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It is entirely typical of my life that I spent a good chunk of the morning scouring the house looking for a rogue rubber chicken, while James questioned whether the rubber chicken had ever existed anywhere but in my fevered imagination.

"I know it exists!" I said indignantly. "I had it when I was out having coffee with Kathy, and she told me some tale of family tragedy, and I made the chicken look sad! You don't forget a thing like that!"*

The errant chicken at last located, the last-minute print orders mailed, the last gifts sent out, I hereby declare myself On Holiday, and if anybody wants anything, it can wait until I get back.

Okay, except I have to get something for James, because in direct violation of the "No gifts for each other because we bought a tablet PC" directive, he got me something. AND WRAPPED IT. That bastard. He's getting the best damn socks ever. (He loves socks. Minnesotans rapidly learn the lasting value of a good wool sock.)

*She thought it was funny, might I add. I'm not, y'know, a cruel person. Much.

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ursulav

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It is entirely typical of my life that I spent a good chunk of the morning scouring the house looking for a rogue rubber chicken, while James questioned whether the rubber chicken had ever existed anywhere but in my fevered imagination.

“I know it exists!” I said indignantly. “I had it when I was out having coffee with Kathy, and she told me some tale of family tragedy, and I made the chicken look sad! You don’t forget a thing like that!”*

The errant chicken at last located, the last-minute print orders mailed, the last gifts sent out, I hereby declare myself On Holiday, and if anybody wants anything, it can wait until I get back.

Okay, except I have to get something for James, because in direct violation of the “No gifts for each other because we bought a tablet PC” directive, he got me something. AND WRAPPED IT. That bastard. He’s getting the best damn socks ever. (He loves socks. Minnesotans rapidly learn the lasting value of a good wool sock.)

*She thought it was funny, might I add. I’m not, y’know, a cruel person. Much.

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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ursulav

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I don't really believe in interrupting continuity on an epic comic (I mean, gag-a-day, fine, no problem) so this is just a quick Christmas doodle of Digger, Ed, and assorted cast members, on galleries rather than in the strip itself.

http://yerf.com/vernursu/ilikesocks.jpg

And Merry Christmas to all! Die Natalis Solis Invicti! Atheist-children-get-presents-day!

Y'all are cool, damnit.

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ursulav

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I don’t really believe in interrupting continuity on an epic comic (I mean, gag-a-day, fine, no problem) so this is just a quick Christmas doodle of Digger, Ed, and assorted cast members, on galleries rather than in the strip itself.

http://yerf.com/vernursu/ilikesocks.jpg

And Merry Christmas to all! Die Natalis Solis Invicti! Atheist-children-get-presents-day!

Y’all are cool, damnit.

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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ursulav

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Generally I am contemptuous of nativity scenes. Even without the religious overtones, I can only bear so much sentimentality, and even less shlock.

However, I may have to change my mind. Behold, the Chickenativity!

http://www.amerheritage.com/merchimages/christmas/Bigskycarvers/P1010013b.jpg
http://www.amerheritage.com/merchimages/christmas/Bigskycarvers/P1010050.jpg

The main site has a whole slew of other themes, including one charmer featuring baby Jesus as an infant hippo. http://www.amerheritage.com/salespages/bigsky/bigskycarver.htm

The real irony is that I don't think there's irony involved.

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ursulav

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Generally I am contemptuous of nativity scenes. Even without the religious overtones, I can only bear so much sentimentality, and even less shlock.

However, I may have to change my mind. Behold, the Chickenativity!

http://www.amerheritage.com/merchimages/christmas/Bigskycarvers/P1010013b.jpg
http://www.amerheritage.com/merchimages/christmas/Bigskycarvers/P1010050.jpg

The main site has a whole slew of other themes, including one charmer featuring baby Jesus as an infant hippo. http://www.amerheritage.com/salespages/bigsky/bigskycarver.htm

The real irony is that I don’t think there’s irony involved.

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.