Its the summer of 2012 and a would be writer is franticly trying to get ready for a camping trip with his kids. Both his wife and his 2 kids left him because he was so obsessed with writing his book that he lost sight of everything else. So now he does what he can to get by as a limo driver for a rich Russian mogul, Yuri Karpov (Zlatko Buric) which gives him time to try and write. This weekend though he is going to be spending it with his kids in Yellowstone Nation Park so that he can reconnect with them. Little does he know that the trip he is going to take is going to send him and his family on a grand and epic journey across the globe. Read more...(906 words, 186 images, estimated 3:37 mins reading time)
Nizzlebrill (nih’ zuhl bril) – n. The “night-day” switch on a rearview mirror.
With these days of hitting the malls, parties, discount stores and other places in the holiday shopping rush as the nights come on quicker, aren’t we glad that most of our cars come equipped with nizzlebrills? This is that little switch under the rearview mirror that will aid us in preventing temporary blindness if some idiot decides to tailgate us while driving with their high beams on. Of course, that won’t stop those glaringly bright lights from reflecting of the sideview mirrors. Using the nizzlebrill can cut down that brightness significantly until you can speed up enough to get some distance between you and these kinds of cars. If you are driving in the snowy North, the brightness might become even more enhanced by all that frosty white surrounding you. For those of us in the South, this time of year brings in lots of fog from the Gulf even as soon as the sun goes down, so we are not immune from it. So, remember to keep your nizzlebrills in good repair, and be courteous of other drivers, especially as winter solstice is approaching. The nights are longer now, but that doesn’t mean we have to always use our high beams. Not everyone lives on dark country roads, so quit acting like you do.
Yulkwanhanamas — Yuletide + Kwanzaa + Hanukkah + Christmas. Happy Kwanhanamas! is more personal while still as unidentifying as Happy Holidays!
Seems you can’t go anywhere any more without hearing about how someone got offended when a friendly person attempted to wish someone a happy…. whatever winter holiday you celebrate. So, let’s just meld them all together in Yulkwanhanamas, so we have all the bases covered. No matter whom you come across, if you say Happy Yulkwanhanamas! they most likely will be too busy being confused and scratching their heads trying to understand what you just said to be offended. Sure, Yulkwanhanamas is not going to look as familiar as any of the other labels plastered over a red and green banner at the local discount stores, but it might just get some media attention. So, this way, the Christians, Jews, Pagans, and African festivals are covered. I’m not sure if the Muslims have a winter solstice festival. If they do, we at Musings will attempt to find a way to include them, too. So Happy Yulkwanhanamas! Go kirk your tartan, light your menorah, hang your kente cloth, set up your Nativity, and enjoy your holiday any way you want to. No one is going to stop you from doing what you want to do. This is a fun tmie, so don’t take it too seriously when someone says Happy Yulkwanhanamas! There is no reason to be pepper-sprayed for that!