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More Christmas Geekery

Ashley Walton —  December 22, 2012 — 2 Comments

We’ve been busily enjoying time off from work and general holiday merriment, but we wanted to share a quick post with some more of our Christmas geekery. We hope everyone has a happy winter solstice with good memories and, of course, good food!

geek presents(wrapping paper from ThinkGeek: Christmas bots, zombies, and bacon patterns)

geek tree(tree)

skull ornament(skull ornament, Target)

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Christmas Geekery

Ashley Walton —  December 11, 2012 — 2 Comments

We don’t swoon over Christmas the way we do for Halloween, but we’ve picked up some pretty cool decorations that are slowly melting my ice-cold heart. Here are some things we’ve obtained in the interest of holiday cheer:

1. Popcorn Ornament. Hallmark. $7.95.

popcorn ornament

It says, “I like you more than movie popcorn with butter!” That says a lot, really.

2. Geeky Wrapping Paper. ThinkGeek. $3.99–$5.99.

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We’ve made it a small tradition to get our wrapping paper exclusively from ThinkGeek (except for the one with Justin Bieber’s face plastered on it that we got from Target– no joke). This year we stocked up on the Holiday Zombies and Christmas Bots, but the Non-denominational paper is also a winner. We also got some bacon wrapping paper, because BACON. Link here.

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I learned the hard way that while people throw around the terms “yams” and “sweet potatoes” interchangeably, they’re not the same thing. Wanting to make what’s commonly called “mashed sweet potatoes,” I bought something at the store labeled “sweet potatoes.” When I returned home and peeled the “sweet potatoes” I found that they were hard, white potatoes– not what I was looking for. So on the second trip to the store, I bought yams, and these were right on. Peeling them revealed their soft, orange flesh. Score!

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