The week gone by — Dec. 29

So how was everybody’s Christmas?

I had a good one. Suzi and I went to Newport Christmas Eve, then drove up to my parents’ house in New York (it’s their tree pictured above) on Christmas morning and went home the next day in time to see a big Liverpool win.

The weather was about as good as you could hope for, the presents what I wanted, the food tasty and the company excellent.

So all in all, no complaints here.


I wasn’t planning to write much around Christmas, anyway, but after doing both Blogtober and Blogmas, my brain is tired. I have a couple things in the pipeline for New Year’s, but other than that, the circuits responsible for blog posts weren’t firing.

Writing around the world — What posts did people like, and where did they read from?

Christmas Eve at church — With the exception of weddings and funerals, I go to church once a year.

No blast from the past, either. By the time I realized I hadn’t done one, it was Christmas Day (as in Wednesday, when I normally post them).


On ice (Allison Hantschel) — It’s OK to not be great at everything. Really, it’s OK.

The Eighth Glass (CP Falcone) — A wonderful post about family, loss, tradition and change. Seriously, go read this right now and come back here when you’re done.

If WordPress was YouTube (Millennial Life Crisis) — It’s one thing to watch a vapid YouTube video, but something else again to read it in written form. If people actually wrote like this, as opposed to it being satire, would anyone read it?

I don’t go for New Year’s resolutions, but here are a couple good posts about them.

New Year Resolutions (My Forty Something Life)

Why My New Year’s Resolution Is My New Life Mantra (That Weird Girl Life)


Read the whole thread. She has some thoughts, and I couldn’t agree more with most of them.

Try not to smile at this. I dare you.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again … scientific fact.

The very thought of this makes me cringe.

I used to think I was good at Trivial Pursuit until I married Suzi.


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