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When I was his age I thought I was adventurous crossing into Motomoros for a day when we went to South Padre on spring break.

Me and/or my sisters: Where are we going on vacation this year?

My dad (almost always):  Hugo

We did go to northern MN one year and another time we tagged along on a work trio to Des Moines. The Amana Colony & some historical farm deal thing did nothing for 12 year old me...

 

 

 

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The Gopher tree is up.

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Dwarfs our ‘Gopher Tree’.

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Find the glass hockey puck ornament! 

What have I got? I got no snacks and I got no respect.
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I collect antique and vintage ornaments.  My favorite type are called Dresdens, made between 1870 and 1912 out of pressed cardboard.  Here’s my tree of Dresdens, along with a closeup of a horse head candy container.  He is about 2 1/2 inches long with a silk candy bag in his neck.  Look at the detail!!  That’s one reason why I love them, the craftsmanship is astonishing.  

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Scared Family Guy GIF by AniDom

it was inevitable. 

“When your best friend is the son of God, you get tired of losing every argument.”

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Do you remember the Audi commercial from the Super Bowl?  

Same estate, same music, same scene cuts…same actor.  I almost screamed the first time I saw this, it’s perfection.  

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Dwarfs our ‘Gopher Tree’.

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Is that the one from Peanuts?

 


   
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No… Hobby Lobby. We have trees and bears throughout the house.

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Happy Thanksgiving from our table to yours… Have a grateful one!!!

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Sunday evening. Sitting on the patio with a nice cool breeze for once. Sipping a g&t and smoking a Cohiba before heading out for a rare trip on the town  


   
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(Note: this is also a thing that sticks in my craw):

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LOL, I have to confess I didn't even know this was a thing. The store my wife and I both work at has already started the Christmas music over the sound system; however, the version of "Last Christmas" we hear is a (horrible) cover and apparently according to the rules, does NOT eliminate one from the game. We have music from the various Sirius holiday channels at home a lot of the time, so I doubt I'll make it very far anyway.  ? 

@the-rube - Which thread should we post our results in here on GPL? I think that sounds like a fun activity!


   
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I also did not know what Whammageddon was until I looked it up, but I probably lost as early as October 1st since that's when many places here start playing Christmas music and that song (but maybe not necessarily the Wham version) is in the rotation.

I hate that song more than any Christmas song including the J5's "up on the rooftop" song whatever it's called.

btw this is a funny article naming the 20 worst and described one by Lady Gaga thusly:

Hear me out: What if we jammed as many iconic Christmas melodies as possible into one bloodless slog of an un-danceable dance track in which Lady Gaga alludes to her vagina as a delicious Christmas tree?

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I also did not know what Whammageddon was until I looked it up, but I probably lost as early as October 1st since that's when many places here start playing Christmas music and that song (but maybe not necessarily the Wham version) is in the rotation.

I hate that song more than any Christmas song including the J5's "up on the rooftop" song whatever it's called.

btw this is a funny article naming the 20 worst and described one by Lady Gaga thusly:

Hear me out: What if we jammed as many iconic Christmas melodies as possible into one bloodless slog of an un-danceable dance track in which Lady Gaga alludes to her vagina as a delicious Christmas tree?

? ? 

Whamageddon starts 12:01am Dec 1 and ends at 11:59pm Dec 24. 

 

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Flipping stations on my home from work and came across the jimmy eat world version at 12:20am.  Does it have to be the wham version or am I already out?  ?


   
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Flipping stations on my home from work and came across the jimmy eat world version at 12:20am.  Does it have to be the wham version or am I already out?  ?

Only the original Wham version. Covers and remixes are allowed. I saw that there are also games for Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You": "ApoCareypse" and "Mariahpocalypse".  ? 

 


   
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All I want for Christmas is a great song and I won't hear any disparaging remarks against it


   
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All I want for Christmas is a great song and I won't hear any disparaging remarks against it

Boo!!

 


   
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Posted by: @dxmnkd316

All I want for Christmas is a great song and I won't hear any disparaging remarks against it

Boo!!

 

 

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Flipping stations on my home from work and came across the jimmy eat world version at 12:20am.  Does it have to be the wham version or am I already out?  ?

Only the original Wham version. Covers and remixes are allowed. I saw that there are also games for Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You": "ApoCareypse" and "Mariahpocalypse".  ? 

 

aw shucks.  I was hoping I could win a prize for being first.  ?

