Get Christ The Hell Out of Xmas
Thaddeus and I typically spend our xmas celebrating time at the houses of various family members, so we don't usually go to the trouble of setting up a xmas tree. This year, Thaddeus somehow got inspired, and we did some decorating.
Inspired By Frugality and Kitsch
Earlier this year, Thaddeus found one of those '60's or '70's aluminum xmas trees at the local flea market and bought it for sentimental reasons, and because it only cost US$15. His thought was that it would make a perfect outdoor decoration on our small front porch, and also satisfy the xmas tree requirement.
He knew that the tree would be less than beautiful without one of those lovely "color wheels" to light it, so he scavenged eBay until he found this beauty.
So, now that outside of our house looks like this.
You get the idea.
I finished the first sleeve, as expected and now I've started just the very beginnings of the second sleeve.
Of course, no pictures...but I really haven't had a lot of knitting time. Work at this time of year is all about holiday outings and the like, so I've been busy during normal knitting times.
Irrelevant Question of The Day
How is that the cost of those GPS devices is so cheap now?
Leslie writes, "Great Kitty Pron - your second or third calling could be as a "Glamour Shot" photog for felines."
Actually, Thaddeus took that diva-like picture of Nico. He has an excellent eye for that kind of thing.
Calamity Rach asks, "What did you think about Clinton saying that students in Iowa shouldn't be allowed to caucus because that should be reserved for citizens and taxpayers of that state?"
I didn't read or hear about this, so I'll have to google it to find out what happened. On its face, it seems like a ridiculous thing to say, and I guess even my idols are able to make mistakes.
Regarding the Men's Spring Knitting Retreat, Tricky Tricot writes, "Just got the email from Ted that this was definitely on - I'll absolutely certainly be there and am so looking forward to this! When do you suggest we book our rooms by?"
There has been a significant amount of interest in this event, and a handful of guys have already booked their rooms for the retreat. As of now, there is only one other event slated for that weekend on Easton, and availability of rooms is plentiful. However, they book events all the time, and if a particularly popular event gets scheduled, it might get more difficult to book. So I guess the answer to your question is that I have no idea. To be safe I would definitely book at the latest in January (Personally, I'm a lousy person to ask about this stuff...I get nervous, so I've already booked my room).
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