Here’s tonight’s progress on that scarf.
At work today, we suggested that a customer go to the craft shop next-door for an item we didn’t have, but he said it was too busy. I replied that I had just been there, and that it wasn’t that bad. He said, “Gotta feed that knitting habit, huh?”
We all laughed.
But now I’m at home working on my scarf.
My little brother.
I’m confused…. What where you suppose to say?
The original joke only really works in person. You tell someone to say “silk” 5 times. Then you ask them what cows drink. The person expects that you are trying to get them to say “silk” again, so they focus on saying “milk,” even though the answer would be water.
…Even though cows do drink milk. That’s pretty much why they produce milk. For consumption.
101 Dalmatians and Harry Potter exist in the same universe; Horace and Arthur Weasley are the same person.
It will never be truly understood how much I absolutely love this commission from the wonderful Maddie (lllllletsdraw).
That’s Link from The Legend of Zelda as a biker on my motorcycle.
Aw dude this is such an interesting ask! Alrightey I will try my best.
The shops make the absolute most of it. Because there’s little to no celebration of holidays like Halloween or Thanksgiving, Christmas is the first big ‘holiday season’ a lot of New Zealanders will experience since…well Easter I guess. So there are decorations in the malls and on the houses and ads on tv and just a bombardment really. It can be a bit much, but I would assume that’s the case in a lot of places.
Christmas for us is in Summer so it’s all shorts and singlets and brunches outside in the sun. While Northern Hemisphere countries might have the image of families filling lounges and passing presents in front of fire places (at least, that is what happened to me when I had a German Christmas), NZ is more or less the opposite-lazing around outside, doors and windows all open, family members popping by for casual games of cricket or trips to the beach.
It’s bright and crisp in the morning when people open presents (we do all gifts on the 25th normally, though my family has a tendency to gift one present the night before), and as the day progresses it stays warm, so when everyone retires inside for dinner there’s always this calming sort of mulled content-the kind you get from sitting around in the sun with no urgency, and it’s lovely. Sometimes if the weather’s still good people might have barbeques or dinners outside, if they haven’t already done so for lunch. I feel like the general atmosphere is the same everywhere, the surroundings are just different in other countries.
For the most part, when I think of Christmas I think of relaxation and sunglasses and loud music drifting around outside. There’s always bursts of energy, followed by comfortable sleepiness-moments where everyone is just enjoying the moment and chatting quietly or setting up/playing with new gifts. It has a nice dependable rhythm to it.
I don’t know what else to say really, Christmas here is hot, it’s pretty chilled and I like it a lot. Hope that gives you a general idea!