Well, it's exactly 10 months until Christmas Eve. Look, with the white stuff flying around, it feels more like the beginning of winter out there than the end, OK? Early spring - my boots!
Either way, I know what I'll be getting the producers of "Saturday Night Live" for Christmas this year - a Bible.
You didn't really think I was going to let that horrendous skit attacking Christ just slide on by, did you?
Listen, people, I love to laugh. I mean, a lot. Ask anyone who knows me.
In fact, I'm the first one to admit that laughing at yourself is not only grounding, it's probably a good habit to adopt, at least once a day. It's as I often say, the good Lord does not give you a mop-top mane like mine without a healthy sense of humor to accompany it to the salon.
And, I am firm believer that, along with my Medusa-like tresses, there are a great many amusing things in this life; lots of which can be innocently teased, poked or prodded in jest. The death and resurrection of Christ is not one of them.
Granted, the SNL cast and crew isn't exactly a barometer for morality.
"Oh, you have to consider they source. They do and say some pretty stupid and ridiculous things," said my good pal Lisa Chance of Girard.
True story, sister. But I have to say, last week? Too far.
And while I am deeply offended as a Catholic by NBC's decision to air something so distasteful, I actually recognize their First Amendment right to do so. What I don't understand is: where's the furor?
I mean, if any other religious sect in these United States was so blatantly bashed in so public a forum - other than Christianity - would not the Political Correctness police have made several arrests by now?
I guess I'm just wondering why, if the President and former Secretary of State, et al, can be so vocal in their deep support for and defense of other organized religions, how's about we Christians?
Where's the love?
Christians are people, tooI mean, we pay taxes and buy houses and cars. We support the military, the economy, the Constitution and the American dream.
We want justice, humanity, fairness, equality, happiness and peace ... just like everyone of decency.
We're Democrats and Republicans. We're comprised of lots of ethnicities, diversifications and backgrounds. We are mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters. We wear glasses and contacts. We sport suits and ties and jeans and sweatshirts. We're big and small and young and old and wrinkled and smooth and lumpy and wafer thin.
We love baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. Heck, some of us will only buy Lordstown-built GM vehicles!
The point is: We're everyman and everywoman.
Why doesn't anyone seem to care if we are the ones being slammed by Hollywood, Congress or any other formidable national contingency?
Hmpf to the nth degree.
Oh, well. I guess I don't need any empty apologies. But I won't be watching SNL any more. Just as I stopped watching "American Idol" when they added the soul-less Nikki Minage as a judge. Just as I stopped buying grocery-store-check-out-aisle entertainment magazines after the manner in which Princess Diana died.
It may not mean much to many; my little boycotts. I am, after all, only one person. But I'm one person who knows her beliefs - who knows how important it is to instill them in her child - and where she wishes to be headed in the next life.
Hopefully, in the end, things will be looking up for this kooky Catholic with the floppy 'do - and for all of us who just want good old-fashioned goodness.
Kimerer is a Tribune Chronicle columnist and lover of the Good Book and its author. Contact her with thoughts on what it means to live the good life at firstname.lastname@example.org.