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Archive for 2010

12/23/2010

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and  happy New Year! –Hannah Claus and Cheetah Club the Red-Nosed Boyfriend

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12/21/2010

Here Comes Santa Claus

A very hockey Christmas tree. The Christmas madness seems to be settling—no less mad, I’d say, but less manic. I have at the very least accomplished much of the to-do list that had been stressing me out over the last…well, pretty much since right before Thanksgiving. The holiday itself still looms like a meteor uncontrollable, […]

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12/13/2010

December Madness

Holy December madness, Batman. My schedule’s pretty insane right now. And I’m not a very organized person, so the hoard of things I have to do remains forever in my periphery, which makes me feel like there are obligations and events and deadlines hiding around every half-hour. Not a fun mindset to be in, but […]

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12/3/2010

Holiday Splendor

Ma and Pa joined us for the Ringling Museum’s "Holiday Spendor" event Thursday night. I’m glad Ma’s as enthusiastic about this as I am (she wants to make it a Wallace family tradition); there’s just something about walking the grounds at night, how quiet the art museum is, the luminaries on the sidewalks and the […]

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11/29/2010

Food, Glorious Food

In the wake of Thanksgiving, my appetite will be today’s guest blogger.   I just had a big bowl of stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey and green beans, topped with gravy for lunch. Tonight’s going to be turkey sandwich on wheat, with mayo, Romaine and provolone (though this is also tempting—you can’t go wrong with cream […]

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11/22/2010

We Gather Together

Our Thanksgiving menu: Deep-fried turkey with sage and garlic, CCB’s beef-bouillon-reduced green beans, mashed potatoes with an undisclosed amount of butter and cream cheese, these Brussels sprouts, Ma’s sweet potato casserole (which is actually a recipe Thing 2 got 30-odd years ago from an elementary school cafeteria worker), Dad’s stuffing (with and without liver), a […]

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11/15/2010

My Happy Place

Friday evening, Mrs. Harrible and I stacked our 40 lb. bags in the way back of the Big Red Wattle Wagon, stuck our sticks along the doors, stuck CCB in the passenger seat, picked up Lefty and fetus in Gibsonton and headed toward Kissimmee for our second FWHL tournament of the season. And as the […]

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11/9/2010

The Christmas List

So, yes, my last post is filled with jack-o-lanterns and I don’t even know who’s coming over for Thanksgiving yet, but darn it, there are firs in the garden centers and eggnog in the dairy case, we’re finishing up our December issues and my immediate family has already exchanged our traditional Christmas lists. We’re just […]

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11/2/2010

Forward to Fall

As I feared, two days later, and Halloween is a distant, freakish memory, immediately jarring against our preparations for cozy, hearty Thanksgiving. (Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is something you can linger on, because it flows so nicely into the warm fuzzies of the December holidays.) Still, I’m going to give one last nod to […]

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10/25/2010

The Six Days of Halloween

FRIDAY!!! Oct. 29. Well, I survived. Even made it into work (relatively) on time this morning. Unlike SOME people (CCB, ahem). Had a blast at the ABC event–danced and everything. I think you’ll find that lowered inhibitions and a giant fruit suit go hand-in-hand.   Monkey and Banana: Like Bonnie and Clyde, only fruitier.   […]

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