Merry Christmas IMers!

By |2018-12-24T18:03:38-09:00December 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

I know I typically do some snarky thing about Christmas being a stolen holiday, and that we should actually be celebrating Saturnalia, the Roman holiday that the Christians stole while stripping it of all the debauchery that made it pretty awesome. 

However, I am just not in the mood this year. 

I think this has been a challenging year for most of us and we all deserve a day to just kick back with friends and family and let the troubles of the world just roll off our backs. 

This is also our first Christmas on the new website so I thought we would keep the negativity to a minimum.

By the way that is my actual pathetic Christmas tree in the picture above. 

The presents have all been opened now so it looks a little bare, but if you look closely you can see my daughter’s dog lying in the back doing her impression of a holiday gift. 

Sadly my daughter is not here to celebrate with me today as she is down in the lower 48 making tons of money and working on her evil plan to take over my life. 

But that is okay because in a few hours I am headed out to see my mom and brother in Palmer, so that will be nice. 

I hope that you and yours have a wonderful holiday and that this next year brings you all the gifts and renewed hope that you so richly deserve. 

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  1. Amy in Juneau December 25, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Merry Christmas Gryph!

  2. Beaglemom December 25, 2018 at 3:18 am

    Merry Christmas, one and all.

  3. Eye Roll Troll December 25, 2018 at 4:45 am

    Merry Christmas, Gryph, and fellow IMers!
    Thanks to all of you for this haven.

  4. WA Skeptic December 25, 2018 at 5:34 am

    Merry Solstice, Gryph! That’s what all the mid-winter merriment is about, after all. We’ve all survived another trip around the Sun, and Spring is coming!!!

  5. Anonymous December 25, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Merry Christmas!!

  6. Feliz Navidad December 25, 2018 at 7:12 am

    FB>”Merry Christmas!
    Settling into the holidays and spending time with family and friends, I think about all of the new friends who have become family over the last year. It was an honor meeting you in living rooms, at coffee shops, at parades, in our Rv kitchen table, businesses, and on the sidewalks of so many Alaskan communities. I feel truly blessed.
    I also reflect on the many Alaskans who are hoping for policy changes ensuring safety, health, job opportunities and respect for all. So, as we celebrate the good that we experienced this past year, let us also rejuvenate for our work ahead!
    I am grateful for your friendship and support and thinking of you this holiday season.”<Alyse Galvin

  7. Anonymous December 25, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Merry Christmas to all !!!

  8. Anon December 25, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Happy holidays everyone

  9. Hark My Harold December 25, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Its a time of cosmological symbolism. The birth of light from darkness.

    Thanks for the vibrator, Santa.

  10. Anonymous December 25, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you for your lovely blog, Uncle Gryff. I stop by daily to catch up on Alaska, your hilarious commentary, and to keep up on politics. Thank you for being my daily dose of sanity since 2008!!! Happy Holidays!

  11. Ano December 25, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Spraking of dogs, Did Jill Hasaddah run away?

  12. Anonymous December 27, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Merry Christmas to the baker’s dozen that still come here. I only recognize Beaglemom. What happened to everyone else?

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