Christmas is happening. It is 6:05 a.m. here. I have been up over an hour (drinking coffee). The Queen and kids are sleeping. Sandy Claws stuffed some socks in my stocking. There is no snow but it is about 25 degrees. I am fixing to mount Black Hoof (my ATV) and go for a ride at dawn. I was blessed with a buck deer yesterday and I also caught a beaver (that was killing my young cypress trees). The wife and kids went to see Lord of the Rings yesterday afternoon.
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Do not read too deeply into the presents you receive. You're a Uni student, people presume that this is enough intellectual stimulation (All People). I received several books, but I asked for each one specifically (Yay! More Oscar Wilde). Parents expecially, have a certain need to give practical gifts to any child of theirs once they have reached a certain age (It varies from parent to parent). The practicality of my gifts over the past few years has steadily increased.
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fuzzies, I'll trade you the towels and the lasagna dish for my bouncing Tigger. He comes with his own music CD...bounces about...sits...stands...and after he's done with his little dance, says "TTFN" Ta Ta for now! You'll never think of the phrase "Are you ready to bounce?" the same way again! I need new towels.
Oh and on a magical note....it snowed last night!
Merry Merry everyone!
~I intend to live forever -- so far, so good.~ I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance - e e cummings
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this has been a numbing christmas. I still dont feel the season" even though it's come and we have gifts under out tree. I'm the only one up, but everyone is excused for staying awake until almost 3 am to watch the end of A Christmas Story and then the beginning part on TNT.
After going over to my grandmother's for a beautiful Polish/Slovak dinner of halushki, kielbosa (??), and pierogi (sp, that too ), we all went off to mmidnight mass where I promptly fell asleep and almosty fell off the pew. we spent some time with my aunt and uncle who weren't nearly as groggy as I was, until finally somehow it was suggested to "go home and sleep." lol.
here I am again, waiting for the rest of everyone to get up. it's a long morning
my Christmas Eve was quiet, but the oddest thing did happen at dinner. Whenever my grandma said the names of her dead husband, mother, and father in the stories she was telling us, the light (which, according to her, hadn't even flickered in the past 17 years she owned the house) suddenly went out, then turned itself back on after like 45 sec. my dad went, turned off the light and then on again, only to have the same thing happen twice . He said "Matt (my granpa), we need some light!" and flicked back on. Later he said "these relatives must be having a field day, I bet they can't turn the light on once more" At this, the light flickered briefly, and then just went out.
I'm still a sketic
I wish to sprinkle fire upon the waxing of the moon...
Just wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmakkah to everyone.
Tehehehehehehe. I don't celebrate Christmas but I get some goodies every year. I'm just so lovable I guess.
Like SB, I got the oh-so-lovable Tigger. I am deeeeeeeeeeeeeeee biggest fan of Tigger. I also got a HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE doll of Tweety. Tweety is the greatest. She is the cutest and oh-so-wittle-ish thing. (Well not wittle wittle, but you know what I mean.) I got a bigggggggg box of chocolate. Sponge BoB Square Pants' Pyjamas. And I got a $200 gift certificate to my favourite store. YAY! And I wasn't planning to go shopping tomorrow. How plans change quickly. Yeah - I also had a pretty big breakfast here. 'Twas good. I think I liked the Tweety the best. Now, when I'm sad I have a someone to cry on. And someone to read my poetry to. And someone to dance with, when nobody wants to dance. And someone to sing to when everyone is tired of my voice. And someone to be all smart-ish with. Yup yup, I think I found my new bestfriend. Also, last night I was out caroling. Tehehehehehehe, I was singing my bum off.
Merry Christmakkah Everyone! and don't forget to watch Peter Pan.
Bum Love... Dee Brotha.
¤Deep in the valley, carved on the rock, three little words, Forget Me Not.¤
Hey! I'm just on the computer to load some music onto my Spiffy new mp3 player (haha) and put some CDs onto RealOne-and dropped in-I guess my family does that traditional Christmas thing-but I love it. My big brother is here and so are my favourite grandparents, and it was all just awesome. I got this GIGANTIC (like, bigger than me tall) Ramones poster in front of CBGB's, and a t shirt from there too- Oh and I finally have the Mars Volta Album...and a LOT of music and money. Which I shall promptly blow on Queen St tommorow. I gave Dave (big brother) the new Zepellin two-disk, the boys and I got mom some cute cups nd Dad a bunch of DVDs and I made my grandparents this really sentimental quote-painting. The boys got skateboarding stuff from me, and I got a few Independant patches for my jacket...sweet. I heart Christmas.
I always thought Tweety was a male. Given that the cartoon, so far as I'm aware, never firmly establishes his/her/its gender, I'll defer to your apparent expertise, CB.
Fuzzies: As I've experienced it, the problem with being unique (for which, from what I know of you, you qualify) is that you don't fit into anyone's niche. For instance, for my friends who are all about cutsieness or depressing drama or music, etc, I know exactly what to get them for Christmas/birthday/whatever. For those friends of mine who fall into no such niche, it's more difficult to see something in the store and immediately think of them, so it's easy to fall into the trap of buying things that you are sure they will make use of, such as those around you apparently did. In my own case, I've learned, like Twister, to be very explicit in my Christmas hints, else I end up being perennially disappointed in my family's lack of insight. It's the price of originality.
