Is Rusty still in the Navy?

Few lines ring a more unique tone into our Christmas than the legendary “Is Rusty still in the Navy” from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Tonight I’m watching my favorite Christmas movie for the fifth or sixth time this holiday season while wrapping gifts. It’s a simple Christmas this year. I’ve already sent off my gift to my niece and nephew in Michigan. My Mom and I have agreed to keep it simple this year. My girl and I are going the “experience” route by giving each other a gift of a trip to New York in January. That leaves me struggling to get into the spirit of the season because I have very little to get ready to “give”.  I think my route to getting into the Christmas spirit is to have a bunch of great gifts for friends and family some of which are great surprises. With little left to mystery this year I guess I’ll have to look to other channels to find that feeling. Maybe a lesson to be learned here? I’m not sure, but I guess the question still stands. Whatever happened to Rusty?

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About Jim Herbert

I've been wanting to write my whole life. By age 45 it had amounted to nothing more than a storage locker of half full journals and a lot of unfulfilled dreams. Then Paris in the fall of 2011 happened. It was the catalyst I needed to consistently blog. At first I had a hard time hitting the publish button, but now two blog sites and over 300 posts later I'm hitting my stride. I'm also a budding speech writer. I've recently been heavily involved in the Chicago Storytelling scene and have also won the Chicago Toastmasters Area 66 International Speech Contest. Check out our website at www.emergingintojoy.com for more details about the amazing things that are happening in my life. A book or two are nearing completion. With another Paris trip on tap for Easter of 2015 I can only imagine that there are Infinite Possibilities on the horizon!!!
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One Response to Is Rusty still in the Navy?

  1. garry and linda says:

    rusty got outta the navy and is now unemployed.

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