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December 21, 2019
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We went to see Santa at the Emporium in San Francisco. I
was usually terrified,
as I wrote in detail earlier this month.
Oh, I'm on the nice list. I'm too old to be on the naughty
I've discovered ordering something for our daughter and her
husband (who live in Boston) is easier if I have it delivered to them, even if
they will be here for Christmas. Pack up a picture of the
thing in a box and you get to see their reaction, you don't have to pay postage,
and they don't have to try to figure out how to fit it in their suitcase (and I
don't have to try to shop for only small things). Why didn't I figure this
out years ago?
No. I rarely do, though there may be a thing on my wish
list that I will think about after Christmas if Santa doesn't.
I like Miracle on 34th St. (the original version), which I
have not seen yet, and White Christmas, which I have seen once and have
on our DVR to watch again.
I'm not sure. We may have done that last year, since we
celebrated Christmas a few days before the 25th. We went to a movie
theater on Thanksgiving this year, though.
The only one I can remember was waaay back when I first started
working for the Physics Department in Berkeley. My boss hosted a party and
I have always been very conscientious about being on time. I didn't
realize that it was fashionable to be late. We got there right on time and
the family was still getting dressed and getting the house ready. Now I
program at least 10 minutes late into my schedule!
Oh Coffee, I guess. I rarely make anything else, though it
would be nice to have a big cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream on it, if
there were anybody else who would share the experience with me (Walt is not a
hot chocolate drinker)
Tom and his family arrived with this crazy turkey hat and it was the hit of the evening, with lots of fun things going on with it, including, of course, making a movie.
The other big hit was the fart machine Ned gave to each of the girls.
Actually, we celebrated "Christmas" with Tom and his family (and Ned & Marta) on the 15th, so by the time the 25th rolled around we had already had our celebration and had cleaned up and were ready to look to the New Year.
On Christmas day itself, we did lots of texting and face-timing with Tom and the family in Santa Barbara, where the turkey hat was again the hit of the night.
We were glad that we missed the dog eating the prime rib roast they planned for dinner before Tom could cook it.
I wanted to celebrate Christmas with my mother, but she didn't know what day it was and didn't remember "Christmas" at all, which made me sad.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY
I believe this is Christmas dinner, 1983
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