Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Drama and the Romance of Childhood.

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My grandfather brought an old row boat home from an auction once and gave it to my brother and I to play with down in the creek.

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My brother wanted to play war games and have me in the boat while he "bombed" me from the shore with whatever was handy ... like dried cowpies, old tree trunks, rocks, water balloons (they were handy in that he pulled them down there in an old wagon)and suction cup arrows from his bow and arrow set.

I wasn't in to that for the obvious reasons like ... I am allergic to rocks.

I wanted to role play "Lady of Shalott" and lay in the boat in a long gown and have flowers everywhere and just float along looking up at the sky.

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However having to pick the blood suckers off your feet from pushing the boat into the open water kind of wrecks the mood.

So the boat basically sat there and we went and swung from the rope in the barn instead.   We could agree on Tarzan and Jane.  Well, I pretended he was Jane and called him that, but in my head ... I just saw a Chimp.


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Friday, December 28, 2012

Double Standards.

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You notice when the young, pretty, very thin girl twirls in front of the fountain, head tilted to the sky, arms outspread, embracing life ... everyone stops and admires her and smiles?

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Notice how they use that image in movies and commercials and music videos and it symbolizes life and youth and beauty?

Notice how that same young woman can get naked and jump in the fountain for the sheer joy of life and everyone laughs and nods and are still smiling?

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Then how come everytime I get into the fountain people scream and they call the cops???


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Monday, December 24, 2012

I Went Over To The Dark Side.

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I should have kicked and screamed a little longer. I give in wayyy too easily.

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I suspected this about myself first when I was 3 and I got tired of throwing my tantrum and my brother escaped with my Barbie ...

Now I know I am a pushover.

I have been complaining about the weather and the heat and then I thought, I will just go with it ... give up on the traditional Canadian Christmas and embrace all things Australian.

I was tired of people complaining because I made them put on snowsuits, tuques and mitts and pull each other around on a sled on the grass. I was tired of trying to revive them when they passed out from the heat. I was tired of people screaming at me to put on some decent music and turn that "Christmas crap" off. I was tired to telling them how wonderful turkey is when all I had was fake wingless something to pass off and no-one wanted to eat it anyway. I was tired of baking and sweating for hours when the kids prefer bread and butter covered with sprinkles.

I went over to the dark side. I agreed that we will have a barbeque, pool party type of day. I agreed everyone could be half naked. I agreed to frolic in the outdoors with the huge bugs.

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... and now it is going to rain all day ...

Swell.

Anyone know any indoor party games for half naked, semi drunk, Aussies at Christmas time?


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Saturday, December 22, 2012

POE5 Blog 26 LIV-Glam, Melu Deco, Starhelm Trading Company

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A really good game to play at Christmas is "statues."

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It works because the adults can play and you can always get one of the kids to beg them. Just make sure that you get the kid to beg before they are wearing half their dinner on their face and while the crinolines are still crisp. For some reason wilted crinolines and gravy do not equal cuteness.

You can do the "pretend we are all little mice and be as quiet as quiet as can be" but chances are their parents have already played that one to death on the ride over Christmas morning.

Have everyone strike a pose and hold it. You can also call this game "playing Madonna" which might win over the hearts of some of the more trendier peeps. They are not to move or speak. Then you tell them there is a huge prize for the winner out in the garage and you leave them to it.

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The prize is room to move and not be a statue ... but don't give that away until the end. I sometimes LET the kids win and declare it a 32 way tie and put all the kids out in the garage ...that works too.


Oh just make sure to check on Grandma every now and then ... sometimes it may look like they are playing Statue and they are really dead.


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Friday, December 21, 2012

POE5 Blog 25 Eshi Otawara, K-Code, Stonewood Interiors

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I love the Mountains at Christmas time. They look magnificent with their snowy peaks and ruggedness etched against the sky ...

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Living in the foothills was magical. It was just a short drive to the best skiing and who didn't love a great day skating with that as a back drop ...

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We lost more relatives out there let me tell you. So much gear to take to enjoy the day, just too easy to misplace a brother, a grandma ... whatever .... I don't like to think of them as lost ... I like to think of them as special presents wandering in the frozen beauty, waiting to brighten the day of whoever finds them ...

They are like unexpected gifts for the lonely mountain man ...

. .. or food for the hungry bears in the spring ...


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POE5 Blog 24 Artizana

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We live by this quote at Christmas:

“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”

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You either get to the table and get eating or get taken out (and I don't mean for dinner and a movie). People are very passionate about their mashed potatoes and Bean Salad let me tell you! You may think the role of the "slowest Gazelle" is being played by "Fluffy" the Turkey and therefore you are safe, but in my family, the "Lions" never miss an opportunity to take out the weaker and the feeble in an effort to get that drumstick.

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That is why we no longer allow utensils at our Christmas dinner. We are completely unarmed. That way no-one sustains any lasting scars ...


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POE5 Blog 23 Shabby Chic, LUXus

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I have not done my Christmas baking yet.

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I am tired of baking. This year I just collected everyone else's baking everywhere we went and I am going to put it on a plate and serve it Christmas Day.

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Surprisingly, those Church Ladies down't have someone standing guard over the cookie platter at the quilting bees and I was able to slide that whole plate into my purse.

Now I have all those cookies AND a nice plate to give grandma.

