A Round Robin

@p1kef1sh (45647)
December 17, 2009 11:00am CST
One of my pet hates at this time of the year are those Christmas cards that arrive bearing a letter that is copied to all the other "friends" of the sender and that tell you all about the minutiae of their ever so exciting lives. However, in the spirit of the season I thought that I'd let you have Pike's year to date. The highs and lows. The year started badly with the roof of P1ke towers needing to be replaced after the horrendous Santa sleigh crash. I am still waiting for his insurance company to come through. They cite problems with communicating with him. Apparently he is only available on December 24th. Pull the other one it has bells on it. After that comes a high point. The unveiling of the new car park. Regular readers will remember that I had to let my faithful retainer, Old Creaky, go but the good news is that I have managed to re-employ him as the car park attendant. He gets to live in the the little hut that guards the entrance so at least he keeps the rain off. We are forecast to have snow so I have also let him have some old feed sacks from the stables to keep him warm. No-one can call me less than generous. There then followed two wonderful events. First was the award to Pike Towers of a UK Heritage Lottery Award of £50 million in order for us to properly present our example of the first edition of Jane Austen's book "Shakespeare. Wot a Riter". We tried to get Jane over for the launch of our custom made visitor centre - a lavish log prefabricated lodge - but she was otherwise engaged. Which was a bit of a surprise because I thought that she wrote about love affairs, something that she never experienced herself. I hope that the engagement led to marriage. The other marvellous event was the surprise announcement that I had won the Nobel Prize for Terpsichory. I am often hopping about, sometimes to music, so I suppose that it is appropriate. Anyway I went over to Norway a fortnight ago and received the award. Not quite what I was expecting as there was no cake, but the open sandwiches on little pieces of crisp cardboard were quite pleasant. If you like that sort of thing. I also met a chap called O'Bama - Irish I think with a name like that. He'd won the prize for Peace. I presume that means that he doesn't make much noise. Amazing what they give prizes for. Last month saw the new fishing lake completed. Some may recall that in a quite unusual turn of events I gave birth to several tens of thousands of pike a year or so ago. Many went to Australia to stay with their Aunty Goodie. Anyway, she's sending them back in the Spring and they should be ready to catch by the end of the summer. Permits will be a snip at $10 per ounce live weight. I am not the sort of parent that expects anything in return from his offspring, but every little helps as a certain supermarket here says. That's about it for now. It's dark here now so I need to go and clamp the last of the cars that have failed to leave the car park by the dusk curfew. See you all soon and Season Greetings.
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
I bet the Irish guy had a lovely tan, a firm handshake and an answer to everything.... Now the Christmas letter I get from a certain family member is so wonderful and warm and bubbly and chirpy cheerful, I expect to find that she won the million dollars on Wheel of Fortune. I'm always disappointed to find out that she only has perfect children, that prince charming still hasn't grown nose hair and that she gets out of bed every morning doing a happy dance.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 09
He did. Do you know him. It has crossed my mind that his award was for peas..... He might be a farmer. We must have the same friend. Does yours have children that always ace in everything that they do and who has only had time to visit the Bahamas once this year?
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@Hatley (159204)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Dec 09
hi dawnald oh those Christmas letters with names of people I have never met, and everyone is happy, happy,happy and nobody has wrinkles, or sagging boobs, or dropping butts, just so lovely and all happy , happy, happy. oh and of course the happy dance wow.
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
My friends go to Disneyworld every year, but same idea. And yep, no sagging boobs or other 'negatives' are allowed into their perfect little lives. :-)
@Hatley (159204)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Dec 09
wow Pikey well I usually detest those christmas letters that tell all about how bright tommy is and how many trophies the hubby won and how they went to See Aunt Amanda and Uncle tomfoolery and etc and so on. All those awards wow and the little pikes and the permits, more exciting than Tommy and Aunt Amanda for sure. Merry Christmas, dare I say that, not up on Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to you and yours. hugs Hatley.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 09
Thank you Hatley. Aren't friends families just so perfect?
