Archives for: December 2004, 18
Our neighborhood has a Christmas light contest every year. This afternoon I picked up a map of the winners and rode my bicycle to look at them. It was a beautiful cool sunny day. I rode for almost an hour admiring the decorations and got a good work out. They were incredibly creative.
Tonight we watched one of our favorite Christmas movies, "Little Lord Fauntleroy" starring Ricky Schroder and Alec Guinness. Normally I wouldn't write about a movie, but there was one line that made me think of the BTD.
On his first morning in the castle, Little Lord Fauntleroy was picking at his breakfast. The grandfather says, "The kipper is not to your liking?" Fauntleroy says, "I've never had fish for breakfast before."
We've watched this movie at Christmastime every year for more than 15 years, and I never particularly noticed that line. But when I heard it tonight I thought, "They must be Type Os. Why else would they be eating fish for breakfast?"
I am still not in the habit of eating meat and vegetables for breakfast. About once a week, especially if I am going to go running a little later in the morning, I will pull leftovers from dinner out of the refrigerator for breakfast. More often I will sneak a pinch of meat as I'm fixing lunches. Meat in the morning always makes me feel good, but it is just so non traditional.
I need to keep that mental picture of British aristocracy eating kipper for breakfast.
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. Luke 2:15-16