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Ho-Ho-Holidays

Ho-Ho-Holidays
Sorry for the lag in updates. My brother turned out to be my Secret Santa, but my mom still managed to give me something -- a vicious cold. At least I didn't get it until the day before she left here. I didn't realize how bad she was feeling while she was here until I had it myself. That woman cooked for two whole days feeling like complete butt. Of course she didn't say a thing. She made it seem like it was just allergies or something. For me, at some points, it felt like too much work to lay on the couch and stare at the TV. I do feel a bit better, I can now breathe through one nostril. So, besides my recent misery, we had a pretty great Christmas. Mike and I picked my parents up at the airport and we made a quick stop to the farmer's market. It was so insanely windy that day that it was quite the task to walk around, but we managed. We then met up with my brother and his wife at the Maudie's on 360. Very tasty, good times. Usually our get togethers can be filled with so much planned that it feels rushed and it's over in an instant. We managed to do a pretty good job at chillin' this time. We did do a few great things, but we mostly just spent time together. Some of our events included the Trans-Siberian Orchestra dinner & concert, where dinner was disgusting, and I was pretty mad we paid so much for it. Won't do that again. The concert was excellent, almost made up for the gross food. We also went to The Melting Pot. I really like this place, I think it's a lot of fun. Apparently, I'm alone in this regard. Not quite the hit I was hoping for. The day they left, we went to Dim Sum. I have had some Dim Sum in the past, and it was OK, but this place was pretty good. It was down south and in some hotel. Hardly looks like anything on the outside, but it was pretty good. Ok, that's all I got in me at the moment. Hopefully, as I start to feel better, I'll be chattier.

Gobble Gobble, Hurl & RAWK!!!!

Gobble Gobble, Hurl & RAWK!!!!
Yes, it must be Thanksgiving I refer to. The day after the game night, Mike and I quickly realized we will most definitely use our dining room table at full capacity -- which is 8. Unfortunately we only had 4 chairs. We went over to Zinger hardware to see if we could at least grab 2 more. I figured we could definitely use them for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. However, I was worried we couldn't get 'em cuz it took 3-months to get the first 4 chairs. But, it never hurts to try. We get there and see 2 of our chairs on the floor, but I wasn't sure if they sell their floor models. They did. They threw some leather cleaner on 'em for us, and we hauled 'em off with our truck. Good to go. Also after game night, it got decided that Thanksgiving would be at our place and we would have 3-4 other people there besides ourselves. I think that was mostly decided because we would be receiving Rock Band two days before Thanksgiving. For Thanksgiving, we ended up having my bro and his wife and Ben, a friend of ours. The food was awesome. We had ham (we hate turkey), green bean casserole, stewed tomatoes (drool), wild rice stuffing, pea salad, Tofurkey & fixin's, my blueberry dessert, and a peanut butter pie that Ben made. Oh, and how could I forget the neverending supply of rolls. Rob must have his rolls & honey butter. Before dinner & after, we rocked out with Rock Band. I think we were up til 2 or something ridiculous with the game. Since the Wednesday before was technically a "friday", we rocked even later with the game, so by the end of the Thanksgiving rock out, most of us were a little burned out on the game. Not completely, just requiring a slight break. It is truly the greatest social game ever. No house should go without one.