Monday, December 24, 2007

What's that in my stocking?

Andif, you crack me up! For the uninformed, those creatures in the stockings are marmots/groundhogs. A marmot was an unofficial mascot of the Booman Tribune political blog, back in the day. Andif introduced him to the masses, and then provided endless entertainment by placing him in compromising positions like the ones above. (You should see him with the hookah pipe.) As for the stocking, it says "kansas," because that's how I was known in those days.

And now I've gone on to a blog of my own. But more important by far is the fact that an entire family of real-life marmots populates our back yard every spring and summer. And to think I didn't even know what a marmot was until Andif became possessed by their spirit. The constant presence of them in my life since then must be, I dunno, fate.

So from the stuffed marmot and me---and thanks entirely to Ms. Marmot, herself, Andif--here is a wish for a happy Christmas, if that's your flavor. If it isn't, I wish you a happy whatever you have, with bells.


Nancy P said...

My first Christmas on the blog, tra la, and you're the ones who make it merry. Thank you, and god bless us one and all.


AndiF said...

It's my pleasure, Nancy, to bring you a smile for my holiday gift.

May all of you get the holiday of your dreams and wishes.

Here's a more traditional image -- I think it's the Home of the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Family Man said...

Merry Christmas Nancy and Andi.

Yep I've been a marmot person for awhile thanks to Andi. :)

I've got family bedded down everywhere here, and I'm still waiting for the kids to wake up. If it wouldn't make the rest of the adults mad, I would go ahead and send George out to wake up the kids.

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy it's Christmas!

I hope everyone has a great holiday!

Nancy P said...

Maybe it's just the three of us, and all the rest of the world is asleep.

Amdo. that is a spooky photo!

Family Man, Merry Christmas to you and George!

Kelly McCullough said...

Enjoy the holiday, all. We're off to the rellies in a few minutes.

FARfetched said...

FM, I was the first one out of bed at FAR Manor today, too.

Merry Marmots and Happy Christmas to all!

Jen said...

A very Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it, and may all your stockings be overflowing with marmot-y goodness. :)

Nancy P said...

Merry Marmots to you, too, Far, Kelly, and Jen!

I accidentally set the wild turkeys to running again today. Or maybe they smelled the turkey dressing?

We're not eating til 2, which is late for us. It's nice having so much time and leisure before the gifts, gabbing, and gobbling start.

boran2 said...

Happy holidays, whatever yours might be! It looks like Sir Marmot is a bit too close to that fire for comfort.

Nancy P said...

Hi, b2! Ah, the holiday scent of roast marmot.

olivia said...

Hope everyone is having a great day.

katiebird said...

I'm the last to the Christmas Party (by about 24 hours at least...)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas Day. I did. This was our first real Christmas Day with the kids. And it was a lot of fun.

(smiling) I hope we get to do it like this next year too. But even if we don't. At least now I know how fun it is.


Nancy P said...

We did have a great day here, Olivia, and thanks for wishing it so. I hope you did, too.

Kb, what a happy event!

Maryb said...

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates Christmas! (And happy national holiday to everyone else.) I thought I'd delurk to tell you that at the annual family Christmas charades extravaganza I used The Virgin of Small Plains as my contribution to the pool of clues - it was fun seeing my sister figure out how to do "Virgin". :)

(Yes, it's me, not Nancy's S-I-L.)

katiebird said...

(Waving) Hi MaryB -- that sounds fun. And cute. How did she do with the clue? Did you win?

Nancy P said...

Maryb!! I would have LOVED to have seen that, lol. I hope you had as nice a Christmas as it sounds like. We did, too. The other Maryb was here. It's good to have a two Maryb day.

I'll pretend I didn't see you. ;)


maryb said...

Nancy - Oh, you don't have to pretend. It's Christmas - but I'm not the ghost of Christmas present. And I'm thinking of expanding my blog commenting horizons in 2008 anyway. But if there's a next time I'll have to put "StL" behind my name so people don't get confused with two maryb's.

kb -waving back! Well, it was anti-climactic - she broke "Virgin" into two syllables and got them to guess "gin" by acting like she was drinking. I don't remember how she got the "Vir" part but it sounded like something she acted. We're pros at charades ... but it took her a long time to get them to guess it. btw - I'm happy you had such a good time with the kids!

Nancy P said...

Maryb, that will be so nice to have you around now and then. I've missed you and your wicked wit.

I am taking my Christmas-pooped self to bed. Thank god, no more visions of sugarplums. Although, nothing is quite as as disgusting as the taste of chestnuts that have roasted on an open fire. Oh blech.

On the other hand, mashed potatoes and gravy. Yes.

See you elves later. zzzzzz