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I've gone to my farm in Kentucky for the weekend. It's a great place to relax, do a little hard physical labor, and forget about the rest of the world. If you don't have such a place, I highly suggest you get one.

In the meantime, here's something I found for you to read that might be worth mulling over.

See you on Monday.

J. Peterman

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December 24, 2011 12:05 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

If you would make Christmas special, commit an act of kindness and tell no one.

December 24, 2011 12:41 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

A fine sentiment, lotlot. Opportunities for random kindness surround us every day not just Christmas.

December 24, 2011 1:39 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


lotlot ~
A nice enigmatic quality: I f you say- I just did, you just didn't.

December 24, 2011 2:02 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

wait, let me mull this over......hmmmm.....choklit brandy.....better than mini marshmellas

December 24, 2011 2:20 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

ANd Korbel brandy w/eggnog....boy, made hooking up a printer in our office take a really loooong,laugh-filled evening....

December 24, 2011 6:41 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Bad omen ~ the day starts with the tail end of the belt on your towelling dressing gown trailing into the lavatory pan.

December 24, 2011 7:10 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Nadolig Llawen ac Blwyddyn Newydd Da. As they say in Wales. Or Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

December 24, 2011 7:25 AM
1014 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 karma swim swami said...

Season's bleatings all.

Haze: Is that hard to pronounce?

December 24, 2011 7:44 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Hot buttered rum and a view of Lake Tahoe. Bailey's and coffee with whipped cream dolloped on to leave a proper moustache. In the chill of the winter night Dr. Pepper heated with some Captain Morgan's spiced rum while looking at my honeymoon pictures from Jamaica and thanking the Lord that my woman still sees that lusty pirate she married somewhere beneath the crusty surface. Warms the cockles.

December 24, 2011 8:16 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

KSS~ Na dolly-g  LL(as in scottish loch) aw-en ac Blue ethin New eth da. Easy.
 

December 24, 2011 8:59 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

A perfect topic for a toast.
 
Andy ~ Happy Anniversary. 
Happy 50th.  
Here's to Andy and her Mister
May they be as happy
As when he first kissed her.
 

December 24, 2011 9:03 AM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!   Does anyone know of any good movies that would be appropriate for me to see in a theatre with my daughter?   I remember that Christmas Day the place is packed,  thinking procrastinating shoppers will be too preoccupied today to fill up the last seats.   Has anyone seen the new movie "War Horse?"   I don't care if it's a simplistic view of a better world,  I'm simply tired of having to constantly be bombarded with distressing reminders of cynical protagonists....  Thanks!!!

December 24, 2011 9:25 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Good coffee with a shot of Bailey's or even Jack....egg nog with rum....and the friends around to share the warmth. Merry Christmas Eve , everyone!

December 24, 2011 9:32 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

We got beah, heah..lots of boys tonight, but tomorrow, egg nog with rum followed by Cabernet with the rib roast and champagne with the buche de noel.

Good luck everyone with last minute errands (of course I didn't finish wrapping--what is WRONG with me?)and although I am sure I will say it again in the next 24, Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2011 9:33 AM
1014 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 karma swim swami said...

Bert: You can't see it in a theater, but I'd like to see again "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" with the ubercharismatic David Bowie. Netflix?

December 24, 2011 9:34 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

BERT--no reports on War Horse but I did hear that Sherlock Holmes is fantastic. oh but upon rereading your post, I am sure its filled with cynical protagonists, altho I am guessing they get whats coming to them. Whatever you see, Happy Holidays and enjoy each moment with your precious daughter.

December 24, 2011 9:56 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I just realized (doh) the topic is HOT drinks not what we are drinking in general.I have nothing. We drink espresso drinks but non-alchoholic. Nothing against them, just not in our repetoire.. Unless someone gets a bottle of Jameson then its Irsh Coffee all around!! Are we Irish? When there's a bottle of Jameson? Hell, yes.

December 24, 2011 11:28 AM
10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photoHr-1 uliggam said...

God Bless Us Everyone........

December 24, 2011 12:40 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rwh1 said...

A good hot buttered rum made with brown sugar, butter and vanilla ice cream and just forget about calories its Christmas.

December 24, 2011 12:52 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

and now, something for you all to enjoy:http://www.audioasylum.com/cgi/vt.mpl?f=general&m=579380some of the same magic as the coin operated mirror

December 24, 2011 12:53 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

let me try again

December 24, 2011 1:54 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Merry Christmas to all, with love, from me.

December 24, 2011 3:09 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

Best thought of the day, Lotlot.
 
