22 December 2006

A Feline Christmas

Category: Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 1722

Get in the Christmas spirit with as cute pictures of cats celebrating Christmas. WNBC in New York City has over a hundred photos that their viewers submitted.

View them here.

Google Christmas Surprise

Category: Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 1153

While looking for something using Google a few minutes ago, I stumbled upon a little Easter… errr… should I call it a Christmas Egg?

Do a search for “Christmas” or anything else that generates Christmas themed ads on the right side and you’ll see a row of Christmas trees along side your results.

Click here to see for yourself.

14 December 2006

Even more photos

Category: Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 2012

December has been a productive month for photography on my site. I just added even more photos. You can check out a bunch of photos from Christmas at Longwood Gardens in the Photos section.

12 December 2006

Another Victory for Christmas

Category: Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 2224

I have to commend the Port of Seattle for correcting a really stupid mistake they made over the weekend at the Seattle Airport. They pulled down all of the Christmas trees at the airport after a rabbi complained. The employees of the individual airlines began buying their own trees to display in their ticketing areas because that is leased space and the Grinches at the Port commission couldn’t make them remove them.

However, after some public pressure the airport has now replaced the trees. They also say they did it because the rabbi said he wouldn’t sue.

I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again. This is not a religious issue! While Christmas is obviously rooted in a religious tradition, their is also a secular side to the holiday. I know people who aren’t even Christians who celebrate the secular parts of Christmas. I’m not exactly a bible scholar but nowhere in the bible story do I recall hearing about Santa Claus being present at the nativity scene.

Read the article on CNN right here.

07 December 2006

An impressive campaign

Category: Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 2012

Arlington Wreaths

I thought this picture was pretty cool. The company that makes wreaths from fresh Maine balsam for LL Bean has a campaign to make and places wreaths on the graves of those buried in our nation’s national and state veterans cemetaries. The above photo is a small portion of the 5000 wreaths that Worcester Wreath Company donates to Arlington National Cemetary.

You can learn more at Wreaths Across America.

25 November 2006

Know your eggnog

Category: Cooking/Food,Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 1409

Just in time for the start of the holiday season, here’s an article about the history of one of my favorite drinks eggnog.

As usual, I saw this one on the place for random food facts, Emerils.com.

15 November 2006

You mean people really like Christmas?

Category: Life,Randomness — Posted by Michael at 2359

This time last year the news was full of stories about retail stores that were boycotting the word Christmas in their advertising. They were saying “Happy Holidays”, “Season’s Greetings” or some other rubbish. Now this year after listening to their customers those same stores are announcing that they are going to stop pretending the holiday is not called Christmas.

While they say that they are doing it because of the complaints of the religious folks, I think that the reason reason to do this is that Christmas is NOT just a religious holiday! No where in the Christian mythology does Santa come sliding down a chimney!

There are two versions of Christmas. There is the one that the religious folks celebrate by going to a church and then there is the sectarian holiday that we all celebrate with Santa, reindeer, christmas trees etc.The ability of people to find new ways to be offended is truly amazing to me. There are many injustices in this world. Taking the time to create imaginary ones is such a waste of time.

I should note that there is one obviously exception to this new found realization that people like Christmas. Best Buy has decided to continue to attempt to be politically correct by making themselves look ridiculous and banning the word Christmas. Well, I never did like the store all that much anyway. I’ve been a loyal Circuit City customer for years now.

Read more on MSNBC.

25 December 2005

Merry Christmas!

Category: Life — Posted by Michael at 0600

No, I’m not actually blogging on Christmas Day, but this is an automated post just to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. And since Hanukkah starts tonight as well, Happy Hanukkah!

Enjoy your holidays. I hope they are stress free!

14 December 2005

Tampon Angels? Yes, Tampon Angels.

Category: Life,Randomness — Posted by Michael at 0635

Over the past few years my mother has made an sold hundreds of angel ornaments made out of tampons. Thye are about as unique of a Christmas items as you can imagine. Because of their huge popularity, I’m now selling them on eBay. Click here to see what I have up on eBay including the angels.

If I currently have none on eBay and/or you’re interested in purchasing more than I have listed, or even if you have questions, just contact me!

11 December 2005

It’s a Wonderful Life

Category: Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 1220

Wat would the holiday season be without that timeless classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. What’s that you say? You don’t have time to watch the movie? Well, now you can watch the 30 second version.

The fact that it’s re-enacted by animated bunnies is just a bonus!

Enjoy it here.


18 November 2005

Christmas stuff on eBay

Category: Interesting Links,Life — Posted by Michael at 2004

I’ve been posting all of my Christmas items on eBay since the Christmas shopping season has begun. Click on the eBay link in the sidebar to see what I’ve got or just click here.

If you like jigsaw puzzles, keep an eye out in the next week for a lot of them!

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