Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Train: Final Stop


Home, at last. Me, I'll spend the next two days heating up a traditional Christmas dinner. What about some of the rest of you...


"We celebrate ancestral traditions," Bellis, Pasadena




"My husband and I spend a quiet day at home, surrounded by those we love." Shell Sherree, Brisbane

"I like to dress up to match my sidedishes," Katie, Berkeley.


"I like to dress up to match my kitchen appliances," Marion, Chicago.



"I have some girlfriends over and we stage a Heidi re-enactment." Brenda, AZ




"I spend the day in a state of geographical denial." Pierre, AZ


"Any excuse to barbeque. Face it, when you're married to an Argentinian, it's all about the meat." Christina, Altadena


"Waiting for escrow to close." Susan Campisi, The Dena's


"My husband stays in the kitchen. I take care of a thing or two around the house." Trish, No Cal

37 comments:

  1. I have loved these little Christmas cards. Poor Susan Campisi. You're going to scare her. Merry Christmas, Karin.

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  2. I do believe you've saved the best for last. Well done!

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  3. Now I know why they wear the furry purse on the front of the kilt.

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  4. Glad to see so many varied traditions; the Scots quite cheered me up.

    wv: matice

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  5. Welcome home in time for the holidays and thanks for the letting us tag along.

    I'm with Vanda, I love it when a man goes commando...

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  6. I think, Vanda, this proves the furry purse is just behind the kilt.

    Mary, Queen of Scotland

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  7. Hebrew Nationals?

    WV: slim pete. (I don't believe these WVs sometimes.)

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  8. Karin, you've spread more than your share of holiday cheer. Has anyone returned the favor? We really must roast you, and properly. The problem is I don't think anyone could do it as well as you do.

    Don't worry, Margaret, I got Susan a free geologist.

    Vanda: you call it a "purse?"

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  9. Spewing...yep...spewing!!!

    Love the kilts...good tradition to follow Bellis!!!

    Brenda...I might just join you for the Heidi revival...but I'd prefer to wear my own clothes...I'll bring the dvd!!!

    Pierre, if that's a shovel in your hands, come on over, we've got lot's of snow that needs to be moved from one place to another!!!

    Susan...it will be charming once you've fixed it up!!!

    And Trish...I'm speechless!!!

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  10. You guessed right- that's my favorite ancestral tradition. Hoots mon!!!! Where can I get to see this display?

    Wish I could get hold your image library, K. Meanwhile, I hope you all enjoy the Big Day tomorrow with turkey, roast chestnuts and sprouts followed by a cannonball figgy pudding set aflame with brandy.

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  11. Merry Christmas Karin! Let's get it on!

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  12. Thanks for inviting me along on this fun ride, Karin!
    It will be a grand party with Chieftess here. Looks like enough Heidi material for everyone!

    Joyous Noel, Karin!

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  13. You know how some people buy presents throughout the year to give as Christmas presents? Well that's just weird. I spend my year collecting my Christmas Card photos. (Ah P, I think I roast myself on a fairly regular basis.)

    Merry Christmas, youse guys.

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  14. And yesterday's meal was no exception! Now I have to get my hands on a meat helmet.

    This series has been hilarious.

    Merry Christmas, beautiful Karin.

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  15. Why yes I am that handsome. But I could use some advice on my taste in winter fashion.

    Merry Christmas, Karin

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  16. Merry Christmas, Karin. Presents await at my blog.

    Christina (named after the birthday boy) - "meat helmet"?

    WV: mortorst. Driving with a dead battery!

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  17. Tova is very traumatized by Bellis's kin folk

    Merry Holiday

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  18. I keep coming back for an extra giggle!!! You ARE a funny girl, Hiker!!!

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  19. Hiker, I didn't think it was possible, but I do believe you've outdone yourself. Hilarious! So, half my house has succumbed to a mudslide but I can still live in the other half. (It's Christmas so I'm trying to be a glass half full person.) You've spread much laughter this holiday season. Have a happy one!

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  20. Susan, don't worry. Google Earth tells me two-thirds of your house is still standing.

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  21. At a bagpipe concert a billion years ago, I did ask a very manly looking piper what he wore under his kilt. He declined to answer. I hope the answer was not reminiscent of my WV: "danti"!

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  22. Thanks for the Christmas Cheer!!!

    Merry Christmas, Hiker!

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  23. This definitely qualifies as a hoot and three-quarters! Excellent collection of hysterical photos, and I'm truly honored to be a stop on this train trip. But now all the babes in Berkeley will want to break out the broccoli bands!

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  24. ROTFLMAO!

    skinless, tender right next to the kilt boys...lol! Interesting pet...and I've NEVER seen an Andy Boy product put to hair product use! Sad that the excuse for those fridges is that they were made by AMC...which explains some of the vehicles they created! I am pretty sure my mother made me one of those country creations...oy! I'm pretty sure I do NOT want to know what those boys are doing in Pierre's pic. BBQ must be a little different in Altadena...just sayin'...oh poor Susan...are you TRYING to give her a heart attack?

    and then there's me...uhm...really...wow...uhm...I'm just wondering how you got a pic of me back in the day when I was doing set construction? ;-) just showed your post to the spousal unit...you've got us BOTH LOL'ing. Perhaps we can get together when I'm in LA and go to Home Depot or something!

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  25. I'm speechless, other than to wish you a Merry Christmas!

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  26. I guess I’m a little late for this party, but I wish you a Merry Christmas K from N.

    Hope you enjoyed the days as I did, with family and traditional food and everything that gives memories back to the childhood.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JAQPZfycgk

    D.

    Wv: reactic=intresting

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  27. Hilarious kilt shot! hahahaha.... hohohohoho!

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  28. I'm afraid I have to object, KB. I'd never wear a plaid shirt.

    Seriously, though, I'm honoured. And that little fellow looks rather contented.

    {Not to worry, Susan, a parachute and some gaffer tape will make all the difference to your situation.}

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  29. You've all been wonderfully good sports. Thanks for riding along. And you're all safe until next Christmas.

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  30. As for the blast up the kilt from an ostensible subway vent, I'm sure Marilyn would approve :)

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  31. y'all MUST be in Susan's estate planning---trying to send her into apoplexy.

    but, perhaps we can take up a collection to buy her some gaffer tape and that parachute? ;-)

    or not...

    wv: hedge...hedge your bets Susan!

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  32. Whaddya mean final stop? Aren't we going to get New Year's Eve teasers?

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  33. I swear I love these and sneak back and read them over and over. You've shared a lot of cheer with me this year KB. Can't wait to hug your neck in the very near future!
    V

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  34. Cheeky shot with the kilts. :)

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