Posts categorized “Christmas”

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Early Christmas 2008

Saturday the 13th was our annual “Early Christmas” that we do with Carrie’s bosses’ family. This year was much lower-key than some previous years.

The logistics of it threatened to be a little wonky, though. Carrie’s mum threw a home show that afternoon, where Carrie sold her jewelry and I sold my glassware. How would I go to Fools Play while Carrie simultaneously went in the opposite direction and picked up the kids? We only have one car. Her dad might have had to drive me to a rendezvous point in Federal Way where my brother could pick me up on his way down to Olympia or something like that.

Fortunately Laura also came to the home show, so she was able to drive me back to my house where I was able to leisurely prepare for Fools Play before my brother came and got me. Which he did.

We went down and performed the Fools Play Holiday Special at Mud Bay Coffee. Carrie & the kids came down and watched it. It was an interesting show — it was just me and Mike doing 2 improvised Rankin/Bass-style holiday specials. We’d never done it with only two of us before. It was a hoot! But, man, it was a lot of work, too. Fun work, though!

The first special was based on “Jingle Bells” and was about a music instructor trying to get Santa back on track, and we learned that jingle bells are made out of magic freckles or something. The second special was based on “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and was supposed to be a religiously-based special. But I made it a Science Fiction special instead, my reasoning being, “The Bible is Science Fiction, right?”. It took place way in the future in a distant galaxy (the “Angel Galaxy”). Turns out Jesus’s mum was an alien queen who fled back in time from an evil warlord, and the 3 wise men and Joseph were actually assassins sent to kill them both.

During the show it started to snow. Like a Christmas magic had occurred.

After Fools Play I crammed my stuff into the car (which was still full of the stuff from the Home Show) and we all drove up (through the snow) to the Red Robin in Tacoma for a late din-dins. We were joined by other people I like, such as Christine, Lawrence, Melissa, Travis, and Laura again. After din-dins most of us took the kids on home and hung out there for a bit. We weren’t s’posed to exchange gifts this year (taking the kids to Fools Play and buying them din-dins WAS the gift), but we still ended up with stuffs: Carrie got a bottle of wine and I was given a bottle of Diddy Vodka! By Diddy Vodka, I of course mean Cîroc, the vodka endorsed by Sean Diddy Combs. I wrote a song about it:

When you’re drinking up the hooch
Just try not to screw the pooch:
If you drink the booze to quick
Diddy Vodka makes you sick.

It’s actually really nice vodka! It’s made from grapes. Very interesting.

Categories: Christmas, Fools Play, Holiday, Life, Thirsty Robots.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

A Rolling Christmas Should Gather No Moss

I really do not like it when Christmas songs pronounce it as “Chris Moss.” It should be pronounced “Chris Məss.”

I especially hate it when “Chris Moss” is sung by any sort of children’s choir.

Categories: Christmas, Music.