PICTURE POST II!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Mary Ann, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Tom Hendricks

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    It's actually supposed to be a fall sunset with the trees in shadow. :sigh:

    Over the last 36 hours we got a little bit of snow.
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    Clearing the walkway to the front door.
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    The back yard
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  2. bbailey861

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    That is very good. It's something I would like to end up doing - though I am more of an acrylic guy. Keep it up.


    I am sooooo glad we did the Syracuse weekend trip last weekend. It's the first time in years we didn't have to drive either there or back during a snowstorm.
     
  3. Tom Hendricks

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    Picked this tea mug up at Disney store tonight, Chewbacca…what a wookie.
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  4. cooleddie74

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    A Chewbacca mug and a Clerks soundtrack reference in the same post. Impressive.

    Most impressive.
     
  5. Coloratura

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    My niece and nephew are about to get their replies from Santa Claus. All I have to do is put them in their pretty envelopes, place the shiny Santa seal on the back, and quietly sneak them into my brother's mailbox (I don't think I can use the North Pole as a return address).

    My niece is at the age where she's starting to doubt (she's 8). She asked me the other day, whether Santa Claus was real, and I do not lie to her. Ever. So I told her "yes", predicated on the notion that I do believe in Santa Claus, even though not in exactly the same way she does.

    When she gave me her letter to give to Santa (I used to work for him, you see), she asked that he write back. I assured her he would find the time.

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  6. CorporalClegg

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    Woah. Those are very well done.
     
  7. Tom Hendricks

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    J, those are awesome! Where did you get the stationary?
     
  8. CorporalClegg

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    And the stamp?
     
  9. Coloratura

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    Thanks! :D

    I don't recall where I got the letterhead (comes pre-stamped!) originally, but I've uploaded it to my mediafire account, which you can download from here: Click to download.

    The font is called "Dear Saint Nick". It's free, and you can download it here

    I used Foxit PDF to edit the document just the way I wanted it.

    I take my Santa Clausing seriously. I will do everything to preserve that sense of magic and wonder around the holidays. I also tend to get all teary eyed because my niece asked Santa, in her letter, to "make sure all the boys and girls who don't have anything get a toy for Christmas" (right in the heart!), and my nephew (he's 3) asked Santa Claus to bring his "papaw" (my dad) some new teeth (my dad is getting some dental work done). I love them. :lol:
     
  10. bbailey861

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    This house believes in Santa.

    It's probably too late for this year, but something to keep in your back pocket for next year. Kids can write to Santa at:

    Santa Claus
    North Pole H0H 0H0
    Canada

    They have been doing this for years and they respond to every letter. Just make sure the return address is clearly readable.

    You can read more about it, here:

    http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/campaigns/holiday/default.jsf

    Just scroll down to the bottom.
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

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    H0H 0H0...I just got that. :guffaw:
     
  12. cooleddie74

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    Well done, J.! It's good to see adults taking an enthusiastic and active role in making kids' Christmas wishes a reality and participating in some of the festive little things that make the Holiday season great.

    You're only a little kid once, and it means a lot when you're that age to get things like that, things that make the season so fun and exciting.
     
  13. Tom Hendricks

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    Sorry, I've been to the real North Pole. That would be North Pole, Alaska. I've also been above the arctic circle, wasn't that impressed.
     
  14. Flux Capacitor

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    My dad and I went to the Trek convention in San Francisco today. Had a great time, met Brent Spiner and Marina Sirtis. Saw them as well as Jonathan Frakes, Micheal Dorn, John De Lancie and Denise Crosby. One of the highlights of the day had to be JG Hertzler and Robert O'Reilly on stage in their full Klingon makeup and wardrobe. Two words. Klingon rap.

    I went home afterward but my dad, who has something to do in the city early this morning, stayed at the hotel for the night...and apparently had his ear talked off by Garrett Wang at the hotel bar!

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  15. cooleddie74

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    Even after all these years I always find myself surprised at how short and petite Marina is. Congrats on getting to meet them, man!
     
  16. Flux Capacitor

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    Thanks! Yeah, she commented on how much taller we were than her even with her heels. I got to tell Brent about my twin brother cats, Data and Lore. He had a good laugh about how Data is incredibly sweet and sociable while Lore is just a complete ass. He thought that was very fitting.
     
  17. cooleddie74

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    Brent gets flak for being a difficult and egotistical person but I just haven't seen it in the videos and appearances I've watched. He's a regular guest at conventions and seems to enjoy spending time with fans, so he must be easygoing and humble enough to want to surround himself with geeky and nerdy fans who want to ask him nonstop questions about his career and the franchise.

    I'd like to meet him someday. He seems like he's a pretty decent guy.
     
  18. Flux Capacitor

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    I had heard the same so I was pleasantly surprised with how much he seemed to enjoy talking to everyone. He didn't just hurry people through his line and had genuine conversations with people. Marina was lovely as well and made a joke about how my dad and I had better not fight over her. :) What was odd is I had heard that Micheal Dorn is a really nice guy but he actually seemed to be a little more detached and rather, well...Worf-like for most of his appearances. Although nobody was ass grumpy as John de Lancie towards the guy who came up to ask a question but instead rambled on with his opinions on the casts's acting ability. When he interrupted the guy with "Excuse me...do you have a *question*?" I think we all cheered just a little. :)
     
  19. cooleddie74

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    Sometimes you want John de Lancie to be Q and sometimes you want him to be John. A little of that Q snark and attitude probably comes in handy with some fans who just can't change the subject or talk about the wrong things. :)
     
  20. bbailey861

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    Define been above the Arctic circle? I've lived there. Northern tip of Ellesmere Island, just a stones throw from the real North Pole....the place where there are no trees. Flying above it doesn't do it justice, nor does Thule which is about 700km to the south. North Pole, Alaska, while beautiful, is a summer retreat compared to the real one which is much, much farther north. North Pole Alaska, while 'a real' North Pole is not 'the real' North Pole. You haven't done the Arctic until you've lived above 80° North Latitude. Sorry.