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The Holiday Season

By suggestion...

The holiday season is upon us. You know, Thanksgiving, the solstice, Chanukah, Christmas, and that season that brought us all to Oakland every year, New Year's...

Got plans? Got strong feelings about the season? Tell all!


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iknowurider's picture
Joined: Oct 23 2007
We're all dancing in a ring around the Moon ~

Did anyone happen to see the sky around 12:30 am Est. on Christmas eve/Christmas?

After outlasting the kids and much present wrapping, I went outside and was looking at the sky. There was a circle of light around the Moon. A pretty wide circle. It was perfectly round. I'm a star gazer, but I've never noticed anything like that before. Very beautiful & quite trippy

PEACE & thank you all for the excellent conversation

Joined: Jun 10 2007
santa jerry

as always, santa was good to me-- i received a perfect gift- a jerry garcia doll! how cool is that? my sister found it in memphis and hauled it all the way back to indianapolis just for me! how kind! i love it!

steve-o is right- God has been good to me (to all of us- thank you, God!)- there is much to be thankful for- and 2008 is, i hope, the best yet-


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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Holiday Hangover

I get 1 day to recover from the Christmas hangover, and then it's back to work. Santa and my GOD were very good to me, Lots to be thankful for!!!! Looking forward to the New Year.

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
Now Playing - Dupree's Diamond Blues

Fillmore West 1969

Happy Christmas


ps the sales have started


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Spanish Jam

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Joined: Jul 2 2007
Christmas surpise

Went to the village church on Christmas Eve, NOT due to religious spirit or anything, but because Imena is in the village children's theater group, who were performing a play for the 5:00 Christmas Eve family service. Tiny little ancient church was packed full of festive villagers, and the little actors were in a high state of excitement. Imena was playing Mary, which I knew in advance, but luckily knew nothing about her costume. When she first appeared-her brother and I got the giggles really badly, as my ten year old was highly and obviously, momentarily pregnant. She had a balloon under her dress. Play was just wonderful, and got to take a non-pregnant child home again afterwards. Wshew! Villagers found Callan and I somewhat warped that we were amused by pregnant Imena, but doesn't matter-was a lovely evening. We got the giggles again (shame on us) after the play, when the director was introducing the cast. "Marike Ehret, Elena Ehret, Celina Ehret, Jana Ehret, Sonja Ehret, Tobias Ehret, and Imena Heimpold" (village has 2,000 inhabitants, and about 60% are called Ehret, 30% called Rhein, and then is everyone else)
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Samuel Clemens

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Thanks for a great year, folks! Now I've got to get back to what I was doing - gluing my leg lamp back together. It was a major award...


"Only one thing in the world could've dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window"... you guys here at

Joined: Jun 8 2007

2000ish years ago learned......"once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!" Merry Christmas to all. Peace on earth. Goodwill to all!

Joined: Jun 24 2007
OH! And speedy recovery from that surg, IZZ!!!

Hippie Hollydayz One And ALL!! : P

Joined: Jun 24 2007
Hippie Holy Dayz!! Ho ho ho! Tee hee hee! : )

Hippie Holy Dayz!! Ho ho ho! Tee Hee Hee : )
Howdy Folks! I hope that everybody is celebrating the season surrounded by friends and family!!
*BaHHHH HUmbug...*
(sorry 'bout that...alter ego.)

I'm with all of us folks that believe EVERY DAY is a reason to celebrate & Christmas in general is TOTALLY over comercialized!

I like the fact that the birth of Jesus is still celebrated all these years later. BUT..wasn't Jusus born in August?? I love my earth loving *Pagen* family, too. Nice of them to share their winter holiday traditions with US, huh?? The trees inside the home decorated & stuff.

Best wishes to all the Qwanza and Hannukka celebratorz as well!!

See ya'll on the other side!!! ( and some of ya 'round about here and there on occassion before then!!!!

PEACE & LUV be with you alwayz and forever, FAMILY!!

Hippie Hollydayz One And ALL!! : P

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Joined: May 26 2007
Merry Christmas to all!

(hey, it's Christmas eve...)

Whatever holidays you celebrate around this time, hope they are truly lovely.

And now, the relatives are starting to arrive at my folks' house and it's a beautiful day here in SoCal, so I'm outta here for now. Back tomorrow!


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The Holiday Season