Things we could do without for Christmas...

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Things we could do without for Christmas...

Post by realityguy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:15 pm

Okay..just what the title says..I know we all pretty much want less war and troops in the desert... :roll:
However..
I'd really like to see less DIAMOND commercials on the boob tube this time of year.. :evil:

On the other hand..It's about time we had the one where the wife bought hubby a new Lexus! :roll:
Fat chance of that happening here! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Things we could do without for Christmas...

Post by ConnieD » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:30 pm

realityguy,

Here you go, print this, hang on a string on the Christmas tree.

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Lexus will be unveiling this stunning LF-LC 2+2 Sport Coupe Concept at the Detroit Auto Show on January 9, 2012.

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Re: Things we could do without for Christmas...

Post by realityguy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:55 pm

:o ..Oooooooooh!! :shock: Thanks Connie!Unfortunately I live in the land of Boeing..and the workers all get bonuses of about $5000 this year so the car dealers and jewelers around here are out to fleece them out of those bonuses with guilt for neglecting their spouses while they are at work. ..Practically every TV commercial around here this time of year is for diamonds or cars.. :roll:

I guess I could also do without the morons driving on the road to the mall yakking on their cell phones(which is illegal) about "what Aunt Sarah needs for Christmas".... :roll:

All I want for Christmas is a cattle prod!
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Re: Things we could do without for Christmas...

Post by Ridgerunner » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:02 pm

And maybe more cloth grocery bags ;D
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Re: Things we could do without for Christmas...

Post by realityguy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:20 pm

Appears Seattle is dumping the plastic ones soon..couple other cities already had..
I though by now for sure someone would have said sarcasm,commercialism, and Bah Humbug-ism..

BAH HUMBUG!

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This was supposed to be a humorous thread.. :evil:. .You people are all just too damn serious... :roll:

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Re: Things we could do without for Christmas...

Post by JesterJosev » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:18 pm

Realityguy: I remember that Boeing plant, I did the tour when I was down towards Seattle. The size of that plant is simply astounding, I kept expecting to see flocks of birds, or families of monkeys or something swinging from the rafters. I just got a new camera (Nikon D7000) at the time so I remember taking shots of the aircraft from the tarmac, from the guest center, and thinking to myself, this is one of the most fascinating relics from the cold war.
What’s up with those Christmas lights made from LEDs. I understand they are cheap to manufacture, and are very efficient, but the light that they emit is piercing. I may be the only one, but I prefer the old soft incandescent.

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Re: Things we could do without for Christmas...

Post by realityguy » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:19 am

I've never been to the Boeing plant but might get there next year..applying for a job.

I haven't seen the X mas lights yet..but really don't like looking into the flashlights so understand that..
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Re: Things we could do without for Christmas...

Post by DaddyMnM » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:21 am

I'm going to need to hike a few miles soon to make up for consuming all those shortbread butter cookies :shock: Should do with less, but can't help it :lol:

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Re: Things we could do without for Christmas...

Post by MrClean » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:17 am

Christmas Bonuses? I wish I worked somewhere that thought that was a good idea. Never have though. And I wish I made the kind of money where the idea of going out and buying my spouse a 'Suprise' car was a capability. Any buying of things that are more then a couple hundred dollars requires a family meeting because that is money we should be spending towards our childrens or grand-childs education and betterment. She'd stuff that big bow somewhere uncomfortable for me and make me take the car back and I wouldn't rest until it was back at the dealers where it won't be our responsibility if there is damage on it.

And despite how appealing they make the process look, I just can't get behind spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on what is actually a really common and now easily produced mineral. Oh I know we have a thousand years of cutting and polishing diamonds in our past, but the darn things should be used in drill bits and industrial applications as far as I'm concerned. Always make you wonder who thought up the idea that a certain metal or rock would be worth so much more then another. Somebody running a racket I says.

A couple more days and they'll stop drilling the same old Christmas songs into our head. Thank goodness we haven't been assaulted by the carol of the bells this year as they had for the previous 20. I think last years hit sensation version of "up on the rooftop" by that internet couple and it's popularity may have finally stuck in someones brain that collectively we're TIRED of the carol of the bells. As if 'Ding, Fries are done' weren't the first shot across their bow.

Could do with less Ham. Could do with less Turkey. Could do with less seeing my bro in law making mashed potatoes. (He licked, LICKED!!! absolutely everything off of his fingertips and proceeded to the next step. Milk, lick, butter, lick, more butter, lick, salt, lick, etc. etc. Time came for me to fill my plate up I walked over to my sis in laws cabinet, poured a little potato flake powder in my bowl and scooped some Turkey and noodles in, making their own mashed potatoes, just the way I like em. SPIT FREE!!

I could live without that and a bunch of other memories that I'll never be able to burn out of my brain to make room for the memories of my kids and my 2 year old Grand-daughter that I'm afraid I'll forget all too soon. I sit on the couch with her sitting in my lap facing the TV and watching Rudolph or Barney's Christmas show or the like and enjoy her rosy cheeked fascination with it and just hope she turns out more like her mother who rarely ever got an interesting Xmas gift and I don't think ever a bad gift then her uncle who in typical teenage male fashion never got a gift that was cool enough for him (ok, he in fact has been very happy with his take. That's just more of the remembering the bad then the good that I want to avoid) He actually stopped what he was doing with us last night to go out present buying last night. More about giving then getting is starting to blossom and it only took 23 years!)

With the exceptions of the above benefits that I have to be there to enjoy, I could do with less ME. I'm a complete jerk, most of the time. And most of the time, my family included, will look at me when anything happens to come out with the punchline analysis of it. And while I'll point out that I'm the jerk for thinking of it this way before I say it. Or maybe not and just blurt things out because I know the crowd. I do hate being THAT guy in the crowd. And if I don't say it they'll ask me to or say they thought I'd say this or that and I'll tell em that not everything needs to have a comment on it and in fact the less is more principle really is key there, "but since you asked" usually pops out then. I could do with less of being that guy.

So to sum it up. LESS over valued Cars, minerals, songs, SPIT, Teen Angst and personal Assification of things
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MORE friends n family, childhood fascination, grandchild love and precious memories. Maybe even one more year of Barney. You know you're in a bad (good) way when you've replaced the goto AC/DC disk in your CD player with a "57 childhood classics" disc AND you not only don't complain about it but sometimes realize that you've been listening to it for 30 minutes and the grand-child isn't even in the truck.


Merry Christmas to you all on this Winter Solstice day of 2011. Happy Saturnalia to you more traditional folks. Keep safe through the following weeks and lets have an even better next year.

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Re: Things we could do without for Christmas...

Post by zelph » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:40 am

Could do with less seeing my bro in law making mashed potatoes. (He licked, LICKED!!! absolutely everything off of his fingertips and proceeded to the next step. Milk, lick, butter, lick, more butter, lick, salt, lick, etc. etc. Time came for me to fill my plate up I walked over to my sis in laws cabinet, poured a little potato flake powder in my bowl and scooped some Turkey and noodles in, making their own mashed potatoes, just the way I like em. SPIT FREE!!
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