Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
So a few weeks ago I signed up for Cards Against Humanity's 12 Days of Holiday Bullshit, in which they promised to send you junk over, well, 12 days. Now, I've never even played the game, but: a) I love Christmas stuff, b) I can't resist the mysterious allure of a grab bag, c) the number of open slots of this limited promotion was rapidly ticking down, and d) it was only $12.
Today my first "gift" arrived. I think it's coal. Maybe. I dunno. Can't wait to see what's next!
EDIT: Upon checking the website, this is actually the second day's gift. Either the first day is still in transit or it got lost/misdelivered. Bah humbug!
Uh, guys, Snow and Snow 2: Brain Freeze are on Netflix. I may have to call in sick today. Normally, I can't stand cheesy made-for-TV Christmas movies, but I have a soft spot for these two because: a) I find Tim Cavanagh to be an endless fountain of goofy charm, and b) Ashely Williams is a stone cold cutie patootie.
I'm loathe to call these two movies "good," but they're more watchable than the rest of the tripe churned out this time of year.
Well, I can scratch "take a party bus on the Tacky Lights Tour" off of my bucket list. I've always wanted to do it and it just so happened that a friend organized a trip for her birthday over the weekend. It really is something to behold. If you ever get the opportunity to take in the sights, do it!
(You can see all of my snaps here.)
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The first annual RVA Krampusnacht in Carytown was a rousing success last night. There were lots of Krampuses (Krampi?), angels, "children" hit with switches, and even jolly old St. Nicholas. Smiles all around - plus a few "WTF?" looks - and everyone seemed to have a good time. I think this will only get bigger and better next year. Here's to bringing a little bit Old World Christmas to Richmond!
You can see more of my snapshots from last night here.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I've been known to get a bit overzealous when it comes to buying Christmas ornaments. Considering that my tree's small again this year (and to give my wallet a rest), I'm limiting myself to a single new one this season.* I believe I made a wise selection.
On Etsy over the weekend I came across this wooden ornament that's a play on the X-Men logo. I'm decades removed from my comic collecting days, but one of the titles I used to snatch up as a kid was X-Men. This ornament gives me a big ol' nostalgic warm fuzzy. And it also makes me chuckle.
*I reserve the right to pick up more if I come across any especially fun ornaments.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
I'm preparing a viking funeral for the last eggnog carton. This afternoon I dismantled the Charlie Brown Christmas tree in my cube. The house tree goes down this weekend. But I'm keeping the mantle lights up indefinitely, dammit. Holla!
In that spirit, should I come across any interesting Christmas goodies during the off-season, I will definitely post them here, so keep checking back.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
As far as Christmas book traditions go, for years I would read David Sedaris' hilarious Holidays on Ice around this time of year, but then took a break from it to give the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol a try. (Everyone should read that at least once. It's so much more rewarding than any of its adaptations.)
Kinda sorta continuing with the Dickens theme, last year I started a newer, quicker, geekier tradition in Batman: Noël, which is the Dark Knight's take on that holiday staple. Yes, here Bruce Wayne assumes the Scrooge role. It actually works, believe it or not.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to officially close out Christmas with a (comic) book because that's how I roll.