Advent 2019 Day 17

Only one shopping week left ’til Xmas! It’s the 17th, and today we get a dude with a fire extinguisher, some gifts, more flags, and an escape pod.

Advent 2019 Day 17

If you don’t have your Advent calendars yet, ordering them on Amazon could help support this blog. Here are the links: City, Friends, Harry Potter, and Star Wars.

So I guess yesterday’s cooking isn’t going so well, time for grandpa to grab the fire extinguisher?

Advent 2019 Day 17 City Front

I love this fisherman sweater print torso. It’s not new, but it’s pretty great. Here’s the back:

Advent 2019 Day 17 City Rear

In Friends, we get some gifts for the tree that could also be hung on a tree.

Advent 2019 Day 17 Friends

If you open them up you’ll find a microphone and a pink tiara.

Advent 2019 Day 17 Friends Open

Another day, another set of flags… Looks like I was wrong about them showing two houses on each pole, and these are Hufflepuff’s colors, apparently. According to J.K. Rowling:

The four Hogwarts houses have a loose association with the four elements, and their colours were chosen accordingly. Gryffindor (red and gold) is connected to fire; Slytherin (green and silver) to water; Hufflepuff (yellow and black, representing wheat and soil) to earth; and Ravenclaw (blue and bronze; sky and eagle feathers) to air.

So now the ones from earlier days make more sense – each house is represented by a pole with two flags showing that house’s two colors. On day 5 we got red and gold for Gryffindor, day 9 was green and silver for Slytherin, and on day 13 we got blue and silver (I guess Ravenclaw’s bronze got an upgrade).

Advent 2019 Day 17 HP

As a reminder, here are the ones from the earlier days:

Advent 2019 Day  5 HP Advent 2019 Day  9 HP Advent 2019 Day 13 HP

And finally, Star Wars brings us something I can get behind – the escape pod from the opening scene of the original movie (Episode IV).

Advent 2019 Day 17 SW