Archive for December, 2009

Who wants nog?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 | You Call This News? | No Comments

Ok, now it’s Christmas: the Gävle goat burned early this morning.

I can’t speak for fellow goat-torchin’ watchers Christyl & Matt, but this is one of the things I look forward to during the holidays. (Sorry, goats. And sorry, Gävle residents. I know that thing’s expensive.)

Update: The goatcam, which may now officially be the saddest webcam ever. Poor li’l goat.

Fingers crossed

Friday, December 18th, 2009 | Life in Czeltistan | 2 Comments

Car situation may not be quite so dire. Apparently some replacement parts can wait if you drive as little as I do.

Still waiting on a final tally, but it’s looking to be under $1000.

Excellent news, as I’m in no mood to go buy a car right now. Besides, I was feeling a little weepy at the thought of giving up my Camry. She & I have been through a lot together in the past nice (almost 10!) years.

Today’s craptastic decision:

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 | Life in Czeltistan | 5 Comments

Sink $2500 in repairs into a 17-year-old car or get a new car?

FML. Is this miserable year over yet?

Best Advent calendar ever

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 | Bloggity goodness | 3 Comments

Yes, I know it’s a bit amusing that an agnostic likes Advent calendars, but I do. (It’s kind of like Mom’s Jewish friend who adores Christmas lights.) I don’t care one whit what they stand for. I just enjoy a new little surprise every day. (Hmm. Note to self: Groundhog Day countdown calendars!)

It makes me sad every year that there won’t be any more of Leslie Harpold’s wonderful calendars, but The Big Picture has stepped in and come up with what may be my new favorite: the Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar. Check back every day for a new image.

Not quite sure how I missed this one last year, as TBP is one of my daily stops, but I sure am glad I found it now.

And if I find any other good calendars, I’ll make sure to post those, too.