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Forum: Hall of Fame 12-01-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 59,746
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Posted By Anne_Langston
Wow, the first Sunday of Advent already! Where...

Wow, the first Sunday of Advent already! Where does the time go? I'll be putting out our Advent wreath so that we can light it this evening. And I'm listening to my Advent playlist right now. I'm...
Forum: Hall of Fame 12-01-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 59,746
Views: 688,122
Posted By Anne_Langston
That's hard. Good that you'll be able to be...

That's hard. Good that you'll be able to be together over Christmas, though.
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-29-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 59,746
Views: 688,122
Posted By Anne_Langston
Hi everyone--hope everyone who celebrates it had...

Hi everyone--hope everyone who celebrates it had a nice Thanksgiving! And if anyone here celebrates Hanukkah as well as Christmas, happy Hanukkah! My very favorite donut shop is making traditional...
Forum: Chit Chat 11-27-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Anne_Langston
Well, let's see....for Thanksgiving, Macy 'Day...

Well, let's see....for Thanksgiving, Macy 'Day Parade in the morning, big dinner, then game night and a "feel good" movie. I usually work the day after and avoid the big stores as much as possible.
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 11-26-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,764
Posted By Anne_Langston
Mine goes up the day before the Third Sunday in...

Mine goes up the day before the Third Sunday in Advent, stays up until the weekend after Epiphany. Once it stayed up until late January, but that was not under very good circumstances.
Forum: Chit Chat 11-26-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Anne_Langston
I'm working on Black Friday, but the local...

I'm working on Black Friday, but the local business association is having a "Plaid Friday" event to promote local small businesses, artists and artisans that will be happening all around my job...
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-15-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By Anne_Langston
We do both pie _and_ cake, and usually throw in...

We do both pie _and_ cake, and usually throw in banana pudding and pumpkin cheesecake for good measure. Everything worth doing is worth overdoing, right?cheesy
Forum: Thanksgiving 11-06-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,368
Posted By Anne_Langston
What a good idea! I'm doing this on my Facebook...

What a good idea! I'm doing this on my Facebook wall, but I love being thankful anywhere! I'm thankful that both my mother and father are still alive and healthy. I'm also thankful for the...
Forum: Chit Chat 10-24-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,868
Posted By Anne_Langston
And.....last night we had to turn the heater on...

And.....last night we had to turn the heater on for an hour, just to take the chill off! Autumn has come to California!
Forum: Music 10-09-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 933
Posted By Anne_Langston
And the original lyrics were "Have yourself a...

And the original lyrics were "Have yourself a merry little Christmas, it may be your last/next year we may all be living in the past". The story is that Judy Garland balked at singing that, and who...
Forum: Music 10-02-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 933
Posted By Anne_Langston
I like that version too. I totally agree--it's...

I like that version too. I totally agree--it's gorgeous but sad at the same time. There's a real wistful quality. (Of course I've been known to be overly gushy occasionally!)
Forum: Music 09-30-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 933
Posted By Anne_Langston
I want winter songs too, so that's really perfect!

I want winter songs too, so that's really perfect!
Forum: Music 09-28-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 933
Posted By Anne_Langston
Thanks, I don't have any of those! I do have a...

Thanks, I don't have any of those! I do have a country song with a similar theme to the first (Daddy please don't get drunk this Christmas).
Forum: Music 09-28-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 933
Posted By Anne_Langston
Darker Christmas/Winter music

Okay, this may sound a little strange, but I'm trying to find songs about what I guess would be the sadder aspects of the holiday season, or about winter in general for a project I want to do. For...
Forum: Christmas Together 09-25-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Anne_Langston
I've gotten some Christmas card catalogs already,...

I've gotten some Christmas card catalogs already, and the local cathedral's gift shop had some boxes of cards for sale already. I haven't seen in regular stores yet.
Forum: Chit Chat 09-16-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,868
Posted By Anne_Langston
Where I live, the only truly hot months we get as...

Where I live, the only truly hot months we get as a rule are September and (early) October, so not yet!
Forum: Christmas Together 09-15-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By Anne_Langston
Thanks everyone for the good wishes and...

