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Anyone in Europe volunteer to measure him?

Security shouldn't be an issue....if he has to get searched....well that will be up to the security officer :) Poor Yeti!


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Our big sales are after xmas on 'Boxing Day' (do you have this??) on the 26th...ugghh!!!

Yes, that's the second biggest shopping day of the year .... but I've never heard it called "Boxing Day"!! LOL

OH, and forgive my ignorance but WHAT are you peeps giving thanks for??? :unsure:

Originally, or now?

Originally it had to do with the Pilgrims and the Indians thanking God for the Harvest. The previous winter they had a severe shortage of food and many died. The Indians taught them how to plant corn, etc. and they had a big celebration in Thanksgiving for the Harvest before the winter.

I believe it was Abraham Lincoln who made it a national holiday in the 1800's.

Today, I think it's loading up on food so you don't have to take a break to eat on the shopping day on Friday! Plus, all the men who stay home to watch sports all day have plenty of leftovers, so are capable of feeding themselves.


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Today, I think it's loading up on food so you don't have to take a break to eat on the shopping day on Friday! Plus, all the men who stay home to watch sports all day have plenty of leftovers, so are capable of feeding themselves.

:lol: :lol:

That's about the best assessment I've ever seen!


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I thought everyone called it Boxing Day :huh: ...what's the day after Christmas called in the States?


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

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11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

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I thought everyone called it Boxing Day :huh: ...what's the day after Christmas called in the States?

It's called the day after Christmas.


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Today, I think it's loading up on food so you don't have to take a break to eat on the shopping day on Friday! Plus, all the men who stay home to watch sports all day have plenty of leftovers, so are capable of feeding themselves.

Carbo-loading . . . just like the marathoners!


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Oh, man....I just got done skimming through 12 pages of lunacy. I'm kicking myself for not sticking around...and missing the "Toaster Poster" :huh:

Alas there is work to be done. <_<

I managed to find the recipe for the Quinoa Stuffing. The flow charts and Power Point presentations were lost in the flood, so if you are a "visual learner" you're on your own. :P

I originally sent this to Susan (hence the references to dingos and wine in hand...feel free to substitiute a mammal and spirit of your choosing) :P ...she thought it a bit complicated (shrugs)

Quinoa Stuffing with Smoked Surry Sausage

Step 1: Get from store, or have on hand


Richard

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Sister also Celiac

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The day after Christmas is also like the other day you don't want to go near stores, they are jammed with people returning presents and after holiday sales.


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The yeti........well, he's still at Nik's, there will be a transatlantic flight involved here, does he have a passport? oh wait.........I don't think mythical creatures are required to carry such inanities...........

No passport needed. Mythical creatures are exempt . . . no pockets . . . plus, they look silly carrying a purse.


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You know there is the Geico Caveman show on one of the channels now....We should have our own show for the Yeti, it would be fun!


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No passport needed. Mythical creatures are exempt . . .

That's a relief! So this means, then, that any leads we get on a unicorn, centaur or mermaid wanting to come overseas to enlist in our parade, we can pursue with no bureaucratic red tape! :lol:

It's called "The Day After Christmas", huh? Why didn't WE think of that? :rolleyes::lol:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Our yeti is SO big, and Osama Bin Laden is about 6 foot 6...might they suspect? He'll be carrying no luggage, will be saying nothing...flags could well go up.

:o You have a point........

and gorgeous photo, BTW! er, I haven't known your dad long, but sure didn't recognize him.....he looks so........so NORMAL. :lol:

...and can I just say your 'Black Friday' sound heinous + evil and only for those with nerves of steel !!!

We do have Malls here in the UK - *mutters* EVIL.....In hell they make you go Christmas shopping ALL DAY, EVERYDAY.

Nicola - RIGHT on both counts!!!!!!!!! I can't imagine why ANYone would venture out on those days........utter madness........huge lines..........hot and sweaty in the stores............MILLLLLLLLIONS of people.................dear gawd, SARAH - - STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! we are IMPLORING you not to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

I originally sent this to Susan (hence the references to dingos and wine in hand...feel free to substitiute a mammal and spirit of your choosing) ...she thought it a bit complicated (shrugs)

:rolleyes: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and there's Richard with the Dingo Quinoa stuffing recipe!!!!!! NIce to see you, it is SO positively harrumphous that you weren't here for the toaster fluids......... :blink: That should teach you, you must NEVER disappear for that long again!!!!!!!! work to do - BAH!!!!!!!!!! :angry::lol:

From my BIL . . .

