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The 12 days of drinking begins

We’ve all seen and heard of the booze-based advent calendars. Here’s one for the 12 Days of Christmas per the song. Contrary to the McKenzie Brothers’ deductions, I learned through an NPR DJ that these 12 days begin today (12/26 … Continue reading

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Christmas 2020 was relatively peaceful today

Although I’m really enjoying divorced life more and more every day, one thing I miss are the combined incomes which let me take this day off, watch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse before joining up with my former spouse to … Continue reading

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Why I stopped having a Christmas Tree

In the past when the Maggi Republic existed, there was a plastic one but it doesn’t matter to felines, they have to climb it. After coming home from work, only to find it on the floor half the time…well, that … Continue reading

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My first stocking in forever

Jennifer is obviously more into this holiday than I ever could be, other than sending out funny cards and giving gifts. She insisted on me having a stocking for the little odds/ends gifts so I chose a Star Wars theme because … Continue reading

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This year’s Christmas tree

Jennifer and her family enjoy Christmas a lot more than I do as you can obviously see. They go through the whole hassle of setting up an actual tree. This is what it looked like before it was decorated. The … Continue reading

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Happy Boxing Day!

Also known as the second day of Christmas with that song Bob & Doug McKenzie sang. The always hilarious comedian George Wallace made a great joke/shoutout on Twitter too: Shout out to the six geese a layin’, makin’ sweet bird … Continue reading

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This is my equivalent of putting up a tree

I don’t have to worry about any cats trying to climb the tree. It’s portable. It’s easy to put away when the season is over (January 6). I’m also amazed at how the LEGO employee(s) forged the design from dozens … Continue reading

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The Guardian‘s Top 50 Christmas Song list

You can check it out at this link. I will warn you, their selections lean toward what the UK is more familiar with. I also give them credit for having the good taste in not listing super awful ones: Paul … Continue reading

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Uncle Nick is an acquired taste and my new tradition

Another movie which may or may not have blown through theaters last year but I knew about it courtesy of Posehn’s now gone podcast Nerd Poker. For some, their tradition is Diehard or Gremlins, this one is more my pace. Uncle Nick is about a … Continue reading

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Happy Epiphany 2016

Bearing gifts of Gold (really Chuck E Cheese tokens), Frankenstein and Myrrh! This will be as good as it gets in Texas. To modify an old mean ethnic joke I remembered as a kid from the Eighties… How do we … Continue reading

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Better late than never I guess

Taken on January 2. Not sure if the Christmas card I sent to Sonia in Switzerland necessarily beat this to my in-laws and nephews. In the end, it wouldn’t have mattered much, they spent the holiday stretch in Denmark. I … Continue reading

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Krampus: Rental

An attempt at a Horror Comedy which doesn’t really provide enough of either. It had a few humorous moments commenting on the holiday’s commercialization and redneck relatives. As for the horrifying parts, they don’t have to be covered in splatter … Continue reading

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A melancholy song about Christmas for cats

I normally hate viral crap but I have a soft spot in my heart for animals, obviously cats. Our quartet of monsters are very spoiled yet they all came from bad circumstances so I’m happy we could make room from … Continue reading

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A little catching up!

I scaled back on the site for a few days to get all the Christmas-Festivus-Solstice biz completed. Last year, illness and recuperation from surgery (Somara was) kicked us in the ass. Oh yeah, the previous server’s hard drive crapping out was … Continue reading

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