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December 24th, 2004

Oh By Golly! @ 12:05 pm

Current Mood: Jolly
Current Music: Christmas Songs - Burl Ives - Holly Jolly Christmas


i'm not so much a Christmas person myself
something about being forced to enjoy the barrage of gifts i didn't want and never used seemed very wasteful and frustrating to me as a kid
as much as being forced to act happy around people that i didn't feel happy about
the whole thing seemed plastic to me
(and, indeed, we had a plastic tree every year coz my mum was allergic...)

so
since i've been on my own
i do my best to avoid the holiday all together

about 4 years ago
i got really into solstices
and in 2002 i spent it in Stone Henge
last year
Leo and i stayed up all night (well, i did at least)
and we followed that again this year, though i was a tired boy
somewhere around 5am, when the sun moved into Capricorn
we lit up the tree and took some pics

Leo is a Christmas Person, obviously
and does the "christmas card" thing
which i've Never done
but this year and last year he asked me to take pictures to send to all his friends as christmas cards
this is what he sent out:

oh my golly!


after sending that out to all of Leo's friends
i sent it to one person who i know enjoys the holidays
and would probably enjoy knowing i stayed up all nighta
and that we cut the tree from the forest around our house
and lit it with beeswax candles from from the Cologne Christmas Fair
with little metal clips that held them to the branches...

but who else would i send it to?
a few days later i thought of other people
and then thought of how they'd probably read my journal anyway

so
Oh By Golly
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
This Year

(i've been obsessed with Burl Ives lately... his redition of that.. .and the image of his face... oh... all i want for christmas is Burl Ives in bed... )

anyway
here are other pics from that night
and my preferred christmas pic:


artsy infrared, but we're both smiling



we couldn't get a picture with both of smiling that Leo actually liked
so here is the cut job of me looking jolly instead of a deer in the headlights:

the elf

here's Leo as his ideal:
jolly red santa

and Leo playing with his Christmas Voodoo Doll
santa playing
 
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From:arkanjil
Date:December 24th, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC)

sa'll lovely

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good holidays for you n yours, sir
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From:dominicvine
Date:December 24th, 2004 11:03 pm (UTC)

Re: sa'll lovely

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and to you
___ bless us, every one!
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From:bitterlawngnome
Date:December 24th, 2004 09:28 pm (UTC)
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What marvellous pictures :) thank you so much for sharing them.

Hope you have a good "whatever' too. :)
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From:dominicvine
Date:December 24th, 2004 11:06 pm (UTC)
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hey there bill
as i was posting such an image-full post
i thought of you and hoped you enjoyed them
i'm glad you have!
i'm letting your journal load (i'm sure it will take 20 minutes or more... i've got a very slow connexion up here in the mountains... 26kbps if i'm lucky)

however
i've got a new camera
so i'll be adding more and more images to my posts as i become comfortable with them.


i always enjoy your views...


Blessings!
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From:clarkelane
Date:December 25th, 2004 12:25 am (UTC)
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I love you guys. Thanks for the fabulous pix.

Hope you are having a grand night.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 25th, 2004 01:47 am (UTC)
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enjoying photo's and live journals past and present(jantrum)
Happy 2005!!!!
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From:dennisatl
Date:December 25th, 2004 01:29 pm (UTC)

Merry Christmas Morning!

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what a fun thing to find this morning! you guys are so great!
Love you! have a happy day!
From:winstonthriller
Date:December 25th, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC)
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Thnk you for the lovely pictures--made me smile, think of you and Leo. (BTW -- I think Leo came to visit Glen and me when we were living in Guerneville). You both make great additions to a Christmas tree! And thanks also for your friendship over these past few years. I've enjoyed our interactions a lot.
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From:beastbriskett
Date:December 29th, 2004 02:29 am (UTC)
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Wonderfully warm images!
Thanks for sharing your holiday!
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From:dominicvine
Date:December 30th, 2004 11:35 am (UTC)
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what can i say?
i'm out there to keep the cockles of the world from frostbite...
(wink)

thanks for being here beast!
every bit o'love is another candle on the tree

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