Yeah, I know, mentioning Michael Vick around Christmas is a little iffy, but trust me, it fits. My wife and I were at my parents' house helping them decorate the tree when a familiar box was pulled out. It was the box for my Michael Vick Hallmark Ornament, from the Falcons years. The box was empty because I had taken the ornament to college. After the dogfighting trial, I jokingly tied a noose around it and hung it from the fridge. Yeah, I know...you can't mention a noose because Vick is black and it would be a surefire way to be labeled a racist. It was more a creation of idle minds in college as my roommate was trying to learn how to tie a noose, and finally learned right around the time I brought the ornament from home. Anyway, the story has a happy ending: at some point, the ornament was knocked off the fridge and the leg broke off.
Don't you love how you can't mention a noose with Vick since he is black, but you can mention breaking his leg because he killed dogs! But, I'll keep the social commentary to a minimum. After all, I am a fan of Vick's comeback. I'll briefly describe my mentality with this tidbit: You have to take the bad with the good, and don't ever be afraid to laugh.
Back to the ornament. When I saw the ornament box, it kind of made me sad that I don't have the ornament anymore. In a fortunate turn of events, there was a card in the box:
It's a hair smaller than 2.5"x3.5", but it's close enough. I've added it to my VT binder.
Speaking of laughs, how hilarious is this eBay listing.