Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!


Hope you had a joyful holiday! 

I did. I loved watching people open my presents, eating delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup (new Christmas tradition?? I think yes), and making/eating a very rich Yule Log (sans the intricate wood-pattern in ganache - wow).

What did you do? Do you have any family traditions for the holidays? I'm really curious.

Photo: We don't celebrate Christmas in Russia, but we still get Santa for New Year's. I got to sit on his lap for reciting a poem. I was scared shitless, but still totally intent on touching the man's beard. It was 1994. I was 3.5.

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  1. Well, I found the photo, but it is written 1994 in the album. So I think you are 3 years and 5 months old in this photo.

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  2. That's a funny picture -- hand in beard! That's a good Santa, too, assuming he's not sloshed.

    Christmas was good here! My family lives in one city but we are rarely together all at one time, especially for so extended a time. We opened some presents. My cat-fanatic dad got a book of cat poetry and read a couple that everyone laughed at. I give inspired gifts. ;) We went to Les Mis; everyone wanted to see it and being able to all go at once was nice. Then we had a Christmas Dinner!

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    1. Aw! That cat poetry book. Excellent. I hope he enjoys it.
      Sounds like an awesome Christmas. Did you like the movie?

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  3. I really liked it. I hadn't seen the musical, and if i saw a dramatization all the way through i forgot most of it, so I didn't know the whole story. The movie might throw the viewer into a deep and abiding depression, but totally worth it. ;) But yeah, a silly sentimentalist like you would need plenty of tissues (he says in his manly voice).

    I think Ayn Rand wrote it, too.

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    1. From the little I know it's pretty anti-objectivism, and pro-self sacrifice. But I can enjoy a good tear jerker nonetheless.

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