So, remember when I was lamenting that I wasn’t able to find any fall stuff to decorate my front porch? I scored big time last week at Michael’s, who still had some fall stuff left at a nice 70% discount! Woot! So my porch is now decorated, but you’re gonna have to wait to see how it turned out, because I haven’t had a chance to take pictures yet.

I know, I’m such a tease sometimes. But I do have a reasonable excuse, since some of you know I was working like a maniac to get the rest of the moving boxes that were stacked in the house unpacked and out, because we had our housewarming party this past weekend.

Sure, most of those boxes have now joined the remainder of the boxes stacked in the garage, and Princess Nagger’s room is still inundated with boxes yet to be purged, but at least the first floor has been cleared out and now I can breath a little easier since I’m not ducking around boxes and trying to kill myself with a landslide.

Pictures of the house all prettified will be coming at a later date, too. You’re still going to have to wait. 

The housewarming party was a success, thank you to those that came to celebrate – it was fun seeing people I hadn’t seen in years, including some from high school. That in itself was quite surreal, but very very fun. And now that I’m finally back in my old stomping grounds, more of those sightings will be a frequent event. I hope.

Speaking of sightings… Did you see what Robert Downey Jr. received?

See that big letter “A”? That’s a giant 30-foot letter that was on the set of The Avengers. Robert Downey Jr (I’m just going to call him Robert, because we’re on first name basis and all, you know… in my dreams). Anyway, Robert joked that he’d like to have that letter as a souvenir.

So what do the producers do? They had the letter delivered to his house in a big giant truck. When the 18 wheeler showed up, he was wondering what the heck it was, and was informed it was the “A” he asked for. Cool, no? I’ll be curious to see where he decides to put it, as he said it’d be “prominently placed”.

Which, being that it’s a 30-foot letter, ‘prominent’ is an understatement.

Poor Ben Affleck had asked Warner Bros. if he could take a Batsuit home with him, but Warner Bros. told him it would cost him a $100k if he wanted a Batsuit. They wanted him to pay for the Batsuit.  Of course, The Avengers movie made over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, so Marvel Studios could likely spare a big letter for one of their stars.

Maybe, if Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice makes a similar amount or more, Warner Bros. will let Affleck have a Batsuit without having to pay out of pocket for it. Of course Robert doesn’t have an Iron Man suit, so maybe Ben is asking for the wrong prop, you think?

Speaking of props… Did you see the horrible ‘art’ that was installed in Paris? It was supposed to be an inflatable Christmas tree, but – ahem – looked like a butt plug instead:

Isn’t that crazy? It has all the Parisian folks upset (well, duh!) so somebody vandalized it and deflated it. I haven’t checked to see if they ended up re-inflating it again. That thing is ugly and not even with squinty eyes does it artistically look like a Christmas tree!

So wrong on so many levels.

Speaking of so wrong… Did you see the story about the boy hunter who bagged himself a rare albino deer?

It was a 12-point buck that the 11-year-old kid got with a crossbow. It’s rare for a kid that age to nab a deer with a crossbow, but to get a rare albino deer? Unheard of until now. 

I’m wondering why the deer wasn’t a protected animal – after all, in a December 2013 report published by USA TODAY, Wisconsin naturalist John Bates, co-author of “White Deer: Ghosts of the Forest,” said albino deer are born once in about 20,000 births. Some biologists claim only one in 100,000 deer is born albino, the report said.

Either way, it’s rare. So why let a hunter of any age kill it? The family is having a taxidermist create a full-body mount of the deer, because it’s “too rare and too pretty not to spend the extra money and have the whole thing done”.

For me, it’s too rare and pretty to have killed it in the first place. My two-cents.

Let’s finish this off with something cool… This would be the perfect kind of advent calendar for me… Wonder if the hubby can put something together for me as an early Birthday present? You know, since my birthday is December 9th, might as well start on the 1st, right?

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    1. I absolutely agree! My grandpa was a hunter – made the best deer jerky I’ve ever had. But I bet even he wouldn’t have taken out a rare albino deer.

  1. Nick wants to do an adult countdown calendar this year. However, I’m pretty sure ours would just be lined up on the kitchen counter. We are lazy like that.
    I can’t call that “art” thing a Christmas tree. No stretching of the imagination can make that a Christmas tree.
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    1. Heh, there is something to be said about easy access, Vandy…nothing lazy about that! 😀 I’m right there with you on that art thing – I have quite the imagination, but a tree out of that thing just doesn’t compute.

  2. I kept scrolling up and down your article looking for a letter that Robert Downey Jr had written you. After reading the whole thing I was still looking for the letter. This is me without coffee.

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