Well hello, my gingersnaps! How did your holidays go? Anyone still trying to hang on to Christmas by playing the Christmas music? Still have your decorations up? In the G-home, we keep our tree up until January 6th to honor our daughter's heritage since it's the Ethiopian Christmas. That, and because I'm too lazy to put everything away sooner.
The weather in Christmas, Florida is a cloudy 53 degrees today. I once went on a school field trip to Christmas, Florida as a kid. All I remember is walking around a huge store full of Christmas ornaments and decorations. It was a little strange, since it was off-season, but any field trip that takes you away from school for the whole day is full of WIN. Something that won't be strange, but might seem strangely familiar, is the bumper to bumper traffic you'll be experiencing today on the 405.
In the news, there is a company called GIANTmicrobes that is selling stuffed animal versions of microbes, which look just like the microbes under the microscope, except a million times actual size. They make great gifts for your hypochondriac kids and co-workers. And they even have Christmas ornament versions.
How about some Herpes?
Campylobacter (causes diarrhea)
I'm thinking I should give my daughter the Campylobacter and Salmonella stuffed animals since they both accompanied her to the United States when she was a baby. (made for a fun 30 hour journey back to the U.S. with a lap child on the plane. #sarcasm) Hey, maybe we can send some Cholera ones to Haiti, to help cheer up the Cholera victims there. What?
One of my favorite Christmas themed videos floating around this holiday season is the North Point iBand, where they play all their instruments on iPads and iPhones. If you haven't seen this, it's definitely worth your time.
And Funny or Die did a parody on my favorite Christmas song, Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy with Will Ferrel as David Bowie and John C. Reilly as Bing Crosby.
In heart-warming celebrity news, the Jolie-Pitts spent Christmas with their brood in Namibia, Africa to "have an adventure with the kids".
In heart-burn celebrity news, Hugh Hefner spent the past year in a monogamous relationship with his girlfriend Crystal Harris, and proposed to her on Christmas Eve. This will be his 3rd marriage (provided he lives to see the wedding). Hugh Hefner is 84. Crystal is 24. Sooooo.... that means Hugh was 60 years old when Crystal was born. That's nas-with-a-capital-T. I'm sure it's true love on her part and has nothing to do with his money. Best of luck to you both. I wonder if they will include "till death do us part" in the marriage vows.
And now it's time for DAMN YOU AUTOCORRECT!!!
(The person who submitted that, said she was discussing blowing her nose for the first time since getting it pierced.)
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Ummm... that's definitely one Christmas sweater I've never seen before. Is that a snowman angel up in the sky above the manger?
And that's all the time I have for today. I'll meet you back here tomorrow, same bat time... same bat place. Until then, here's something you need to know...