Thursday, December 22, 2005

HNT - Song & Gifts To Strangers

Today's HNT is broken into two segments - the first is the usual photo combined with a seasonal re-write of an old Christmas classic - the second is Osbasso's desire to see HNTer's bestowing "gifts" upon one another.

Part One - Walkin' Round in Christmas Underwear

Once a year for Christmas season
I finally have a really good reason
To take off my pants
Just look at me dance
Walkin’ round in Christmas underwear

In my drawer I have a lotta
Festive briefs my wife has boughta
She loves the way
I love to sashay
Walkin’ round in Christmas underwear

On the net there’s this guy named Osbasso
He’s the one who started HNT
Little did he know what he was starting
And what a huge success that it would be

Here’s a New Year’s resolution
You too can join the revolution
Abandon your clothes
And strike a new pose
Walkin’ round in Christmas underwear

Walkin’ round in Christmas underwear
Round in Christmas
Underwear . . .


Part Two - Gifts To 3 fellow HNT persons

Mellissa (Ladybug’s Kingdom)
A gift card for her favourite shoe store loaded with enough $$ to buy a pair of shoes a month for a year, a leather-bound personal travel diary/journal and a box set of classic John Hughes DVDs.

Robin (Wisdom of Funky Bugs)
Round trip tickets for her and her hubby to NYC for New Year’s Eve, a signed first edition of John Irving’s A Prayer For Owen Meany, as well as a signed copy of my own book for good measure - (since she also seems to enjoy scary stories too and I stop at nothing when it comes to self-promotion)

Robin (A.K.A Binsk)
A handy pocket dictionary pda so she can easily look up any new words she hears, front row tickets and a back-stage pass to a Blue Rodeo concert and tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs the next time they’re in town.

How I chose my list.
I randomly selected strangers whose blogs I have visited in the past and whom I found interesting, not just their HNT posts, but some of the other posts and entries they’ve made. I scanned through several of their historic posts looking for clues and ideas of what types of gifts they might like -- and I hope I picked appropriate things for each. They’re interesting people, you should check out their sites. (Actually so many of the HNT folks are fascinating, but I had to stop at three)

And a very small real “gift” that I’m giving each of these folks is adding a link to their blogs from mine, and wishing them plenty more visitors.


addict said...

Those are wonderful gifts!
Have a great holiday :)

Osbasso said...

I don't believe I've ever had anyone write a song for me! And I even know the tune!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Robin Alexa said...

Oh my GAWD!!! That is the most thoughtful list of presents ever!

You know me better than my loved ones. Thank you so much. Really, that means a lot.

Robin Alexa said...

Cute boxers by the way. ;)

Lee Ann said...

Love the boxers! Merry Christmas and Happy HNT!

Wenchy said...

Gotta love those boxers!!!!!

Mark...... a very Merry little Christmas to you... and Happy HNT!

Jessica said...

I hear a song every once in awhile called 'Walkin 'round in womens underwear'.... Maybe Pete Mitchell could do that... lol Happy Hnt!!

Bsoholic said...

LOL! Awesome!

Merry HNT :)

Angela said...

I just love both pairs of boxers :-) Happy HNT

Just Brian said...

I am impressed by the thought you put into the gifts. Great pics and song. Happy HNT

paitl1 said...

gotta love the boxers. happy hnt!

Deadly Female said...

Christmas pants!!!!! How cool!!!

MomThatsNuts said...

Happy HNT and Merry Christmas!!!!!


Beth said...

Nice skivvies!

Happy Holidays, Sugar!

Lily said...

Nice undies. Love the song. Merry HNT-mas!

Unknown said...

Given yesterday's post and your predilection for Christmas themed HNT, I was expecting something involving a stocking. But nevermind. These will do quite well.

madgirl said...

i love the boxers! :)

Randi said...

i wish i had a beau to buy festive boxers for!! happy hnt and holidays!

Blondie... said...

Happy Holidays & HNT Mark!!

The boxers were adorable and that song always cracks me up. I thought it was "walkin' round in women's underwear..." Your rendition is much better!

Great list!

S said...

Happy Holidays HNT! Love those Christmas underwear!

BTExpress said...

Great gifts and the boxer shots ain't bad either. Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

love the song Mark!

Merry Christmas and Happy HNT!

Red said...

Wow, great poem and underwear! Happy HNT and Holidays!

Tish said...

Great pics! I love the song. hehehe. The line about abandoning your clothes and striking a new pose - that just rocks! Merry Christmas and Happy HNT! :)

Marie said...

I love the boxer shorts!! Those are great and festive! :) Happy HNT and Happy Holidays!

Robin said...

Your gifts couldn't have been better! I actually AM going to NYC for New Year's Eve this year! And Amazon doesn't seem to have any autographed copies of your book. Got any other ideas for Funky to get her hands on one?

Mz. Naughty said...

Those boxers rock so cute

The Bastard Son said...

Great boxers...Happy HNT!

Zephyr said...

OMG... absolutely AWESOME HNT post! I actually had to sing the song to hear how well it fit rhymically... well and the illustrations just put me in the spirit to sing. *wink*

And the gifts were incredible. I'm sure they were flattered that you went to such an effort to select them.

Happy 2-days-before Christmas. :)

Pieces of Me said...

thanks for the visit!! HHNT! Love the boxers...Merry Christmas!

Mellissa said...


How could I have missed this post from December 21st!!!

Thank you so much for my Christmas present ;-)