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So it’s Christmas Eve, and I’m busy and stressed and rushing and hurrying. I know, I know: everyone else is too. But did everyone else wake up this morning thinking they had a bladder infection? Probably NOT! So there’s my lame excuse for not coming up with a great holiday post.

Oh, I had such plans. I was going to share with you the first few scenes of the exciting screenplay my brother and I are working on. It’s called A Colonoscopy for Christmas, and it stars Vince Vaughan as the lovable but overstressed car salesman who keeps putting off his colonoscopy until he’s finally forced to have it on Christmas Day. Jennifer Aniston plays his lovable but nagging wife, Billy Bob Thornton is the lovable but foul-mouthed father-in-law, and Patton Oswald plays the doctor who, coming directly from the office holiday party, must perform the colonsocopy while hilariously drunk.

Had I not been so preoccupied with worrying that I had a bladder infection, I could’ve found the time to share this with you. I’m sorry.

But! Plenty of you guys wrote some great holiday posts so I don’t have to:

absepa from The Nerd in the Corner shares some Christmas memories AND some germs. Hope you feel better tomorrow!

Kathy from The Junk Drawer shares the best holiday gift of all: Bacon!

Lola from Lola’s Diner might be on speed, but she still hasn’t finished wrapping her gifts!

Kelly from Aerten Art made us a gingerbread person!

Preston from Me and the Blue Skies videotaped Santa on a fire engine!

Cardiogirl presents a fun Christmas Eve quiz!

Singular Girl experiences a Festivus miracle!

Daisy the Curly Cat has put on her Mrs. Claws suit to help with last-minute wishes. (Of course, Harley gets to help, too!)

Stephanie Barr from The Rocket Scientist shares a beautiful poem!

The Natural State Hawg shows off an adorable picture of his Hawglets!

Sandy from Wit’s Bitch offers her readers sexy lady parts OR a man package!

Mom Zombie covers all the bases in her holiday greetings!

Tiggy from TiggyBlog experiences a rather odd Twelve Days of Christmas!

Babs from Beetle’s Memories & Ramblings performs a dance with her elven sister, Mo!

Meg from Prefers Her Fantasy Life takes a stranger into her home and enjoys a few brews!

Noelle from The Daily Tannenbaum shares her favorite Christmas posts of the past!

Jeff from View from the Cloud wishes his son a Happy Birthday!

Canucklehead is, in fact, ALIVE and posing with his adorable family on a sled!

KindleDude from Kindlicious provides some great book reviews, including Christmas books!

Jen from Redhead Ranting tells you what she wants for Christmas!

Christa from Giggle On clarifies what makes a politically correct holiday party!

Vivienne from Diva Cosmos longs for a Little House on the Prairie Christmas!

Puglette from Puglette Ponders shares some beautiful pine cone photos (and includes my beloved Ollie and Charlie!)

Margaret at Nanny Goats in Panties made an “illegal” video!

Happy Holidays, everybody!!!


All I want for Christmas are a few smilies.

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38 Responses to “I Thought I Had a Holiday Bladder Infection (but I don’t)”

  1. 1 Kathy

    Yea for no bladder infection! And thanks for the linky love! Tell Gus and Prudence I enjoyed their holiday dance. That video just kills me.

    Merry Christmas to you and Dave! And thank you for giving us the gift of I Do Things all year ’round. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

    Kathy’s last blog post..Weirdest Trip Memento I’ve Ever Saved

  2. 2 Daisy the Curly Cat

    I am very glad you do not have a bladder infection. Those are No Fun. Thanks for the round up of holiday fun, and especially thank you for including me! That is a very good holiday present!

    Merry Christmas to you!

    Daisy the Curly Cat’s last blog post..Santa Claws is very busy right now…

  3. 3 Stephanie Barr

    Bladder infections bite and it’s too bad you didn’t have time to do the blog you wanted to. Although it occurs to me that, perhaps, Gus and Pru have TOO much time on their hands.

    Thanks for the mention!

    Stephanie Barr’s last blog post..A Holiday Gift

  4. 4 Regan

    Awww, that is so cute. I guess I helped everyone by giving them the IceFudgekie recipe. Bring to holiday dinner for an excuse not to make something that takes ACTUAL TIME.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Gus and Pru – Hope you 2 get everything you want for Christmas. Make sure your mommy gives whatever you want. :)

  5. 5 Angi

    I am glad you are okay, a bladder infection would have been a pretty crappy way to spend Christmas! ;-)

    Speaking of – Merry Christmas!!

