Ye Clanchief's News and Brain Drippings for:
Friday, December 29, 2000

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


I know it's a bit premature, but I don't think I'll be online much this weekend so I thought I would get it out of the way now. I'm sure you all know that the East Coast is expecting a wee bit of snow this weekend, so be careful my Clanchildren, drive gently and stay warm (preferably with someone else... *wink*). For my first post of the New Year (the REAL new millenium), I think I'll throw up some resolutions and invite you, my loyal readers, to post yours. Naturally I don't expect you to actually keep them... as long as you don't expect me to keep mine. So until next year...

- posted at 2:22 PM
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Ye Clanchief's News and Brain Drippings for:
Tuesday, December 26, 2000

"Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la..." That's right, Christmas is over. Time to yank down the garland, tangle up the lights and toss out the tree. Before I do, I think I need to take pictures of my office. Not that I think you're especially curious about my working environment, but I think I did a damn good job of decorating this year. I started getting into the season early and bringing in little touches to work all month long. I still think it may need a few more lights next year though.... and I'm determined to find a place for the animatronic lawn reindeer.

Christmas at the castle was, in a word, perfect. I did the traditional eat-the-cookies-drink-the-milk on Christmas Eve as evidence of St. Nick's visit for the Clanlad. He was very excited when he came to wake me up at OhmyGod o'clock with squeals of "He came! Santa really came!" (that's my favorite part of the whole season to be honest). The next couple hours were spent opening his presents and some-assembly-required... although, anymore it seems that all his toys need about a dozen sheets of stickers applied to them rather than screws, bolts and fitting Tab A into Slot B. I'm not complaining, mind you, but somehow it seems significant and a litle sad.

The afternoon I spent alone, the Clanlad having gone to his Nana's house. No visitors, no carolers, no relatives... just me, a stack of action movies that Santa brought, my Hungry Man dinner and a roaring fire in the fireplace.

Now that's a very, merry Christmas indeed.

- posted at 3:12 PM
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