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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby deliriumtree » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:11 am

Ooh! Those look nice Zwp! My feet always hurt from being on them all day. Bet those would feel good!

Bugs me: The pressure, guilt, and name calling my family resorts to try to get me to visit them during the holidays. Insulting me will bring me closer? I think not... :hrmpf:

Brightens me: The massive amount of tips I get this time of year. I'm socking it all away for a vacation! I have good feelings on the vacation front this year. I've already made what I had socked away for Atlanta last year and holiday dog rush has barely begun.
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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby vmh » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:11 am

jillbean wrote:Brightens me: PEPPERMINT MOCHAS at Starbucks. Yes, I know that you can get them year-round but now is the only time you get sprinkles on them. That makes them more special (yeah, yeah, whatever I need to tell myself :lol: )


I actually had one of these today! I usually don't like sugary coffee drinks but I couldn't resist. I think all the Christmas displays are slowly brainwashing me.

The wish I could get behind the counter sometimes and make my own drink. That's one of the few things I miss about being a barista. Starbucks employees steam the milk so it comes out flat. I like lattes with frothy, velvety goodness. I requested this once but they didn't get it right. I love Intelligentsia but they only have locations in Chicago and Silverlake. That's way too far for a cup of coffee. I used to order whole bean bags straight from the website but I've been drinking less coffee and more peppermint tea nowadays.
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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby Faith » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:21 am

I was always surprised at how many people can't steam milk where it gets frothy. And I always had people get mad at me when I made a cappuccino the right way, they always wanted more milk. I was like then order a latte because that's what you want, not a cappuccino. :roll: So glad I'm not working at Starbucks during Christmas this year like I did last year.

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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby songbird » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:59 pm

LauraK wrote:

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:roll2: :roll2: :roll2:

Oh god, I just laughed too hard at that. A clear display of my maturity.
That's the first jingle cats song I'd ever heard - I laughed even harder the first time :lol:
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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby Panda..ness » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:17 am

i was really excited for christmas a couple of weeks ago & now im not so much..not really sure why.
like last night i realised the music channels had started playing christmas songs, i sat there watching them & it felt wrong..but i think its just cos ive just had a 3 day bonfire night celebration so im feeling the wrong holiday haha.

& im worried this christmas that its gonna be a bit meh..last year it was quite fun but mum didnt have much money so it was little gifts which was ok, but then i got really bored in the day. & i saw a lot of my family on boxing day where i got very drunk & ill. didnt really feel as christmasy as when i was younger..
but im hoping to try feel better for this years..hopefully i will!

i love the build up though, i cant wait to go to the local christmas fair, last year i went & was very drunk (it was my brothers birthday party the same night & my other brother tried to get me drunk..& succeeded) so i cant wait for things like that :D
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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby Peaches » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:24 am

Good: The food and general togetherness of my family on Christmas Day :)
Bad: THE INTOLERABLE HEAT! Nothin says Christmas like havin a hot roast lunch on a 38 degree day!
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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:20 pm

Peaches wrote:Good: The food and general togetherness of my family on Christmas Day :)
Bad: THE INTOLERABLE HEAT! Nothin says Christmas like havin a hot roast lunch on a 38 degree day!

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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby LauraK » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:14 pm

Good- the family, togetherness, fun, and food! And I love how my house smells, lol!

Bad- The $$$$ spent, even when we say we're cutting back.

I did do some shopping on Amazon today- good prices compared to what I'd seen in the stores and free shipping. :)

Because I was showing Jingle Cats to Jake, we saw this one. You might not want to let your pepileptic dogs watch, though.....lots of flashing-psychedelic-lights, lol! (And angry meows...)

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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby jillbean » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:33 am

Bugs me: duking it out [sorry, "negotiating"] with co-workers on getting to use the remainder of respective vacation and personal times while still keeping the place staffed (we're a open-every-day-of-the-year place).

Brightens me: Finding gift bags and wrap that I purchased on clearance last year post-holidays. I forgot I had done so and now I do not need to buy any [at full price] this season!

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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby ItsAllRyche » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:08 am

I decorated my house already...now bear with me a moment..I am travelling for Thanksgiving this weekend through the Monday after Thanksgiving, so I really do not feel like getting back and working all that overtime and decorating and shopping etc. etc. allthewhile keeping my self perky and full of good cheer.

