Block Party

If anyone hasn’t discovered Mike Allegra’s blog, heylookawriterfellow, consider this an early Christmas gift. Every post is pure fun. He had me rolling this morning.


Blocks!Always be careful what you wish for. Last year, when I secretly decorated the house for Christmas (as documented in a recent issue of The Boston Globe Magazine) I was filled with a sense of personal triumph.

Ha HA! I thought. The house is decorated exactly the way I like it!

Little did I know that last year’s bit of derring-do would lead to a new family tradition: I am now The Official Holiday Decorator. In other words, my wife no longer cares where the carolers go.

So while Ellen educated young minds and Alex nursed his post nasal Niagara Falls, I set up the village, manger, Santas, sleds, fake packages, and our ever-growing platoon of Lenox snowmen.

I decided that my new decorating responsibility also included throwing out all the holiday doodads that sprinkle glitter over my freshly vacuumed floor. Which reminds me:

Dear Extended Family,

If you…

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32 thoughts on “Block Party

  1. Erik says:

    Heading over to read the original. Looks like the writer is in my neck of the woods! Thanks for always being willing to share the spotlight, Diana.

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  2. dgkaye says:

    Thanks for the laughs Diana. πŸ™‚

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  3. Sue Vincent says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Diana πŸ™‚

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  4. Janice Wald says:

    Block party–too funny. Happy holidays Diana.

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  5. joannesisco says:

    I agree! Mike’s posts are a treat and this one was hilarious!

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  6. Oh, that was a fun read. Thanks for sharing. He’s great.

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  7. My goodness! Thank you, my friend, for the kind shoutout! I do hope your Christmas is Mega-Merry!

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  8. davidprosser says:

    Please let me know if you ever find out what the blocks are meant to spell.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  9. ghostmmnc says:

    Oh it is too early in the morning to be laughing so much! Loved it, and followed his blog. Thanks, Diana, for sharing this today! πŸ™‚

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  10. That was hilarious, Diana. Thanks for sharing. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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  11. Annika Perry says:

    Thank you for introducing me to Mike Allegra’s blog – this has me chuckling away. πŸ˜€

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