It really is a knife's edge between naughty or nice ...


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

POE5 Blog 22 Amaranthus, MEB, Weekend Salvage

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We like to build fires in the middle of frozen lakes during the winter ...

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You might think "OH NO!! That will go right through the ice and then everyone will fall in and die!" but that does not happen.

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I am going to give you some alone time so you can think about how cold it has to be for a huge lake to freeze so hard that a bonfire built on it does not melt the ice.

You can send your sympathy cards to any Canadian.

They will appreciate it ... if you send enough ... they will be able to have a huge bonfire.


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Out In The Cold.

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Leaving someone out in the cold can be a matter of life and death.

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I know a lot of you here in Australia cannot even imagine it.

I suggest that you make an effort to understand and have someone take everything out of the freezer and then you climb in it. Then you should lay there and try and make snow angels ... don't worry that you can't move because neither can Canadians in the snow with all their snow gear on. After 3 days in there you will get the idea of what 5 minutes outside in the frozen northland is like.

They release reports on how fast exposed skin can freeze. We practice running drills in those few seconds and it comes down to this ...

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If you can reach your brother and get back in the house before that time is up ... your brother lives to see another winter ... if not ... you wave at him from the window. You can't even have a funeral until the spring thaw ...

Old man winter waits for no-one ...
 
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POE5 Blog 21 Prism Designs, Domus

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I love to volunteer to set the Christmas table at Christmas time. Mainly because setting it any other day leaves you feeling kind of foolish. People just won't wear those stupid hats other days of the year.

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One of the things I really enjoy is that I get to decide where everyone sits, and I also get out of the living room and away from the relatives who brought slides of their summer vacations.

A fun thing to do is to slip is obscure things onto the decorations that have nothing to do with Christmas. I like to put things out like Grandma's dentures, a picture I took of my brother when he was all dressed up in my prom dress, and a bowl of mixed pills.

You can also put a my little pony as one of the reindeer, a transformer to run along beside the sleigh and protect the Harry Potter Santa.

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I am a big fan of having dinosaurs be part of the nativity scene too.


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

POE5 Blog 20 EMO-tions, Zibska, Inga Wind

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You know those paint sets you got as a kid  last year from your grandma and you never knew what to do with them?  Think Face Painting.

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You can set up a little booth right next to the eggnog and charge your relatives to do a little face painting for Christmas.

I like to paint completely different faces on them so that I can live out my fantasy that I am adopted. My grandfather looked great as Donald Trump. I am not that crazy about him as a person but I figure the perks would be pretty sweet.

Some people like to go for butterflies and clowns and things and I guess all I have to say about that is that everyone has their own fantasies and I guess some people like the idea of eating leaves and having a nose that honks.

It's Christmas ... and with enough eggnog you will not even care because strangely enough ... Donald Trump does look a little bit like a clown ... if you fluff the hair I mean ...

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Just make sure you use non toxic paints on account of it can look really bad for you if Santa comes, everyone is really sick and throwing up, and they are all painted up to look like clowns, butterflies, and Donald Trump.

I can't be sure but I think that pretty much nullifies your position on the good list, no matter how high up you were ...


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POE5 Blog 19 Je Suis, caLLie cLine, Schwarz, Piddler's Perch

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Never underestimate the opportunities to perform at Christmas time.

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Once you pack 300 people into your Grandmother's trailer, the chances of them escaping is slim to none. It is a great time to crack out your favourite karaoke songs. Just make sure you get a good grip on the mic and never underestimate the elderly when they see a chance to sing. I like to bring along some duct tape just to keep grandma from singing along with me. She thinks everything anyone sings is "Bringing In the Sheaves."

You can also show people your ability to stand on your head and still drink beer. It gives you a great excuse to be drinking earlier than allowed.

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And finally, Magicians who can make small children high on sugar and light on sleep disappear is always a big holiday season party favourite.


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Accident Prone.

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There is nothing like being woken out of a dead sleep by the sound of your hubby screaming in the dark.

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He insists on feeding us copious amounts of carrots as they "help you see in the dark" and insists he has perfect vision .... however time for home boy to hear a few home truths.

I don't care about seeing in the dark because if I am looking at something in the dark then I can guarantee my eyes will be closed anyway so lets stop wasting perfectly good carrots on me ok?

They obviously are not working on you because in the past couple of years we have had the stubbing your toe and spilling hot tea all down your legs (lets not forget in my effort to save you from that one, I rearranged the toes on my foot and had to go to the hospital to have them reattach them where they should be) fell down basement stairs (I still have nightmares) and NUMEROUS bumps and crashes all around the house. I think it is time to let the carrots go. And turn on the lights when you need to get up in the night.

Reassuring me that you only bashed your toes and not to worry because you have more toes on the other foot is not going to cut it.

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And neither is your promise to try to be more quiet when you are having accidents ...


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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

POE5 Blog 18 Fatal, Wings of Enchantment

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Are you thinking the same thing I am?? I know, right?

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Why on earth hasn't someone thought of putting mushrooms in Fruitcake? I mean it can't taste any worse AND it might make the whole season a little more "magical" if you know what I mean. Can you imagine the grandparents orbiting with the fairies? That HAS to be a family dinner you can get behind.

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I just think this Christmas you should embrace you inner 'shroom ... let go and become a "funguygi."
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