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Merry Xmas

12/24/13 by Coop

As a non-practitioner of religion in general (see also Agnostic - I made my mind up, having read the bible, thank you very much), I find it somewhat hypocritical of me to say "Merry Christmas", since I am not a Christian. However, as everyone seems to celebrate something at this time of year, I felt that I should cover one or two of them below:

Merry Xmas

Happy Christmas

Happy Kwanzaa

Pleasant Channukah

Yuletide Greetings

And of course Bah Humbug!

It's 0023 here at present, so I'll leave you all to it and respond sometime later with what Satan Clause brought me. Night all


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I actually don't remember if I like you or not, anyway, happy new year.

1/7/14 Coop responds:

Thanks... I guess.

Happy New Year to you, too



Merry late one and a happy January!

I'm not a Christian myself, I don't believe in any kind of God but Christmas is still Christmas to me. I don't care about how the holiday started, I personally feel like its moved on from that original tradition. Its more about families than religion, more about Santa than Jesus and more about love than belief. So its cool if you don't like using the term Christmas, but I just hope your own personal views don't damage/change how you celebrate with your loved ones.

1/7/14 Coop responds:

Happy Tuesday, Gagsy!

It didn't affect how we celebrated - mum and dad went to the Christmas service at church, I wrapped my presents in front of Die Hard. Everyone has their Xmas traditions. I just pronounce it Ecksmas, rather than Christmas



Impressive car, congratulations! It looks great and it seems like a sensible decision if you're on the road a lot. I would love to drive diesel as well, and will probably make the switch with my next car.

Shame on the person giving you a bottle of Bavaria. Last year I bought a crate of Bavaria for a friend, but threw away all the bottles and filled it with awesomeness, just for the shock effect. That should say something. If we would ever drink a beer together you'd definitely enjoy the hell out of my picks. I'm interested in diving into the world of whiskey, as I've heard so many great things about it. Perhaps I should make it one of my New Years resolutions. =)

12/25/13 Coop responds:

Give me a shout if you're in the UK any time soon - if it's anywhere near my whereabouts, I'll make arrangements to teach you what little I know about the finer points of single malt :)



I prefer to keep religion out of it, and just enjoy the unhealthy amounts of meat, the special Belgian beers that are only available around this time of the year, and the useless gifts we get to exchange. Don't overthink happy times!

So, what kind of car did you buy?

12/25/13 Coop responds:

Seat Leon 1.6 TDi, Metallic Black, tech pack, alloy wheels etc, it does about 70 miles per gallon and can do going on for 600 - 650 miles per tank of diesel. I am loving it.

And as for speciality beers, they are shocking. I was given a stein and a bottle of Bavaria lager, I may as well have tried to drink my own piss, it was foul. Still, I soldiered on through and was presented shortly afterwards with a bottle of Jura - 12 years old, Single malt. Very nice.



Hopefully he gets you some Cincinnati Reds clothing so you won't have to cheer for New York anymore!

12/25/13 Coop responds:

Nope, looks like the Yankees will be getting Masahiro Tanaka for Xmas though ;)

Hope you get something in good gift(s), at least!

12/25/13 Coop responds:

Well, I did buy myself a new car for Xmas, so I know I'm getting that!



Merry Christmas Coopster. Have a great day and forget about the Cricket.

12/24/13 Coop responds:

Swanny did the right thing. Coming next summer, a mostly new England cricket team, led by Alistair Cook...