Present wrapping!

Done before Christmas Eve, too. WHAT SORCERY IS THIS

…Seriously, it’s weird to get this done ahead of time. Pleasant, but weird. But now we can spend tomorrow preparing for all the other stuff. Like the meal: Christmas dinner is going to be a New York Strip Roast. I didn’t want to do a standing rib roast because there’s only going to be the two of us eating it… and then I was seduced by the strip roast, because it looked so nice at the butcher’s, so what could I do but buy it uncut?

Now I have to convince myself not to get overly fancy with it. We have the roast, asparagus, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. That’s fine for Christmas dinner. That’s fine.

The Demented HAWKEYE Christmas Disney+ trailer.

My attention… has been acquired.

GeekTyrant detected a Die Hard vibe: I can see that, but there’s also a Lethal Weapon theme going on here, because Hawkeye is visibly deciding that he’s getting Too Old For This Sh*t. I also give points for there being a Broadway musical about Captain America in the MCU, because of course there would be one. They missed a bet there, though, in not getting Chris Evans to play the actor playing Cap in the musical. Farce is its own justification.

Moe Lane

PS: Kate Bishop apparently isn’t coming into this already being perfect in every way, which is nice. “Cocky 22 year old hotshot who still needs seasoning” is a perfectly cromulent archetype for a superheroine.

Christmas in a week!

Warning you now: it’s just gonna get crazy, from here on in.  Got the travel thing, got the three or four different celebrations in different places because never you mind thing, got the about three pounds of roast beef that need to go somewhere thing, and the rest of it.  But that’s OK… I was going to say something sarcastic, here; but it’s probably better that I instead try to make sure that everything is actually going to be OK.  Alas, snark can be a habit.

I should make some lists, really.

The ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ trailer.

OK, normally I wouldn’t.

But Anna and the Apocalypse is a Christmas zombie movie musical.  That makes it legitimately of note.  It doesn’t mean that it’s going to be good; merely that they had to do some extra work to throw this sucker together.  That already puts it ahead of a lot of Christmas horror flicks.

Happy Boxing Day!

…You should have seen this post before I edited it to hide the effects of a drink-heavy dinner with my wife (my sisters and mother have taken the children out bowling). Beers and Irish coffee can have a profound effect on a man, particularly when he no longer drinks competitively. Best of all, the bar was maybe a block away, with no dangerous streets to cross while on foot and half in the bag (to quote the folk sayings of my ancestors). Whee!

I hope everybody has had a good Christmas, so far. It’s been pretty painless for me and mine, equally so far. Hope that continues until I’m safely back home…

I regret to tell you…

…that I have been ORDERED by my wife to take the dang vacation, for once. I am to relax and not foam at the mouth over deadlines, because it is CHRISTMAS and everybody else is taking the week off.  I would contest this… except, of course, I cannot.

I will still check in from time to time, over the next week or so.  When I need to RELAX and HIDE. So, probably a couple of times a day.

Two days left on two-day shipping (All the crass commercialism in one post)!

The schedule’s gonna be wonky because it’s a holiday coming up, so in no particular order:

  • Two days left for Amazon two-day shipping by Christmas!
  • Looking for that special gift for hard-working (ha!) blog-writers? Try their Patreon!
  • …Or you could contribute to the American Red Cross.
  • Or Toys for Tots. Hey, they have expenses.
  • Or the Safe Water Network; they have a good rating from Charity Navigator and I like clean water programs. Clean water and no warlords; lock those two down, and you’ve got a good shot at achieving the rest.

…So maybe that wasn’t as crassly commercial as I thought it’d be.  Ach, well. Christmas, amirite?

…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.