Budget Holiday


The day after

Without going into detail this was my worst Thanksgiving by far, it totally stunk. I’m hoping my Black Friday shopping will make up for the day I had yesterday. Please, someone out there must have a bad Thanksgiving Day story for me…I beg of you to share it with me! You know what they say, misery loves company. OK…if you want to share a good story from your Thanksgiving I guess I can live vicariously through you. From the poll I took a couple weeks ago the number one choice for your favorite part of Thanksgiving Day , coming in at 41%, was being with family. The good news was that no one picked football. Did any men vote?

That holiday between Halloween and Christmas

Well it’s Thankgiving, my most unfavorite holiday of the year…how many  hours left until it’s all over. I do enjoy all the Thanksgiving sarcasm they have on T.V shows, and Roseanne was the queen of that. Here are 2 minutes of what Thanksgiving is really all about.


Learn by Example

Brendan Foster is a brave little boy whose last wish before he died was to feed the homeless (he died last week). I have watched this video a few times because I think he is amazing;  I wish I was half as cool as he was. It is the best day before Thanksgiving video you can possilby watch if you have not seen it yet. Your not doing anything at work anyway so watch 2 minutes for Brendan.

Bogo…Buy One get on Free

The Supreme Court of Canada has just ruled that people who are “functionally disabled by obesity” have the right to occupy two airline seats on a flight for the price of one. The ruling late last week said that airlines in Canada can no longer charge an obese passenger extra for an additional seat. Air Canada will lose an estimated 5.6 million dollars annually on the ruling.

My question is this, what does “functionally disabled” mean. The only way I agree with this ruling is if you are obese by some kind of disease, not because you just like to eat.  I have a lot of compassion but if you are overweight because you can’t stop eating and you have no will power then you have to pay the price…pay for two seats. What if you have super long legs, should you be automatically put in first class.  What about the smokers who can’t quit smoking, should we start up a smoking section again. I would have to guess there are a lot of different scenarios we can put in place. And another question I have is how much overweight do you have to be to qualify for this free seat? Is there a scale next to the luggage scale, who is the judge of if this person gets a free seat?

U.S airlines do not have to follow this law but it may be right around the corner. Is this going to affect the price of my ticket; you damn well better believe it will.

Rainy days and Monday’s

Monday at work usually stinks and the Monday of a 3 day holiday work week is even worse.  No one is really working, productivity is at a low but it is to be expected. This rule also goes for the Daily Dalia; I have absolutely nothing for today (not sure how the rest of the week will go).  But I can’t just give you nothing so I found a few somewhat funny Thanksgiving Day quotes. I’ll admit there not great but I searched high and low and this is the best I could find. If you can find one better, please share!

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
Erma Bombeck

Thanksgiving, man! Not a good day to be my pants.
Kevin James

I love Thanksgiving turkey… it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
Irv Kupcinet

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.
Jon Stewart

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.
Johnny Carson

Thanksgiving is so called because we are all so thankful that it only comes once a year.
P.J. O’Rourke

My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
Phyllis Diller


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