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Friday, August 6, 2010

fridays with asa: C is for...


my dear comrades, ginger and buddy, have been participating in a wonderful game known as the ABC wednesday challenge.  this delightfully stimulating project was conceptualized and brought into fruition by denise nesbitt and her creative team (otherwise known as the ABC team).  the ABC wednesday challenge takes individuals on an orderly journey through the alphabet.  each week, a successive letter is chosen, and participants create a blog post based on a word that starts with the letter of the week.  if any of you find yourselves brimming with excitement over the unique possibilities that this game affords, kindly click on the icon above to learn more.
now as i had previously articulated, ginger and buddy have been participating in the ABC wednesday challenge. their posts have been simply exquisite and a joy to read!  suspecting that i might find satisfaction in this challenge, ginger and buddy kindly invited me, asa, to partake in this week's installment.  i gladly responded in the affirmative, and therefore, i present to you this week's letter -- C!  the ABC team has advised us to celebrate C as well!  being mindful of this instruction, i have elected that C should stand for my most favorite holiday.  might you be able to surmise the answer?  why, indeed, C is for CHRISTMAS!
a classic celebration of CHRISTMAS is comprised of copious customs that i cherish!

congregating in the company of your clan 


choosing a christmas conifer


creating christmas cookies


consuming cider and cocoa


cuddling by candlelight or a cozy, crackling conflagration  

 
caroling as a chorus while caravaning through the community


 combing the city or countryside to consider the collections of colored lights

ah, CHRISTMAS, i shall commence counting down on the calendar until you come!

40 comments:

Priscilla said...

ABC challenge sounds fun!
We love christmas!!!

P.S. We can't wait for our surprise pressie!! woooo!

Aksharaa said...

Oh ASA!What a delightful take on the 'C'!we loved it.
Your impeccable command over the language and the artistic connotations of the words are a pleasure to read.
We had to go back and look up a few words!
Thanks for joining our game..those cookies look very inviting.Are they mummy-made?
wags n Licks,
Gingin n Budboy

Scout 'n Freyja said...

WOWZA! You sure have command of the letter C. Have you ever thought of trying to get on Sesame Street?

Those Elgin Pugs said...

OMD OMD OMD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mommy is having a cow right now!! She loves 'dis!! She wants to play too!! She thinks yous did a WONDERFUL jobs wits yous "C" and ooooooooooh how funs!!

Loves,
Izzy, Josie and Anakin Man

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Okay's... we's backs... tings are under controls... we's told Mommy 'dis be OUR blog and WE be playing 'da game NOT her!!! She said she'd snoopervise...hee hee

tables turned lady Momma..SNORTS

okay 'den... carry ons

scotsmad said...

Wow, Asa your command of English and the depth and variety of your chosen 'C' words is colossal. Congratulations.

We may join in the abc, too.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Mr. Pip said...

Wow, those cookies look great! I have had fun reading Ginger and Buddy's posts. Didn't realize I could play along, I think might join in next week!

Your Cute and Cuddly pal, Pip

Lola said...

Wow, Asa, I never stopped to Consider how many C's are contained within the Course of a Christmas Celebration. Some Churches hold a Cantata at that time, too. And of Course, being ecumenical we also Celebrate Chanukah here, although to be honest we don't usually spell it that way - but you Can! This is fun. I think I'll just play around in the Comments, since I have a hard time with Committing to a pawticlar post each week.

lotsa licks, Lola

mayziegal said...

Wow, that was really fun, Asa! I really liked all those words you came up with. But my favorite was cookie! And now I haves that old song, "C is for Cookie" in my head!

Mmmmmm....cookies...

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

road-dog-tales said...

Crikey! (How's that for a word that starts with "C"). Asa, you must be a geen-yus. Just reading that made our heads hurt. But, did somebody say "cookie"?
The Road Dogs

houndstooth said...

You did a great alphabet post, Asa! I think you did great and I really enjoyed reading it!

Bunny

Roger Owen Green said...

