2012, Oni's Life

At least I didn’t light anything on fire this year at my Festivus party


Blarg. I keep trying to wear my glasses to give my eyes a break but it doesn’t work out. I keep being unable to walk without almost falling on my ass. :/

This past weekend was an interesting one as I held my yearly Festivus party. This meant that I cooked for 9 people (because it’s New Jersey and 9 people is about all that you can fit inside my apartment without installing TARDIS technology).

Last year I did a New Year’s party and we ended up lighting the table on fire and using a fire extinguisher on all of our food. This year I can’t do one of those because I will probably be driving from Florida at that time. I will be livetweeting a 2000 mile, 9 day adventure in which I’ll be livetweeting (and later blogging) the holiday shenanigans. The Disney Parks and Busch Gardens Tampa Christmastown is only a small fraction of what we plan to check out.

This is probably the worst idea we have ever had, so feel free to LOL at our dumb asses as we drive and drive and drive and probably get eaten by a were-snowman or an ass leprechaun.

If you want to hear about that as it happens, follow me on twitter. If you can wait, you’ll see the highlights here later.

But I digress. This year my Festivus party was better than the New Year’s Eve one I did last year, but it involved the He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special, so maybe that’s debatable.

From Wikipedia: “He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special was universally panned by critics, most notably a five year old Monte A. Smith who noted that [writers] Don Heckman and Bob Forward had done more to ruin his childhood than even his alcoholic father and childhood diabetes combined.”

I don’t know where the heck that quote came from or if someone made that up as a joke in the Wikipedia entry, but let me tell you that it seems about right.

SPOILER: Skeletor finds out what the meaning of Christmas is and She-Ra does her best Kristin Stewart impression throughout. Then our toilet broke. Whether there was a correlation between our toilet and this show remains to be seen.

We had some food. I made Pastitsio with gluten free rice pasta and bacon wrapped blue cheese stuffed dates that took over 6 lb of bacon. We also assembled gingerbread (graham cracker) houses:

One of these things is not like the other:

I hope your holiday season is wonderful. There is a lot of bullshit in the world today. My philosophy is to pretend I am Atillia the Hun that wears a nice hat.

NOTE: Dapper hat came from these guys.

Now I must run off and finish getting my holiday thank you cards sent to the people who helped sponsor Intervention 2012:

2 Comments on “At least I didn’t light anything on fire this year at my Festivus party

  1. Food looked delicious and it sounded like a successful festivus party. Merry Xmas and By the power of Grey Skull!

    I wear a heavy prescription myself and prefer contacts over glasses and do give my eyes the occasional break. Usually Sunday mornings, sometimes the whole day.Had to move away from the small frames though. Hate having the minimum field of vision like a fish bowl. Spilt too many coffees reaching down for my cup and had a couple of close calls with stairs.

    Anyway enjoy reading your site, especially around Halloween. Keep up the good work and have a great 2013.

  2. I gather that you also wear contacts as well as glasses.
    Are they both the same strength as I thought there was an upper limit for contacts of about -290, then myos kick in.
    Hope you get a new job.
    The pictures of you are lovely.
    Thanks for sharing them.

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