Sunday, December 25, 2016

When Santa Paws is a Geek

Abby Lab here - so I wouldn't go crazy with all the gift openings Mm and Dad let me open my gift box from Frankie and Ernie on Christmas Eve.
 Snow Freak sat atop a whole BAG of squeeky stuffies and balls.
 And a crinkly crunchy wabbit!
They were so fun, but soon it was time for all the toys to go to sleep as Santa Paws would be here soon. Grandpa is staying with cousin Liz so it's just Mom and Dad and I this Christmas/
In the morning - guess what was out in the middle of the rug.

My squeaker stuffies from Frankie and Ernie! I fetched them from the box in the middle of the night.
Then it was time for the presents that Santa Paws left everyone.  First there a couple of things for Mom from Frankie and Ernie's paw-rents.

That was such a sweet thing to do.  Mom does a Secret Santa thing every year where she provides a tree, money for a big dinner and lots of toys to a local family that has a parent out of work and several children.  She was able to do three families this year and had so much fun - Christmas is about giving, not the getting, but the presents at home are fun.

 This is so cool! It looks like ME!
Mom just loved this.  Thanks Frankie and Ernie's Family!!

I had such fun with my new stuffies!

Then it was time to look in the stockings.  I think Santa is a GEEK!
 These look like typical office "stampers"
But they're facebook "Like" and "Dislike".  Bar Har HAR.  Dad doesn't have to do a detailed analysis of a Mil Spec - he can just "like" or "dislike" them.
 F for Effort.

These are hilarious kids answers to questions on tests.


"A liter is?" : A nest of puppies!

"Describe the bonding of SO2":  "It's pretty awesome


"The Sultan had wives and porcupines".

"The jungles of Africa are very dangerous for the people who explore them. There must be hundreds of people who have been mauled to death by a tiger or wino".


What do we mean by 'total' and 'remainder":

'The total is when you add up all the numbers and the remainder is an animal that pulls Santa's Sleigh.

 Bicycle chain luggage ID and engineering formula bow tie.
 Paracord micro USB cable
 Geeky handkerchiefs from Hankensteins, so cool.
 It's a tiny Minion!
That's actually a Thumb Drive!
 Mom and Dad are big Doctor Who fans.

 The ornament and tea infusers are from Mom's author friend Tracy (Sammy Sparrow's First Flight)
 Tea Time
Especially in that Mom's stocking had English tea and goodies in it!

MMM Scotty Shortbreads!

Dad - " I wonder what TSA will think of these if they pat down my feet area?  I wonder where they come UP with ideas like this?"

Mom: " I think it was the lyrics from that Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon  song 'Short, Shark, Socks'"

Dad:  (just shakes head).

Mom liked the sign.  She doesn't teach people to fly any more, but she is still licensed to do so.

Every Christmas dad does a silly DIY sort of gift.  Mom had complained about a virtual meeting that just involved clicking on an endless powerpower.  So Dad put this together.

With a little string - she can click the mouse while getting coffee from the pot!

There's always a new game.  Mom and dad loved Bored games.
What's this?

Santa Paws got Mom THIS game.  It involves holding this big ball out at arms length lifting it up over the head and side to side while uttering HBO words before she takes a shower and goes back to the computer.

Mom and Dad also get each other some practical things, like warm things to wear.

Shirts for important meetings with the boss;

His and hers bathrobes.  Dad needed one as somehow the sash from the previous one was involved in a "chewing accident' (I was looking for the squeaker!)

Mom had two robes, both very old.  The thick fuzzy gray one that was shedding really bad and made her look like Chuck E. Cheese and the $3 thrift shop one that was really skinny, zipping down the front with a Chinese collar.  Dad always asked her when she wore it "when did you join the cult?"

A new hat for Dad.  Dad looks like the Actor that played Crocodile Dundee when he was young. When he travels on a company plane there's someone that sees him regularly that calls him "Dundee". Mom thought the hat was fitting.

Dad has some neat hats.  When Mom met him Dad was 24 and always wore a Federa, the only "Millenial" Mom said she had ever met that did.  Mom's not a Millenial.  Those her age have -"saurus" after their names.

And gloves, we won't mention what happened to the last pair (ahem).

Of course, there will be a warm shirt and jammie bottoms and some parting Holiday Greetings.

Don't Drink and Dress.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

The Johnsons


  1. Such a fun Christmas! I'm having a pawsome Christmas (and third barkday!) and I'm glad my Blogville pals are also enjoying themselves on this special day.

  2. Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us!
    Cam and Mags

  3. Looks like you are having a wonderful Christmas at your house! We like that bionic hand. It would be nice sometimes BOL! Merry Christmas!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. How FABulous! I am all kinds of jealous abouts your most FABulous toy pile gurl!
    Looks like you and your Peeps had a very Merry Christmas!!
    Ruby ♥

  5. Oh that are super gifts!!! the mama wants such stampers too... she will answer the bank statement and the bills with such a special paw-print... that saves a lot of time :o)

  6. What grreat pressies! Have a merry Christmas.

  7. We all hope you had a Merry and Sacred Christmas. It sure looks like you all had a lot of fun.

    We had a quiet one, watching the palm trees sway in the wind - we moved marinas and it is so very beautiful and quiet. A perfect Christmas..

    Fair Winds and Following Seas,

    Cap'n Jan

  8. We're so glad you had a great Christmas. Yes, those presents would all go over big with our science geek family too. Happy New Year!

  9. Love your gifts!....Dad has some of those skelly flannel pants. I guess they are good to wear when watching out for Tigers and Winos...LOL!
    Wyatt and Tegan


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