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@Hatley (159204)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Dec 09
oh yes Pikey they never get old or wrinkled or have saggy boobs or drooping butts and like Dawn said they get out of bed each morning and do the happy dance, think that term belongs to one of my beloved mylotter friends, too.he he lol.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
17 Dec 09
It's quite obvious from your public-o-log why Jane Austen was not available for the launch of your visitor center. When you also remember that Santa is only available on the 24th...I think you'll put 2 and 2 together. Poor old guy is probably thankful to step our for air once a year. Rumor has it that all of your little Pikes are out hanging itsy-bitsy Christmas stockings. We can't have them being disappointed, ruins the flavor later on you know. So, the cookies I baked for you for a present, I've smashed to smitherines. Going to put a crumb or two into each stocking. Hope they don't fight over them, otherwise WWE will be over there in a flash signing them up for the wrestling ring. Don't think that would help flavor later on, do you? I should be done by New Years, so save me some of that 'punch' you make...
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 09
Heavens above. Could Santa be Jane's Mr Darcy? Thank you for the cookies. I'll make sure that the pikelets get them, maybe. As for the punch. Mine is quite a knock out!
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
17 Dec 09
Well i certainly enjoyed this read my Dear Friend I hope you did not have to clamp to many as you would have been very cold Season Greetings back to you xxx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 09
Not too many in the pound tonight Gabs. Although there is a lady and her little dog....... XXXX
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
17 Dec 09
Lol well I hope you made her a nice warm Coffee and gave the little Dog awarm Drink to xxx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 09
Of course. They get a cuddle as well. XXXX
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@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
17 Dec 09
I am so happy to announce that all round robin letters from the perfect twee families ceased when I upped sticks to Greece. The postage proved far to expensive for me to remain unimpressed.
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
17 Dec 09
Mine went on to a restaurant later for the latest fusion style but then they had an argument over who was the designated driver, both got ratarsed and spent the night in a smelly prison cell being confronted by a large person demanding their shoes. Meanwhile the children were taken into foster care and there was no nanny to sleep with the father. As if they'd ever mention that bit.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 09
Don't you just hate it when dad can't find a nanny. Dads need Nannies!
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• United States
23 Dec 09
Wow, what a busy, exciting year for you! Where the heck have I been this year that I was totally unaware of some of these things? I will have to try to be a little more observant and attentive this next year....after March, of course.*L* Merry Christmas, little man.*S*
@p1kef1sh (45647)
23 Dec 09
I know that you are there. You've seen the important things and as most of this is make believe anyway.......... XXXX
• United States
23 Dec 09
*Smacks you upside the head* I know that! I was being goofy!
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
18 Dec 09
Hey P1key! Ahhh yes~ It has been quite a busy season for the P1ke Family hasn't it! Gladto hear that you were able to re-hire "Old Creaky" again! Felt really badly when you had to let him go, especially being that he had been with you so long and was so elderly by now! Don't know anything about the book thing, but the again I have been missing a bit now and then this year! But, I definitely remember the birth of all those "little P1kettes"! OMG! I was one of the p1ketter sitters so how could I ever forget! How is Auntie Goodie, by the way? Send her my love, will ya? She doesn't hang around here anymore! I heard she only visits FB and I am not a member nor do I wish to be! It sure has been a very long year, hasn't it P1key? I miss some of our friends alot, especially Rosekitty, Goodie, and alot of others who have turned to FB! I wish they would come back here! I just feel that this is a better place! Hugs and kisses, Opal
@p1kef1sh (45647)
18 Dec 09
Creaky was forever hanging around Opal. He became a nuisance in the end. LOL. I'll say hello to Goodie for you. There are so many on FB now that it's hard to keep up with everyone. I keep getting comments from people that I have no idea who they are!
@dragon54u (31340)
• United States
18 Dec 09
What an eventful year you have had! Never a dull moment, eh? The only letter I get is from my ex-in-laws that details the happenings of the family which includes my ex and his current wife, my adult sons, and there is always something in there about me. I'm always glad to get that letter. I've never minded the annual letters that some people send. I either enjoy their adventures or my own life looks so very much better after I've read it!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
18 Dec 09
The problem is that some them seem like a very sterile catalogues of" We went to the theatre, concert, play, holiday etc etc. But they tell us little about themselves.
@JodiLynn (1417)
• United States
17 Dec 09
We receive a whining annual pissandmoan letter from my husbands crazy aunt. She gives a listing of all of her ailments, followed by a list of her husbands prostate issues... I tried to send some corn meal to your youngins, but the bottle I put it in must not have been sealed tightly, as it sank immediately on splashdown. Can't say I didn't TRY to be generous! Happy Festivus!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Dec 09
Thank you for your attempted generosity. The case of champagne that I sent to you seems to have met with the same fate. Well the empty bottles did. Hic! Cheershhhh......
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