Thanks everyone for the good wishes and congratulations! Now for the hard part--waiting until December 13th! The production this year is called Spirits of Haddon Hall. Here's the description from...
Forum: Christmas Together 09-13-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By Anne_Langston
Early Christmas Present!

There's a theatrical presentation put on every year where I live called the Christmas Revels, showcasing traditional songs and dances celebrating Christmas/Winter Solstice. I've always wanted to go...
Forum: Christmas Together 08-20-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,192
Posted By Anne_Langston
They're out! I got two this weekend. I saw one...

They're out! I got two this weekend. I saw one Holiday Crafts magazine on the stands, too.
Forum: Traditions & Memories 07-30-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 7,593
Posted By Anne_Langston
I got a Hallmark Christmas ornament for my...

I got a Hallmark Christmas ornament for my husband last week--Santa in a low rider sled, and it plays "Low Rider". I swear I was just going in to _look_ at the ornaments!
Forum: Christmas Together 06-25-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,218
Posted By Anne_Langston
To get all philosophical about it--the Light...

To get all philosophical about it--the Light shining in the darkness. The coming of Hope, and (to me, as a Christian) the annual reminder of the Promise that was fulfilled at Easter. And, to...
Forum: Christmas Together 06-19-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,192
Posted By Anne_Langston
I was listening to a Disney podcast, and during...

I was listening to a Disney podcast, and during their news section it was reported that Disney World has announced the Christmas Party dates for 2013. So, even though I didn't exactly _see_ it, I'm...
Forum: Christmas Together 06-19-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By Anne_Langston
I have four suggestions representing three...

I have four suggestions representing three different styles of music. For a version that's based in R&B/black gospel, either Gladys Knight or Yolanda Adams versions. (I'm a little more old school,...
Forum: Christmas Together 06-12-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Anne_Langston
Hmmmm. It isn't a traditional Christmas song,...

Hmmmm. It isn't a traditional Christmas song, but I think it's one that should be played every Christmas season, along with Pretty Paper. I guess I'd say yes, it is a Christmas song, just about an...
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 02-22-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By Anne_Langston
One of my very dearest friends, who loves...

One of my very dearest friends, who loves Christmas even more than I do, is an atheist. She's even joked that she knows she should say "solstice", but she loves the word "christmas" too much. I...
Forum: Hall of Fame 01-01-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 59,746
Views: 688,122
Posted By Anne_Langston
Happy New Year (and 8th day of Christmas)! ...

Happy New Year (and 8th day of Christmas)! Anybody making a special meal today? My husband made gumbo last night--yummy! Today we'll be having black eyed peas with cabbage on the side--black eyed...
Forum: Hall of Fame 12-27-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
He did--I want to say in July? My favorite of...

He did--I want to say in July? My favorite of his stories will always be "I Sing the Body Electric, which was made into a TV movie called "The Electric Grandma". I loved the Martian Chronicles too,...
Forum: Hall of Fame 12-27-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
Now that is a wonderful, wise person! And a...

Now that is a wonderful, wise person! And a great attitude!
Forum: Christmas Together 12-26-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Anne_Langston
DH is still out of work with unemployment...

DH is still out of work with unemployment insurance run out, so not too many things--but I got a couple of books, an outfit, and my husband finally agreeing to bury the hatchet with our (grown)...
Forum: Hall of Fame 12-26-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
Good afternoon all! I hope that those suffering...

Good afternoon all! I hope that those suffering the post-Christmas day blues are feeling a little better this afternoon. I guess that's the upside of working on the holiday; I'll be cooking holiday...
Forum: Hall of Fame 12-25-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
And to you! I really wasn't familiar with it...

And to you! I really wasn't familiar with it either, but the recipe sounded delicious and festive (and it was!) It was kind of like a coffee cake, but the texture was a little different. That was...
Forum: Hall of Fame 12-25-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
Much the same here--we're getting rain off and...

