Friday, December 16, 2005

Crimpus Curds!

I think everyone has gotten the annual Rusty-Carrie card by now (except Pia, who hasn't made it to her mailbox in New Orleans yet), and this year we took it up a notch, adding comedy to our cuteness. Some reactions have been, "your card is ADORABLE and beyond creative. you and rusty are so cute. we will both brag tomorrow" (from my mom); from the famous Kim Chinquee, "meant to write and tell you thank you for the nice Christmas photo card, and how much I love your humor. You two are wonderful together. Will you get married soon?" And Ray Wachter said the card made his heart go pitter-pat.

Here's the photo and the top ten list we sent out:


10. Think you got trouble with tangled lights?
9. Why decorate trees when you can decorate humans?
8. How Christmas gets done in Mississippi.
7. Book learnin' and PhDs ain't everything.
6. Looks like it's time for a long winter's nap.
5. Meanwhile, the tree catches a cold.
4. One wise man short of a Magi.
3. They may be stupid, but they sure are cute.
2. Find the Snoopy ornament, win a prize!
1. Christmas: it only comes once a year.

And here's the Rejects list, the ones that didn't make it to the card:

-They don't call him Dr. Spell for nothing.
-Rusty decorates Carrie instead of the tree, proves he’s from Mississippi.
-Rusty wonders how he’s gonna get the star on Carrie’s head.
-Rusty insists that this is how his family always decorated the tree.
-Carrie calls this her festive holiday outfit.
-Merry Christmas from the Christmas All-Stars
-This is how your mama does it.
-All strung up for Christmas.
-Meanwhile, the tree gets jealous.
-This was a really good photo idea until Carrie actually had to stand there wrapped up in Christmas lights.
-Carrie hopes she doesn’t blow a fuse.
-Whose genius Christmas card photo idea was this, again?
-Never leave Rusty in charge of the Christmas decorations.
-Rusty decorates the wrong thing again.
-Carrie was in the way of the tree.
-We're stupid, but we're happy.
-Super Stars.
-You forgot the stocking.
-I don't want y'all grinnin'.
-Merry Christmas from the Incompetent Family.
-She was prettier than the tree anyway.
-Ladies and gentlemen, by boyfriend.
-Next time, follow the star.
-Is that how you do it in Mississippi?
-Is that how you do it in Texas?
-Is that how you do it in Mexico?
-Wait'll you see how I decorate the tree.
-We're made for each other.
-Trees are boring.

Here are the rejected photos: