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Saturday, December 01, 2007

The season is upon me...

There are books everywhere, articles cover my floors and my exterior beauty has taken a serious hit since the final exam period has started, not that there was a lot to begin with!
None of this matters, 'cause December is here and I just love this time of year. I know this is so uncool to say, but I don't care...mostly because I like warm people, you know the ones with a pulse!
Despite the apparent chaos I have found a spot for my Advent-Calander. I think it is a European tradition, but the concept is still simple: you get to open a door each day in December until the 24th when Christmas arrives here, behind the door is a chocolate piece and a poem if you are lucky. It's a great trick to get one out of bed in the mornings ;) Mine looks like this:

Isn't it beautiful? Yes, toothpaste comes with it to remind us all that although it is Christmas time, people still have not invented chocolate that floss your teeth! No need to zoom closer...I'll do it for you:

Yes, it is children's toothpaste. Apparently I don't fit the key demographic...but who likes to be pigeon-holed in the first place. Besides, if the girl at the counter gives you an inquisatory look, you can always pretend to have children;)

A rabbity, rabbity December to all of us!


Posted by Minka :: 4:54 pm :: 23 Royal Subjects

Link to this Royal Decree!


At 18:02, Blogger Theresa said...

Oops, I forgot to get one this year. December 1st crept up on me a little too fast. Oh well, on Tuesday (Monday's a holiday here) I'll go and pick one up, and the kids won't mind taking care of the days we missed so far. Never seen one with toothpaste here, though. Enjoy your chocolate!

At 18:03, Blogger Theresa said...

Oh, I almost forgot. Rabbit, rabbit!

At 18:28, Blogger I Dive At Night said...

Rabbit rabbit! I liked the idea so much I just checked for then while grocery shopping. Without luck though. What good is wine without chocolate?

At 19:44, Blogger Doug said...

OK, but knowing you, I have to ask: Does your Advent Calendar still look like that?

We have them here, by the way. In fact, I have one here by the way.

At 19:54, Blogger Minka said...

theresa, i will and December never creeps up on me...it is eagerly awaited from the end of July :) The time I get presents seems to correlate directly with my anticipation. Go figure!

Morgan, I am most certain they are in Holland as well...but they usually are quickly sold out and you might just have missed your chance. You could always buy yourself regular chocolate ;)

Douglas, Douglas...of course it looks a bit different now, we know me!
You have one, what happened? A Special offer that came with a pound of meat???

At 20:27, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't buy advent calendars. It's not that we don't have them for we do.

It's just...there's no way that many pieces of chocolate will survive on a daily basis here. I know it.

At 21:13, Blogger Nessa said...

We still get Advent Calendars every year, even us old folks and now the youngest is participating too.

At 21:13, Blogger Nessa said...

Oh, and bunny, bunny.

At 21:27, Blogger Doug said...

How did you know, Minka? And a can of warmth-resistant pepper spray.

At 21:42, Blogger Minka said...

Jenn, you have to be smart about this:
a) you can carefully open the top with a scissor, nail rasp and get the inside out, eat all the chocolate, put the empty plastic tray back in, glue top invisibly together!
b) if you know your Mom will check, you can melt chocolate in a pot, and re-fill the empty slots in the plastic form; let it dry...close of calender and pretend the scruffy top has always been there.

this is, of course, just off the top of my head!

Goldennib, I am gonna make it a fmaily tradition as well...some traditions are real good! *rubs belly*

Doug, have you tried to use the pepper spray on your meat for additional flavour??? I would just like to point out that I am totally behind that experiment :)

At 22:07, Blogger OC or Q said...

Rabbit. Rabbit.

OC has cinnamon-clove flavored toothpaste. I do not like it. I am convinced my mouth is clean only if it is minty fresh!

At 01:01, Blogger AP3 said...

Hase, hase! Wow, you guys have great oral hygiene habits!

At 05:35, Blogger Minka said...

Quilly, His toothpaste would probably kill me :) I prefer you stick with the mint! I like mint in mine, too.

AP3, Happy bunny December to you AP3. And yes, Icelanders have good teeth...I think they can almost keep up with America :)

At 13:26, Anonymous Paul said...

Have a good Christmas and study hard !!

At 17:05, Blogger actonbell said...

Rabbit, rabbit! Countdown calendars of all stripes are essential, at times:)

At 17:22, Blogger Minka said...

Paul, I will...don't you worry!

actonbell, yes they are...My own personal countdown this month is to December 17th, around noon...when the last exam is over and I can like take a shower or something ;)

At 21:37, Blogger Cindrarella said...

We can be kids as long as we want! XO

At 11:52, Blogger Minka said...

cindra, a theory some of us certainly rely on :)

At 17:54, Blogger G said...

I didn't get around to wish everyone a rabbit rabbit personally, so tibbar tibbar!

That's a very sweet tradition. Enjoy!

At 18:32, Blogger Minka said...

Well, you pronoune the tidbar beautifully! :) i am sure rabbits everywhere forgive you! penguins too ;)

At 20:13, Anonymous neva said...

woe is me -- or, more to the point: where is me? or WAS me? oy... apparently i didn't do much "getting around" over the weekend. my bad.

lovelovelove the calendar -- i do believe it suits you to a "T(eeth)"!

Tibbar, Tibbar, beautiful Penguin! : ) xox

At 20:28, Blogger Minka said...

neva, there you are...I was afeared Humor-bogs got you in their fangs.

I'll speak to the rabbits about your lateness!

At 02:23, Anonymous anonamoeba said...

Hey. I can't let Neva be last here!

Besides, I gotta defend the flavor of that toothpaste. Cinnamon's all the rage in the USofA these days. Makes a change from boring old mint. At least I didn't get the one that was flavored with myrrh. Just in time for Christmas.

We had advent calendars. A tradition we brought back from the Southern Hemisphere, I believe. But the ones we got didn't have chocolate.


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