SEASON'S GREETINGS


  • Global Moderator

    Many of us will be very busy indeed during the last days before Christmas; so I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy festive season, whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukka, the Return of the Missing Asteroid, the Feast of the Burnt Turkey or the Feast of Nothing at all. May all of you return to tell us about how you spent your time, and whether you had a Good Time or a Bad Time. And should you have a bad time, please remember that here on TB, at least one Global Moderator will be on duty, listening to your concerns and ready with advice if wanted or needed. Bye, 2019.



  • Barliman2001, may you too have a Merry Merry. AND if you are in Dayton Ohio on the 24th, come join us in the one seat have left at the table. I am taking my entire wife's family (farmers) out to the Golden Lamb Inn (Oldest Inn in Ohio - 7 Presidents have slept there, and Sammuel Clemens) for Holiday Dinner. It's all on me.



  • I promise, no frog or toad jokes!




  • Global Moderator

    @Dr-GO said in SEASON'S GREETINGS:

    Barliman2001, may you too have a Merry Merry. AND if you are in Dayton Ohio on the 24th, come join us in the one seat have left at the table. I am taking my entire wife's family (farmers) out to the Golden Lamb Inn (Oldest Inn in Ohio - 7 Presidents have slept there, and Sammuel Clemens) for Holiday Dinner. It's all on me.

    Thank you, Gary, for that kind invitation. Unfortunately, Dayton is a bit far from Vienna (too far anyway for a short day trip by car!), otherwise I would take you up on that offer. We'll be cosily at home before a roaring fire, and on the 28th, all the family will turn up for a belated Christmas gathering and my famous Honey-Roast Duck with an Italian herb and chestnut filling, with red cabbage in wine and home-made potato dumplings - I've pre-ordered three plump ducks as we will be that many people! But as soon as I get myself back into some kind of physical shape, I'll be sitting on your doorstep.



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  • A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all ๐Ÿ™‚ We'll be visiting sick relatives in hopes of cheering them up with home made spice-cake cupcakes.


  • Qualified Repair Techs

    The merriest wishes to all of you! We had our work holiday party last night - fancy food, too much wine, an amazing gift swap, and great company! Another party with a band my husband subs with tonight, and the new Star Wars movie with a friend tomorrow. Christmas will be just the two of us at home with critters, and FaceTime with the relatives.
    Now, off to sew a sock monkey for tonightโ€™s gift swap - the stuffed hedgehog I sewed for last nightโ€™s was very popular. Itโ€™s fun to watch adults fight over homemade stuffed toys ๐Ÿ˜



  • The best to all of you as well. And a picture to share from the Generations Big Band Christmas Concert at the Milton Club this week:
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    I am the handsome Santa in the middle of the trumpet section behind the larger bell Harrelson trumpet.

    The band donated ALL our proceeds from this concert (The collection of cover charge from the door and the Band sponsored 50/50 raffle) to Toys for Tots. Total the band donated: $1,000!



  • Did the sax player not get the word about shirts? Guys . . the band gets shirts. That's just the way it is. The band gets shirts!

    Paul Anka rant. WARNING: filled with F-bombs. Don't listen if it offends you.



  • @Kehaulani
    Geez, and I always thought Paul Anka was a nice Canadian boy. Seems I was wrong...he is nothing but a Canadian jerk.

    Anyway, best holiday wishes to everyone at TB from a nice old Canadian man.



  • Wow... I would never suspected Paul Anka to have "anger management issues"!

    Anyway, Happy Holidays everyone!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • It's safe to assume that Paul Anka is a talented and motivated individual, and that he may have very different goals than those working with him. And like some uniquely talented and highly driven people, it looks like he can be harsh to those around him. But we don't know all of the circumstances behind this video, what other problems were going on, what led to this event, or what inspired someone to record this private moment. So while a picture is "worth a thousand words", a video is often "worth a thousand lies".

    Mike



  • @tmd
    I agree, Mike, but Anka seemed to be like a dog with a bone. No one was even disagreeing with him. In fact they all looked scared as hell. Anka just seemed relentless in browbeating his musicians, to the point that maybe he was enjoying their fear.



  • To All: It's 9:44 and my 20 lb Christmas Ham is entering it's 3rd hour of smoking over Apple Wood at 350 degrees and glazed with brown sugar in pineapple juice, that gets basted every half hour, with fresh Apple Wood added every half hour as well.



  • The BEST MOST IMPORTANT part of smoking the Christmas ham is the frequent basting!

    This I know so well as I am truly a master baster!



  • @Dr-GO said in SEASON'S GREETINGS:

    To All: It's 9:44 and my 20 lb Christmas Ham is entering it's 3rd hour of smoking over Apple Wood at 350 degrees and glazed with brown sugar in pineapple juice, that gets basted every half hour, with fresh Apple Wood added every half hour as well.

    Merry Christmas Gary!



  • @tmd said in SEASON'S GREETINGS:

    @Dr-GO said in SEASON'S GREETINGS:

    To All: It's 9:44 and my 20 lb Christmas Ham is entering it's 3rd hour of smoking over Apple Wood at 350 degrees and glazed with brown sugar in pineapple juice, that gets basted every half hour, with fresh Apple Wood added every half hour as well.

    Merry Christmas Gary!

    Merry Christmas Dr. Mike. Give Georgie Girl a big smooch for me.



  • @Dr-GO said in SEASON'S GREETINGS:

    To All: It's 9:44 and . . . that gets basted every half hour.

    I'm already half baked, myself. ๐Ÿ˜„



  • I made my "toxic rum balls" if anyone wants one! LOL... ๐Ÿ˜

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    Edit:
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    I am not responsible for any DUI's or anything like that. Do not drive, do not operate machinery, after you have a few of these!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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