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2017 Lego Advent Calendar: Day 23

My Tamagotchi died last night. I got him a few weeks ago as an early Secret Santa present. He was with me during most of my Christmas shopping. His name was Tom. He lived a good life. He loved to hop up and down and eat food.

Rest in peace, buddy.

In lieu of flowers, please send cash and a brand new Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4…it’s what Tom would have wanted. Thank you for your support during this most difficult time.

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2017 Lego Advent Calendar: Day 20

Over the next few days, there will only be 4 hours of daylight because the sun hates Christmas.

These dark days of winter can get you down, and the stress of holiday shopping and preparations only adds to the choking darkness.

That’s when I turn to Lego. It’s when we all need it most. I simply eat three Lego pieces and I feel much, much better.

If we can get through this week, things will get brighter and brighter. That’s not greeting card crap, it’s straight-up science.

Until then, maybe the daily Lego thing can help cheer us up!

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2017 Lego Advent Calendar: Day 19

Thanks to everyone who ordered Power Pencils this holiday season!

I have to run off to the post office and send out the last of the orders. I expect the line at the post office during lunch to be short and there will be happy people handing out free eggnog and cookies as every customer is treated to a back massage and a puppy! Yay! Post Office!

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2017 Lego Advent Calendar: Day 18

Tonight you will be visited by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, and this spirit will warn you of the terrible future that awaits if you do not order Power Pencils by midnight tonight.

Tonight is the deadline for Christmas delivery. If you’ve ever thought of giving the gift of magic, etched wooden pencils, this is your last chance!

Visit the Etsy store for more details!

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2017 Lego Advent Calendar: Day 17

Growing up, we never put Christmas lights on the outside of our house. While inside, things were festive and bright, the exterior was always dark and dead. We were a Christmas geode.

In my defense, our house was half-Jewish and it was the 1980s, back when outdoor decorations meant a few strings of lights and maybe a light-up snowman. It’s only been in the last two decades that homes have gotten more and more luminous and balloominous, thanks in part, I suspect, to the Griswold house of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and the versatility of inflatable decorations.

I still don’t decorate outside, mostly because I’m lazy and because how can a few lights compete with neighbors who ignite the night’s sky with holiday cheer?

So instead of decorating my own yard, I feed off the sparkles of others.

Last night, we spent three hours looking at lights and I’m happy to report we saw at least six, maybe seven, Christmas dinosaur decorations. That gives me hope for this world.

Someone also decorated their street signs, which seems illegal to me but I’m not about to call the cops because someone’s Christmas oozed out too far.

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2017 Lego Advent Calendar: Day 16

I bet Santa hates the Polar Express. Here he is on the busiest day of the year and Tom Hanks comes along with a train filled with sugared-up tourists. Santa doesn’t need that right now! He needs to focus. He needs to get in the zone.

It’s like running up to Adele right before she goes on stage in front of the whole world and saying, “I didn’t like your music until right this minute because now I believe! Hey?! Hey!? Can I get a picture?! Can you call my mom and leave a message? What soap do you use?!? Can I have a bell?! A bell from Adele! Ha! Why you not laughing?”

Santa’s a good sport about it, but if you look closely, you can see him roll his eyes when the kid asks for bell. A bell? Come on, kid. Santa has real work to do. When the kid grows up and is working as a lawyer or something, I hope Santa comes during the kid’s busiest day and just hangs out asking questions and poking around the office.

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2017 Lego Advent Calendar: Day 15

Dunkin Donuts has this holiday donut called “Frosted Sugar Cookie” and it’s disgusting but also delicious. Filled with a sugar slime that looks like gravy and topped with crumbs of…something…the donut seems to have been created by a a class of second graders who were told to make their own breakfast.

If you need your monthly dose of sugar in one easy-to-eat mound, then I recommend this donut. All the sugar is what Christmas is about!

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