Holiday Chit-Chat

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by Honey, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I just realized we never started our catch-all chat thread for holiday talk this year. I blame it on Hanukkah coming so early this year. Better late than never, I guess?

    Anyway, can anybody recommend some good Christmas hip-hop songs to me? I'm looking for more "Christmas in Hollis", less Christmas All-Stars "Santa Baby." How can Rev. Run do Christmas so right and so wrong?
     
  2. gimmeoatmeal

    gimmeoatmeal Chicken

    I still need to finish my holiday shopping. Shoot me. What's a small ($20) gift for someone who enjoys beer, hiking, and hunting? Not a six pack of microbrew, because I already thought of that and was shut down.
     
  3. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Well, I have the Nutcracker on repeat, so....

    And I'm also already mentally checked out. I have the week between Christmas and New Years off and want to do none of the things right now.
     
  4. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I think you can find wooden beer carriers (they are shaped like the paper ones that glass bottle 6-packs come in) for pretty reasonable prices - etsy has some, and I've seen others advertised online as well.
     
  5. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I haven't done J's stocking yet or bought v's sweet potatoes.
     
  6. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

  7. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I just got gifts for my sister in law and mother in law at lunch. I didn't think we were doing gifts with them, but they've been frantically demanding Christmas lists the last few days.... fuck, that means I have to get a gift, too.
    I have been checked out of work for a few days. I took Monday off, we're off through the 1st, and last night I noped out of the 2nd and 3rd, or at least am keeping the option open. Fuck this place.
     
  8. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I've been mentally checked out of this job for ages but especially today since I'm taking off until Jan 2. I just want to be done. I am done with all my shopping though so I can just chill out once today is over.
     
  9. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    I too have completely checked out. And I still have to work Monday and part of Tuesday. I battled the crazies at the mall at lunch to pick up some last minute things. I hope I'm done now.

    We are heading to the farm tonight for Christmas with the in laws and then back for Sunday Christmas brunch with my friends.

    I just want to "make a sexual departure" as one guy at my office would say haha - aka get the fuck out of here.
     
  10. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    :lol:
     
  11. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model Staff Member

    A good first aid kit, waterproof matches, or water purification tablets might be good options for hikers. Bear spray too. And Ivy Block.
     
  12. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Cool bottle opener?

    I know nothing about rap though. Or Christmas carols. Sorry, Honey.
     
  13. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    It's ok. I listened to the songs on a couple different online lists of "greatest Christmas rap songs", and learned that most if it is utter shit. There are like 4 good ones ever.
     
  14. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    That is not surprising to me.
     
  15. android

    android Founding Messiah Staff Member

    I'm off work until Jan 2nd!
     
  16. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Mee toooo! I even took off Jan 2 and 3 in case I'm not feeling it those days.
     
  17. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    How long does a roast last before you have to cook it? I'm trying to decide the best time to buy my groceries and I do not want to have to do it Monday - everyone and their whole family will be at the store on Monday.
     
  18. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    You can always freeze it, but I try to use refrigerated stuff in three days.
     
  19. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    That's what I figured. I don't want to freeze it because then it will only be frozen for a day and then out thawing for two days anyway, there's no point. I guess I should do it Sunday instead of tomorrow. Thanks!
     
  20. lrrr

    lrrr Role Model Staff Member

    I'm going to dry age my roast at home so I won't be cooking it immediately.

    If you're not dry aging it, can they vacuum pack it for you?
     
  21. Vespidae

    Vespidae Antagonist Staff Member

    Oh, that's something I didn't think of. I'll call and ask them.
     
  22. android

    android Founding Messiah Staff Member

    FML I forgot to order my brother a present and now everything on his amazon wish list is purchased.

    >__<
     
  23. sweatermuffins

    sweatermuffins Chicken

    Looks like it's time for a shiny, new Amazon gift card!
     
  24. android

    android Founding Messiah Staff Member

    I might have to. I texted him but he is notorious for not responding. I do have a joint homemade gift already for him and my SIL so he will physically get something.
     
  25. gimmeoatmeal

    gimmeoatmeal Chicken

    I wish P would find something for his mother. I don't have the time or energy to devote, and she's an impossible person to gift. Everyone else is slowly getting finished, thank Christ.

    I totally made an executive decision and decided the nephews and niece weren't getting annoying, expensive toys, this year. They're not the type to appreciate books, and that's usually my fallback. So, I've made gift baskets for both of the families with kids. One family is getting a root beer float basket (vintage bottled root beer, swirly straws, glass mugs, and extra long spoons). The other family is getting a sundae kit (glass bowls, and jars of gummies, sprinkles, m&m's, and fancy chocolate syrup). We're picking up gift certificates to this really good, hand-churned ice cream shop, so they can pick up tubs of their own ice cream to complete their kits.
     

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