This whole chestnut thing is vastly overrated.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I had a roasted chestnut for the first time in my life today. I've been hearing Frank Sinatra sing about them for years, and I just don't see the appeal. I found them to be rather mushy and gross. Why is this a Christmas tradition? They're icky.
  2. My fiancee is allergic to them, too. Icky.

    Stained Glass Candy is much better. And when you make it in Cinnamon, it can REALLY clear your sinuses.

    Rock on
  3. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    I don't want no Jack Frost nipping at my nose neither.
  4. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    I really hate to disagree, but I love them. We were in NYC last weekend and made a bee line for the chestnut stands. Perhaps it was in the execution and delivery as opposed to the chestnut's itself

  5. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    I agree with Mike; I love them also.
  6. ya know ben, i don't recall frank saying anything about eating them...just the fact that they were roasting over an open fire...
  7. Wasn't it Nat King Cole?

    Sinatra just keeps singing about that summer wind, which came blowin' in from across the sea. I think it lingered there, and touched your hair...

    You get the idea. :p

    Mike :D
  8. Or Jack Frost roasting on an open fire.

    Or Chestnuts nipping at your nose.

    Harbingers of doom, they are.
  9. I've never had a chestnut before.

    I think I will stick to dry roasted peanuts and cashews.
  10. Get out there man and live life to the fullest; buy a bag of chestnuts today! :D

    Mike :D
  11. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I've never decked the halls before either... just because a song tells you to do something doesn't mean you should.
  12. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I decked the balls once.

    brad cook
  13. I once was caught in the back room at a Christmas party with a girl named Holly.

    I gave her an incorrect phone #.

    I'm bad, I know. :p

    Mike :D
  14. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    did you get a case of the decked balls, too?

  15. Well, a gentleman never likes to kiss & tell, :rolleyes: but after my little Yuletide tryst with Holly, I started dating another girl.

    Her name was Penny.

    Penny Cillin! :eek: :p

    Mike :D

    This has been one magnificent thread hijacking. :D
  16. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
  17. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    what actually is eggnog?
  18. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    nothing good....yuck
  19. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    A little egg...a little nog.

    brad cook