Miscellaneous nonsense and a few things for Mark…

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I have absolutely no idea what this is.

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Nope. That’s a 10 on my creepy doll scale.

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A pink flamingo Christmas tree for Mark. The ultimate in flocking.

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This sounds entirely too easy. Has anyone ever tried it?

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Another Spam abomination for my taste bud addled blog friend.

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Porktastic? I beg to differ.

Meanwhile back at the ranch..

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The good news? Lord Dudley Mountcatten has not knocked down the tree.

The bad news? My husband broke the we don’t need any more stuff so let’s not exchange gifts paradigm we’ve been clinging to for the past 6 years and put something big under the tree. Since my beloved has two gift giving modes… expensive jewelry I rarely like and wish he wouldn’t buy or appliances I neither want nor need… I’m going to guess the latter.

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I’ve been married 38 years and no matter how many times I tell my husband appliances are not a welcome Christmas gift, to date I’ve received an upright freezer, a toaster, a washer and dryer, a blender, a convection oven and oh yes, let’s not forget that ever so thoughtful dehumidifier.

I have yet to receive a vacuum, but there’s always next year.

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48 thoughts on “Miscellaneous nonsense and a few things for Mark…”

  1. First, what the hell do you mean you rarely like expensive jewelry, what’s up with that!?! And I agree with you, appliances are not appropriate gifts at any occasion. Unless specifically requested, like this year that I asked Santa (aka the boys) for a good blender because mine finally died after 18 years. I swear things don’t last like they use to….lmao. So glad His Lordship hasn’t had the inclination to knock over your tree. Charlie has tried but hasn’t succeeded thank goodness.

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    1. Here’s the deal – we’ve been married for almost 39 years (next month) and he still doesn’t have a clue about my taste. I like big, funky silver earrings… he buys me tiny gold hoops. I like sporty watches with leather bands and large faces … he buys me delicate gold bracelet watches I can’t read without glasses. I like handmade quirky one of a kind pieces of jewelry from high end artisan stores… he goes to generic chain jewelers. I have no problem with him paying big bucks, but after 38 years of seeing what I wear, you’d think he’d catch on.
      🤷‍♀️

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      1. Okay I see your point…….my mom is kind of the same way. She gives me gifts that aren’t my style or what I like but, she’s my mom so I take them. I love funky silver earrings too, it’s kind of an addiction.

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  2. (1) I’ve made a delicious beer bread which is similar:

    Combine 3 cups whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup raw sugar, 1 Tbsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt. Stir in a bottle (12 ounces) of beer or ale.

    Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 5 loaf pan. Bake at 375 for 35 min.

    (2) That doll = CREEPIER THAN A CLOWN

    (3) Ooh . . . what’s in the box? Me thinks that it is another beer crate for your record collection.

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    1. 1. Similar recipe, guess I’ll have to try it.
      2. Clowns. Dolls. They both give me nightmares.
      3. Methinks it’s a kitchen appliance I don’t want nor need. I wouldn’t bet against me if I were you.
      😉

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  3. I was proud of myself for realizing adults like warm clothes, which is why we tend to gift them. But kids do not. So I replaced an oversized fleece hoodie with stuff the neighborkid will actually want.

    What’s your guess on the appliance present?

    I need to post some of my recommendations from amazon. For some reason it thinks I like scary babies and witchcraft.

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    1. Since I don’t need or even want any appliances I have no clue, but the box is a good size so it’s bigger than a blender.
      🥴
      I never pay any attention to my Amazon suggestions, but judging from yours…maybe I should for blog fodder purposes.

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      1. Oh, yes… I recommend it. I know amazon is monitoring other apps (this or yt) because it keeps recommending weird opossum stuff when I’ve never entered that in their app.

        It also seems to think I collect rocks… maybe because I ordered paint pens, which often say “for rock painting”.

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  4. A synthesizer is a device that alters sound … why they would put one in a baby’s head is thinking way beyond my rather pedestrian sensitivities.

    Pink flamingo christmas tree-ey shaped thingamabob. Same view as above

    Beer cake seem similar to 7-Up loaf. Maybe it is the bubbles that makes it good

    I think Dudley knows that the box is for him. What’s inside is of no consequence to him

    My first present to snookums was a 1½ horse power wood router. Got away with it, but I have been careful to not abuse that … got her a robo-vacuume to keep up with the pet hair this year. Got away with that too.

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  5. Okay, I collect and even like creepy, Halloween dolls..but Not that thing.
    No comment on the tree.
    Spam?.. Nope!
    Big present? I think Lord Dudley thinks it’s his.
    You should really make an Amazon Wish List for your spouse so you get what you want. My friends and I love them.

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    1. My husband doesn’t shop online. The only way I’ve ever avoided blenders is to take him to a store and literally point to something I like. Clearly I didn’t do that this year.

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  6. Not even my adventurous (A kinder description than addled) tastebuds are holding still for figgy pudding spam. I do have to say that the presentation on the can looks appetizing, which makes this the work of the most devious bastard in the whole Spam industrial complex.
    The baby synthesizer probably can’t do much, there’s just not that much room for analog components. That thing’s probably going to end up as a decoration on someone’s keyboard rig.
    That poor sad jerk with the vacuum cleaner will be praying for a merciful stabbing in his sleep before it’s over. I see his longsuffering wife snapping HARD. She’ll likely scream loud enough to shatter the crystal, then stand up, rip that four dollar toupee off his bald head and shove it down his throat until he chokes to death; all in front of the kids. Who wants Christmas pancakes?

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      1. If you have a photo of your husband, the man John Wayne pretended to be, sporting a four dollar toupee’, then the world needs to see it.
        Consider this: Surreptitiously,, over the course of the winter, assemble items for a yard sale in the spring. When the time is right, declare your intentions without mentioning the unwanted appliances. If you explain that nothing of his is going and stick to that, he’ll bite because you’re making room for his future purchases, which should be enough to throw him off until your evil scheme bears fruit. If, on the day of the blessed event, you aren’t getting any buyers, then they’re free with a ten dollar purchase. Either way, they’re gone. If you pad your inventory with things you actually like, you can increase your curb appeal and if you slap some astronomical prices on them you just take them back in the house. All this on a single cup of tea. Bloody ‘eck.
        DISCLAIMER: There will likely be a fight. I suggest a week or so of bad meals from the offending appliances, mixed with your regular delicious meals for contrast. This may soften the blow. Either way, if, for any reason, you should be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This message will self-destruct in five seconds. Okay it won’t, it just seemed like the right thing to say.

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  7. Funny, we were just talking about adding a flamingo tree to our collection next year when we’re in a house. We did NOT have any conversations about figgy pudding SPAM, however. Not that I’d be opposed to trying it!

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      1. Actually, I’m kind of cheap and intentionally wait for Birthday or Christmas. Yes, other family members have received trashcans on their birthdays…but we use it everyday, so it kind of keeps the giver in your heart year-round 😀 😀 😀

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