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Offline Aloysius J. Gleek

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Re: Merry Christmas 2010!
« Reply #100 on: December 25, 2010, 11:01:54 pm »



What?  The lit up trees on the ground weren't enough, you had to
attach two to the walls of the house?

And why stop at 4 reindeer?  If you're gonna put that many
lights on your house, go for all 8!




wow!    :o :o








Double wow!!

 :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Merry Christmas 2010!
« Reply #101 on: December 26, 2010, 12:59:19 am »
Thanks for the great Tacky Tour, Chuck. Maybe there should be a contest for the town's tackiest. :P
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Re: Merry Christmas 2010!
« Reply #102 on: December 26, 2010, 02:43:35 am »
Oh yes. Thanks to great singers like Jussi Björling, Nicolai Gedda, and Birgit Nilsson, opera singers and fans (at least here in the US) have created the mythical idea of the "Swedish School" of singing. All 3 had big, bright voices, and in perfect stereotyping form, people started assume that there was something about the way Swedish singers are taught that makes that happen. In reality, these singers were using a standard bel canto technique, which originated in Italy. It is coincidental that they had vocal size and color in common.

I was lucky enough to perform Berlioz's La damnation de Faust with Gedda in the title role. Frederica von Stade sang Marguerite. I was singing with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Seiji Ozawa conducting. AND...it was my senior year in high school.

Have I mentioned that being a teenager was a blast for me??

Wow, Milo!  Congratulations!  What a coup - even I know what a big deal that had to be!   :P 8)
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Re: Merry Christmas 2010!
« Reply #103 on: December 26, 2010, 02:57:52 am »
...And hubby and me got a huge surprise together from our daughters: a big collage from our family, made of dozens and dozens photos. There must be almost a hundred pics in it. They selected, printed, cut out and glued every single one themselves. And we didn't have the faintest idea, they managed to do it all in secrecy. Every time they were alone in the house during the last weeks, they hurried to get on the computer and printer. Wow, left me speechless....

I really, really love this, Chrissi - great kids!!   :-* :-*

And I also love that you had a White Christmas..hopefully the driving wasn't too bad and everyone is safe.

We are too much about the commercial here - I did shop on Christmas Eve; many shops do close early - 6 pm, but others are open until 11 or midnight.  Almost everything is closed on Christmas Day; here and there you will find a convenience store or service station open...and Chinese restaurants.

 :)
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Re: Merry Christmas 2010!
« Reply #104 on: December 26, 2010, 04:26:55 am »
I really, really love this, Chrissi - great kids!!   :-* :-*

Thank you!
Driving was tricky, but we managed. Just had to go slow, thus needed much more time than usual. We saw two cars which had landed in the ditch.

I'm a bit more concerned about driving today, when we want to visit my family. My BIL called last night. Yesterday he didn't manage to pick up our mother (not the one I didn't get along with, but my other mom). They had planned to have her over yesterday, but there was no way to get through, she lives at the foothills of some mountains. He had to turn around and go back home without her.


The snow is breaking many records in the flatlands. In parts more than 70cm fresh snow, that's more than two foot. In my garden it's rather one foot though. Weather conditions are the big topic in the news these days.

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Re: Merry Christmas 2010!
« Reply #105 on: December 26, 2010, 04:47:20 am »
Oh, and when the balloon deflates,
he goes to his airplanes.

;D




That was the last pic!  Hope ou liked the tour!


Chuckie! You did it again, whoo-hoo. ;D

I called my hubby and showed it to him, it's that good. Love your comments.
Your tacky Christmas tour exposition almost makes me want to put out some tacky displays myself. :laugh: The time when I considered a single string of colored lights around a window 'tacky' is long behind me, thanks to my kids. But this is a whole other game - what do I say, it's a different universe! :laugh:

And you saved the best for last. Inflatable Santa on an airplane - beats all.

Thank you Chuck for taking the time. :)

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Re: Merry Christmas 2010!
« Reply #106 on: December 26, 2010, 05:23:15 am »

Düva pööp is a förce of natüre

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Re: Merry Christmas 2010!
« Reply #107 on: December 26, 2010, 05:25:18 am »
What?  The lit up trees on the ground weren't enough, you had to
attach two to the walls of the house?

And why stop at 4 reindeer?  If you're gonna put that many
lights on your house, go for all 8!



House? What house??

Are you saying there is a house hidden somewhere behind all that??

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Re: Merry Christmas 2010!
« Reply #108 on: December 26, 2010, 05:29:29 am »
I wasn't sure what was worse,
the uncoiled spring looking trees,
or the ferris wheel of Christmas.




You're right, it's a tie.

But I'd say the ferris wheel wins the competition. FWIW.....   :P

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Re: Merry Christmas 2010!
« Reply #109 on: December 26, 2010, 05:37:47 am »
Due to the lagging economy,
Santa has laid off the elves and
replaced them with Mickey & Minnie,
who apparently had too much
to drink when they took the sled.




I see. Not everyone is celebrating Christmas?

Some people are celebrating Walt Disneymas?

Interesting.....

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