Monthly Archives: December 2010

X-E’s Christmas Fallout Thread — 2010 Edition!

“Ullr” is said to be the god of snow, and if that’s true, he’s in a mood. We got a lot of snow today, and according to the talking heads, there will be something in the realm of two thousand … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS!!!

It’s the middle of the night. I’m awake because there are still twenty gifts left unwrapped. I’m awake because there are grocery shopping lists that must be carefully mapped out, to quicken the pain that is sure to come with … Continue reading

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The Christmas Clearance Post.

SO CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS! TOO CLOSE!!! Meh, not really. I’m ready for it. Actually, these past two weeks have been so insane, I’m about ready for it to pass. No, I haven’t turned into a Christmas-hater. Just think I will … Continue reading

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A Very Tiki Christmas.

I’d normally wait for the annual Christmas Fallout thread, but with this, I CAN’T. Tonight, a pair of identical boxes arrived via UPS. Big, giant, three foot boxes. With pictures of Tiki Gods on them. It didn’t take long to … Continue reading

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What should I do with this box?

I spent the afternoon knifing through Amazon boxes. Needed to make sure that everything I ordered weeks ago actually did arrive. So far, so good. Think I did okay this year. Stayed true to my self-imposed $25-per-kid limit, on everything … Continue reading

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The Trading Card Christmas Stocking!

The Advent Calendar is up to date. As a pointless reminder, you can also keep up with the LEGO Advent Calendar on X-E’s Facebook page. I’m secretly hoping to hit 1750 “likes” by Christmas. (It isn’t about ego. I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Christmas Crunch: The 2010 Edition!

It doesn’t seem possible, but Christmas Eve is next Friday. That is frightening. I haven’t eaten snow yet. Haven’t watched Scrooged yet. Hell, I haven’t even gotten that three-pack of hypercolored cheeses with the crushed almond rims yet. I NEED … Continue reading

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I made a gingerbread house out of a Pop-Tarts box.

Fair warning: I’m on four hours sleep. If I had the energy to look up lucidity’s antonym, I’d tell you that I’m that. This could be interesting, or it could just make for a boring, meandering article. Fortunately for me, … Continue reading

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The 5-in-1 Sports Activity Center!

Most of you have probably owned one of those “table games that transform into other table games” at one point or another. If you didn’t, one of your friends did. You’d start with something like air hockey, and after flipping … Continue reading

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Candy Canes and Chocolate Bars.

Having accumulated so much holiday stuff for the site, I’m worried that there won’t be time to cover it all by Christmas. I’ve yet to meet a reader who will accept candy cane reviews in January. Need to speed things … Continue reading

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