Monthly Archives: December 2012

Discovering Racklettes

Over the weekend, I played Balderdash with some friends and I think I can confidently say that I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. If you have never played the game, the rules are relatively simple. The gist is that the players are given a word and then have to make up a reasonably plausible sounding definition which will then be read aloud anonymously by another player and everyone at the table has to speculate which is the correct answer. Very intellectual and it’s super impressive if you actually know the right answer. Continue reading

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Vacation Daze (I refuse to believe that Kim Kardashian is going to be a mother.)

It becomes incredibly tricky to blog when on holidays because you no longer really exist in society, you sort of exist in your own bubble of friends, pie, and family. I really haven’t done much of anything noteworthy since I bought my iPod Classic and you already know how much I love it, because I’ve being going to loads of events with friends and family. And while I had lots of fun at the house party on Friday, you probably don’t care about it, do you. I haven’t been watching movies, I haven’t been watching tv, I’ve been listening to Kopecky Family Band on repeat, and reading loads of novels. I can’t even blog about how Kim Kardashian is reportedly pregnant with Kanye West’s baby because every time I think about it my head nearly implodes, and I become quite certain that the Mayans SHOULD have been right, and the world SHOULD have ended on December 21, 2012, because I just don’t think I, or the rest of the world, can handle Kim Kardashian as a mother. Gnnnnnnhhhh I think I need a drink. Continue reading

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Tiny Gingerbread Hansel and Gretel Meet Tiny M&M Lederhosen

As promised, I will now take this time to outline the gingerbread house making competition that my family had on Christmas Eve. It truly was an evening of surprises. My mother and nana, who I thought would do an excellent job, didn’t do quite as well. It wasn’t totally their fault because their kit broke on about four separate occasions. Continue reading

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Holiday highlights

I have to say, I’m pretty darn proud of how successfully awesome my holidays were. They were quiet, nothing too extravagant, and nothing too over the top. And, as it always seems to be, my favourite moments weren’t extravagant either. To be fair that turkey dinner was excellent. But so was that little inauspicious cheese platter. Gosh I love cheese. Continue reading

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Zombie Yuletide

Julia and I will be taking a few days off next week for Christmas time stuffs. Really, when you think about it, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to catch up on your Sarcasm Soapbox reading in between games of rummy with your granddad.

Anyhow, you can expect us back probably a week from now and likely with photos of what will undoubtedly be our hilarious gingerbread house. I’m expecting a mess and a lot of laughter. Excellent!

Catch you on the flip side (of Christmas)!

~ Hilary Lyon Axle Hatchet

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I have been watching a lot of Gilmore Girls lately. I’m not sure why exactly, don’t ask. I’m sure, for all of you out there who have seen the show, you’re aware that the characters on the show speak incredibly quickly. For those of you who have not seen the show before, now you know. So, you know, there. Continue reading

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I think, that somehow, if we all pull together, we can survive the holidays.

It’s the holiday season which means chocolate, more chocolate, sugar covered chocolate, and cookies. Galore! It also means articles in every women’s magazine telling you how not to gain weight over the holidays. Don’t eat anything beige. Consume vodka soda not candy cane martinis. Wear a formfitting dress so you don’t feel like eating. Continue reading

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The Need for Focus Groups Continues

By now, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen the Chanel No. 5 commercial that Brad Pitt is in. If you haven’t, here it is:

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The Great Gingerbread House Off of 2012

On Christmas Eve, my family has decided to have a gingerbread house making contest. It was Julia’s idea and a splendid one at that. We’re going to split up into pairs and build our own unique gingerbread houses. Well, not that unique, because the houses come in those kits, but we’re going to buy our own candy to decorate the sucker however we want to. Julia and I are thinking of doing ours in a “Zombie Yuletide” theme. Don’t ask me how we’re going to make zombies out of candy canes, M&Ms, and icing. We’ll figure it out, I’m sure. Continue reading

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