Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Soooo Full.....

Well another Christmas has come and gone. This was one of the merrier one's I've had personally in the past two years, mainly because I got to spend part of it with someone great. I also got to correct one of the great cultural oversights in her life, not having seen Star Wars.

It's ok everyone, BREATHE! We've got the situation under control. She now owns the original trilogy. I haven't gotten her the new ones. It's ok.

As for me, I got pretty much everything I asked for. And what I didn't get, I've just ordered on Amazon.com.

Also, I highly recommend this past weekend's "This American Life." Especially the last story about the immaculate conception as told from a very confused and stressed out Joseph.

Friday, December 22, 2006

An Archivist Gets Some Recognition...

Nice work!

People like that are my professional heroes.

Spin up the Jets...

Santa will be entering NORAD monitored airspace.

This is one of the coolest things NORAD has done, outside of that whole defending our airspace thing.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I find tinsel distracting...

Happy Festivus Everyone!

You're all a tremendous disappointment, now who thinks they can pin me?

Oh, get your Festivus Pole for next year at this handy site.

Monday, December 18, 2006

The Best Christmas Movie Ever...

Miracle on 34th Street (1947):
Some choice lines:

Fred Gailey: "All my life I've wondered something, and now's my chance to find out. I'm going to find the answer to a question that's puzzled the world for centuries. Does Santa Claus sleep with his whiskers outside or in?"
Kris Kringle: "Always sleep with them out. Cold air makes them grow."

Fred Gailey: "Your Honor, every one of these letters is addressed to Santa Claus. The Post Office has delivered them. Therefore the Post Office Department, a branch of the Federal Government, recognizes this man, Kris Kringle, to be the one and only Santa Claus."
Judge Harper: "Since the United States Government declares this man to be Santa Claus, this court will not dispute it. Case Dismissed."

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Ghosts of Christmases Past...

Yes, I believe in Santa Claus.

Turducken Wars Episode 6: Return of the Turducken

Well, I've enjoyed turducken leftovers. We've completed A Very Nickish Christmas VI: Celebrating Our Monkey Ancestors.

A good time was had by all. But boy am I tired. So far no calls of food poisoning, so looks like we cooked it properly!


Turducken Wars Episode 5: The Turducken Strikes Back

In the form of leftovers. I have a ton of turducken now and have to figure out some other way to use it. I'm thinking of sending it to various points in the galaxy to locate the Rebel Alliance's new base now that their old one on the fourth moon of the gas giant planet named Yavin is securely in the posession of the Galactic Empire.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Turducken Wars Episode 4: A New Hope

Turducken is cooking, favors are ready. All looks good.

Turducken Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Turducken

AVNC VI CD is made. We have music!

Turducken Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Turduckens

10 hours and 45 minutes remain until we begin cooking.

No CD's were made tonight. I was busy helping get the trains set up.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Turducken Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Turducken

Well, approximately 18 and a half hours remain until I need to cook the Turducken. I have to admit, I'm a bit nervous. Currently the birds are defrosting in the fridge, as they have been since their removal from the shipping cooler Wednesday evening.

I've never cooked a large bird before, let alone three birds stuffed into each other. Not only is this a first, but this is a big event for me, it's the Christmas party. If undercooked it could be a disaster for the UMBC Gang.

Also I need to burn the CD's. That's a big priority for tonight.

Monday, December 11, 2006


I admit it, I'm a trekkie and, this is great!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Ladies and gentlemen...

I give you the great experiment.

"She's supposed to have trans-warp drive."
"Aye, and if me grandmother had wheels she'd be a wagon."
"Come come Mr. Scott, young minds, new ideas."

Actually no, it's really this.

This will be my first attempt at cooking poultry in the oven. 44 servings of food. I am going to have a TON of leftovers.

This week...

Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (YAY!)

I got sick with a sinus infection. (Boo!)

I've got plenty of time to read and write because I've been home sick (YAY!)

I'm out of sick leave. (Boo!)

I found a new blog I like. (YAY!)

Okay, that's all I got. (Boo!)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

No way...


I bought Christmas cards. And I actually filled them out and mailed them this morning...well the first batch. UMBC Gang Members consider yourselves warned.