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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2008
    It's mah birthday. And what a nice present Warren and Paul got me!

    For our Canadian friends: What exactly do you guys do for Boxing Day?
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    Two words: Cover art.

    K', maybe not...
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2008 edited
    Great little piece of cheesecake there, good sir.

    As for me, holidays went fine. Got some keen stuff and had a bit of nice down-time with the folks. Our extended family finally came out as the assholes they truly are, but eh, I really don't give much of a shit about them anymore.
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    it appears many people shop on Boxing Day. get up at ridiculous hours to get a possibly "amazing deal" on something they have "limited quantities" of...
    it's snowy here in Vancouver not like i've seen in a long time... not since '71, they say.

    me, i've barely left the house. only to eat at the restaurants down the street... i've got new records, i've been drinking and smoking pot all day somehow or another, and i'm wearing long johns. i've created a cozy nest this evening.

    oh yes, and Merry Festive Greetings to Everyone!
    hope everyone's healthy and enjoyed themselves.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2008 edited
    it's friggin freezing here in soCal. I'm sure it is way worse in other states but hey, we're lil bitches over here ^_^
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2008
    Sweet, my tot kept asking where the Christmas party was. I reminded her of her Hanukah swag. She'll come around.
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2008
    Mmmm... Holiday cheesecake...
    I got a bat skeleton in a square of resin.
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2008
    @chris g I've been in NYC for several months but SoCal is my home since birth. It's warmer than in New York, yes, but still surprisingly chilly. I guess because in my head LA is always around 75F.
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2008
    I can has cheesecake? (I refuse to do lol spellings)
    • CommentAuthordeckard
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2008
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    Survived but barely. Christmas eve was a disaster. I ended up going to be at 7:30 just to end it. Christmas was almost worst. m husband insisted we go sledding. He's from Denver, so he has no real idea what sledding is. After he nearly broke his neck, he decided I was right, that sledding is dangerous and not at all fun. But he insisted I take our daughter down once. So I handed over my camera....

    and didn't get it back, because he lost it int the snow. thank god I found it about an hour later.... And this was before we even made it over to the family where everyone fought and threw fits and crazy ex stepdad tried to crash the party.

    Yesterday went better. I woke up early and fought my way through the masses and spent all my christmas money. I'm starting to think I like fighting for limited quantity objects. All the holiday frustrations go right into shopping... I did quite a bit of un- necessary shoving. But that will be our secret.
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2008
    Wow, that is a gorgeous picture... I think I'm going to print it and stick it on my spring semester binder.

    My holiday was nice... I got a new Wacom tablet, a telescope (pretty useless here in the city, but you never know), and a George-Forman-Grille.

    And it's shockingly warm here in Rochester, NY. 4F last week, and now it's shot up to 50F... I didn't even have to wear gloves when I went dumpster diving last night!

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    my christmas was awkward, mostly because mine was awesome, but my girlfriend's sucked ass.

    for example- i reconnected with family, and got pretty much everything on my list, including one of my best friends back (talk about miracles...), number 1 of which being, nearly 2 grand in car repairs (i'm still a little blown away that the folks pretty much just shelled it out).

    meanwhile, the wimin's dad had to practically be cattle-prodded into going to the hospital because he was dizzy and losing vision. this is probably somehow a result of the 10 percent liver, and completely failed pancreas, and vomiting blood (so now he's anemic, too) that are in turn the result of 10 years of raging alcoholism. at the hospital, they were surprised he didn't have alcohol poisoning, his BAC was that high. it took all 3 of his kids, 3 firefighters, 2 cops and 2 paramedics to convince him to go.

    so I'M in a good mood, but i feel a little guilty.
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2008
    Hi Whitechapel,

    Lovely gift, guys.

    Got back from the family a while ago, which means I'm finally back to my broadband. Dialup is like losing an arm.

    Hope everyone is well.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2008
    Christmas was good, much better than it's been for some time now. I think I might have finally gotten over something that's been in the way of me really enjoying being with my family for some years now.

    Doesn't hide the fact that I ticked over from 31 to 32 though. I have a feeling 2009 might be a year where I get out more, I'm starting to get the whole 'if I don't start doing some of those things I've always wanted to do, I may never get the chance to' feeling.
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2008
    On Boxing Day, all Canadians kill something smaller than themselves, lament the lack of liquor and then exchange socks with each other.
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    Socks! I heart socks.
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2008
    back home this evening after many adventures, smoked a christmas gift cuban cigar (I don't really smoke so it left me lightheaded), gathering myself for the readjustment back to work. I've got no hair anymore, and I keep trying to regather my ponytail to find it gone(quite a few double-takes in mirrors, too).

    hoping Warren and Paul weren't joking about that stick-figure edition of freakangels on New Years...
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2008
    Still alive. Had a good weekend up in Lapland - snow, quiet, the nearest neighbour half a mile away, cars passing the house maybe once in two or three hours... Ahh, peace. Now I'm back in the city and my dear sister is driving me up the wall like she always does. Otherwise, my holidays have been really, really nice. Quiet. Peaceful. Might have something to do with the bottle of 12-year-old single malt I got myself for Christmas.

    Also, the Freakangels this week? Hot damn. Pretty!