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Just passing this along for fun:


> 'Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house
> Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
> The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste At the holiday parties
> had gone to my waist.
> When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
> When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
> I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared; The gravies and sauces
> and beef nicely rared, The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the
> cheese And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."
> As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt And prepared once again
> to do battle with dirt
> I said to myself, as I only can
> "You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"
> So away with the last of the sour cream dip, Get rid of the fruit
> cake, every cracker and chip
> Every last bit of food that I like must be banished "Till all the
> additional ounces have vanished.
> I won't have a cookie - not even a lick.
> I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
> I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie, I'll munch on a
> carrot and quietly cry.
> I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore But isn't that what
> January is for?
> Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
> Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!
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