mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
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Always Winter, Always Christmas.



I don't know how much I have to say about Xmas, since we all live tweeted it in great detail. "We" being me, Jenny, fordmadoxfraud, elladorian & ranai. Over the course of Xmas Eve & the day actual we watched the first season of Gilmore Girls, & just for the record, Team Lorelai. The blog of record! Oh Lorelai, you are my favorite! After Jenny, who pranced around in the caftan I got her all day-- "like Clair Huxtable's mumu!" I wish I'd kept track of what we'd drank-- champagne, cider, wine, rum, beer, whiskies-- but I didn't. Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a serviceable bourbon, Suntory Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky 12 is a really light whisky, but David doesn't really like it, Michel Couvreur Vatted Malt Scotch Whisky 12 is not Courvoisier but it is hard to convince your brain it isn't called that-- I checked the whisky, since we still had some of each left. We drank a lot of wine-- six red, two white, three ciders & two champagnes. That is the count, but details elude me. The ciders were the Spanish ones that we went out of our way to buy. We played a game of Settlers of Catan which I won, but only after excruciating turns of all sheep. So many sheep. So many. Like New Zealand. David prepared The Dinner, which was a filet mignon tenderloin from the very fancy hipster butcher shop, along with colcannon, Guinness & macaroni & cheese, whipped sweet potatoes, applesauce, cranberry sauce-- weird how "applesauce" is one word but "cranberry sauce" is two-- grilled root vegetables & asparagus. I got a good haul of loot & then we ended the celebrations on the Doctor Who Xmas special-- "The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe," which was rather charming & fantastic. Opened with a Star Wars homage, had the necessary melancholia, & had a pretty effing heartwarming endcap with The Doctor having Xmas with these two goons. & crying. & of course then became a full-on paen to Clive Staples Lewis. & had a bit that I couldn't help thinking of The Doctor screaming FRODO YOU MUST TAKE THE RING TO MORDOR!. The whole "motherhood is magic!" plot was sappy & if the mother had only gotten ahead through crying & magical maternity, I would have been pissed-- but then she whipped out a gun & put those fears to rest. Not that it wasn't uncomplicated-- Moffat is not so good with gender issues-- but I liked it a lot, yes. Seriously, this show must keep England's mime population steadily employed!
Tags: doctor who, holiday, whiskey
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