today’s audience participation

all I want for Christmas…

4 gutter chains

3 kitchen lights

2 queen size guestroom mattresses

and a blue-gray propane stove


  1. bocopro
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 8:06 am |

    One lost PhD
    Two more careers
    Three fewer children
    Four less Obama years
    Five golden golf balls
    Six more inches of height
    Seven free movie channels
    Eight-year term limits on Congress
    Nine conservative SCotUS judges
    Ten million dead jihadists
    Eleven pounds off my belly
    Twelve more years to live

  2. geezerette
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 8:43 am |

    A Mr. who isn’t a Bah Humbug.:(( An IV stand with a bag of valium hanging and injected in my arm with an unlimited charge card in my wallet. la la la!!

  3. MikeG
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 9:05 am |

    I’ve been getting a considerable amount of grief from the wife for not dropping any hints for what I want for Christmas. I don’t need any more “stuff.” Peace on earth would be nice. No more news stories about slaughtered 6 year olds would be a plus. I have tried to stay away from all the media coverage, because I already know more than I want to. It’s damn near impossible to avoid though with out cutting ones self off completely. If I hear one more word about the Frackin Fiscal Cliff, someone’s gonna get a size 14 up their ass.

    Maybe that is what I need, and I mentioned this to the better half a while ago. A couple days off. Totally. Not checking in with ANYONE for a couple days, No TV, internet, phone calls. The only responsibility I would have is to keep myself alive and out of jail for 48 hours.

    Somebody wrap that up at put a bow on it.

  4. apotheosis
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 9:18 am |

    A partridge in a pear sauce.

  5. bocopro
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 10:17 am |

    I don’t need any more “stuff.”

    Boy, I heard ‘dat.

    Told Milady to tell all our tribe that I want nothing for Christmas that they can individually afford. Now, I have 2 daughters, daughters-in-law, wife, 9 grandchildren, and until 2 years ago, a mother.

    Now . . . we’re pretty much resigned to living in P’cola ’til the end. Been here since I retired 30 years ago, so not much chance I’m gonna go up nawth to the cold weather.

    Coupla years ago, I counted my

    pullover shirts: over 40
    sweatshirts: 9
    hoodies: 11
    windbreaker jackets: 4
    winter jackets: 4
    foul weather jackets: 3
    hi-top boots: 3 pairs
    T-shirts with printing: 20
    T-shirts plain: 14
    socks: 42 pairs
    ties: coupla dozen, and I don’t wear suits
    gloves: 4 pair dress, 5 pair working
    belts: 5
    walking shoes: 3 pair
    dress shoes: 3 pair
    ballcaps: 15

    Goddammit, don’t buy me any more “stuff,” especially in the clothing department!

    But when I mentioned that I’d like the entire series of Bones, or maybe NCIS on CD, I got a prolonged small-eye sideface from her with an unspoken offer of emasculation, probably with a blunt instrument.

  6. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 10:29 am |

    I hear ya boco. This is just ONE closet…

  7. PeggyU
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 10:29 am |

    ^ I hear you on the “stuff”. I’m trying to keep the Christmas shopping down to things that are easy to store, utilitarian, and don’t clutter. We have buttloads of clutter, enough to bury a team of reindeer.

    I do, however, want some more soup bowls, since many of ours have gotten broken. When I make soup, we run out of bowls quickly – particularly if we have company.

  8. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 10:37 am |

    Sondra – those ‘kitchen lights’ – do often have brawls in your kitchen or do you do full contact kick box cooking?

  9. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 10:45 am |


    I have 1/2 the one in JR’s office room too. I told him if he loved me he’d give me his whole room for a walk in closet and he said ” I guess I don’t love you “…sigh…

    To my credit, I really take care of my stuff and some of it’s like a couple decades old.

  10. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 10:45 am |

    dick….I’m like the Tazmanian Devil no matter what I do :)

  11. mech
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 11:21 am |

    Those are some nice lights. With LED bulbs. I like the surface mount style–great if the ceilings are high enough. I used to have a Haz-Mat building with those inside

    I got a gift card and ordered some sutures and a book on suturing and wound care. As if I don’t have enough unfinfished projects– though I may get a couple of cheap roasts and have a suture party to learn how to do it .

    As for wanting something, a FLIR camera for business use would be great, but I don’t think Santa keeps those in stock..

  12. geezerette
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 11:23 am |

    We adults don’t exchange gifts maybe a little “stocking gift”. Just gifts for the 2 Grandkids and 5 cats in the families and 4 dogs. The Mr. just loves spending his $$ on Christmas gifts for pets.

  13. Caged Insanity
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 11:39 am |

    I think right now I’d settle for my father in-law being discharged from the hospital to spend Christmas at home, and his tests coming back negative for Leukemia.

  14. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm |

    CRIKEY! I feel so shallow!

  15. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm |

    Just right now, I could use a day without “Santa Claus weather”! Its 40 degrees right now and tonight w drop to 26 degrees. I know, I know, it`s worse than that in most other places, but Kali climate is mostly shorts & flip flops weather and these temps just suck! I leave my home wide open most of the year because I like the fresh air inside and hate being cooped up in a closed home. (…just a week ago I had temps of 70 day/58 night….)

    Plus, age is a factor. Christmas is for kids. Like most of you, I have my needs taken care of, and, like Headmissy I have enough *stuff* to last me, likely for the rest of my time at 98.6 degrees temperature.

    Having said that, I do wish all my KisPer friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Though, no doubt, OBoBo will find many ways to dick that up for the next 4 years……

    May all your *aimed shots* hit the mark on the first shot!

  16. mojo
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm |

    Kitchen lights: Industrial ugly?

  17. Ron
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm |

    Oh, sorry different gutter chain.

  18. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm |

    Wellp …
    there’s this: