A Merry Christmas Eve & Mom’s Birthday! (CO) “DAY 173” – 12/24/10

December 25, 2010 - 11:10 pm - (CO) “DAY 173” - Week 25 - State 22

I woke up this morning (Christmas Eve Day) and the first thing I did was call my Mom (Joy) because it’s her birthday today (as you already know).  After wishing her a Happy B-Day and shooting the shit for a bit, I started writing my daily post.

It was around 10 am when I got off the phone with my Mom and I had to be out of the room by 2 pm (really late checkout :)), so I had time to everything done that I had to.  Nice!

During this time, I was in contact with Pat (Monkey’s College friend) because I was spending X-Mas at his house.  This is so awesome because I thought I was gonna be alone on X-Mas Eve without anywhere to stay!

Now, not only to have a place to stay, but I have a X-Mas Eve party to go to with Pat at one of his friend’s house (5:30 pm).  I can’t thank Pat enough for including me in his plans as well as opening up his home to me.  So I’ll do it again.  Thank you Pat! 🙂

My Plans
My plan was to stay in Central City until 2 pm.  Then, since I won money, I’m gonna go buy small presents for everybody who will be at the X-Mas dinner later. (I called Pat and asked how many people were gonna be there.)

Arriving at Pat’s House
By the time I was done buying presents for everybody it was almost 5 pm, so I headed to Pat’s so we wouldn’t be late for the X-Mas Eve dinner party.  I got to his place and it was a real nice house in a quiet neighborhood.  Sweet! 🙂

Now, when I got there, Pat was all ready to leave but I had to change and get my presents organized so it took me about 15 minutes.  He was cool about it, but I could tell he was ready to leave and be Merry for the night. 😉

Christmas Eve Party

We arrived at the party on time but before we went in, Pat gave me the low-down on the scene.  Basically, he told me that everybody there was super cool and that we would have a great time!

F.Y.I. - At the party was Angela and John (there place), Chris and Courtney (married), Pat and his Dad (Bill), and Brian (a younger kid who went to Penn St).  Most of the people there went to Penn St. or in Pat’s case... his brother went to Penn St.  Got the connection?

Anyway, we walked in and I could immediately tell Pat was right because everybody there was laughing, drinking, and having good old time.  Perfect!  Oh yeah, everybody there was also wearing some kind of X-Mas hat.  They gave me reindeer antlers for my Rooster hat! 🙂

Dinner Time
Now, I didn’t know what I was walking into but it turned out to be the best dinner I’ve had all trip!  This was a serious meal that I was about to apart of.  It was easy to tell because on the table was a menu explaining to everybody what was gonna be served.

I could get into the details of every dish but basically we were being served a 8 course meal consisting of 7 different fishes and a huge bowl of homemade spaghetti and meatballs.  Woo Hoo!  🙂

Props To the Chief
In case you were wondering, one person cooked the whole meal for us (except for the meatballs).  So to Angela, thank you so much for the unbelievable dinner!  I can honestly say... it was the perfect meal for what turned to be a perfect evening! 🙂

Back To Dinner
Like I said, it was an 8 course meal so dinner lasted awhile.  Course after course hit the table and each was better than the next.  My favorite courses were the bacon wrapped scallops, the talapia, and the homemade spaghetti and meatballs, but all were good. 🙂

Anyway, as I mentioned earlier in the post, I got everybody presents that was gonna be here tonight.  I didn’t bring them in with me because I had a plan on how I wanted to give them out and that plan was put into action during the course of dinner.  Here’s what I did.

Chicken Claus Came To Town!

In between courses 5 and 6, I excused myself from the table as I told everybody I had to call my Ma for her birthday.  Although I did call her, that wasn’t the reason I left the table.  I left the table so I could find a telephone booth to change in.  Yes!  It was Chicken Claus time!

After quickly turning into the world re-known Chicken Claus, I went back to the dinner ready to “Bacock” and hand out presents to all! (It took me about 5 minutes to make the switch.)

F.Y.I. - I wasn’t worried if they (people at dinner) would like it because after hanging with them... I knew they would like it.  They were a real cool wild bunch. 🙂

Chicken Claus Enters
Since I told everybody I was gonna be right back, I didn’t knock when I returned.  I just barged through the door yelling, “Ho, ho, ho, Bacock, Merry Christmas”, while I was carrying 7 bags of presents. 😉

The response from the table was exactly what I had hoped as everybody was smiling, laughing, and carrying on that there was a giant Chicken Claus in their dining room!  Perfect! 🙂

During the Chicken madness, I handed out a present to all the little good boys and girls. And... I could tell they were all surprised by the fact that I got them something because well... that’s what they told me. 😉  Not-to-mention, I was in a huge chicken outfit!

Chicken Claus Leaves Because He Had More Homes To Go To 😉
After spreading some poultry joy, it was time for Chicken Claus to move on and hand out presents to the rest of the chicks waiting for toys on Chicken Clause Eve!  So, the might Chicken Claus said good-bye for the night and flew the coop!

Post Dinner
After spotting Chicken Claus for the first time, the party kicked into another gear as a bottle of Tuaca (some cake tasting liquor) was passed around for all to enjoy! 🙂

F.Y.I. - I had never had Tuaca before but trust me... I will have it again. (Unless it’s to expensive.) 😉  It did taste like a cake.  Well... a cake filled with liquor.

Anyway, for the rest of the night, everybody drank, danced, and laughed until the it was time to go.  I can honestly say, this was one of the best Christmas Eve’s I've had since I use to spend X-Mas with my childhood best friend (Rob Tyra) and his family.  🙂

Leaving For Pat’s

As we were leaving the party, I spotted a Pittsburgh Steelers signed football helmet by the door, so I had to stop and check it out.  It was of the Steel Curtain, the famed from front four of the Steelers from the 70’s. Awesome!

After checking out the helmet, Pat and I left for his house.  We got back to his home around 10-11 pm and after B.S.-ing for a little bit, we both crashed out relatively early because Pat had to be up bright and early for X-Mas day.  (He has a 3 year old son, Larkin.)

My Thoughts
Words will never explain how grateful I am for Pat and his friends to take me in on Christmas Eve.  I honestly thought I would spending the holidays alone in a Hostel or worse.  So, to have spent it with such great people must have been a Chicken Claus Miracle! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

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  1. jeremy from columbus says:

    awesome post rooster.

  2. prom date says:

    happy bday Joy!

  3. DAD says:

    Dave great story. It felt like I was there with you.
    To Pat and and his friends, thanks for taking in the Rooster and Chicken Claus. Happy New Year to you all.

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