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Happy Easter!

  1. Mar 27, 2005 #1
    There needs to be a thread for this, and because all of you bums are too lazy to start one, I will! :rofl:

    Happy Easter!


    Here you go MB, a nice chocolate bunny.
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    Ever wonder how easter eggs are made?
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    Poor Toby
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  3. Mar 27, 2005 #2

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    :rofl: :approve:
     
  4. Mar 27, 2005 #3

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    Happy Easter Matt and anyone else celebrating today!!!!

    Matt, the one about how easter eggs are made has just scarred me for life. :tongue:
     
  5. Mar 27, 2005 #4

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    Why? There are no dogs in it...
     
  6. Mar 27, 2005 #5

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    Happy Easter back at ya!

    I got a great Easter basket from my mom. There were no chocolate bunnies in it, but there were mechanical pencils, highlighters, funny post-it notes, catnip mice for my cat, some notebooks, a ton of those little spa treatments (the girls know what I mean - mud packs, hair conditioning packs, etc.), some lip glosses, and oh, yeah, a pen with an actual miniature etch-a-sketch on it! :cool: :smile:

    I gotta go - I wanna try out that etch-a-sketch pen!
     
  7. Mar 27, 2005 #6

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    I was actually more disturbed by whatever that green splatter is on the chocolate bunny's belly! :bugeye:

    And, until I realized there were still more pictures loading, I was really nervous that you followed the chocolate bunny with a baby dressed as a bunny...wasn't sure if you were suggesting both were edible. :eek:

    Happy Chocolate-Rabbit and Colored-Egg Day!!! :biggrin:
     
  8. Mar 27, 2005 #7

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    You just can't get away from that whole cannibalism/necrophilia thing, can you? Have you considered counselling? :biggrin:
     
  9. Mar 27, 2005 #8
    rofl MB. And yeah that green stuff does look funky.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2005 #9

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    not to be a party pooper, but Easter is my least favorite holiday because:
    #1 no extra paid holiday time off from work
    #2 all the shopping stores (except food) close
    #3 i am not religious whatsoever

    now as far as american holidays go, 4th of july is my most favorite because:
    #1 i get a day off for it, even if the 4th falls on the weekend
    #2 i don't care about shopping because i am too busy eating barbecue
    #3 the holiday is something everyone can relate too here in america
    #4 (the best reason of all) IT'S SUMMERTIME!!!!
     
  11. Mar 27, 2005 #10

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    Kerrie, I think I have to agree. 4th of July is a stress-free holiday too. No formal preparations, no family obligations...your parents don't get mad if you want to spend it out boating with friends, no formal dinners that require days of preparation and dragging out all the china, you just hang around the grill, toss on some burgers and hot dogs and eat off of paper plates. You don't have to choose a special outfit, shorts and a t-shirt over a bathing suit will do.

    About the only thing it's missing is chocolate. :frown: Hmm...that could be a deal breaker. :wink:
     
  12. Mar 27, 2005 #11

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    But it's made up for with explosives! :biggrin: :devil: :biggrin:
     
  13. Mar 27, 2005 #12
    Yeah the 4th of July is an awesome holiday.

    I do not celebrate Easter either, but I thought I would post something here for those who do.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2005 #13

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    For me the same question stands as when I was a kid: Who the hell wants to eat hard boiled eggs? I mean seriously, what kind of stupid holiday tradition is that anyway - eggs? Talk about a let down - all of the anticipation, the long and exhausting hunt, all of that energy spent digging through the flower beds, for what, eggs? Broccoli, I could see, but eggs?
     
  15. Mar 27, 2005 #14

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    Yaster was the Anglo Saxon goddess of the east, therefore sunrise, therfore rebith, therefore Spring. Her attributes were fertility symbols; bunnies, obviouly, and EGGS!

    I just had a plate of devilled eggs, they were delicious!
     
  16. Mar 27, 2005 #15

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    As a strict carnivore, I just convince myself that I'm depriving some hen of motherhood... :biggrin:
     
  17. Mar 27, 2005 #16

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    You'd think that with that spelling, she'd be the goddess of yeast, and hence the patron of brewers. :uhh:
     
  18. Mar 27, 2005 #17

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    Devilled eggs on Easter? That seems a little sacrilegious, don't you think? :biggrin:
     
  19. Mar 27, 2005 #18

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    Well, yeast makes bread RISE, like the sun in the east. So maybe?

    Yaster is cognate to the Roman goddes Auster, but as often in cross cultural deals, the directions got switched. Auster was the goddess of the south, not the east. This is why Austria ("East land") sounds confusingly like Australia ("Southern continent").
     
  20. Mar 27, 2005 #19

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    Absolutely traditional, just as much as chocolate bunnies! Devilled means spicy in cooking, though the ones I had were only French's mustard spicy.
     
  21. Mar 27, 2005 #20

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    Really, every Easter I would to make an absolute pig of myself on my grandmothers devilled eggs. AFAIWC, there was one plate for me, and another one for everyone else. :approve:

    I can't think of Easter without thinking of my days as a Catholic kid - Stations of the Cross and all of that. It always felt more like a Catholic [Christian] day, than a holiday, in our family; even more than Christmas. I think this is because Christmas is so much about gifts that the religious significance is not so pervasive as it seems. Also, Christmas conjures up notions of a cute little baby in a manger, three wise men, favorite traditional songs, gifts, Joy to the World, etc, etc, etc, whereas Easter is about death on a cross, and salvation from damnation. No matter how you slice it, for a Christian, Easter is serious business.
     
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