaking hilarious and a much needed diversion from the news this morning.
    I look forward to these every day Point, they are GREAT!

    1. Glad you’re liking the series.

      Those horrible events are weighing heavliy on us all. I’m aware that I’m neither a political commentator, religious leader nor mental health expert. As such, I’ll stick with what I know.

      There will be another reindeer tomorrow, for your reading pleasure.

  2. Love the cardigan. That is a cardigan, right? Probably has leather patches on the elbows. And what in the heck is he smokin’ in that huge old pipe? Prep school days – ah, yes…pledging, partying…that unfortunate hazing incident…

    1. Sadly, it was an attempt at a smoking jacket. My “paint” software is garbage, and difficult to use. I’m going to try to keep altering that same pic, but I find it takes longer than writing the stupid post.

      1. I’m looking for good (i.e. simply enough for this idiot to use) paint-type software as well…

        With the pipe, I should have figured out it was a smoking jacket…I know it takes hours to make a good drawing, but I was secretly hoping you’d do at least one.

          1. I know…

            After the holidays and a return to normal for my liver, I intend to start the 7 Deadly Sins Series back up. My surgery and the premature return to work really messed up my mojo with that one…

            1. Hurricane Sandy, a spike in workload and a loss of momentum hurt me on that one. Plus, I came to the realization that my opinion and that of the voting masses are not the same. I was dumbfounded when my lust post didn’t even make the finals. Winning isn’t everything, but losing can be.

    1. I’m not sure. I’m positive hand held lasers can ruin a movie for the rest of the folks in the theater. “Ernest Saves Christmas” was RUINED thanks to some smart aleck with one of those things. 6 bucks down the drain!

  3. Plus behind him, on the mahogany panelled wall, hangs a portrait of the infamous car from the 60s what was his unfortunate namesake. It’s sea green with white interior, too.

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