Thursday, November 29, 2007

Here we go a-what-what?

Well, it’s the Christmas season again, and that, of course, means traditional Christmas songs that nobody knows what the lyrics’ mean. The other day, Nicole and I were discussing one particular tune, “Here We Go A-Wassailing,” while in the car, and we came to the realization that neither of us knows what exactly wassailing is. And, because we didn’t want to go to the effort of Googling it on our phones’ Internet, we thought it would be more fun to remain ignorant, instead simply making up what we thought wassailing could be. It’s become a running joke between us.

Now, while I can’t remember what we’ve already speculated was wassailing, I thought it might be fun to come up with some new ideas for what it could be. My ideas so far: “Here we go a-...”

  1. Sneezing without a tissue
  2. Doing donuts (or cookies) in the Wal-Mart parking lot
  3. Washing the car in the dark
  4. Shopping for shoe bargains at the factory outlet store
  5. Walking barefoot over stray Legos in the carpet
  6. Tossing nickels into a movie theater audience
  7. Alphabetizing jelly beans by flavor name
  8. Skipping to my Lou
  9. Flossing
  10. Eating a hot dog the slowest possible way – by licking it
  11. Blogging about crazy Dr Pepper flavors
  12. Watching every episode of “Law & Order” and its spinoffs
  13. Eating a big pile of wassail fries
  14. Lathering, rinsing, repeating
  15. Sittin' on the dock of the bay
  16. Fistfighting mimes, in mime
  17. Putting stuff on cats, then photographing them
  18. Reading informative brochures at the dentist's office
  19. Rearranging the letters on store marquees
  20. Talking like a pirate Santa Claus, YO-HO-HO-HO!
  21. Hanging out at truck stops at 3 in the morning
  22. Rooting for the away team at the football game

2 Talked Back:

At December 1, 2007 at 1:05:00 AM CST, Blogger Jana Swartwood said...

I would hate to ruin that fantastic list with something as boring as the actual answer to the question.... Bravo!

 

At December 5, 2007 at 1:16:00 PM CST, Blogger Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Have you sent this in to McSweeney's yet, then, neh?

 

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