Wednesday, December 1, 2010

On the 1st Day of Christmas, This Geek Gives to Three

I'm told it's "The Holidays", that wonderful time of the year that brings out the best in everyone.  We feel all tingly inside, frolicking about in shopping malls, graciously handing over the last of the latest fad toy to the person behind us.  We eat and drink moderately at parties and we don't make fun of crazy Uncle Earl at family events.  We reach out to those in need.

Let's all sing Kumbaya around the nuts chestnuts roasting on an open fire......


*removes needle from record*

Oh my.  I don't know where that came from.  Let me try again.

Humbug, bah.  Holidays.  Again?




*removes needle from record*

Let's give it one more whirl.

Cookies.  Rum balls.  FUDGE.  Virtual Shopping for Bloggy Buddies!

YEE-HAW!  It's "The Holidays!!!"

That's more like it.

I'm kicking off the season with a few special gifts just for you, my loyal readers.*

For my BBFF (Best Blogging Friend Forever) Zombie Queen Quirky, I have found the most delightful gift:

Our favorite Zombie Loon will never be at a loss for a thought brainz again. Quirky, if possible, please share with us how much you enjoyed your meal gift!

May they light up your life or at least a dark hallway.   I hope to hear that you now sleep with them on your bedside table and they comfort you.

Today's last gift is for Driveling Deb, my nearly always frozen pal up in coastal Maine:

I'm expecting Deb to wear these while walking to her mailbox and taking Nutjob, her crazy ferocious beast she calls a dog, for a walk.  I'd like a report from Mr. Man and the neighbors.

*I hope to find gifts for all of you but I reserve the right to run out of time, energy, and interest.  Yeah, like regular Christmas shopping.  Snort.

Tune in next time for the 2nd Day of Christmas gifts, knowing that my definition of day may be different than yours.  It will probably be next week.

Photo credits:  Scanned from Wireless and Signals catalogs


Anonymous said...

How did you know?

I haven't even visited Santa yet to sit on his lap and give him my wish list.

Do those brains come with some replacement synapses? I sure could use some.

*wiping a tear of joy away*

Thank-you Reffers! Thank-you so much!

Only a BBFF would do something so kind, so generous, so....

*record scratches*


hee hee

Meadowlark said...

I'll let you out of getting me a gift, since you make me smile. That's gift enough, chica!

Happy Holidays

Random Chick said...

I'm going to give the Frog Hat and Mittens to my Mother in Law so people will mock her. hee hee.

Deb said...

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I LOVE the owl and frog hat and mittens! I don't heat the upstairs bedrooms so I'm wearing those puppies...I mean owl and bed! Woo Hoo! Mr. Man won't be able to keep his paws off me when he sees those. Of course I will wear them with my chocolate moose PJs.

Thank you Reffie! You are the BEST!

PS: Random Chick: You can mock you mother-in-law, but there will be no mocking of moi, thank you very much!

ReformingGeek said...

@Quirky - I'm so glad you like your gift. Happy Eating, Smart Cookie!

@Meadowlark - Thanks. Ok, no gift for you. Yea! One name to scratch off. ;-)

@Random - Hee Hee. Go for it!

@Deb - I knew they would be perfect for you. I want to see the photos of you wearing them with your moose PJ's. Poor, poor Mr. Man. Nutjob won't know who you are....

HumorSmith said...

Interesting gifts. Obviously, the elves are having a rough year in the toy shop.

honeypiehorse said...

OMG that owl hat? Hot!

Ziva said...

Ohh, I love the brain food thingy. I might borrow that idea and give to someone. The idea, I mean, I'm too broke to actually give a real gift.

ReformingGeek said...

@Humorsmith - I fired the elves.

@honeypie - Oh yeah, Baby!

@Ziva - Yeah, virtual gifts ROCK!

Jean Knee said...



Madge said...

I really like the fireflies in a jar, might have to go out and buy my own, we don't have fireflies here in Oly WA.

Unknown said...

I'd like the matching set of owland frog hat and mittens. LOL! I'd walk my dogs wearing those puppies, uh, er birdies.

Did you say that the holidays bring out the beast in people? During this time of the year, I see red and blow blood vessels every thirty seconds. If I have to listen to "Jingle Bells Rock" one more time in the A&P, I'm going to mow down someone with my cart.

Suzanne said...

I could have thought of the firefly in a jar thing if I didn't have the worst major head cold of the entire world. I want one!

ReformingGeek said...


@madge - No fireflies? That's awful!

@Lauren - Beastly, indeed. I'm trying my best to stay out of stores.

@Sue - Achoo! Sorry to hear. I will find a special gift just for you.

Sandra said...

Now this is original! Which I had thought of this myself!...but I didn' now, I'm jealous and left with feelings of inferiority.
But bravo!

G.~ said...

Oh my gosh. I forgot how much fun it was here. It's been so long.

Those gifts are fabulous. I'll be back to see the next day of gifts, whatever day that may be. ;)

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

You don't have to feel obligated to get me anything this year, Reffie. Nobody else is. Nice gifts, though. You clearly put some thought into those.

ReformingGeek said...

@Sandra - Thanks. It's fun to virtual shop.

@G~ - Who knows? You might be a recipient....or not. Who knows?

@Mike - Thanks! Ok, no gift for you. More for me!

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

OK, those hats and mittens are the scariest things I've seen in a looong time!! I need SEVERAL pairs!!

Hope your Christmas season is festive and bright! (Insert hearty "Bah, Humbug!" here!) said...

Hey, Reffie! How did I miss this? I was just looking at those fake fireflies in a jar at ThinkGeek. And, gosh darn it... ThinkGeek made me think of you! Great minds think alike. Don't tell Quirky, but I got the tear apart Zombie for Vlad for Christmas. She'll be so jealous! I would have gotten one for her, too, but then I figured somebody already got her one. If not, I'm definitely getting her one. Now... what to get for my favorite GeekGirl?

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"