“Greeting cards have all been sent, the christmas rush is through…” So sang poor dead Karen Carpenter.
The needles are swept up, the lights are pulled down, the boxes are packed and ready to go back in the attic. Christmas music has been pulled from the car CD changer and purged from my mp3 player. Goodbye christmas 2006 and don’t let the door hit you on the behind on the way out.
Bring on 2007!
I finally got around to uploading some additional photos from our October camping trip to Oleto State Park. There’s some nice photos of kayaking and beach hijinks.
Also, a nice photo from Bob Sr.’s christmas party last week:
ps. my new birthday camera:
Would you believe that the two checkerboard squares marked ‘A’ and ‘B’ in the image below are exactly the same shade of gray??!!
I couldn’t believe it either, but here’s proof. And an explanation at the diverting blog/website http://mightyillusions.blogspot.com
Here’s a cute christmas card, courtesy of the Ashland University (Ohio) admissions office. (others available here).
Merry Christmas everyone, let us pray for some peaceful global solutions in 2007.
Here’s the story (from the Washington Post)
behind that odd but well known Bing Crosby – David Bowie Christmas duet.
Bowie’s ‘Peace on Earth’ part was created on the spot for him because he thought the drummer boy chestnut was lame.
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Columnist Brendan I. Koerner coins a useful rule of thumb for ebayers after spotting this seller’s email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
“Safe to say that we can thus create a universal law of eBay usage: never buy from someone who obviously created his e-mail address by pounding his fingers on the keyboard wily-nily. For Pete’s sake, he could at least have the decency to skip on over to the right side of the board and added a K or P to keep things interesting.