My editor points out this wonderful website called IsItChristmas where you go to find out, well, "Is it Christmas?"
I have to admit, I've found the site to be of great use to me. It's like a Magic Eight Ball site where I can ask all sorts of questions and get a calm yet firm response.
-- Should I buy that?
-- Will this be the year my team finally wins?
-- Will those old pants still fit?
-- And, in a related question: Should I finish off the entire ice cream carton?
-- Will the BCS system work?
-- Will I catch the traffic lights since I'm running late?
-- Will my team sign the big free agent?
-- Will I find money?
-- Will someone do that for me so I don't have to do it?
-- Will my tennis elbow just suddenly go away?
-- Will the three people I need to talk with call me back in time to make dinner?
-- Will my daughters just do what they're supposed to do without complaining today?
-- Should I get one of those Forever Lazy jumpsuits?
Seems to me these questions, like so many others, are really just another version of the big question: