Dec
02
2016
0

…Which last reminds me: I am an Amazon affiliate.

If you Christmas shop at Amazon via this link, you put money in my pocket at no cost to you. Which is always true about Amazon links generally.  I don’t bring it up, much, but it is Christmas time and people are gonna shop anyway.

Moe Lane

PS: If you don’t want to give me money I’m pretty sure that there’s still somebody else out there more to your tastes who wouldn’t mind the affiliate traffic, either. Or who might just really, really need it. I’m pretty blessed, honestly.

Dec
24
2015
2

So my wife makes pizzelles for Christmas every year…

…and this popped out of the maker:

Merry Christmas.

Dec
13
2015
7

Here. A Korean Christmas flash mob.

You’ll start laughing, happily, about four and a half minutes in.  If you don’t… well, I’m sorry to hear that. I hope things get better for you.

Dec
13
2015
4

And up goes the Christmas tree.

We’re one of those benighted families that use an artificial tree – in our defense, we travel a lot during Christmas season – so today I finally succumbed to my kids’ nagging and we put it up.  This was the first year that the kids really noticed all those ornaments that they had to make in years gone by, so that was nice.  Now all I have to do is keep answering “I don’t know” to repeated inquiries of “Will it snow on Christmas?”…

Dec
09
2015
--

I need to start remembering that it’s Christmas.

Before I get too… cranky. Heh. In every sense of the term.

Dec
04
2015
2

…Dang.

There was a pretty good Christmas song at the supermarket tonight.  I shouldn’t have liked it, but I did; good beat. Something about how every day was Christmas when it was spent with the singer’s (female) love interest.  And now I can’t remember the name.

Nov
12
2015
--

Oh, look. Another insecure atheist group* acting badly.

And they wonder why people can’t stand them.

The Wadena city council voted unanimously but hesitantly to remove a beloved nativity scene from a city park Tuesday night.

Mayor George Deiss says for as long as anyone in Wadena can remember the nativity scene has been displayed at Burlington Northern Park. It used to be in the band shell, but was moved to the heart of the park last year and caught the eye of a resident.

(more…)

Dec
28
2014
1

Assuming no *further* changes to the schedule…

…regular posting will resume tomorrow.  Or, rather, that the current changes to the schedule keeps us here and recovering from the Plague, and not traveling which dear God I don’t want to do now. I just want to sleep.

Dec
23
2014
2

…And so it begins.

The Christmas whirl. The wrapping, the visits, the last-minute food purchases, the road trip, and the constant need to not snap like a brittle twig under the strain. I’m not a devotee of Festivus, but I can see where that holiday might appeal to people…

Dec
20
2014
6

The nature of this tweet requires that I not snark at my political opponents.

So I’ll just say that this was nice.

Dec
25
2013
4

…This sounds like a horrid way to spend Christmas Eve.

Seriously?

Most Americans view Christmas as a time to consider such lofty things as peace on earth and good will toward men.

Not MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who actually devoted his entire Christmas Eve Hardball show to mercilessly attacking eleven conservatives with assistance from a panel of some of the most conservative-hating liberals in the nation…

Seriously?  Is this what happens when you don’t have anybody to go home to?  I spent Christmas Eve bringing up the gifts while my wife planted the candy canes, and if I was thinking about politics for any significant amount of time then I don’t remember it.  And I can’t say that I’m worse off for that. (more…)

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