Archive for the Christmas Category

Rudolph was really a Girl (Maybe!)

Rudolph the red nose reindeer may have been a girl. Check out story at National Geographic News.

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Merry Christmas in Different Languages

Looking for different ways to say Merry Christmas? Check out this internet site which has Merry Christmas in 350 languages. Here’s a small sample: Armenian – Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Soorp Janunt Blackfoot – I’Taamomohkatoyiiksistsikomi Cantonese – Seng Dan Fai Lok, Sang Nian Fai Lok Danish – Glædelig Jul og godt nytår

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Christmas Shopping

My nephew arrived yesterday earlier than expected so I didn’t get some of my chores completed. Now 18, it seems like only yesterday he was just a baby. My sister on the other hand, has not yet arrived. Somehow I managed to get the dates mixed up. She arrives today. Luckily I figured this out before heading to the airport. Shortly, I’m heading off for some shopping. With only three days to go before Christmas, I haven’t really bought anything yet. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get some good deals. Wish me luck!!

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Do-It-Yourself Messiah

Just got back from the 27th annual LaSalle Bank Do-It-Yourself Messiah at Civic Opera House Chicago. Composed in 1741 by George Frederic Handel, The Messiah is a large scale piece for orchestra, chorus and soloists. Originally intended as an Easter oratorio, it has become more popularly associated with the Christmas holiday season. I’ve been told that I have a great voice and would do well as a phone-sex operator — but I have a terrible singing voice. Nonetheless, it was good to take part in this holiday tradition with 3 other good friends. It definitely helped me get more into […]

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Christmas Tree

Ended up purchasing a fake Christmas tree. Decorated with white lights and ornaments purchased after Christmas last year at Bompany Company store. It looks beautiful. Well at least I think so. Even my cat Choo-Choo seems to be impressed. He can’t stop staring at the lights. He’s currently sitting on my curio Queen Anne end table, starring at the tree. I wonder what he’s thinking. Initially, he tried to eat the tree but gave up after not being able to break a piece off. What is it with cats and plants? Thinking it’s a good thing I didn’t purchase the […]

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