    Angi’s last blog post..Tequila Christmas Cake

  6. 6 Preston

    I’ve seen that video before but only with people, not cats. And you mean to tell me that you couldn’t have used your head for the third elf? Uh, puhleeze…

    I love your holiday story. You know, you should have been a screenwriter. I think either the Family Network or Lifetime is interested in that script for next year. If you become famous, don’t forget us lowly bloggers who gave you your break!

    Have yourself a very Merry Christmas. Your blog gives me many laughs and I wish them all back to you tenfold in the new year. Ho! Ho! Ho!

    Preston’s last blog post..American Small Town Christmas – Ya Gotta Love It!

  7. 7 flit

    Now that is something I wish someone else would ALWAYS do for me… glad you don’t have one though …and even more glad that I don’t since tomorrow is going to be all about driving for hours and hours.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours

    flit’s last blog post..Things that make you say “hmmmmmmmmmm…”

  8. 8 Lidian

    I am very glad you are OK, because I can wish you a wonderful holiday and feel reasonably certain that you’ll be having a good time!

    Have a wonderful holiday!

    Lidian’s last blog post..Packard Bells Are Ringing

  9. 9 Christa at Giggle On

    Glad you didn’t have to run to the doctor for any Diflucan (or as I call them, Tucan Sam no hurt pee-pee pills)! UTI’s & bladder infections are never part of the Christmas plan!

    Loved the Colonoscopy for Christmas movie idea and your blogger friends holiday recap (great idea – like re-gifting without the wrapping paper)!

    I’m headed out to check out some of the other blogs now.

    Merry Christamas, oops, ChristMAS JD. Enjoy! Giggle On!

    Christa at Giggle On’s last blog post..Dollars for Comments

  10. 10 JD

    Kathy: Yay indeed! Gus and Prudence appreciate your enjoyment. Turns out they’ve been working on that all year. Merry Christmas to you and YOUR Dave, too. And thank YOU for sharing the contents of your delightful and hilarious Junk Drawer. I’m looking forward to many years of JD fun.

    Daisy the Curly Cat: Thank you for your good wishes, Daisy! And no holiday roundup would be ANY fun without you. I hope you and Harley and your family have a wonderful holiday.

    Stephanie Barr: Yeah, you could be right about Gus and Pru. All the time they spend practicing and rehearsing could’ve gone toward something more productive. Merry Christmas!

    Regan: Yes, I bet everyone is changing their dessert plans today and making IceFudgekies instead of pies or cakes. As for Gus and Pru, I think they will be very happy with their gifts. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

    Angi: Yes, indeed! I’m very happy and grateful. Merry Christmas to you!

    Preston: I’ve seen it too, always with people, but last year my cousin did one with her, her husband, and their dog, and it was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. I didn’t know they were going to throw in a third person! I thought if you only selected 2 “heads” there would only be 2 in the video. I know, I hate that elf. He has no business there. ANYway, thank you for all your kind words, and, no, I certainly won’t forget you when Lifetime has made me a millionaire. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    flit: Oh, boy. Driving for hours and hours. Thank goodness you don’t have a bladder infection! Today is not the day for infections of any kind. Merry Christmas!

    Lidian: Yes! I AM having a good time—and plan to have a wonderful day. I hope you do, too. Merry Christmas!

    Christa at Giggle On: Oh, man. I was dreading that. It was snowing hard yesterday, and my doctor is 5,000 miles away. So THANK YOU, Santa! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Christa!

  11. 11 Brooke

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Gus looked the funniest in the elf video.

  12. 12 Jen

    I’m so glad you do not have a bladder infection. I don’t know when you have time to post over the holidays. I didn’t finish wrapping presents, Santa has decided that he will do his part to save the earth by not wrapping everything this year. They bought it so it’s all good.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

    And please eat some fruitcake for me so I don’t have to. And I’ll have a few blody mary’s for you. Cheers!

    Jen’s last blog post..All I Want For Christmas

  13. 13 Jen

    That would be Bloody Marys.

    Jen’s last blog post..All I Want For Christmas

  14. 14 Wayne John

    Best wishes for you and your family, Merry Christmas!

    Wayne John’s last blog post..Merry Christmas!

  15. 15 absepa

    Thanks for the linky love, JD! I’m honored to be listed there with all those awesome bloggers. Thanks loads as well for all the laughs I’ve had reading I Do Things. I can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2009.

