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20 December 2015 @ 11:26 pm
O Christmas pig, oh Christmas pig...  
how chubby are your... wobble-chins? \o?

This is all a reference to the last post. I've found myself rewording carols to match that lawn decoration. Either "Tanenbaum" or "Christmas pig, Christmas pig, piggy all the way..." It wasn't Santa riding a chicken, but it was still pretty weird.

HalfshellHusband's birthday was yesterday. We went out for Chinese food (new restaurant for us), and it was very good. Mine, though... at some point, I began wondering what sliced almonds were doing in Szechuan chicken, and bit into one to confirm my worst fears: sliced garlic. Bring on the Tums! HSH's Kung Pao chicken was terrific, and the crab Rangoon was fabulous.

My office went to see the new Star Wars movie last week. All kinds of fun, and highly entertaining. I was kind of worried, TBH (after the most recent 3 movies), and J.J. Abrams duplicates earlier source material a lot more than I would like, but it was very satisfactory. Domnall Gleeson left his hair red for a change and is playing a villain. I don't know when the kids will see the movie (or if our daughter will even bother), but regardless.. I fully expect to hear "Gingers have no souls" for at least a week afterward. Not looking forward to that.

Our daughter got me hooked on The Great British Baking Show, and we're watching the first season on Netflix. Also the pilot of iZombie, which she insisted wasn't as gory as most zombie stuff. So, now I'm watching three zombie shows and I don't even like zombies.

Almost done with Breaking Bad, and I'll be sorry when it's over. What a ride, though.

I might get outdoor lights up in a day or two, though I have kitchen projects and wrapping left, too. Please tell me you're farther along than I am...

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adoptedwriteradoptedwriter on December 21st, 2015 01:14 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to your hub! We saw Star Wars last night. and yes...Breaking Bad...I loved it! AW
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 21st, 2015 07:26 pm (UTC)
You know, the NY Times crossword puzzle had a clue that was "lead character in the new Star Wars movie," and who would you have expected that to be? I was thinking, "Rey," but it was 4 letters and it was Finn. She still feels like slightly more of the lead to me, but you could easily make a case that it's a solid 50-50 split. Still... made me wonder if gender bias was driving that particular clue. :O
cindytsuki_no_bara on December 21st, 2015 06:23 pm (UTC)
happy belated birthday to hsh! i had chinese food last night too, but thankfully there was no sliced garlic in anything. yowza.

i really like izombie, and i don't generally like zombie shows either. (i only watched the first season of the walking dead.) it gets kind of dark, but it's never that gory. i mean, the brains look really fake. to me they look like very solid white jello with some strawberry sauce on them.

christmas hedges for you!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Happy Hedgiehalfshellvenus on December 21st, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
The brains look too real to me, and ugh. UGH. Why must it always devolve into brain-eating?

How cute were those hedgies! Though I don't think they should probably be allowed at those decorations-- they don't seem safe to eat!
Danmuchtooarrogant on December 22nd, 2015 02:08 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday to hsh!

I expect I'll see Star Wars at some point, although I don't know precisely when. It feels strange saying that because it was such a big deal when I was a kiddalo. *grin*

Dan
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 22nd, 2015 03:41 am (UTC)
I know-- I was dying to see each of the first three movies (episodes 4-6, I guess). This one... well, the kids have the more recent 3 episodes, which I can't bring myself to watch. Glimpses of them proved not good, so I had low expectations for the most recent one.

I was pleasantly surprised!
Direst Ryl: Doctor Swayze Christmasryl on December 22nd, 2015 11:34 am (UTC)
The bbq restaurant near my house used to have a Christmas pig on their roof, but they didn't put it up this year. :(

Christmas pig, Christmas pig
Does whatever a Christmas pig does
Does he sit on the roof?
Yes he does.
He's a pig.
Look up! There is a Christmas pig!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Xmas Penguinhalfshellvenus on December 22nd, 2015 06:22 pm (UTC)
Haha-- so you've seen one before. What is that all about? :O

I did think of Spider Pig, too. Because, who doesn't? :D
Direst Rylryl on December 22nd, 2015 08:52 pm (UTC)
I figured it was just because it was a barbecue place. It never occurred to me to wonder where they actually got the pig. It was made out of little pink lights. I want one.
Marketeermarketeer on December 24th, 2015 11:53 am (UTC)
The people across the street from us used to a lighted pink Christmas pig that I loved to see every year. Sadly, it didn't survive the blizzard of 2009.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Xmas Penguinhalfshellvenus on December 24th, 2015 08:23 pm (UTC)
Awww.

Ryl up above mentioned a pink Christmas pig decoration. The one I saw was in white lights, but definitely a 3D pig. Pink would be even better!