Monthly Archives: November 2010

GIANT COINS.

Sometime after midnight, I posted a note on X-E’s Facebook Page about an immense buffalo nickel. Had no reason to suspect that the story wouldn’t end there, but it didn’t. Over the weekend, we cleaned the apartment. Every time we … Continue reading

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Christmas Candy in Similar Boxes.

As you can see, we’re gearing up for the 2010 Advent Calendar. If the images can be believed, it will belong to a certain snowman. Wondering why the design for this year’s AC seems cruder than usual? Well, I already … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, 2010.

I thought Thanksgiving deserved its own entry/thread. I don’t have time to do more than add a word balloon to a picture of turkey, but if you’re around, feel free to use the comments section as your all-day Thanksgiving confessional: … Continue reading

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Make Your Own SNOWMAN WORLD!

Since we’re nearing Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I guess it’s time for my annual Amazon referral link shilling. If you plan to make any Amazon purchases between now and 2017, please do so after clicking this link. I’ll make … Continue reading

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Cocoa Goldfish & Greeny Garfield.

Thanksgiving is the day after tomorrow. Unbelievable. There may be something to the whole “time moves faster as you grow older” theory. My family splits the cooking duties, and as usual, I’m in charge of the stuffed mushrooms. I always … Continue reading

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My Major Award, Part 5!

Over the weekend, that same local church threw that same big Christmas fair. The one I write about (almost) every year. The one with the basket raffles. The one that sucks me dry. It’s time for My Major Award, Part … Continue reading

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Ancient and Absurd Holiday Cocktails.

During my former days as a yard sale junkie and eBayer, I accumulated an immense collection of ancient cookbooks and dinner party how-to guides, which, for whatever reason, completely fascinate me. I can’t call it nostalgia because most of them … Continue reading

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Tree Ornaments. Good ones.

We almost never buy new ornaments for our Christmas trees. We already own enough of them to make a redwood Catholic, and besides, the only ones that ever seem interesting also happen to cost seventeen thousand dollars. I recently read … Continue reading

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Not-so-great Advent Calendar news.

I have bad news and good news. The bad news: There won’t be an Advent Calendar this year. The good news: There will be an Advent Calendar this year. Here’s the situation: Despite my recent prolificacy, I have other responsibilities. … Continue reading

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The Old Matt and the Sea.

Tonight was boring, and I somehow started rereading The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway. In the 7th grade, we were assigned this book. As usual, I did not read it. At some point during The Old Man … Continue reading

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