Monday, December 04, 2006

Random Items from the Junk Drawer of my Mind #34

1. Here's one final annoying plea last-call reminder about the infamous story contest. You have less than twenty-four hours to send me a fun little story for your chance to win a Box o' Goodies! (Click here for details.) TickTock, TickTock... The entries will be posted here on Wednesday, at which time all you wonderful RSR visitors get to help me choose a pair of winners! 2. Sending out big Happy Birthday wishes to my nephew, Josh, who is turning 16 today. Happy Birthday, Josh! Let me know when I should start hiding my car keys. :-) 3. I used to be soSO into all things Christmas. The baking, the decorating, the shopping for and wrapping of gifts. Any more....not so much. I've been almost Scrooge-like the past couple of years. I've gotten to where I do the vast majority of what shopping I do online (although I still enjoy wrapping gifts). And I didn't do much baking, or decorate at all last year. But this year my family and I are reviving the baking tradition, and I got a Spirit-of-Christmassy wild hair the other day and put up a tree. I'm kind of proud of myself for putting up a tree this year, but still, looking through my old photos shows what may be a disturbing trend. Take a look... December, 1998: December, 2002: December, 2005: But this is an improvement over that last one, right? December, 2006: It's little and it's fake, but hey, it's a tree with tinsel and a star on top. Yeah, baby! 4. THANK YOU to everyone who was supportive in the face of my big fat whine yesterday. You guys are the best! 5. Here's today's Daily Art Thang, an old foot bridge in the woods, that is now turning itself into a moss garden of sorts: "Shattered" (clickable)