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Old 12-30-2008, 06:05 AM
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But - what is this about "fired" Twinkies?????

I wanted "fried" Twinkies! You know, deicious deep-fat fried - hot and crispy outside - warm and melty inside? Washed down with sparkling champagne on New Years Eve?

What are "fired" Twinkies? Are they sort of like -- when you are toasting marshmallos on a stick and the marshmallo catches on fire -- and you don't want to blow it out right away because it is cool? And then you get his black marshmallo with only a little bit of hard white center?
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It is so great to come back here after a few days away to see that the Christmas spirit lives on!!

I went shopping yesterday & bought the 1st Christmas present for 2009 ~ this is going to go in my families, girls exchage! I just thought it was SO cute & 50% off!!! He stands about 38" tall.


I am off work until the 5th & I am loving this!! We got the Wii for Christmas, & I have quickly become addicted!! Lol! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season! I still can't believe Christmas is all over. I am SO SO happy that the Hallmark Channel is still playing Christmas movies every night! I am going to send them an email to thank them...I'm sure they are getting complaints!! Lol! I really appreciate that b/c that is always such a downer for me when the Christmas specials on tv end!! And did you see they are playing Christmas movies ALL DAY on New Years Day??? YAY!!!

Have a great day you all!!
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Actually, Sparkle, "fired" twinkies were developed on this site, where the Shispering Pines was built and Carl was born. (Well, Carl was actually born back at Christmas.Com but he calls this place home, now)

"Fired Twinkies" are a secret, Christmas confectionary blend of mildly spiced ingredients.
Carl knows the recipie but isn't telling. Goes well with his special eggnog blend or with any coffee (as Binger can attest).

Good Morning.

So sad - 2008 is nearly over as is this thread.
But an exciting new one will set sail ASAP on January 1st!

Chilly here this morning in Raleigh with our temp standing at 44.
The sun is out at last after a wet week - the wettest I can ever recall for the days leading up to, and just after, Christmas.
Oh, well. Our spirits were not dampened and that is what's important!

Have a safe trip, Bing, my friend.
We miss you here whenever you are gone - coffee and all!
(Nice parting post, by the way!)

Have a Terrific Tuesday, Friends - the final Tuesday of 2008!
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roll on countdown to christmas 2009 thread!!!!!!!!!!
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it&#180;s only 359 days to Christmas....wow...
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Originally Posted by SparkleNana View Post
Good Morning On Tuesday, December 29th!!!!!

Didn't you love what Binger wrote about "welcoming back the light" - after the darkest days of the year! That makes our hearts happy!
Ditto! What a great feeling!!!
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You know Holiday.... there is never bad coffee... it just inspires me so much..... that perking smell in the morning ( mid morning, early afternoon, mid afternoon, early evening, mid evening, late evening, mid night snack..)- maybe that is waht brings out the Hallmark in me... Thanx Jeff Westover......and all my friends for a great 2008....

Kalamazoo.. you are missed....

Amen sister!! Speaking of...I got a bag of "Rise N Shine" coffee beans, & some french vanilla syrup flavoring for coffee/latte's/milk from a friend for Christmas. AND I got a 5 in one mixer/blender/whipper/chopper/COFFEE GRINDER in my families exchange! So exciting!!! In my families exchange I also got a game of "Holiday Charades" ~ looks like it will be hilarious to play!!!
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:10 AM
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Enjoy your day AuntieMistletoeDear.....and remember to share those photos!!
Here you go. I sure wish there was more sunshine, these are not my usual quality.

Beached Boathouse


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Frozen Lake
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A tree with personality thanks to the wind


Bare trees on beach with view of frozen lake
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Last night it snowed and we have blue sky again.

Snow covered parkette - taken this morning.



This isn't a frozen lake or a snowy wonderland photo, but for his fans, I had to include this one.

King of all wild things - don’t ask me how the diet is going for O’Malley.
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