Much the same here--we're getting rain off and on, though. Oh well, I've gotten to like California's Wet Christmases--especially if I'm inside with a nice cup of hot chocolate or tea.
Forum: Hall of Fame 12-25-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
Merry Christmas, everyone! I'm here at work,...

Merry Christmas, everyone! I'm here at work, after a nice morning with the family unwrapping presents and eating homemade cherry kuchen. I'm basically just listening to holiday music and relaxing...
Forum: Hall of Fame 12-01-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
It's December! Whoot! And tomorrow is the first...

It's December! Whoot! And tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent! Woohoo!

Well, yesterday evening was so much fun! My daughter and I did go to the Miracle on 34th St screening, and we had a...
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-28-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
I'm so sorry for the loss of your companion...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your companion animal. (((((hugs))))) Prayers going up for you and your husband.
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-27-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
It's good old 35mm film. I agree, nothing beats...

It's good old 35mm film. I agree, nothing beats it! And it's on a _big_ screen, not the small ones you find in multi-plexes these days. We've been to a few of their screenings: Singin' in the...
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-27-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
Good afternoon all! Just wanted to say...

Good afternoon all! Just wanted to say hello....not too much happening around here, but on Friday night my daughter and I are going to a screening of the original Miracle on 34th St. on at a theater...
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-26-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
We've got bad fog over in the Bay Area too...

We've got bad fog over in the Bay Area too today--hope it clears up soon, for you and for me!
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-23-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
Yikes, that sounds horrible! I'm working today,...

Yikes, that sounds horrible! I'm working today, but not in retail (wiping my brow in relief)......hope you're able to get some rest today, and tomorrow will be much better!
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-21-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
Good Afternoon all! I can't believe it's a day...

Good Afternoon all! I can't believe it's a day before Thanksgiving! Unfortunately, this past week also marked the one year anniversary of my stepfather's death, which kind of put me in a bit of a...
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 11-20-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,622
Posted By Anne_Langston
I apologize if I seemed to be political, that was...

I apologize if I seemed to be political, that was definitely not my intent. I have seen the commercial now, and I thought it was.....okay. Pretty inoffensive, really.
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 11-14-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,622
Posted By Anne_Langston
I haven't seen the commercial....I'm one that was...

I haven't seen the commercial....I'm one that was less than thrilled with Trump's twitter call for a revolution or marching on Washington because the candidate he backed lost, but I really don't see...
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 11-11-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Anne_Langston
Well, she started this the day she wrote the...

Well, she started this the day she wrote the post, about the 2nd of November, and at that point (still, really) store clerks aren't even saying Happy Holidays. So I don't think they were _forbidden_...
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 11-11-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Anne_Langston
Maureen, you're right, we are seen as a little...

Maureen, you're right, we are seen as a little crazy, mostly in a good way! Jeff, totally agree, the insistence is wrong at any time--and Merry, I love to hear Merry Christmas, too, but any other...
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-10-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
Yay, it's Saturday, and it's cold!!!!! Well,...

Yay, it's Saturday, and it's cold!!!!! Well, what around here calls cold, anyway. I suspect it would be warmish where I grew up. But it feels nice and seasonal. I think I'll have a nice warm bowl...
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-10-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
I understand the struggle with math--I remember...

I understand the struggle with math--I remember crying over my college math class. And it was the least rigorous class available! Some colleges have peer tutors at the libraries--have you tried...
Forum: Christmas Controversy & Opinion 11-10-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Anne_Langston
Merry Christmas in early November?

I'm not really sure what to think of this and wanted a little feedback--a poster in another Christmas group posted about a week ago that she was "taking Christmas back" and had started greeting...
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-09-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
This made me cry. Thank you.

This made me cry. Thank you.
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-08-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
Hello All! It's really starting to feel like...

Hello All!

It's really starting to feel like the start of the holiday season now! My grocery store was playing holiday music--not full time yet, just a song here and there, but it was Christmas...
Forum: Hall of Fame 11-07-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39,182
Views: 931,846
Posted By Anne_Langston
I hope he does well in surgery and he recovers...

I hope he does well in surgery and he recovers quickly.
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