    Gus and Pru were TOTALLY getting their groove on there. Too cute! I hope you, Dave, and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

    absepa’s last blog post..All I Want for Christmas is Some Nyquil and a Hot Bath

  16. 16 Lola

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Thank you so much for including me in your holiday round-up. I finally did finish wrapping, but not until I went on a wild goose chase for a karaoke microphone, wrapped for several hours, then napped 3 hours, more wrapping, then spent 3 hours playing with Itunes because I HAD TO fill my son’s Christmas present because it wouldn’t be FAIR if I didn’t because I set a precadent by filling the last 2 ipod gifts (for my daughter and Anastasia) in previous years. I cannot tell you how much I hate Itunes. No, wait, I probably can, because there is a new version of it and I have to upgrade all the other ipods in the house now. Oh and the icing on the cake was when Anastasia went to get my daughter’s gift out of the shed and the padlock was not just frozen, but iced over. She finally got the lock open this morning, but not until she used 1/2 a can of de-icer and bent one of the keys. (Thank goodness we had spares.)

    Sadly I did not get any Fruitcake. Maybe I can get some on clearance tomorrow?

    Lola’s last blog post..Sharing More Love

  17. 17 MomZombie

    JD: So much to ponder here: bladder infections, drunken colonoscopies, cats in elf costumes … glad it all turned out for the better. Thank you kindly for the link and holiday greetings. Now I must get back to playing with my Little People.

    MomZombie’s last blog post..Merry Christmakwanzakkah

  18. 18 Lola

    Just stopping by to give you the “Super Blog Award”.

    Lola’s last blog post..Sharing More Love

  19. 19 Puglette

    happy holidays, jd!
    thanks for adding me to yout list..ollie and charlie appreciate the shout out.
    pug hugs from all of us…including free pug hair at no extra charge!

    Puglette’s last blog post..Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  20. 20 JD

    Brooke: Thank you, I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Yes, Gus certainly seemed to be the “star,” didn’t he? I don’t think Pru is too jealous.

    Jen: This post was easy because it involved no thinking, just linking! I always believed that Santa was “green.” When I was a kid, my parents put out some wrapped presents (from them) and the night before put out the rest, unwrapped (from Santa). Made sense to me! (I drank half a glass of wine, but no Bloody OR Blody Marys, I’m afraid.)

    Wayne John: Thank you! Same to you!

    absepa: Aw, thank you. And you are in you rightful place among all those awesome bloggers. I’m sure 2009 will be a great year for all of us. Thanks for the good wishes. I hope you are feeling better and had a wonderful holiday.

    Lola: Oh, dear. I hope your actualy Christmas day was more relaxing and enjoyable. What was locked in the shed for your daughter? A PONY???!! I’m sorry, too, that you didn’t get any fruitcake. I’m pretty sure you will be able to find a LOT on clearance tomorrow!

    MomZombie: It was a bit of a mash-up. I hope you and your Little People had a wonderful holiday!

    Puglette: Oh, thanks for the pug hugs AND the free pug hair! What a deal! Now please tell me, ‘cuz I’ve been dying to know: What did Ollie and Charlie get for Christmas?!

    Lola: Ooh, thank you! I’m on my way . . .

  21. 21 JD

    you’re my new favoritest blogger

    maybe it’s your name

    or the funky way you help us readers out ….

    merry mapple to ya

    JD’s last blog post..Mapple

  22. 22 Puglette

    I am sorry to admit that Charlie, Ollie and Honey were sadly neglected in the gift department. Mom and Dad were total jerks and did not buy the doggies any presents. They did get a gift from Grandma, a bag of People Crackers for each of them. There’s also a cat collar and some litter box freshener in the bag…but we think Grandma bought those for some one else.

    Fortunately the dogs were blissfully unaware of the holiday and the gift giving. We don’t decorate for Christmas since the bah humbug bit me in the ass many years ago.

    hanging my head shamefully,

    Puglette’s last blog post..Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  23. 23 Lola

    I had hid a set of Golf Clubs for my daughter in the shed. Good thing we were able to get them out too, because we usually get the kids each 1 big gift and then a few items of clothing. My son was over the moon about his Ipod, so if we hadn’t gotten those clubs out we would have been in big trouble. (Not that my daughter doesn’t have an Ipod, she got hers 2 years ago. It’s just that she knew she had a major gift coming,)

    Lola’s last blog post..Post Christmas Post

  24. 24 Babs - beetle

    This is the first post I’ve read since Christmas Eve!! Been a tad busy :-|

    Glad you bladder is OK, and thanks for the link back :O)
    Gus and Prudence could have joined Sukie and the gang in that dance, except it’s gone now!

    Babs – beetle’s last blog post..Excuse me while I rant!

  25. 25 Jackie

    Gus and Pru made the most disturbing video I’ve seen on the internet in a while. Kudos.

    And Merry Xmas (late).

  26. 26 bsilvia

    HH JD – to you and your family! :)


    bsilvia’s last blog post..Happy Holidays!

