Just like a true Stranger Staffer; telling a straight guy with a collapsed lung he is hot.
Y'all are going to ruin your reputation as hopelessly self-involved, sarcastic hipsters if you keep on doing genuinely nice things like this.
Christmas Dinner isn't a religious ritual, it's a family ritual. Even my very Catholic grandmother doesn't do more than make everybody bow their heads while she says Grace. It's really just about sitting down with loved ones and eating good food.
Well done for putting the whole thing together, and I'm glad I got to participate. Oh, and the gravy was bourbon pecan.
Woohoo for the cute gay public intern!
The point of Apples to Apples is to know your judge. If the person is literal-minded, you pick the most literal-minded one. If they would like irony, pick the most ironic one. One of my friends is a history buff and will pretty much pick any historical figure even if it makes no sense whatsoever (e.g., Smelly = Winston Churchill). So, knowing your judge is the key to victory, Public Intern...
We just played a new version of Catch Phrase that is songs and you can either give clues or sing the song. It was excellent....
My Apples to Apples skillz will put you on the rock rock.
If Christmas isn't a religious ritual, why do you call it Christmas?
And if you just wanted to get the family together, why do you pick the day of the year with the worst possible weather? And the most crowded roads and airports? When every train is booked? I can see wanting my hated ones to venture out in that crap, but my loved ones, I'd invite them over in May, not December.
Of course some people get depressed and want to have a party this time of year. And they can't wait six days for New Year's Eve.
Wait, Brian's not gay?
Thanks to everyone who donated. Y'all are awesome!
PS: Hands off, Steve.
Hey PI (public intern),
i was one of thoes 18 southerners that sent ya an e-mail. you should've e-mailed me. I would've made baked Southern Mac n cheese, done with lots of love and made with the "rue" which has lots of cholesterol and cheese, basically true soul food. I was born and raised in SC. my mom who lives here says it's better than hers and like my grandmother's now. so that's a complement. i already was told by someone else that my mac and cheese tastes like their grandmothers's. I also do red rice well. I can do hop-n-john but not that well b/c i can't find the beans here like back home.
anyway, you missed out on some fine carolina cookin :)
you should ask for a bunch of gay southerners (i'm one of them) that live here and get them together to do some food. you'd probably get some of the best southern food that you've ever tasted.
Christmas is originally a religious holiday, although it's become highly secular these days. There are still a lot of religious rituals associated with it, too. But Christmas Dinner is not religious.
And apres_moi, I think you mean "roux" -- a cooked mixture of oil or fat and flour. Mmmmm, that would've been a great side (the mac'n'cheese, not the roux)!
1000 times better than Apples to Apples.
The day may have Christ's name stamped on it, but it ceased to have any religious meaning for me decades ago. Even taking all the religious crap out of it, the exchange of gifts, the campy Santa sillyness, the excuse to gather the whole family together and pig out just as bad (or worse) as Thanksgiving, and banish the dull grey weather doldrums to the back of my mind for a day... all very much worth it. My mom and brother are still vaguely religious, but the rest of us can't be bothered. No prayers are spoken; Christ is never mentioned once.
Public Intern is awesome. And this assignment sounds much more fun that squeezing canine anal glands. 10 karma points for Public Intern.
Nice job, Steven.
Thanks to everyone for showing some holiday generosity. Very sweet.
Spending part of Christmas Day @ UWMC isn't so bad - I was there for four hours today (oops, past midnight - yesterday, I mean), the staff was extra cheerful, and didn't even flinch at the contraband pumpkin pie with whipped cream we brought in. Although we did get a dressing down from the duty nurse for not following "spray atmosphere" protocols or whatever it was called, when we de-masked after they disconnected my stepfather's IV.
Ah, good times, good times.
(Special thanks to all of you on Cascade NE, 8th floor!)
Am I wrong, or have last few public intern posts betrayed a blossoming self-awareness by this young man of sexuality (turning on to Speedo-d activists and the "hot" infirm) and secondary sexual characteristics (his clumsy but endearing shame at his body hair on Alki).
I feel like our little guy is growing up right in front of us, and it's a beautiful thing.
How can it be, really, before we read his assignment to "Hold My Sub in the Sling While I Bang His Brain's Out?"
How long can it be, really, before we read his assignment to "Hold My Sub in the Sling While I Bang His Brain's Out?"
Geez, this place just gets gayer and gayer....
Publie Intern looks like a bucked tooth hillbilly.
I'm happy to see my friends were so well taken care of during the holidays this year! We're sad we won't see Brian over the holidays, but thank you, Steven, for all you did!
YOU, are a moron.
Personal attacks on people's appearance are lame, esp. when the Public Intern is adorable.
I have a sneaky suspicion you're ugly as a fence post, if not externally, then certainly internally.
Gotta agree with you, P.I., on the Apples to Apples issue. A2A is MIND-NUMBINGLY tedious when played with boring correctness, and tons o'fun when played with irony and lots of collapsing into giggles.
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