 


   
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Posted by: @dxmnkd316

All I want for Christmas is a great song and I won't hear any disparaging remarks against it

Boo!!

 

Hey now.  It's a perfectly good song.

To hear once or twice a year.

 


   
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My favorite day of the year… it’s Krampusnacht!!

If you’ve been good you have no worries.  If you’ve been naughty, he’s got his chains and sticks all ready for you.

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Organizations who come up with clever SGA's. This is cool and would love to see the Gophers do this.

https://twitter.com/IAWild/status/1732520446602449241

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If anyone seriously suggests firing Motzko they should be swiftly kicked in the nards!

+5000 points for proper and hilarious use of "nards."

 

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Congrats to @Cowgirl.  She has made it big time as she is trending on X.?

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Not touching that 


   
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Not touching that 


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Weird to follow up that post but...simple pleasure, when your kid does things "right".

 

Graduate high school - check

Graduate college - check

Get big girl job - check

Get married - check

Announce your pregnant - check

 

Exciting times ahead!

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Weird to follow up that post but...simple pleasure, when your kid does things "right".

 

Graduate high school - check

Graduate college - check

Get big girl job - check

Get married - check

Announce your pregnant - check

 

Exciting times ahead!


So that’s what the “g” stands for!

Congratulations!!

 

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The shed is finally done, fully enclosed with a door and lock. Now, I need to start emptying the garage to make room for more stuff aka junk. Probably wait till spring to run electricity to it. I also want to put motion lights between the back of the garage and shed and the side of the garage over all the trash cans. 

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The NHL Network picking up Hockey Night In Canada broadcasts.  

“When your best friend is the son of God, you get tired of losing every argument.”

― Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
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Back when the JC Penny or Sears catalog was the main source for Christmas gifts for us young sports fans. One year I got a Fran Tarkenton jersey shirt and then got a Chuck Foreman mesh jersey the next year...

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Same here... always looked for the Sears catalog every Christmas to look through it and only wish. 

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Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge or any Adult and Teen Challenge throughout the the US and world. My wife and I were at the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Christmas Concert this past Saturday. And it's great seeing people with drug and alcohol addictions coming clean. I've been a huge supporter of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge for the past 30 years and always brings a tear to my eye and a smile to my face hearing their stories and testimonies. 

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Same here... always looked for the Sears catalog every Christmas to look through it and only wish. 

Don't forget Montgomery Wards.

 


   
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Same here... always looked for the Sears catalog every Christmas to look through it and only wish. 

Don't forget Montgomery Wards.

 

Yep and the S & H green stamps where you could trade those books of stamps for merchandise.

 

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The Dayton's catalog when you were 12 or 13. IYKYK

When I first worked for Carlson Companies our offices were located in the former warehouse the company used for storing the merchandise that you could acquire by exchanging Gold Bond stamps. I'm sure the cutlery and glassware were nothing but the finest.


   
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Getting to teach 50 plus 8-12 year old boys and girls at church tonight how to start a wilderness fire. Luckily there is a couple other volunteers to help each individual kid start their fire.  50 fires is A LOT for between 6:30-8pm... And most to all these kids are from the suburbs and have little to no wilderness fire training lol!!! 

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Getting to teach 50 plus 8-12 year old boys and girls at church tonight how to start a wilderness fire. Luckily there is a couple other volunteers to help each individual kid start their fire.  50 fires is A LOT for between 6:30-8pm... And most to all these kids are from the suburbs and have little to no wilderness fire training lol!!! 

Where are you starting fires?  I’ll be sure to stay far far away. ??

 


   
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Getting to teach 50 plus 8-12 year old boys and girls at church tonight how to start a wilderness fire. Luckily there is a couple other volunteers to help each individual kid start their fire.  50 fires is A LOT for between 6:30-8pm... And most to all these kids are from the suburbs and have little to no wilderness fire training lol!!! 

Where are you starting fires?  I’ll be sure to stay far far away. ??

 

Church parking lot. We'll have Apple Valley FD with a rig there to assist as well. And the kids can check the truck out as well. 

 

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I am going to Hawaii in March going Sky diving tandem jump for the second time, jumping from 14,000 feet it is so fun I can’t wait!?

Aloha ?


   
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The people behind the scenes with the Gophers came up with some really good videos in 2012-13.

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The other 2 from that year.

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Those are fantastic! 😂


   
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I just received some THC gummy’s from Luxe they are really good a lot stronger then what you can get from MN distributors 

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