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Seraphia

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1170 on: January 01, 2014, 05:29:13 PM »

We went to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store and they had Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Easter stuff already out.

Jo-Ann staff were setting out their Valentine's Day decor on Christmas Eve. It sort of made sense - the store was pretty darn quiet that day, but wow, talk about hurrying things along.
From a crafter's point of view, it makes perfect sense.  If you are going to make something for a particular holiday, you need 5-6 weeks of lead time, minimum. You can't whip up a themed quilt, for instance, in a couple of days.

See, that does make sense to me. But candles, candle stands and pink and white heart dishtowels don't really fall into that category.
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1171 on: January 01, 2014, 05:33:39 PM »

We went to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store and they had Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Easter stuff already out.

Jo-Ann staff were setting out their Valentine's Day decor on Christmas Eve. It sort of made sense - the store was pretty darn quiet that day, but wow, talk about hurrying things along.
From a crafter's point of view, it makes perfect sense.  If you are going to make something for a particular holiday, you need 5-6 weeks of lead time, minimum. You can't whip up a themed quilt, for instance, in a couple of days.

See, that does make sense to me. But candles, candle stands and pink and white heart dishtowels don't really fall into that category.

Pretty sure the corporate offices for those craft stores just send out "Valentine's stuff" out together all at once to fill the seasonal display areas. 

ladyknight1

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1172 on: January 01, 2014, 05:39:29 PM »

We went to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store and they had Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Easter stuff already out.

Jo-Ann staff were setting out their Valentine's Day decor on Christmas Eve. It sort of made sense - the store was pretty darn quiet that day, but wow, talk about hurrying things along.
From a crafter's point of view, it makes perfect sense.  If you are going to make something for a particular holiday, you need 5-6 weeks of lead time, minimum. You can't whip up a themed quilt, for instance, in a couple of days.

See, that does make sense to me. But candles, candle stands and pink and white heart dishtowels don't really fall into that category.

Exactly!
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weeblewobble

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1173 on: January 01, 2014, 07:46:27 PM »
Yes, direct quote. 

My cousin is famous for things like this.  I never hear from him unless he wants something and he's always insulting.  Real winner.

And yet, he remains unstabbed with a shrimp fork?

(Shrimp forks are the only polite way to stab someone.)

Lorelei_Evil

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1174 on: January 01, 2014, 07:47:52 PM »
At least by me!  He's not worth the assault charges.

He got a neighbor to watch his kids in the end. 

buvezdevin

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1175 on: January 01, 2014, 09:02:21 PM »
Yes, direct quote. 

My cousin is famous for things like this.  I never hear from him unless he wants something and he's always insulting.  Real winner.

And yet, he remains unstabbed with a shrimp fork?

(Shrimp forks are the only polite way to stab someone.)

I could not forgo an opportunity to further the mantra of Alton Brown regarding avoiding single-tasking kitchen utensils.

As such, while seconding the use of shrimp forks as genteel stabbing tools, I feel compelled to recommend fish knives, as well.  It remains obvious, I am sure, that butter knives remain appropriate only in in purely comedic *or* tragic stabbing usage, and are not suited to corrective stabbing.
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1176 on: January 01, 2014, 09:30:23 PM »
Yes, direct quote. 

My cousin is famous for things like this.  I never hear from him unless he wants something and he's always insulting.  Real winner.

And yet, he remains unstabbed with a shrimp fork?

(Shrimp forks are the only polite way to stab someone.)

I could not forgo an opportunity to further the mantra of Alton Brown regarding avoiding single-tasking kitchen utensils.

As such, while seconding the use of shrimp forks as genteel stabbing tools, I feel compelled to recommend fish knives, as well.  It remains obvious, I am sure, that butter knives remain appropriate only in in purely comedic *or* tragic stabbing usage, and are not suited to corrective stabbing.

I thought one only used butter knives when drunk. 

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1177 on: January 01, 2014, 09:56:28 PM »
I believe the correct method is to select the stabbing instrument farthest away from the place setting , then work your way in .
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1178 on: January 01, 2014, 10:04:14 PM »
Martha Stewart meets The Walking Dead.   >:D

ladyknight1

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1179 on: January 01, 2014, 10:08:07 PM »
I appreciate the humor of the last few posts.

What kind of discipline can a butter spoon be used for?
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1180 on: January 01, 2014, 10:09:18 PM »
Rapping the knuckles of a gimme pig?

greencat

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1181 on: January 01, 2014, 10:17:50 PM »
I appreciate the humor of the last few posts.

What kind of discipline can a butter spoon be used for?

Ahem.

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buvezdevin

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1182 on: January 01, 2014, 10:42:51 PM »
Beware the demitasse spoon ninjas.

As the surviving members of Monty Python are reported to be planning a reunion for a movie in the near future, the construct seems possible. 
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1183 on: January 01, 2014, 10:44:30 PM »
I appreciate the humor of the last few posts.

What kind of discipline can a butter spoon be used for?

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1184 on: January 01, 2014, 11:49:55 PM »
I call it "First Sign Of Spring Day" - that's when stores start selling stuff for St. Patrick's Day and Easter! :)

i wish--St. Pats and Easter is already out in some stores here, along with Valentines!