At least, that's how I prefer to think about it.
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..." - Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Well, sitting here after opening presents, having a visit with my cousin Sarah and her friend Margo (i DID get to see her! YAY! teehee, she's the cousin that knows me best, which isn't a heck of a lot but it's still saying something. ) and breakfast (Daddy happily made it ) I am quite content. Last night was very dissapointing I must say, but that's all right. I watched my "cousin" (I call Daddy's friend "Uncle Bill") play video games (Need for Speed Underground and GTA 3 <-that's the coolest game! ) and his mom ["Aunt Mary") came down to ask for his lighter. I wondered why he'd even HAVE a lighter, so I asked him why. Guess what? He smokes pot. Wonderfulll.....[I used to think he was COOL and GOOD and SANE. not anymore.)
Christmas is happy even though it doesn't feel like Christmas, it's getting there. and I'm happy, 'cause I FINALLY got that new CD-Walkman (my other one got dropped in the ravine. oops.) and new PJS which I LOVE. The pants say "Boys are Stupid. Throw rocks at them" (I've been wanting these for a while. teehee )
YAY for Christmas (and people wishing you Merry Christmaskahs )
Christmas is still happening. My son gave us a DVD player. I got a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Transam (model car). I also got some other stuff like books and clothes. I gave the Queen a coat, gloves, book, ring and candy. We watched the movie video, Sea Biscut. It was great. Today we are going shopping for after Chistmas bargains and then going to see Cold Mountain.
It is 6:43 and I am fixing to mount black hoof and go for a ride and check my traps for beaver and muskrat.
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First of all I just wanted to say that Grinchman's post brought a tear to my eye. Seriously.
Secondly, how exactly do they determine if the baby girl is a "bouncing" baby girl? Do they drop her on her head and see if she bounces back? I wonder if I was a bouncing baby girl. Maybe I was a skipping baby girl or something else equally as cool. But probably I was just a sitting baby girl. Or a crying baby girl. (the typical and expected.)
Finally, Christmas for me is my favorite time of year. I've never been fond of Thanksgiving and maybe that makes me love Christmas even more. This Christmas was slightly sad because it's the last one I'll spend with my Uncle who I am very close with. However, the tradition in my family still is as it always has been and I love it because of that. I enjoy change and welome it but at the same time there is something comforting about sharing something year after year with your family, something you believe will always be there.
-Kari. _____________________________ Stella Splendens December 22, 1985-March 27, 2003 RIP
quote: These days, presents are opened at 11 am, not 6, and my parents get the 'children' up rather than the other way around.
Hey! I planned to wake up at 6am...but...I did wake up at 8:30! the coffee was made, the bread was warmed, the music was on. I knew it was time to get up when I heard dad wind all the music maker things in the house.
quote: This is the first Christmas I've ever had where I didn't get a single toy. Worst still, not only did I not get toys, but nor did I get a single book or anything intellectually stimulating
Ah, Fuzzies, I'm sorry. I'll share my bouncey balls and glow in the dark star my daddy got me with you. You can even have the big bouncy ball. But I did not get the dictionary I wanted. I got no books and I asked for three (I asked the wrong person).
Christmas was good. My husband was in a bad mood b/c he didn't get to see his mom. But I love Christmas! We made sugar cookies on Christmas eve and did our normal stuff. Though Mom and I were unable to stay up all night.
I got a leather jacker (thank you JcPenny's for having a 50% off sale), smelly stuff, hair stuff, picture frames, sweaters, halmark gift card, socks (I love goofy socks) and lots of other stuff I love. When my parent's were buying Mighty Beans for a neighbor kid, my dad picked up Bounce Ball and Glow Stars for me!
I ate way too much sugar, we made way too much food.
Next stop is my in-laws for more gift exchange then off to the other in-laws.
Christmas was simple as a child. I still give mom a list and still got great stuff but now I've added a Husband to the mixture who has Parents. I don't know what we'll do next year, but I'm sure I won't be happy.
I took my dad to see LOTR on Tuesday, went shopping with Mom Wednesday and Today. I like holiday sales. A very happy Holiday to everyone. And even if you don't believe, still have fun and enjoy!
______ I won Twister!
" 'It is for God to punish wicked people; we should learn to forgive.' 'No, God won't have the satisfaction that I shall.' he returned." Nelly and Heathclif, WH
quote:Originally posted by Vega: Merry Christmas people
I dont have christmas at all because i am not a christian but i put up a christmas tree every year on the first of december did it this year too its very pretty
Now there's irony for you: I am a follower of Christ and didn't put up a Christmas tree -- haven't for years. Not for any religious scruple either.
------------------------------ The opposite of joy is not sorrow. It is unbelief. ~ Leslie Weatherhead Picture me with my ground teeth stalking joy--fully armed too, as it's a highly dangerous quest. ~ Flannery O'Connor
----------------- "The task that remains is to cope with our interdependence--to see ourselves reflected in every other human being and to respect and honor our differences" ~ Melba Pattillo Beals, Warriors Don't Cry
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