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here are just a few of the things that i got for christmas this year:
i love this show!

yankeeography seaasons 3 and 4. now that football season is over (for me) i can start preparing for baseball.

this guy is weird, but awesome.


a guilty pleasure.

i haven't had a band t-shirt in a long time. radiohead rocks.

this band is freakin' awesome. very raucous.


smell good.

a modern-day prophet.

jazz to live to.

haven't received this yet...still in the mail.

a baseball legend.

already used this and didn't lose any appendages!

a novel about the apostle paul by the famous man in black.
and i received many, many more things, including homemade gifts from my sister mary, who is quite the artist. it was a wonderful christmas, a time again to realize and reflect on just how blessed i am, not because of my stuff, but because of those who love me.
i am loved.
(ps. if anyone can tell me how to use html to get rid of all this space here after this post, i would really appreciate it. thanks.)


mego said…
Greg - I love The Office as well. Look forward to it more than any other show. Usually watch each one twice to catch everything. I'm a geek I know.
As far as all the spaces, I have no clue - I have issues with spacing at times - looks one way when you type it and then is screwed up when you publish. I'll have to keep checking in to see if someone tells you what to do!
Crafty P said…
maybe you need more space--- blogger is just trying to tell you something?

looks like a very media minded holiday!

I did get snow angels for Christmas. I like it, but The Darkest Night of the Year is still my favorite. We listened to track 5 on the way up to my cousin's house New Year's day so the boys would fall asleep. we were partially successful.

ps. do you make a list so people (Shannon) know to get you for Christmas? just wondering.
smilin said…

Hi! I like your blog. In order to remove the big blank space that you have you need to go into the raw HTML and delete the HTML that I have posted on the myfamily website. Trying to include complex HTML tags in this comment was not allowed.

Once you do that, your problem should be fixed. For some reason there were a bunch of breaks and a table that was empty was in there as well.

I hope this helps.
If you need anything let me know.

I hope all is well with you and your family.


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