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Old 12-24-08, 06:47 PM   #1
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Christmas Eve activities

So watcha all doing this evening?

We're just hang'n out partaking in some food, drink and Christmas Movies. Btw, I highly recommend silver clouds for those needing drink suggestions:

1 ounce Kahlua
1 ounce Amaretto
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier (optional)
then fill up the rest of the glass with milk
drink with a pink straw and your pinky held high
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I think I'll just chug a bottle of Crown Royal until I no longer can.
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But actually, I got my first xmas present to myself in the mail today. Earthworm Jim for the SNES. So I'm going to clean up the place a bit, then play that into the wee hours, most likely.
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I am avoiding alcohol. I will make a nice dinner later and then watch movies. My practicing is almost done for the day.
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So watcha all doing this evening?
bike ride, duh.
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waitin for more guests to arrive...watched two people screaming at each other over a parking spot outside our window.......just spoke to ailing mom on the phone.....gonna start drinking now

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So far this evening I've managed to partially clean my LHT and I'm now eating a bowl of chicken noodle soup. It took me about an hour and a half to clean the LHT, and I haven't even started on the wheels yet.
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I am avoiding alcohol. I will make a nice dinner later and then watch movies. My practicing is almost done for the day.
What are you practicing?
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waitin for more guests to arrive...watched two people screaming at each other over a parking spot outside our window.......just spoke to ailing mom on the phone.....gonna start drinking now

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I hope mom can stop ailing as soon as possible.
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So far this evening I've managed to partially clean my LHT and I'm now eating a bowl of chicken noodle soup. It took me about an hour and a half to clean the LHT, and I haven't even started on the wheels yet.
I'm dreading having to clean mine up. Oh, the accumulated crud!
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wow....eating a rum ball the wife made....holy xmas crap they're good!!!


We're trying to find the perfect xmas party cd.....listening to this right now....not quite happening
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Thank you sir....nothing very serious, but as the years pile up things happen.

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I'm dreading having to clean mine up. Oh, the accumulated crud!
Me and my mtb are reveling in our winter funk.....well, I took a shower tonight......but liking the dirty bike thing....I cleaned the chain today tho. The crunchy noises were getting to me.
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wow....eating a rum ball the wife made....holy xmas crap they're good!!!


We're trying to find the perfect xmas party cd.....listening to this right now....not quite happening
I love rum balls. Then again I'm part German so I like almost anything with sugar and booze. Yeah, you might want to continue your search for xmas music.
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Bake cookies, eat cookies, watch A Christmas Carol on tv, wait impatiently for morning.
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Bake cookies, eat cookies, watch A Christmas Carol on tv, wait impatiently for morning.
What's in the morning. Expecting something good?
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We're spending the day with my best friend. We'll eat more cookies and some cupcakes. Then we're watching a movie. The theme of the day is "Let's have fun away from party poopers" (basically the members of our families who go a little nutso this time of year). I also have a bunch of presents to open and I'm like a hyper 8 year old around gifts.
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Just returned home from a late afternoon gathering of my wife's family at her uncle's home and catching up on Email whilst my wife is upstairs wrapping gifts for the kids and grandkids.

Once she's done with that, I'll light a fire and give her a little red box that she doesn't know she's getting since she thinks she's gotten all of her presents as I tend to give all year long when the opportunity presents itself and just say, "Merry Christmas".

She'll get a teary-eyed and tell me that it's not fair because she thought we weren't exchanging gifts given all of the aforementioned pre-Christmas gift giving and didn't get me anything because, well, I'm too hard to buy for anyway since I tend to get what I want or need when I want or need it. That'll lead to a hug and a kiss and then, well.... use your imagination.
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Every year since we were 12 one of my friends has a Christmas eve party with caroling, food and drinks. It's the one time of the year I see lots of old friends and there are usually 50 or 60 people there.

Well, the guy who throws this party is on a 2 day delay from Portland and won't be there. His mom has decided the show must go on and we will all be there without him. I suspect it will be a bit weird.
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working up some music for a brass quintet thing on new years.
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I'm going to spend the majority of this evening carefully inspecting the inside of my eye lids. You can't be too careful with that.
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Just returned home from a late afternoon gathering of my wife's family at her uncle's home and catching up on Email whilst my wife is upstairs wrapping gifts for the kids and grandkids.

Once she's done with that, I'll light a fire and give her a little red box that she doesn't know she's getting since she thinks she's gotten all of her presents as I tend to give all year long when the opportunity presents itself and just say, "Merry Christmas".

She'll get a teary-eyed and tell me that it's not fair because she thought we weren't exchanging gifts given all of the aforementioned pre-Christmas gift giving and didn't get me anything because, well, I'm too hard to buy for anyway since I tend to get what I want or need when I want or need it. That'll lead to a hug and a kiss and then, well.... use your imagination.


That's EXACTLY what Mr. East Hill does!

This year, though, I am ready! Yes, I have a reserve gift for him .

Oh, this is what he's gotten me so far this year (just the books).

The Amphibians came to Conquer: The Story of Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner
To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth by Jeff Cooper
The Death of the USS Thresher by Norman Polmar
Mauser Smallbores: Sporting, Target & Training Rifles by Jon Speed
German Headgear in World War II by Pat Moran & Jon Maguire
Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg

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Me and my mtb are reveling in our winter funk.....well, I took a shower tonight......but liking the dirty bike thing....I cleaned the chain today tho. The crunchy noises were getting to me.

I could have been cleaning the bikes but instead I have been excavating them from our garage which collapsed under the weight of snow today:



Got them all out out but one (the most irreplaceable natch my wife's high-school schwinn worldsport) plus the burley trailer. I posted this pic earlier in the winter cycling forum.

It's also my 4 yr-old's bday. She is at church w/ my wife, I am home policing the 7 yr old who had a world - class meltdown at the beginning of the service. He is doing community service in exchange (talking to my mom on the phone). I am also heating up the pink birthday soup for the bday girl (borscht + sour cream)
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I'm going to spend the majority of this evening carefully inspecting the inside of my eye lids. You can't be too careful with that.
Yes, I frequently check the insides of my eye-lids for cracks. So far so good, but it never hurts to be diligent; especially when I'm sitting in the easychair with my feet up in the reclined position.
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Just sitting here sippin' on Jim Beam. looking at my new/old bike, looking for any dirt I may have missed. I was cleaning my bike earlier. Kinda hiding out from Santa Claus. Did I ever tell you I was afraid of Santa as a small child? To this day, I keep a respectable didtance from anybody dressed up as Santa.
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I could have been cleaning the bikes but instead I have been excavating them from our garage which collapsed under the weight of snow today:



Got them all out out but one (the most irreplaceable natch my wife's high-school schwinn worldsport) plus the burley trailer. I posted this pic earlier in the winter cycling forum.

It's also my 4 yr-old's bday. She is at church w/ my wife, I am home policing the 7 yr old who had a world - class meltdown at the beginning of the service. He is doing community service in exchange (talking to my mom on the phone). I am also heating up the pink birthday soup for the bday girl (borscht + sour cream)
Yikes!

I had a foot and a half of snow on my deck. I was wondering if it was going to do some self-demolition as well.

Now the snow has turned to rain, and it is going to be slick ice tomorrow morning .

Is your wife's bike damaged beyond repair, or is it just still buried?

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