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Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

‘Tis the Season for General Chaos

In Great Decisions My Parents Make, I Laugh in Your General Direction on December 5, 2010 at 5:48 am

In light of the Christmas spirit, my dad has been pounding on various hard surfaces and swearing inbetween his teeth for the past two weeks, as he has been reigniting a flame from his childhood by building a miniature train set.

It’s quite involved. The buildings light up, there are tiny little people and trees, even gravel streets. I assume this town is industrializing with the use of its own raw materials, as there is a giant freight train that otherwise circumvents it for no particular reason.

But his brand new engine continues to lose the cars it’s pulling, and occasionally my cat hops onto the structure, causing the engine to fall off the tracks (“Why do we even have any god damn animals?!”), which is apparently unfixable and results in him taking the Lord’s name in vain at great length. And at Christmas! Tsk, tsk.

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What I’m Thankful For

In A few of my favorite things, Coffee, Living inside my TV on November 25, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

We know all too well that the Pilgrims were not nearly thankful enough for the Native Americans’ assistance, but for some reason that has never tarnished the meaning of this holiday. In light of that, I would like to contribute my own list of things I’m thankful for.

  • My family’s sense of humor.

    The staff of my school newspaper last year

  • A healthy body
  • Tobias Fünke
  • Anyone who makes me laugh
  • The teachers and mentors who have shaped my education and way of thinking: Meg Thomas, Judith Roof, Al Massey, and Laura Ross.

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