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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

One man honors one day, another, many....

I hope that you guys had a delightsome Christmas day. We rejoice in the Gift that God bestowed upon our silent planet.

Had most of the kinder home, and we were indeed the Kings of Christmas! The stockings are the Thing, and they had peanuts, Russell Stover Christmas-ey candies (marshmallow santas, Maple Cream snowmen, like that) , candy Legos (think Sweetarts you can build with), Jelly Babies (candy shaped like babies, that you eat!), and then the goodies, like a little square cast-iron griddle, big enough for one grilled cheese for lunch, Jack Daniel's habanero hot sauce, USB hub shaped like a mini power-strip, a classic bottle opener, a mini Stonehenge set, a 2001-A Space Odyssey monolith action figure (with ZERO points of articulation!), fun stuff like that.

The Dread Dormomoo, the kids and I will email suggestion notes early on as guidelines. I received:

A model kit that I love! Now if I can just work on some models.

A very cosy 100% cotton hoodie.

A camo potholder and a camo hot mitt. (These are VERY welcome)

A Spider (good for draining fried goodies)

A MASSIVE shot glass from a local antique store. Has white level marks, and enough glass to induce blunt force trauma from a distance.


Freakazoid (WB surpassed Animaniacs, somewhat)
A Spy set with episodes from The Prisoner, The Persuaders, The Protectors, and The Champions.

Having a comparatively large family offers unintended dividends!


Michael W said...

You can get the re-issue of the original "Leif Ericson" model kit via the Starship Modeler website.

And I know what you mean about finding time to put models together. If I turn my head a bit I can see all the shmoozy kits I've acquired over the years: the Polar Lights Jupiter II, as well as their re-issue of the Aurora Guillotine kit, the re-issue of the AMTronic car, the Glencoe "Mars Liner" (actually the Disney TWA Moonship), the "Willy Ley Space Taxi" . . . all sorts of items that I not only have time to construct, but I wouldn't have anyplace nice to display them).

The Aardvark said...

I have the Mars Liner kit in MY stack as well. I have a Holy Grail search in my modeling life...I REALLY want someone to produce a six-to-eight-inch "Bottle Suit" kit, the hard suit with different tool arms spaced around its circumference for doing construction and repairs in space. There is space station model with tiny bottle suit bits (less than 1/4 inch), but that is NOT satisfying to pla...to view effectively.

http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/spacesuits.php (Zip down to the "Space Pod" heading...and apparently someone DID do a model kit!!)

Michael W said...

Maybe not as good as a Bottle Rocket, but Sharkit has a model of the Bell Rocket Belt!


I also want another "Pilgrim Explorer" (which would be my third) to replace the one that got ruined during my last move (and that I did a really good job on).