It’s that time of year. Decision time. What do you want from Santa? Whether you are 7 or 70, there’s stuff you’d like to see under the Christmas tree. Yes, Virginia, I am 72 and still believe I am among Santa’s chosen few.


I’m a big fan of the NCIS TV series, but my wife has cleaned out that store for me. Some days, I’m a walking clone of Leroy Jethro Gibbs. I even stretch my neck in Gibbs fashion. Today it’s real because my back aches something fierce.


So, I’m set with Gibbs stuff. What do I want? Wait for it. Wait for it. It’s from the Geek Love store. My very own At-Home Drone!

I saw it in this past Sunday’s news magazine section. I want it! The Protocol Dronium is remote-controlled. It soars through the air. It snaps photos you can later share via USB connection. It’s only $99. I want it!

I’ll be the NSA deep cover agent in my town and valley. I’ll spot perps before they pull their caper. I’ll share my intel with local leos. I want my drone, Santa!

Dwight Eisenhower was our President-elect the last time I felt so strongly about a Christmas present. My wishes were fulfilled when I found the glistening 2 gun Roy Rogers set under the wonderfully decorated tree that seemed 10 feet tall. My Dad looked 10 feet tall too, as I strapped on my guns.

Dad has been gone a dozen years now, followed by Mom. I’m sure both would agree I deserve this Christmas present.

My own drone.

I’ve been a good boy this year, Santa Baby. Surely, you know I’m counting on you.

(Note from Santa: Don’t call me Shirley.)

Categories: Christmas, Garry Armstrong, Humor, Personal, Technology, Toys

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17 replies

  1. {{sigh}}} Oh Virginia, now I also “need” one. Badly. Are ya listenin’ to me Santa?? And pay no attention to Auntie Rose… she must’ve spent too much time with eggnog this weekend. πŸ˜€

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  2. Think “A Christmas Story”…you’ll put a window out! πŸ˜€

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  3. Drone on, man. Drone on.

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  4. Wife’s reading this, right? πŸ˜›

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  5. Sounds like a really cool pressie! I hope Santa’s listening.
    (I’m sure Santa “hears all”.)

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    • Santa owes me. I gave him good coverage over the years. Made him bigger than the roving bands of slugs who commit senseless violence.


  6. A $99 drone. Yeah, that’s a good idea.

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  7. I’m not sure the Blackstone Valley is ready for you and your own personal drone. It is still 1955 around here!

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    • I think it’s more like 1944. Some are still fighting World War Two. Bring on the drones and wipe out the Axis and Yellow Peril.


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