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FRIDAY, DEC. 26, 2008

S&S Herb: We Don't Need You, DFO 31 

DeeFo, you in trouble. It was one thing to wander off into the “gathering twilight” as it is said, but to desert us in our hour of need? It isn't enough to suggest that our needs would only satisfy the appetite of a Science-fiction flick,...

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Wild Card -- 12/26/08 69 

I only have a Wild Card for you today, Merry Hucksters. I'm totally into vacation mode and enjoying my family this Christmas vacation. We ran out to Spirit Lake Christmas Day to enjoy a dinner and gift opening with my sister and her husband. I...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 2008

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Christmas Wild Card -- 12/25/08 81 

I'm not posting much today, Hucksters -- a swell rendition of "The Night Before Christmas" by John Austin and The Bard's observation re: Santa's annual visit. Today is a day for you to enjoy your family and/or friends. I appreciate how much you guys have...

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JohnA: Night Before Xmas, HBO Style 11 

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the blogNot a creature was stirring, not even ol' Bob.The avatars hung by the posters with care,In hopes that St. DFO soon would be there;But the master was nestled all snug in his house.While visions of page...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 2008

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Wild Card -- 12/24/08 101 

I finally got all the kids in, from Denver and Portland. The Denver duo arrived uneventfully around 12:30. But the one from Portland almost got stuck on the runway when the last flight of the evening iced up. She was scheduled to get in around...

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Jeanie: Snow Grounds Xmas Cards 

JeanieSpokane: No travel plans, except to get across town to my son's house on Christmas Day. However, my best laid plans of getting Christmas cards out has been waylaid. I have now decided to send out New Year's cards. Maybe. I had a plan, you...

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S&S Herb: Sweet Potato Pie, Yum 29 

S&S Herb: Interesting that Bob would bring up sweet potatoes. While they are huge down south, most people around here aren't really acquainted with them. I am making a sweet potatoes pie for the potluck at the Captain's wheel tomorrow. This will be my first...

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JeanC: Santa Wraps Gifts, Of Course 25 

JeanC: when I was growing up Santa always wrapped our presents, but didn't have name tags on them. We knew which ones were ours as Santa always piled them in separate piles and took our stockings off the mantel and put them on the correct...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 23, 2008

Ryan: Faster I Go, Behinder I Get 31 

Blogmeister Ryan: As for other limits, it has nothing to do with being “less interested” in explaining anything, and everything to do with this site being a LOT bigger than just this blog. FWIW, I'm on about 8 straight 10- to 12-hour days of dealing...

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Truly: Tired Of Mailbox Patrol 47 

Truly: Anyone else out there ticked that you are the only one in the neighborhood that shovels out the mail boxes for the mailman? My new neighbors are really trying my Christmas spirit and one of these days their mail may just be undeliverable.Question: Who...

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Tubob: Top This, O'Henry 19 

Tubob: Now if I was entering an O.Henry short story contest, I'd write a story about a starving mom whose been forgotten by her family and she's snowed in and broke and has to cook the macaroni angel because it's all she has to eat...

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CindyH: Goodbye, Ugly Ornament 

CindyH: As angels go it was pretty ugly— its cherubic smile rather disturbing. But my son bought it for me at the Dollar Store when he was four. His dad helped him wrap it and Alex was so excited for me to open it. “Open...

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Druid: DanG Thinks Christie's Divisive? 49 

Arch Druid: saw a DanG letter in the CDA Press this morning that had me chortling. DanG is chastising Christie Wood for having a “divisive attitude.” She is supposed to be representing all the people, etc. What was DanG himself running on as a platform...

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Nic: Pimp Your Blogs In HBO Profiles 

Nic: While awaiting the return of the blog rolls… I'm dismayed at how few have links to their blogs in their profiles. (kudos to Bob, Jen, InEmpGirl, etc. for the links in your profiles).But there's a few that I'm surprised haven't taken that step yet...

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Fighting Cabin Fever The Tubob Way 11 

Using tunafish, bait traps each day to capture neighbor cats. Bring the cats in and dress them in silly clothes and photograph them and upload them to your computer and enter funny slogans for I Haz Cheezburger and other LOL cats sites. After you've finished...

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MONDAY, DEC. 22, 2008

Digger: When's Blogfest 2009? 51 

We really need to get a date set for BlogFest so I can design the new T-Shirts. And get the date set on my calendar - I'm sure many others would like to as well. It can't be the 14th due to the lover's holiday,...

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TT: Going To The Inauguration 25 

Transplanted Texan: I jjust got a call from the office of Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH), my college congressman - I got inauguration tickets!!Sisyphus: You bastard! I'm jealous. But as I understand it the tickets aren't that difficult thing. Its the lodgingBent: TT, I had tickets...

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Sis: NIdaho Feasts On Bailout Pie, Too 

Here's news of a local bank that will be a recipient of the federal bailout proceeds. Nathaniel Hoffman is using his hound like senses to root out the fact that Intermountain Community Bancorp applied and got approval for $27 million of the free, newly printed...

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HBO Comments, CindyH, Gift Wrapping 13 

ere is my confession. While I excel in many of the domestic/and or womanly arts, I am an utter failure at gift wrapping. I've spent the better part of the afternoon wrestling with gift wrap, scotch tape, self-adhesive gift tags, ribbons and bows. I know...

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IE: Dealing w/Bad Days 

dread bad days. Trouble is, I can't see ahead to know when they're gonna happen. I usually don't realize I'm having a bad day until I'm about 2/3's of the way thru it, preceded by perhaps just a tad more anxiety than usual which turns...

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Vacation Wild Card No. 3 91 

I have some treats for you below, for those who are waiting for the old HBO blog rolls to be switched to the new, improved version. You'll find posts from A Butterfly Moment, Slight Detour, Dogwalk Musings and others to launch the conversation today. Above,...

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