Dear 2010, I’m not going to try to summarize you. You were a year of ups and downs, like any year. But as you prepare to hand the baton to 2011 as we continue this relay race of life, I had a couple of things to say. First of all, I’m scared to even write [...]
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Happy 2011 everyone! Here’s a photo of a bunch of random white people drinkin’ and smokin’ snatched from the google image search “new years eve” : – }
Readers, such beautiful imaginations you have. Please use them to visualize what I wish were in this post: -photos of my parents’ Christmas decorations, all wooden toys bought at outdoor Christmas markets when we lived in Germany -photos of my niece and nephews in the canyon behind my parents’ house, running around with my dog [...]
So, when we left LA last week, here’s what it looked like: Now, after a brief respite from water falling from the sky, we are in Massachusetts for… Snowpocalypse!: Happy new year everyone! Hope your 2011 starts off with a bang!
One of the highlights of a British Christmas is the Christmas Cracker. Produced for a few pennies, this object, which comprises a cardboard tube, colorful foil paper, a fragile paper hat, a plastic toy, and a bad joke, really gives a lot of bang for the Great British pound. I was going to research the [...]
with the book ngram viewer. Just type in any words/phrases and graph their incidence in print over the past 500 years. Amazing!
Go get yourself dry cleaned to celebrate.
To keep you busy until we’re back and I can make a 2010 mix, here’s a random mix. I hit the shuffle button, and these were (almost) the first 20 songs that came up. I skipped one 25-minute nearly silent electronic piece that would have put you to sleep, and one band came up twice [...]