Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Christmas Train continues

Ok, did you remember your toothbrush? Because we don't have a lot of time. Linda, our Canadian cattle rancher, has been expecting us.



She told her Bossman and his foreman not to wait up.



Because she would be joining us at Marjie's.


Marjie needed cheering up. Only half her kids were dropping by for Christmas dinner.



We jumped the pond, because Sara, newly ensconced in Belgium, has a bit of a fashion crisis. Oh, she's all down with the Euro trash scarf look, but the devil's in the details.



Back stateside, we sampled Terri's Arkansas.



Bayside and Paula of Florida wanted to pay tribute to the assistance they've been receiving from BP.



Virg couldn't make it and begged for forgiveness. She was otherwise engaged.



So it's on to Arizona. And Australia, of course.

(My new pet post at Patch. Catch the blond.)

47 comments:

  1. I should do something like this post again, KB. (XXcellent!)

    But it's just that some of the characters I'd have to bring in would ruin my reputation. Further. Luckily you don't have that problem.

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  2. Are those scarves only available in Europe? Eat your heart out, New York.

    CK

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  3. Hey! I got my mom a scarf just like that for Christmas.

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  4. OMG! This is brilliant!!! More, more....

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  5. ...or maybe i could work on Miss Linda's farm?

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  6. {Snort!!!} I'd stay on at Marjie's and help her with the Kahlua, but perhaps I'd better scurry home and fluff the pillows...

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  7. Now you know where those "farmer's daughter" jokes come from.

    FARMER'S DAUGHTER

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  8. Hey, that was suppose to be my secret ingredient. Now everyone is gonna want that dressing.

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  9. Oh, it might be too late for that now, Shell. And I do have one for Bellis...

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  10. Wul dat gum. If this aint the best dam bunch a pho toes I ever did see. You sure are good at whut yer doin here. Yesir.

    Oops. Sorry. I just watched the Farmer's Daughter.

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  11. This further conflicts my feelings about being an American

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  12. Wonderful cheesecake, indeed.

    Kahlua--that's the secret American ingredient? Ah. Explains a lot about the 60s and 70s.

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  13. gotta say, I'm certainly glad I stopped drinking Kahlua in the 80's...otherwise my ass would be the size of Kansas...or so it seems with this pic! well, AND I'd have 75 kids by now...whew!

    I'd say the sausage pic would make me lean towards being a vegetarian, but the next pic kinda kills it for me! and if not that one, certainly the Shell pic...wow. irony all around!

    and, shouldn't the RISE be closer to Linda's pic?
    just sayin'

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  14. Trish: That would be like bringing coal to Newcastle. Not necessary. Just sayin' ;-)

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  15. Hilarious! Now I know what to get my friends and family for Christmas: stretch terry coordinates and sausage scarves. Priceless!

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  16. Is "wearing the sausage scarf" some kind of euphemism/idiom?

    WV: inerchou. I'm getting in touch with my inerchou today. I feel so French.

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  17. Oh I could only wish I would ever look that good!

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  18. AH,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjwAucpiC6Q

    I guess we are talking biodiesel.

    D.

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  19. D: Gives a whole new meaning to "Tractor Pull".

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  20. Wow, those colorful stretch terry numbers really are ugly. And the lack of protuberance makes me think it's Ken and Skipper wearing them. Yes, I can see why Linda told them not to wait up.

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  21. I'm getting nervous... What have you got in store? Not a dress of bacon rashers, I hope.

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  22. OK...that top photo...my mom-in-law's look alike...seriously!!! Even at 89, there's a resemblance!!! All her life she's been likened to Jane Russell!!! (a tough act to follow!!!)

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  23. Chieftess: if your Mother In Law looked like that I would have never made it home from the retirement luncheon.

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  24. A few years ago Mr E!!! But really, if you look at the photos of Jane Russell on imdb.com, she even looks like Jane now, (a bit different from the femme fatale of the earlier years!!!)

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  25. Delicious. I'm onna have me summa that there oil on my weenies.

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  26. Petrea: Does that oil have the same effect as "Rise" on your weenies?

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  27. Chieftess: Forgive me. It wasn't a retirement luncheon at all, was it?

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  28. Petrea: Good question. Hmmm!

    (Look at the last photo.)

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  29. Another classic and creative post. The Kahlua ad gave me a flashback to my introduction to that fabled concoction in the late 80s. In college I drank either beer or screwdrivers so at the holiday party for the Boston law firm where I was a temp I thought drinking White Russians would make me appear sophisticated. I drank quite a few and although I didn't get wicked drunk I was surprised that I was wide awake most of the night. That's how I learned that Kahlua was a coffee-based drink.

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  30. I remember making Kahlua one Christmas!!! Did anyone else have the recipe!!!

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  31. Earl, I think Petrea is pulling your leg. Your leg, Earl, just your leg.

    Anyone who has visited Boston has heard the legend of Katie Kahlua.

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  32. This is just fantastic!!! Smiles, smiles, smiles!!

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  33. Oh you little so and so! I am honored to be in one of your blog posts. And with one of my favorite fashion accessories, too.

    I knew I should have followed my dream of being a Canadian rancher...

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  34. Maybe so, Hiker, but Jane Russell is giving me charlie horses (both calves).

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  35. Not everyone has heard the legend.

    D.

    PS. I’ve been to Boston and it seems to be a white Christmas ... here.

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  36. Thinking that every time I look at your blog, the first thing I see is Jane Russel, I thought of the old Winston cigarettes slogan, "It's What's Up Front That Counts." "Up front" in the blog is what I was thinking. But then, for the first time, a light went on that they weren't just talking about the tobacco. Silly me. And apparently, they weren't just thinking of Jane Russel, either:

    It's What's Up Front That Counts

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  37. Forget about my mother's look-a-like Jane Russell, what about the not-so-subtle message in the last photo. Great shot of cleavage in an ad for Rise shave cream. Am I the only one who doesn't miss the message?

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  38. I do believe Mr E got the message DB!!! (I figured it out too!!!)

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  39. Oooh, La, La, Linda is hot! Did I consume a lot of that Kahlua? I hope you all helped. I just don't remember...

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  40. Since when did I beg someone to be "gentle"?
    I'm flattered that you were able to locate my cleavage.
    YOu are one hilarious woman.
    V

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  41. Just so you know, that sausage scarf is actually crocheted...

    I had to look at the Shell ad a few times to believe it - but I was already laughing so hard I just moved on. You are one funny bunny, KB.

    wv peessi
    I almost peessied myself!

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  42. Whoa - that BP salad - it ain't just for breakfast anymore! I kid you not, but that stuff looks seriously like something I used to eat as a kid called "Grass Jelly" (it's an Asian dessert that resembles petrol-hued jello but with an herbal flavor). Just google it, and you'll see what I mean.

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  43. Chieftess...I made batches of batches of it in college

    and I'm with Mr Earl...Momma Chief would have certainly distracted me...

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  44. Yummy yams with squirrel stew and fried chicken. Mmmmm

    And for New Years Day we must serve the traditional Hog Jowl and Blackeyed Peas with choice of overcooked, soggy greens. Oh, yum.

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