Hello hello! It’s the last Saturday of 2017. I’m chilling out with a cup of coffee and a podcast. The weather is cold and crisp and we’re supposed to bring in the new year with some freezing temperatures(!), which has the indoors looking a little more welcoming at the moment.
How was everybody’s Christmas? Mine was very low-key–just went over to my parents’ place and hung out and ate the annual Christmas tacos. My dad added enchiladas to the mix this year for the heck of it and they were really good, I thought. I got some books and a DVD player like it’s 2005, but hey, I work for a place with free DVDs, and Netflix and Amazon Prime still don’t have everything.
I missed last week for this, so a couple of the links are Christmasy, but Christmastide lasts until January 5, so it’s fine. 🙂 Anyway, here you go:
- Beaker, Animal, and the Swedish Chef do Carol of the Bells.
- Jesus probably wasn’t born in a stable, and other things we’ve gotten wrong about the Christmas story.
- Linda Holmes at NPR does a list of 50 wonderful things at the end of the year, and this year’s list is, well, pretty wonderful.
- I had to go look up “automegalogolex” after reading this XKCD, but it’s true, Christmas has become pretty meta.
- I keep seeing these cookies all over the place online and I think I need to make some.
- Broadway actor Daniel Breaker tells The Strategist some of the tools of his trade. I might steal some of these to keep myself from getting sick this winter.
See y’all in 2018! (Well. One more post tomorrow.)