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Own up virgins
You can fuck off.
Due to my kraut ways I also stick a (jack) boot in the window on 6th Dec and it gets filled with goodies. Well, I take it my mum's, she fills it and then I take it and put it in the window.
What's not to love
I think she might have misunderstood me.
I imagine I'll get given it and an apology when I go back to my mother's on December 20th. I'll just save it for January.
Just buy a bar of dairy milk, woman. See also: Easter Eggs.
Might get one with your beloved doris behind the doors this year, like a readers wives peanut board. Probably have her Minky for the 24th Dec.
bothered mate. i'm having chocolate every day in decemeber for breakfast and you're not.
Mama Catstro handed over a Dairy Milk advent calendar. Some twitch in my 29-year-old face must have given away that I found this a *teeny* bit infantilising. She clocks this and without missing a beat says "oh, it's just because I don't have any grandchildren to spoilt yet".
*goes to fetch shotgun*
People who reply to people with @[name] on parts of the internet that aren't Twitter. These people can just fucking fuck off.
for targetting comments at particular people in discussions.
It's still horrible.
on sites where you can only reply to OPs and not individual posts.
Might give in this year.
I don't get a chocolate one though, I was never allowed one of those. I just get one with pretty pictures and which tells the story of the birth of Jesus and I get all excited and hyper as we get closer to the 24th.
it has no sweets
and my kids don't have them either, the youngest has a tantrum when he realises he had his vitamin in the morning when he wants it at night (they are yum strawberry and vanilla ones) what he'd be like with rationing one chocolate a day I don't know. Plus I don't want them eating choc every day *smug mother*
plus I know it really infuriates my in laws :)
but then again as a child we didn't have chocolate advent calendars, we just had the old school picture ones which we'd open excitedly every year. shit, i still get a bit excited when i go home and see those things.
i'm pushing 30 :(
I usually get to about the 7th day and give up because the chocolate is rank.
they are pretty rank
it's usually Simpsons or Toy Story or something. It makes me a bit sad, but I don't want to say I don't want one to my mum.
And post threads about it.
totally getting one
which we put pick'n'mix sweets in
and we all went home at the end of term on about the 12th or something like that. so me and my other housemate ate every chocolate from 13th onwards and put the door back in place.
we found it funny. and tasty
But even I find that pretty mean-spirited.
You want to break open one of the ends and pull the plastic sheet out. Scoff all the chocs, replace sheet and either stand on seam or reglue.
needless to say....i had the last laugh
like i had when i was about seven. you had to find wally on the first of december, and then behind the first chocolate was a picture of the person you had to find the next day.
not enough innovation in advent calendars these days.
Surely you can get behind this as rediculous.
So, what was behind door '1' for you?
I admire their vision. I haven't had one since and rightfully so.
They'd offload all the unsold advent calenders to the staff in late Dec, early Jan, for 10p. Much cheap choclate was had.
All the tv show branded Kinnertons shite can do one, reputable choclate producers only please.
One is 24 little booties on a string with a chocolate in each. The other is an advent puzzle with chocolate balls in.
ours have been hiding from Sophia since we bought them a fortnight ago.
which has a scratchcard for everyday. It's mint.
I can't wait to be rolling in the benjammins by the end of the month......
Jesus best give me £250,000.
I wish I had thought of it. I can't really do it now :(
Haven't been able to start it yet though as she left earlier than me today so have to wait.
You still have time though! We can compare winnings at the end of the month!
I just didn't think to make him one. I just thought i'd buy him one and I haven't even managed that yet! I'm a shit girlfriend. I think i'll try and make him the scratch card one at the weekend.
we won a pound for today! reasonable start.....!
which is lovely of her, but behind door number one was a packet of popping candy. Can't be doing with that first thing on a Thursday morning.
thus, i've never had one.
there were also chocolate santas for her and a MARZIPAN LOG for me. keep yer mushroom logs, guys. it's all about the MARZIPAN LOG.
This year: No chocolate :(
I've got an app. That'll do.
don't worry I'll keep you posted
Joyzine - http://www.joyzine.org/
Leeds Music Scene - http://www.leedsmusicscene.net/article/15798/
Are there any others?
I guess she might bring one with her at the weekend, but it'll be Kinnerton as ever.
I think because I now have a girlfriend I live with she's decided Thomas the Tank Engine or the like isn't appropriate. Brilliant.
you don't get hotel chocolat foil helium balloons do ya. thought not. the prosecution rests your 'onour.
My Mum has bought me a Christmas scratchcard. FIVE POUNDS.
I used to have this cool cloth one with pockets which you reused every year. It was awesome because it always got filled with those little 2 square packs of dairy milk.
These days mum puts dog biscuits in it. :(
Too bad you haven't figured this out
...I just did so full in the knowledge that she's a complete chump.
And I got laid as well.
(What I didn't explain was that her calendar was HALF PRICE. A victory for me on all fronts.)
I know where my sexual favours are not wanted...
Just bought a personalised Thornton's one for the nipper and a Hotel Chocolat Truffles for Two for me and the missus.
hard to get into neatly this year (25yrs old)
You chocolate breakfasting pricks.
It's Lindt too, I hope she's not hinting she wants expensive gifts.
Tell me more please
I've not received mine yet :(
Massively regret it.
it's in "oldbury" apparently. has been for 7 days :/
should really give them to their local food bank
you'll all be happy to hear my 'no you can't have chocolate ones' line is still going strong.
had some for 69p in lidl last night
don't really like comic book movies but the design is nice
if I imagine you as Terence Malick
(MALICK is standing outside following a solitary leaf around the yard with a 65mm film camera)
MRS. MALICK: Terence, your tea's ready
MALICK: (throws the expensive machinery of the film-making auteur to the ground and runs off back home singing) We hope it's chips it's chips
and then had a moan about the fact that 'nobody buys her one'
his own mam still buys him one. nobody else gets two - she could have kept his for herself. but he probably likes chocolate more than anyone else i've ever met so fair play let the lad have two calendars
heres a good insight into my life: last years advent calendar is still on my bedside table (eaten obvs)
she'd been really ill for months, and she had always gotten us calendars, so I got one for her instead. One of those that you can put a tiny present or at least a tiny item in for each day. It was a lot of fun!
my boyfriend is better than yours
I can confirm that the haribos are now open and being enjoyed with a pot of tea. The calender is on the wall next to my 'cats wearing jumpers' calender.
Makes freezing alone in the sitting room almost tolerable.
Can't remember if she got me one last year to be fair, but I have nonetheless lived in the hope ;(