But I know some of you would be very proud of me. I love "The Nightmare Before Christmas". I have the entire town (all the buildings have dull spooky lighting, the working train and of course Jack as Santa...and all the characters. I even decorated a separate small tree with my "N.B.C." ornaments. Kinda creeped out the neighbors kid ha ha too funny.

Bugs: The false fakeness of it all, it will be "good will toward all men in a few weeks, then after the holidays it is back to f u Charlie" (a very good quote)

Brightens: The new movie "A Christmas Carol" in 3D. very very good. And how pretty the city looks all lit up with the decorations.
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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby Panda..ness » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:25 am

im feeling extremely christmasy so ill vent it out here ;D

i just cant wait! i havnt felt it for a little while, but i havnt been out much really so..
im REALLY excited for the local christmas fair, & im not even sure why. its always crap but in a nice way..well cos its local! last year there were people from a local panto there, & a load of old people singing a song on this stage, some crappy kids rides on one side, & then just stalls with raffles & just selling nice things like cakes & that..but loads of people go. extremely english haha. & where its held is quite pretty too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/60475625@N00/3385856256/ (pic of it)
i think its cos this year ive fallen back in love with where i live so.. :) & i just realised i mentioned the same fair up there *points*

& i cant wait to go to london during the christmas time, i know it'll be manic but i dont care.

im also hoping i can do a christmas party this year, cos they are always fun!

i also just realised i havnt done the challenge very good..im sorry! i dont have any cons at the moment..
oooooh apart from the xfactor single being number one EVERY YEAR. we need a real number one, thats cheesy, not a pop princess that looks tarty.
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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:38 am

Panda..ness wrote:im feeling extremely christmasy so ill vent it out here ;D

i just cant wait! i havnt felt it for a little while, but i havnt been out much really so..
im REALLY excited for the local christmas fair, & im not even sure why. its always crap but in a nice way..well cos its local! & i cant wait to go to london during the christmas time, i know it'll be manic but i dont care.
[color=#0000FF]Our local one is crap - one year it had Darth Vader instead of Father Christmas....random![/color]
im also hoping i can do a christmas party this year, cos they are always fun!
[color=#FF00FF]I'm actually looking forward to our work Christmas party this year, as I don't hate my colleagues[/color
]!!
YEAR. we need a real number one, thats cheesy, not a pop princess that looks tarty.
[color=#BF00FF]Word!! :D :partyman:[/color]
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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:44 am

ZebraWarriorPrincess wrote:
Panda..ness wrote:im feeling extremely christmasy so ill vent it out here ;D

i just cant wait! i havnt felt it for a little while, but i havnt been out much really so..
im REALLY excited for the local christmas fair, & im not even sure why. its always crap but in a nice way..well cos its local! & i cant wait to go to london during the christmas time, i know it'll be manic but i dont care.
[color=#0000FF]Our local one is crap - one year it had Darth Vader instead of Father Christmas....random![/color]
im also hoping i can do a christmas party this year, cos they are always fun!
[color=#FF00FF]I'm actually looking forward to our work Christmas party this year, as I don't hate my colleagues[/color
]!!
YEAR. we need a real number one, thats cheesy, not a pop princess that looks tarty.
[color=#BF00FF]Word!! :D :partyman:[/color]



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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby jillbean » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:46 pm

Bums me out: my nephews are getting older; now their wish lists consist of gift cards from cologne-drenched stores like American Eagle Outfitters and cash.

Brightens me: well, at least my husband still likes Legos! :lol:

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Re: Christmas season challenge

Postby Carol » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:39 pm

I love pulling out all my Christmas decorations and filling my rooms with things I've collected over the years. I collect Santa Clauses and usually get tickeled when I pull one out that I've forgotten I had. I enjoy putting out my Christmas village because some of the accessory pieces were my mother's.

Bugs Me- This year I can't get up to get out my decorations or put up a tree.


Brightened Me- My daughter did put my tree skirt over a table, top it with the plant she'd brought me in the hospital and put a Christmasy snowman in front of it. That's nice to look at. Also, my niece brought me a tiny little purple aluminum tree with purple lights and a purple star atop it. :) My grand nephew went upstairs and got my wreath for the front door and put it up. All of these things made me smile! :)
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