Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Hanzii, Dec 23, 2012.
HO HO HO
And from the swampy boglands of south west England. Still technically a couple of hours away but the stove's off, the oven's cooling and I'm off down the pub for some ale. I'll see you in the drunk thread in a bit.
One thing I miss from England.
The local pub does not exist here. Closest bar is in a nearby mall and it's not a nice place. So I'll be drinking on my own.
Mom, Sis, and Sis' kids came down for the afternoon. There was lots of food and everyone had a blast. I am utterly delighted. Best Christmas I've ever had as an adult. SO HAPPY TODAY.
His sister's child was close to death and they were starving!
We found that in Norway. Outside of cities where do people meet? What do they do other than maybe bother lemmings? The Norwegians will burrow a tunnel through a mountain at the drop of a hat, but open a pub?
We simply don't have the pub culture. Perhaps it's the prices or perhaps because we're so unsocial, I don't know. But most people simply don't have a local pub and don't go out drinking alone - bars are for parties and for going to with friends (the regulars at he one in he mall are mostly serious alcies).
When working as a bartender in East Sussex I was amazed to see most of the village in there at one time or he other. Even the priest and the vicar.
I think what we found odd was the complete lack of anywhere obvious in Norway. I'm sure price has some part to play, but it's not that hard to buy booze. We just found in more than a few places that there were shops, a church or two and inevitably a tunnel through a mountain but no obvious place where people socialised.
I'm about to sit down to a nice glass of scotch m'self.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks for being awesome!
Here is my Christmas Secret:
I inevitably get this stuck in my head every Christmas. Thanks, Al!
Oh, well, everyone have fun!
Weird Al is the greatest.
Happy Christmas! Merry Holidays!
We celebrate both days!
As kids we had "Betty Claus" day on the 24th with the moms, and Christmas with Dad's family on the 25th. For the first few years after the divorce, we really RAKED IN THE PRESENTS.
Mr. W's family has presents and family dinner on 24th, big gathering on 25th.
The first year after my wife's parents got divorced, she wrote a wish list for her dad with four very different priced items, so he had something to choose from. He bought her all four.
Taken on it's own, that's a great miniature short story right there. I can't really make up my mind; is it touching or sad or maybe neither or both?
Anyway: Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmasn everyone! I had a pretty successful day, only disaster were the dinner rolls, which over-rose and then burned. The scalloped potatoes kicked ass though!
And pumpkin pie ice cream is delicious.
Waving, not drowning
I'm not sure whether to post this in either this thread, the beer thread, or the drunk thread, but I got booze for Christmas from one of my relations. It's Evans Williams Honey Reserve, and my god, is it delicious.
And Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
The aftermath of Christmas: turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce. And beer, because beer. Yuss.
Christmas: Thanksgiving for everyone!
The true meaning of Christmas is getting wasted with your parents and watching Battleship. Yeah, I adaid Battleship. Fuckyou, that mvoie is awesome1
Happy Crimbo, Broken Friends!
Merry Christmas everyone! A fairly uninteresting day today, oven caught fire while making breakfast, my one year old nephew was pretty miserable all day. Good times!
It isn't an Internet Christmas without the Burger King Guy:
That right there was Christmas 2002 (and 2003) in the dorms for me. One of the guys on my floor was obsessed with the original animation, and would play it on a seemingly-endless loop for hours at a time. Nearly drove his roommate to murder him.
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