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Old 12-24-08, 05:54 PM   #1
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Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I hope you all travel a lot of great miles this coming year.
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Old 12-24-08, 06:00 PM   #2
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Right on midnight here now so Greetings reciprocated.
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Merry Christmas to everyone here at BF in general and 50+ in specific.

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Old 12-25-08, 02:20 AM   #6
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In order for all of us to enjoy Christamas to the full--Just a few tips found on the net.


5:08 AM (3 hours ago)Holiday Eating Tips - For The Sanefrom Joke of the Day

I hate aspects of this time of year. Not for its crass commercialism and forced frivolity, but because it's the season when the food police come out with their wagging fingers and annual tips on how to get through the holidays without gaining 10 pounds.

1. About those carrot sticks. Avoid them. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnogaholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello? Remember college?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. You can't leave them behind. You're not going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards, mate.

10. And one final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Reread tips. Start over. But hurry! Cookieless January is just around the corner.
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Old 12-25-08, 05:30 AM   #7
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-- ^^^^^^^


Stolen from Stapfam...........printed and delivered to all at the Feed we had. We have food left for 30 and........................and........................and a defrosted turkey to cook for the immediate family today.

Boy is that new trianer for Christmas going to come in handy.

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And a Merry Christmas back atcha, and to all.
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4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.
Or like riding a bike with training wheels.

Merry Christmas to all.
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Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to all.
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Best Christmas and New Years wishes to a great bunch of folks! I am looking forward to resuming and increasing my cycling schedule in 2009.
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May not be christmassy enough but always seems to get revived at this time of year

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