What Goeth on in Your neck of the woods?

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  1. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    Yall have a great day today. Christmas is coming closer and closer :) May the Force be with you.

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  2. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    How many are in the Christmas Spirit and how many are like yeah who cares? and how many just loath that its that time again?

    I'm caught in between the Christmas Spirit and who cares. I want to really enjoy the season but find it harder and harder to do every year. It would seem the more they take away the less interest I have. People being "Politically Correct" not wishing to offend people are offending me. I say Merry Christmas not Happy Holidays. I believe that the Spirit of Christmas is about who gives the gift and not about the gift. I loathe having to give to those who already have more than me but if I don't then I'm a scrooge or worse. Christmas wasn't a retail nightmare when I was growing up. We made things for each other and bought very little from the Retail Stores. Cards were always hand made and signed with love. People today don't have the time to slow down and make things like we did back then and for the few gifts that were bought most of them were for necessity reasons. Now we give like its a competition of who can give the best gift. Who was able to get that one gift that "so and so" wanted. I remember looking through the Sears Catalog only being able to pick out three gifts and we were thankful for those gifts.

    Children today act like its expected and if you don't get me what I want then I'll raise t total hell. I'll ruin things for everyone because you owe it to me. What the hell is this and why have we let it get this far. That is not the fault of the Government or the School system but the fault is all ours the Parents. I spank my child when she acts out. I take things away and make her give stuff away am I an abuser? I think teaching my child about responsibility and teaching her that the Christmas Spirit isn't about how much gifts you have under the tree but about giving to others and ensuring that someone less fortunate has a nice Christmas. That they get the basic necessities that man kind need to live. Not the hotest video games or the best state of the art widget.

    Anyway sorry to vent I just really love Christmas and hate to see what it is becoming here in the land of the free. Freedom that came with a heavy price that our children are not learning to appreciate.

    Merry Christmas to all and God Bless You all.
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  3. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Merry Christmas argedion!
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  4. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Hey there Argideon. I see youve strung up some lites!
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  5. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Hey there Argideon. I see youve strung up some lites!
  6. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    I tried to do some decorating any ways
  7. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Just gitt'n started, Gmash! Whatchoo gone'gitt me this year?

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  8. wyndslash

    wyndslash Well-Known Member

    @argedion: as a woman, i'm just not sure if i still want to have kids in the near future, what with current society being the way it is. plus, it's just getting too expensive to have children. maybe i'll adopt. the idea appeals to me but my parents will raise hell.
  9. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    I hear ya and totally understand your position. I don't want any more children. I think that the world is not a good place to bring them up in and be able to teach morals, responsibility, and good character. At school they learn all the opposite through their peers. Makes it to much of a fight to raise them right anymore. Society is teaching them the opposite of what we are trying to enforce in them. I think we are headed for some very sad times as our children take over and we are left to grow old. It seems we'll be taking a lot of our wisdom with us as they don't seem to want it.
  10. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    @idiocracy anyone ? :p:D;)
  11. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Isn't this the same thing every generation has said about the younger generation since the beginning of time?

    The world will go on just fine.

    The kids are alright.

    Just stay off of my lawn, dagnabbit!
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  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    ok DONE!!!!!!!!! no more shopping for me thanx!!!!!!!!!!

    these last minute shoppers ARE CRAZY!!!!!!!!
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  13. Seanette

    Seanette Well-Known Member

    I had desperately hoped to avoid shopping today, but necessity will force me out there to acquire a plumbing snake to cope with an unusable kitchen sink (and why building maintenance can't get hold of one until Monday eludes me. Can no one employed by this building make it to a hardware store?).
  14. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, sounds like an opportunity for me to start up an onsite small-pop-shop hardware store in the groundlevel of a residency bldg! I could rack up the greenage on days like these!

  15. Bob Blaylock

    Bob Blaylock Well-Known Member

  16. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    Michael McIntyre is playing on my TV. :D
  17. olbriar

    olbriar Moderator Moderator

    I had to run to Wal-Mart tonight for a can of compressed air. ...big mistake!
  18. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    I went for mixed veggies and man what a mad house. I had to go to the post office yesterday and man was that place packed a line was to the doors and this is a fairly decent sized post office. It was longer than a wal-mart line. ;)
  19. olbriar

    olbriar Moderator Moderator

    Longer than a Wal-Mart line... That's incredible!

    I've avoided the post office the past couple of weeks. I KNOW it's been beyond ridiculous. My post office seems under staffed in mid July.
  20. Rico ANDROID

    Rico ANDROID Well-Known Member

    Naw! Thats no way to fix a leaky pipe!...Here's my trade secret!
  21. Seanette

    Seanette Well-Known Member

    My condolences.

    Home Depot wasn't too awful on Saturday night, and my sink was working within an hour of when we got home from that trip (thanks, Bob!).
  22. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    So Anyone doing any last minute Christmas Shopping tonight? Who has to work tomorrow?
  23. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    I'm not going anywhere near where there is a mall or where you can buy things until after xmas!!!!!!!!

    the only last minute shopping i may do is grocery shopping;) LOL
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  24. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    I'm still out shopping. I only have about ten more presents to pick up on my list.

    Have a good one everybody. :)
  25. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    Even that could be challenging

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