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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12465 on: November 07, 2014, 05:40:00 AM »
You'd prefer how sterile and dull shops and stuff normally look to Christmassy decorations?

I was going to explain that some of us in the US don't like to jump straight from Halloween to Christmas, because Thanksgiving falls between them.  But, Sideswipe shot that down before I could post...
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12466 on: November 07, 2014, 05:40:59 AM »
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12467 on: November 07, 2014, 05:42:46 AM »
Originally? Cork.
Most of my formative years though? Stratford (long family connection there too, one of my ancestors drowned in the Avon and is memorialised opposite Bill Shakes).

Ah, OK.  Boxing Day certainly sounds British. But Krampusnacht sounds German. So, I was confused.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12468 on: November 07, 2014, 05:43:12 AM »
You'd prefer how sterile and dull shops and stuff normally look to Christmassy decorations?

I was going to explain that some of us in the US don't like to jump straight from Halloween to Christmas, because Thanksgiving falls between them.  But, Sideswipe shot that down before I could post...
Nah the statement  "some of us in the US don't like to jump straight from Halloween to Christmas, because Thanksgiving falls between them" still holds; not everyone is a grumpy bugger like Swipes. :)


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12469 on: November 07, 2014, 05:44:13 AM »
You are welcome.

Besides being an utter ass, you are an extremely funny guy.  :highfive:
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12470 on: November 07, 2014, 05:45:17 AM »
Originally? Cork.
Most of my formative years though? Stratford (long family connection there too, one of my ancestors drowned in the Avon and is memorialised opposite Bill Shakes).

Ah, OK.  Boxing Day certainly sounds British. But Krampusnacht sounds German. So, I was confused.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12471 on: November 07, 2014, 05:45:29 AM »
Thanksgiving doesn't mean much to me right now because we're pretty separated from most of our family and neither Erica or I do much cooking.  She does enjoy baking deserts, which works out great when someone else is providing the rest of the meal.

When we are around family, I love Thanksgiving and all the normal celebrations.  As it is this year, it'll probably just be the beginning of a nice long weekend, which is also good.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12472 on: November 07, 2014, 05:49:43 AM »
You are welcome.

Besides being an utter ass, you are an extremely funny guy.  :highfive:

Cant agrue with that.

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12473 on: November 07, 2014, 05:50:37 AM »
Thanksgiving doesn't mean much to me right now because we're pretty separated from most of our family and neither Erica or I do much cooking.  She does enjoy baking deserts, which works out great when someone else is providing the rest of the meal.

When we are around family, I love Thanksgiving and all the normal celebrations.  As it is this year, it'll probably just be the beginning of a nice long weekend, which is also good.

I'm the life-long bachelor in my family. So, Thanksgiving is a mixed deal for me. My family(sister/in-laws) feels obligated to have me over. Sometimes, I don't mind. 

Sometimes, I want to be in charge (stay at home by myself). On those occasions, I go buy picnic food- fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, etc, and my cat and I pig out. I enjoy that. Don't know why, but I crave summer picnic food on Thanksgiving!

But, the family feels offended that I declined their "mandatory invitation", and I have to repeatedly explain that I'm not offended nor avoiding them.

So, generally like it, but hate the obligations.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12474 on: November 07, 2014, 05:52:32 AM »
But Krampusnacht sounds German.
More Austrian really, certainly Alpine mostly. I love Krampus though, did a whole List O'Crap featuring him a while back.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12475 on: November 07, 2014, 05:54:16 AM »
I can't remember much of my two years in Germany. Opiated Jaegermeister was still legal back then.  :speechless:
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12476 on: November 07, 2014, 05:56:36 AM »
Germany is awesome, shame the nasty uniballed little Austrian tainted people's views of the place.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12477 on: November 07, 2014, 05:59:50 AM »
Germany is awesome, shame the nasty uniballed little Austrian tainted people's views of the place.

No doubt.  As I like to say to my German friends, if the subject arises, the German people were his first and last victims.  I don't think of him at all, when around Germans. I'm not Basil Fawlty.  ;D
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12478 on: November 07, 2014, 06:57:40 AM »
Thanksgiving seems like a thing that should be apologized for instead of celebrated but I'm sure it's not the actual day people bought a country for beads(?) and/or tried very early germ warfare on the Native population so someone on here will angrily correct me.  What are Thanksgiving decorations that you think should be before Xmas ones?


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #12479 on: November 07, 2014, 07:02:34 AM »
Thanksgiving seems like a thing that should be apologized for instead of celebrated but I'm sure it's not the actual day people bought a country for beads(?) and/or tried very early germ warfare on the Native population so someone on here will angrily correct me. 
It's basically a Harvest Festival, a lot of countries have them (indeed Canada has its own Thanksgiving day with an entirely different history), you're mostly thinking of Columbus Day there. :)

As for the decorations you know Turkeys, pumpkins, ears of corn, Harvest Festival type things.
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