  27. 27 Jeff

    Thanks for the holiday linkage. Writing a post with a zillion links like this one is a LOT more work than writing a holiday post (so you didn’t have to?) Hmmm. ;-)

    I had no idea your cats were so talented!

    Jeff’s last blog post..You can’t make this stuff up

  28. 28 JD

    JD: Well, let’s be each others’ new favorite blogger. I’ll keep helpin’ y’all out and you can keep us up to date on the latest Mapple products.

    Puglette: Oh, please lift your head! Pru and Gus usually prefer the wrapping paper to anything else we get them, tho we’ve learned that toys are pointless, so sometimes we just wrap up cans of food. And I doubt they’ll like their other gift: one of those fancy electrical claw trimmers. Did Ollie and Charlie like the People Crackers?

    Lola: I see. Yeah, if you’re centering everything on one big gift, you can’t blow it by saying, Sorry . . . um, here’s your socks.

    Babs – beetle: I know you’ve been busy . . . Good luck with Simple Cats. I hope your plan works! I didn’t even have a chance to see Sukie and pals do their dance. Poo!

    Jackie: Why, thank you. Their bodies are surprisingly supple and flexible, aren’t they? Hope you had a fun X-mas.

    bsivila: Same to you!!!

    Jeff: You’re welcome. It was easier linking than thinking, if you know what I mean. The creative juices were dried up, but I could still perform manual labor.

  29. 29 Baron von Rochester

    Oh, dear. That’s a very bad thing to think you might have on Christmas, though I can actually think of worse things. I won’t list them here, though.

    Baron von Rochester’s last blog post..Clearly It’s Genetic, Plus: Another Round of Amazing Search Terms

  30. 30 The Hawg!

    Thanks for the link, J.D. old bean! I hope you and your family had a great Christmas — we had a fine one around here as I managed to totally surprise my darling wife by actually listening to her throughout the year, hiding money I made on the Internet and then buying said desirable gifts.

    Heh, heh.

    Take care of yourself, and happy new year!

    The Hawg!’s last blog post..Blogging during the Christmas season is hard

  31. 31 sandy

    Phew, thanks I really didn’t want to have a bladder infection for Christmas!!! Love the cats dance, it is very good!

    sandy’s last blog post..Merry Christmas Everyone

  32. 32 chat blanc

    That’s what I call some Holiday LURVE!! Thanks for the shout out. :D

    Here’s hoping you’re not afflicted with anything over New Years!

    btw, I loved the Christmas card with that image of your kittehs!

    chat blanc’s last blog post..Move it!

  33. 33 JD

    Baron von Rochester: I was horrified that morning when I had “the signs,” but luckily it happened only once. Then I was fine. There certainly are worse things and I WILL list them (somewhere) so you don’t have to.

    The Hawg!: You’re very welcome, and please continue calling me “old bean,” because I love it. And YAY for smart husbands who listen and get their wives desirable gifts. I have such a husband, and I appreciate him more than I can say. I’m glad you and your family had a Merry Christmas.

    sandy: No, you don’t, missy! You don’t want one EVER! Gus and Pru appreciate and expect your praise.

    chat blanc: Oh, you’re so welcome, my dear Chat. We’ll have to see about New Years. Dave is sick right now, and I am staying as far away from him as poss. And thank you for liking my Christmas card! It took forEVER to get them to pose that way.

  34. 34 Spot Cool Websites

    Bladder infections and Christmas do not mix.

    Spot Cool Websites’s last blog post..The Best Online Dating Site For You

  35. 35 yellojkt

    That is so funny that it makes everything below the waist hurt. And not in a good way.

    yellojkt’s last blog post..My Car Vs. The Megabus

  36. 36 Natural

    here’s my late pass teach [ admit one late person ]

    Yikes, glad to know that you are A-OK…did the pain have anything to do with that sammich you ate, i can’t spell it, might start with a B.

    hey let me know when that movie comes out, i know it will be funny with you at the helms.

    be well, you have people to entertain. :)

    Natural’s last blog post..Should You Care What Other People Think?

  37. 37 Canucklehead

    Happy belated holidays … I hope you have an awesome 2009, but not so I don’t have to …. CHEERS!

    Canucklehead’s last blog post..Boxing Day

  38. 38 JD

    Spot Cool Websites: No, indeed they do not. Neither do bladder infections and nude beaches.

    yellojkt: Oh, dear. Below-the-waist pain can be so bothersome. Unless it’s the good kind.

    Natural: Aw. Like you ever need a pass. And YES! I’m sure now that the pain must’ve been caused by that evil braunschweiger. What other explanation could there possibly be? Thanks for thinking of that. Mystery solved!

    Canucklehead: Let’s agree to both have an awesome 2009!


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