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Friday, December 18, 2009

Holiday Card Contest

Last year my December issue of Real Simple came with the most fantastic game I have ever played. The magazine created a Holiday Card contest in which people compete for points by receiving Holiday Cards. Bryan and I get really into it. Since this is our second year playing, the game we have become a lot more competative and sneaky. (He's going to hate when he opens up the card from my mother).
Here are the rules and score sheet:
Points: Cards from
Dentist, Hairdresser, insurance agenct, etc. +.5 each
Your own mother +.5
Another relative +1
Friend via e-mail +.5
Your boss +1
Good Friend +1
Friend with a good inside joke in the card +3
Long-distance friend, devoid of any personal message +2
Long-distance friend, with a personal message at least three lines +5
Anyone who inlcludes a handwritten personal note of more than five sentences +5
Long-lost friend who hasn't been heard from in 20 years +10
Lose point when:
Card and envelope are the same piece of paper -1
Signature is imprinted rather than handwritten inside card -2
A photo of a helpless pet in a holiday costume -3
Your name is incorrectly spelled -4
Card plays annoying music -4
Highly religious card celebrates a faith different than your own -5
Same card you recieved last year -6
Return address lanel was provided by charity to which the sender may not have actually contributed -7
Family newsletter includes information about someone's medical history -8
Family newsletter is from an ex who is gloating over something -10
Long-lost friend who hasn't been heard from in 20 years asks for a place to live or money -20
Bonus Points:
Gilded Envelope +.5
Handwritten return address +1
Card in which all family members signed their own names +2
Newsletter or family photo in the card +2
Card with moving parts +3
Handmade card +4
Oversize card requiring extra postage +5
Card sent from a foreign country +6
Card with check, cash, or gift card +20

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Our Home For The Holidays

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Snowing in Knoxville

This is the first snowman I have ever seen in Knoxville. It is actually snowing.

Friday, December 4, 2009

I am one of those people....

Mika turned three yesterday (21 in dog years) luckily she's not spoiled rotten and didn't get any presents, especially not any dog beer. When we threw her a 1 year old birthday party we realized she has better friends than we do; her friends come w/ gifts, that makes them better.

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