"Look Mom, I'm on television"

:ph34r::o oh my, wildly embarassing.........didn't he KNOW? or was he using a NEW bell-ringing technique? :lol:

That's a relief! So this means, then, that any leads we get on a unicorn, centaur or mermaid wanting to come overseas to enlist in our parade, we can pursue with no bureaucratic red tape! :lol:

It's called "The Day After Christmas", huh? Why didn't WE think of that? :rolleyes::lol:

also David Hasselhoff........I think they just rush him right through customs.........you know, what with the vomitousness-ness and all.............

day after Christmas. :lol: yup, that's all it is here.

Tell us, what is the meaning behind Boxing Day.....forgot......not going to google it.

OMG - so much to do. :unsure:

HARRUMPHFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Boxing Day also known as St Stephen's Day

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The name of the day goes back to medieval times, more than 800 years ago, when alms boxes were placed at the back of every church to collect money for the poor. Traditionally, it is on this day that the alms box at every English church is opened and the contents are distributed to the poor. copyright of projectbritain.com

Historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with Christmas boxes.

Interesting Facts

The Christmas boxes were made from clay and were not made in the shape of a box. They were hollow clay balls with a slit in the top.

Boxing Day is a holiday in the United Kingdom, Canada, and many other Commonwealth nations.

During the late 18th century, Lords and Ladies of the manor would "box up" their leftover food, or sometimes gifts and distribute them the day after Christmas to tenants who lived and worked on their lands.

The tradition of giving money still continues today. It is customary for householders to give small gifts or monetary tips to regular visiting trades people (the milkman, dustman, coalman, paper boy etc.) and, in some work places, for employers to give a Christmas bonus to employees.

Just sharing traditions - you did give me pull my finger :D

Emily - great pic!! Hope your Dad had a good day :)


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That Dingo Quinoa stuffing looks delicious...must try it, and thanks for the reprint, Richard! Will have to make a couple of substitutions...One sub-standard poodle in place of dingo... :lol:

Hmmm...Boxing Day....something to do with boxing up gifts for the poor, or having coins put in your box as a Christmas bonus...gotta help me on this one, Nikki... :huh:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Ah, way to go, Nikki! I posted after you...well, my guesses weren't TOO far off...


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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From my BIL . . .

"Look Mom, I'm on television"

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Once you've watched that link, This link makes more sense.

Hmm, I thought it was referring to duking it out at the Mall ... different meaning of "boxing". :P

Yes . . . that's what I was thinking . . . I guess that's the American interpretation!


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I thought everyone called it Boxing Day :huh: ...what's the day after Christmas called in the States?

Americans don't have Boxing Day? . . . weird!!!!

The land of statutory holidays and sales?!?!?

All of those holidays for dead presidents and not one for boxing day?

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Americans don't have Boxing Day? . . . weird!!!!

Ya! You guys are weirdos!! :lol::lol:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Ya! You guys are weirdos!! :lol::lol:

:lol: Gawd!

I love the picture of you and your dad. I think it's great that he surprised you all by showing up as himself! Very cool :D

You guys have been so funny--I've been busy today, but coming by to read (and snicker) off and on. :)

I did notice a Richard sighting--boy-o-boy--blink and you miss him! :P


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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The day after Christmas is also like the other day you don't want to go near stores, they are jammed with people returning presents and after holiday sales.

I do like to go out the day after Christmas and get 1/2 price wrapping paper, cards, etc. ;)

The stores are mobbed, though.


Patti

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"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Yeah- SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we got a wee bit too and Angus looks so cute with snowflakes on him because he's so black.

Susie- Yeah on lunch- yes, a single GOOD LOOKING celiac chef!!!!!!

Les looks so handsome!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, Maggie (the dog) was in my av awhile back. I just assumed everyone saw/remebered her. But just to clarify . . . we never let our children play with lathes and we never let our children snack on cat poo! :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I like shopping the day after Christmas so you can go out and buy everything you wanted but didn't get from Santa DIRT CHEAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DO go out that day at like 7...no one really gets going until 10.

I like Christmas too much to deal with insane shoppers (remember- I live in MA where people shop like they drive :P :P )

The yeti........well, he's still at Nik's, there will be a transatlantic flight involved here, does he have a passport? oh wait.........I don't think mythical creatures are required to carry such inanities...........

Inanities?????? Excellent!!!!!! Can the yeti swim across the pond?

I can't wait to eat TURKEY! Turkey! Turkey! and every year I make my mom's French Canadian meat stuffing- YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Hopefully I will be un-glutened by them.

I forgot how hideous it feels!!!!!!!!!


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