Christmas in August! Like it, tho some may accuse you of rushing the season!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Minna Krebs said...

CAsa,
(okay dat kinda be Cheating..butt oh well)
Congrats on a Cute Commentary!You Could Consider a Career in Creative Communications!

Cya!
MinnaK

Mack and Mia said...

Asa,

Woo Could not believe how much I have missed you and Booker! That is a great posting about the letter 'C'. I hope to 'C' you more often now!!

Missed ya tons!

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and mia

rottrover said...

quite Commendable, Asa!!

sprinkles said...

I LOVED this Asa, so very creative you are!!! You did the letter "C" proud.

Christmas was always my favorite holiday too! I'm sure when I was a kid, it was becasue of all the goodies I knew we're under the tree with my name on them. But looking back, I loved it so much because it was the one day out of the year that my family actually made a point to be nice to each other for an entire day! That didn't happen so much the rest of the year.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Asa this is a great post - very Cool! And such great C's - we love Christmas!

3 doxies said...

Ooooooh, I saw dis overs at Buddy and Gingers.
You haves a such a wonderful take on C...who would haves ever known it coulve been so intresting. Dis was just awesome.
I wonders if my mum would likes a conifer fur hers birfday....OR sumptin ELSE dat starts withs a C...and it ain't homemade cookies...tee heee!

Puddles

little princess Luna~ said...

asi asi you are just--MARVELOUS with your C's dahling~! i am most impressed and now, i can't wait for the holidays~!!!! :D

xo,
luna

The Life of Riley said...

Cool Christmas Content to your post! The ABC challenge sounds like fun.

Deborah said...

This was captivating!!! LOL I Can't say enough Creat things about this! I loved the Christmas pictures too! I love Charlie Brown!
Have a nice weekend!
xxoo
Deborah

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Clever and Creative - great job!!! We can't wait for "D" :)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I only have part of that letter in my alphabet!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Nice post!

Lorenza said...

Pawesome C job!
I loved it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

were those Canine Christmas Cookies???

mrsnesbitt said...

Great to have you aboard for ABC Wednesday! Would you believe there are shops in UK now employing Christmas staff???????

Phew!

Denise
ABC Team

Bella the Westie said...

Sounds like a fun game!
Squeaky toys are better though :)

Love, Bella & Ollie.

K9friend said...

Brilliant alliteration! And in this heat wave, the snowy pictures were quite refreshing!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Bailey said...

It is so HOT here - is is Christmas already??

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

What a neat idea!!


Happy Weekend!
Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

JD and Max said...

Sigh - Asa, oh Asa, we could listen to your melodious words for hours and hours...!

Our gotcha day is 5 days before Christmas so we absolutely love it! It marks our new life with our new huamns - yes, they were hard to train but we think we're making headway and they're not bad to live with!

We look forward to you 'D' post - if it stands for 'dapper' we hope we feature in it, he he he!! (Only kidding!!:) )

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

1000 Goldens said...

Asa, seeing all of those images of Christmas made me so happy - thank you :)

Zona said...

That was IMPRESSIVE! Very well done!!

Wags,
Zona

Mack said...

We absolutely LOVE thinking about winter time!!!

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Mommy & I both wish it was Christmas time. It is just too hot here in Texas. I wish I had that snow here to roach in. It would be so refreashing.

Thnaks again for Shelby's badge. I see it everywhere.

{{{hugggies}}}...Mona

Molly said...

What a pawesome post, I can't wait for Christmas this year as my Momma says Santa will be visiting me for sure and I am so excited already even more so after reading your post.
Please drop by my bloggy later as I is giving you an award
Luvs
Molly

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Christmas ... n SNOW. Great C job Asa. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Life With Dogs said...

Great meme - there are so many now you could play all week! :)

Paula Scott said...

Prolific 'c's'! Wow. Could be the first I've seen conflagration as a fireside reference. I like it.

Inky and Molly said...

Hey, we celebrated C last month with Christmas in July. It's ok you're behind :) Kisses