Christmas Lioness’s Wish: Wait, what’s today? Did I miss Christmas? Damnit. I’m Jewish, you know. You should be happy I agreed to be a part of this at all, Gia. I mean, would it have killed you to put up a menorah on the blog or something?
Me: Whoa whoa whoa Lioness, calm down.
Lioness: And what about the Kwanzaanians??
Me: Really now? That's not a word and you know it.
Lioness: I’m just saying, it’s a little culturally insensitive. Your Boyfriend’s Jewish, for pete’s sake!
Me: Oh come on, he’s not really Jewish. He converted to get married to his ex and he’s a hardcore atheist now.
Lioness: SHHHHH. Ex-nay on the theism-ay.
Lioness: Yes. Other religions should be respected and represented fairly, but atheists should be shamed. It's not spoken of in polite conversation. Like shmashmortions.
Me: You mean abortions?
Lioness: I MEAN SHMASHMORTIONS, GIA!
Me: Whatever. You don't really think that everyone should be free to openly practice their beliefs BUT atheists, do you?
Lioness: Pretty much, yeah.
Well then. That was an enlightening conversation. Anyway, I do want to wish all everyone a (belated) Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Festivus, and/or Happy "Nothing." And a Happy Whatever Else I Probably Forgot But Cut Me a Break I Grew Up in a Conservative Italian Catholic Household. Okay?
Wait, I know what everyone can celebrate! It's already December 26th - HAPPY NEW YEAR! I mean we all experience the new year, right?
Lioness: Well, except for the Chinese...