Today some thoughts tossed in with some clever bumper stickers sent to me by loyal reader, Woody Frey.

Are you looking forward to December and all the Christmas festivities? Here's another reason to look forward to month number 12.

This December won't be your ordinary, everyday first month of winter December. Why?

December, 2012 will have five Saturdays, five Sundays, and five Mondays (check your calendar). The Chinese call it the Money Bag, and apparently something like this only happens once every 824 years.

Why the Money Bag? I'm not sure, but the person who sent me this said if I pass this information on that I'll receive money within four days. We'll see.

BUMPER STICKER - GET IN, SIT DOWN, SHUT UP, HOLD ON!

This year's presidential election was the most contentious in all the nearly 46 years I've been voting. I think I'm in the vast majority when I say I'm glad it's over.

BUMPER STICKER - CAUTION: I DRIVE LIKE YOU DO.

It's too bad that Tamaqua, Marian and Northern Lehigh, three of the four area teams to make the football playoffs this season, won't be in action tonight after they were beaten in the opening rounds last weekend. But it was still a very exciting and productive season for all of them, one they'll remember for a long time. And, as of last night Pleasant Valley was still in the hunt for a PIAA District XI AAAA championship. Let's hope they kept it going.

BUMPER STICKER - THIS IS AN UNMARKED CAR. KEEP IT THAT WAY.

After watching the Eagles this past five weeks, I predict they're on their way to a 6-10 season, at best.

BUMPER STICKER - IF YOU DRINK LIKE A FISH - SWIM, DON'T DRIVE.

When I'm watching an NFL game I like to concentrate on the play of the tight ends. They're almost always among the most talented and versatile athletes on the field, having to not only block like offensive linemen, but also to catch passes like wide receivers. .

BUMPER STICKER - I MAY BE SLOW, BUT I'M AHEAD OF YOU.

The new Steven Spielberg movie, "Lincoln"; is on my must see list. Casting Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln was a great move.

BUMPER STICKER - PLEASE DON'T WASH THIS CAR, IT'S A SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT.

Philandering American General David Petraeus proves that being an American military hero doesn't necessarily make you an ideal husband.

BUMPER STICKER - LIFE IS SO UNCERTAIN, SO EAT DESSERT FIRST.

I think Veterans' Day, and all the festivities that go with it, is bigger now than it's ever been. And that's a great thing, seeing all the respect and gratitude this nation, especially our young people, have for those people who have sacrificed so much.

BUMPER STICKER - (On a '65 Volkswagen Bus) WHO ARE THE GRATEFUL DEAD, AND WHY DO THEY KEEP FOLLOWING ME?

A record number of women will be coming to Congress in January. Hopefully they're help fix what the men in Congress have been screwing up all these years.

BUMPER STICKER - (On a semi-trailer) IF YOU CAN'T STOP, SMILE AS YOU GO UNDER.

According to an associated Press stroy, more women now possess drivers licenses in the U.S. than do men. I don't know if that's true, but I do know that a lot of them are texting while driving and they shouldn't be doing that.

BUMPER STICKER - IT TAKES 250,000 NUTS TO PUT A CAR TOGETHER, AND ONE TO TAKE IT APART.

I know the state football playoffs are an exciting time of the year. But I missed the old Thanksgiving rivalries. Nothing will ever replace those memories.