Merry Christmas to each of the villagers and a Happy, Healthy new Year, too.

December 24, 2011 3:10 PM
Cestmoiparis 10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photoFirst-review Alison said...

I make mulled cider. I don't know if this is a fairly self-evident concoction, but it's a half-gallon or so of filtered cider combined with one bottle (750 ml) of some good, full-bodied red wine, plus a bunch of mulling spices in a mulling spices ball left to simmer until fully heated. But you can always make a hot toddy or Irish coffee, and, when I'm in Sweden, glögg, which is basically just a spiced non-alcoholic drink made up of spices and I do not know what else. I have a recipe for it, but it's written in Swedish, which ... does not come intuitively, it has to be said ...

God Jul! Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël!

December 24, 2011 3:29 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

I'm a Swede too Alison, and I've drunk my share of glogg, but our family's glogg is definitely alcoholic.  So much so you can get dizzy inhaling the steam from the pot on the stove.  Which is why I don't drink glogg any more, one Christmas Eve I had everyone's share of glogg, and the next day, Christmas, I had everyone's headache.   But it tastes good, it sure is warming...but I"m looking for a cold drink that I can drink tomorrow, something that's not a Coke, because I drink that all the time, but something festive but where the alcohol is not necessary (I have to cook dinner LOL) - got one on hand -- Anyone?  And not a Shirley Temple thank you very much, I can hear what you're thinking.  A grown up non alcoholic drink for the cook....help?

December 24, 2011 4:47 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

It is an old tradition to make mulled ale by puting a red hot poker into a pewter tankard of ale. It is mentioned in Pepy's Diary entry of Sunday 16th Febrraury 1661/62.
 

December 24, 2011 4:48 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

I give you two of my mother's recipes, all non-alcoholic:
Mulled Cider
         1 quart cider
            2 whole allspices
            2 whole cloves
            1 stick cinnamon, 3 inches long
            3/8 cup brown sugar
Boil the cider and spices for 5 minutes.  Add sugar, and boil for 5 minutes more.  Keep over hot water until time for serving.  Serves 6.
 
Hot Spiced Cranberry Punch
            1 quart Mulled Cider
            1 quart cranberry juice
            Sugar Syrup
Heat cider, add cranberry juice, and add sugar syrup to taste.  Serves 10-12.
 
Sugar Syrup
Boil 2 cups sugar with 2 cups water for 5 minutes.  Chill and store in a covered jar.

December 24, 2011 5:45 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Park4---I would think any good Italian 'granita' should fill the bill for you.............fruit juices or coffee/espresso work and you freeze them ahead.....can't do cut/paste here, but look at Mangiobenepasta/granita/html and you might find something nice........ In spite of Scandinavian roots I've never enjoyed glogg or mulled wines.....about the only hot beverages I care for are good coffee and good hot chocolate.  Merry Christmas everyone!

December 24, 2011 6:39 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Merry Christmas to the best group of friends a guy like me could ever hope for.  Thank you all for the gifts of your ideasthoughts, ideas and feelings. and a Merry Christmas to our generous and patient host, Mr. Peterman.... peace out and on you this special night john

December 24, 2011 7:54 PM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Sometimes I read from the ancient scrolls and listen with utter delight as the years pass from the time I became a man until I become a boy again. I lit a candle at tonight's Christmas Eve Service and loved the beauty of the light. Thank you kindly Mr. P and all of y'all for interesting times.
 

December 24, 2011 9:39 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Sparkly Nos Da with tinsel and baubles. Ditto the aboves. It was frrezing in our church for midnight service, we needed the candles to warm our hands.  

December 24, 2011 9:54 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

According to NORAD Santa is working his way up from
South America toward Newfoundland.  It won't be long now.
I am about to fix a brandy hot chocolate for the
old geezer, I might fix one for Santa too.  The presents are wrapped and the
kiddles are about ready to trundle off to bed.  There is yet a plate full of
goodies to set out for Santa and his reindeer.
Then off to bed... Good night all and Merry
Christmas.

December 24, 2011 10:32 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Friendly, caring, good and bad time sharing is this place provided by John Peterman.
Who knows how he feels that, so often, not much more than a nod is given in the direction of the daily topic? Where would he be without The Guardian?
It is nice to be cared for, nicer still to have all of you for whom to care through thick and thin.
Happy big deal anniversary to Andy and her gentleman; Merry Christmas and the blessings of the season to you all.
Stoney

December 24, 2011 11:24 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

and a belated Thanks to Al Gore for inventing the internet

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