Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Chia Christmas Tree!

Every year, the Advent Calendar seems to take up more and more real estate in our apartment. When I started doing this in 2002, it was just a little box on the edge of a table. By last year, my … Continue reading

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A bunch of things, including artichokes.

Holy bird, Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Insane. Quickest year ever. We’ve been enlisted to contribute both stuffed mushrooms and baby artichokes to the family spread, which is a tall order for someone who would much rather do nothing at all. The … Continue reading

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My Major Award, Part 4!

I’m not a churchgoer, but our local parish can always count on me to blow half a paycheck at their annual Christmas fair. Stuffed with gift basket raffles, longtime readers will remember my trials and triumphs at the 2004, 2006 … Continue reading

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Holiday SNT?

Just a random SNT. I’m working on a couple of things, but mainly I’m working on relaxing.

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Holiday-related DVDs, popcorn and toy cars.

I buy a lot of DVDs. I don’t watch all of them. Actually, I probably haven’t watched more than half of them. Yet, I continue to buy DVDs. They’ve sort of become comfort food for when I’m not hungry. The … Continue reading

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The Advent Calendar is almost here. :o

Tough to believe that we’re about a week and a half away from the 2008 Advent Calendar! Now, truth time: I know that not all of the site’s core readers bother with the Advent Calendar. I’d say half of them … Continue reading

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Oballs & Granola Bars.

Oooh. Just one more entry, I’ll have successfully knocked all Halloween-related content from the blog’s main page. Then maybe I’ll do the same for the site’s main page. Tomorrow THE WORLD. I rarely get excited over video games, but I … Continue reading

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Garfield’s Thanksgiving: A Ravoo.

If you thought A Garfield Christmas has had trouble keeping its status as a generations-spanning holiday classic, get a load of Garfield’s Thanksgiving. Debuting in 1989, the special received annual play only for a scant few years. From there it … Continue reading

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Sunday Newspapers.

Once you throw away the pesky black-and-white pages, Sunday newspapers are incredible things. Especially at this time of year. A stack of overdesigned, full-color circulars, thick enough to beat a dog with, covered in Christmas symbols? It’s like I died, … Continue reading

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Star Wars Galactic Heroes Stocking Stuffers!

I have but one goal: To keep posting entries until all of the Halloween-related articles are pushed off the blog’s main page. I’m all for dichotomy because it’s just such a fun word to type, but I cannot resonate Christmas … Continue reading

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