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It was awesome

Hope yours was, too!


Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 26, 2013, 12:29 am

What a fabulous lazy day at casa de armybrat! I slept in late, hubby slept in later. Eggs Benedict and Bloody Marys. Christmas music. Phone calls from family and friends. Nap. Bottle of proseco. Prime rib, asparagus and potatoes au gratin, horseradish sauce and a fabulous Sangiovese. Shame I have to get up and go to work in the morning.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: December 26, 2013, 2:01 am

So I managed to spend two whole days with the fam, and its back to Alaska in the morning.

I got another house, and an SUV. -Not bad.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: December 26, 2013, 2:16 am

I ate enough to kill a pony. But I didn’t get any socks, which might be the saddest thing ever.

Comment from Nina
Time: December 26, 2013, 2:41 am

Pretty laid back compared to last year (Norwegians know how to celebrate Christmas!), just three of us, but dinner was great and we three are happy campers.

Merry Christmas!

Comment from weasel tablet
Time: December 26, 2013, 3:04 am

SOCKS!!!! OMFG, I got, like, EIGHT socks, Andi loved every man jack of them

That’s how you know you’re old.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: December 26, 2013, 3:45 am

I wanted socks. I love socks. But it was a sock drought.

I blame Bush & Global Warming.

Edited to add: You’re not old. I’ve been in love with good, wool socks since I was in my 20s. Okay, 20 is pretty old if you’re a mustelid.

Comment from surly ermine
Time: December 26, 2013, 4:01 am

Happy Christmas Stoat and Badger! Yes on the socks here. Also, a great hat and a 1905 Elgin.

Comment from BJM
Time: December 26, 2013, 5:03 am

I got a Samsung Galaxy S4, cashmere socks and some black lacy bits.

We slept in too…went for a walk with the doggies and jumped back into bed with pecan pancakes, chicken sausages, strawberries and Prosecco.

I made a spicy puttanesca with prawns washed down with a central coast Pinot for dins.

The hubby is sacked out and the house is quiet. I have some dark chocolate and the rest of the Pinot at hand; it’s Frostivus Eve!

Comment from Oceania
Time: December 26, 2013, 5:35 am

S4’s have a habit of bursting into flames …

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 26, 2013, 11:17 am

Always a ray of sunshine, you.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 26, 2013, 11:36 am

Hmm… must be a socks kinda year! Sounds like a Daily Mail story: ‘Couples turn to socks as end of world approaches”.

The truth, as we minions know, is that good socks are always welcome.

Happy Boxing Day!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 26, 2013, 1:52 pm

Santa brought me a Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker
And a nice lock-blade Buck Knife.

He knows his audience! Next year there’ll be a martini waiting by the fireplace for him – screw cookies and milk! He’d better not make any sudden noises though!


Comment from Deborah
Time: December 26, 2013, 3:12 pm

Any of you out there knitting those Christmas socks?
I’m thinking of picking up knitting needles again (after fifty years), and I’m wondering if hand-knitted socks are comfortable to wear.

Comment from gromulin
Time: December 26, 2013, 4:03 pm

I got this spiffy new tablet thingy. What am I supposed to do with it? Also cooked a Prime rib that was awesome. Also ate so much I know what being pregnant feels like. Also need a plumber today.

Comment from Pupster
Time: December 26, 2013, 8:14 pm

I hinted for socks but didn’t get any. I suppose sending a link to the site with the exact model and size was too subtle.

Glad you woodland creatures enjoyed your holiday.

Comment from Mike C.
Time: December 26, 2013, 8:48 pm

Got all y’all beat – I got a new fry pan. 12″, high wall Calphalon. With lid. Santa apparently forgot the B.A.R. I asked for. Maybe next year.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 26, 2013, 9:43 pm

Got 24 hours with 3 of the 4 grown kids [one lives several states away]. Our traditional Christmas feast of prime rib and a bloody great pot of cioppino. Got a top of the line hand grain mill, some cookbooks I have been after [including completing my set of Alton Brown’s Good Eats books], water purifying filters, and yes good wool socks.

And got to give a bunch of things that the family wanted.

As I suspect that by next December, what we regard as a “normal” consumer-driven Christmas will be beyond our reach; but I am well pleased with this celebration to hold in memory.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Deborah
Time: December 26, 2013, 9:55 pm

@Subotai Bahadur—by next Christmas, wool socks may be all that we can afford.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: December 26, 2013, 10:04 pm

I got an iPod Touch 5th Gen and a desktop power supply for my electronics hobby work…no socks or underwear this year.

Comment from ed
Time: December 26, 2013, 10:48 pm

Man. I could almost kill for a huge bowl of good cioppino and a plate of au gratin potatoes. And socks are a good gift anytime.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: December 26, 2013, 11:37 pm

Scored a Nook Glowlight (not the much, apparently deserved, maligned Simple touch Glowlight.
Love it, so far.
+ a coupla GC’s to Newegg and Amazon…

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 27, 2013, 2:01 am

I got new sheepskin slippers…does that count in the sock line? Oh…and a trip to Iceland in Feb to hopefully view the northern lights.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: December 27, 2013, 2:18 am

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 27, 2013, 2:01 am

I got new sheepskin slippers….

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