NFR 2017 Swimmy all out Xmas bash!!!

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  1. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Jim you are retired,what else have you got to do but hang Christmas decorations and shame all other neighbors for their lack of Christmas spirt.
     
  2. Swimmy

    Swimmy Riffle > Run > Pool

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    Agreed. Now show us your decorations.

    PSA: lighting of the Rockefeller tree tonight on NBC at 8 est. Should be a big party!!
     
  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Well, let's see there's: Eagerly anticipate the arrival of my new Grandson - Easton James, hang with my Kids, spoil my dog, tie the occasional fly or two, chase Pheasants (right knee permitting), continue to research & refine my selections for a new DSLR & other wildlife photography equipment, reload rifle & pistol ammo, go to the range, read photography technique guides & camera owner's manuals I have downloaded, cook/clean house/do laundry . . . hell, there aren't sufficient hours in the day as it is.

    Bah, humbug. I'll show you pics of my decorations right after I post pix of me in skinny jeans and rompers. Keep waiting - anticipation is a good thing . . .
     
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  4. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    they are up on facebook & I'm not retired
     
  5. napawino

    napawino Banned or Parked

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    Swimmy should be wearing this.

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  6. Swimmy

    Swimmy Riffle > Run > Pool

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    Nice! I can't wait!!!

    In the meantime, check out this awesome tree...

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  7. Swimmy

    Swimmy Riffle > Run > Pool

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    Well isn't that just fun.

    Reminds me, @Old Man will you please post photos wearing your ugly xmas sweater?
     
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  8. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I don't wear sweaters.
     
  9. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Are you still waiting? Just checking . . . :D
     
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    Swimmy Riffle > Run > Pool

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    Ok. Take a selfie wearing nothing but your Xmas hat.

    Sitting patiently...
     
  11. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    That will take some time - I'll get to it right after I give myself a root canal . . .
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I'm not Christmas, I hate this time of the year. If I was to give a gift I would do it in the middle of the year. I got turned off of Christmas many, many years ago. And there is still 25 days of this shit.
     
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    @Old Man , you crack me up. You really can't be THAT curmudgeon-y can you?
     
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    Yesterday I picked up my 87 year old friend Chuck for our weekly Thursday excursion for our one beer (his doctor says he can have one beer a week) at the local pub. And while we talked a lot about Matt Lauer we also like talking about stuff from our past days where we were in the same YMCA circuit training class for years.

    He lives on a street near mine where most houses are heavily decorated every season.....except for his. Many years ago i called him up and disguised my voice as an old lady named Agnes from the Homeowners Association. I left a voice mail that said the HOA would appreciate if he joined in with the festivities by putting up his decorations by December 10th. I added that the HOA would be assessing a fee of $10 per day for every day after December 10th that they weren't up. Then I left my real phone number.

    But he didn't call after hearing the message as i thought. And i didn't think my old lady voice was THAT good and i was fairly sure he would call me laughing at my joke. But i didn't hear from him.

    A week later i head out a Christmas party with our other YMCA friends and Chuck is already there. Right before i got there he was telling the story of this Agnes woman and how mad he was that she would be trying to assess him dues for not decorating! He believed me. We all got such a laugh out of it. And that year he went out and bought a fiber optic Christmas tree and put it in the window. Except i noticed last year he never put it up.

    We were talking about that story yesterday at the pub when i told him i noticed he was again one of the only homes without decorations. So when i took him back home I went out in his garage and found his Christmas tree and set it up. I didn't think he would care that much, but he did. He was so pleased that he had to go outside to see how it looked in the window.

    It was what you call A Christmas Moment. I don't expect to get in the full Christmas spirit like i used to as a child. But i look for those Christmas moments.
     
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    Here is what i'm working on today and probably tomorrow and the day after that too! One at a time! Hahaha, i just noticed the package kinda looks like it says "F*ck the Halls", which pretty much sums up my sentiment after three hours of doing this. One at a time! I have no idea why i challenge my slight OCD with this task but i do love how it looks when i'm done.
    I'll post more photos later! IMG_1866.JPG
     
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