Posts tagged “Christmas”

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas 2013 From Santa Crab!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas.

Christmas a la chainsawsuit.

I hope Santa Crab brings you lots of peeeeeeenches today!

Categories: Comics, Holiday.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

There’s Still Time for Last-Minute Snowflakes This Christmas Eve!

It’s Christmas Eve! Happy Christmas Eve!

If you look around your home this morning and think, “You know, this is nice and pretty and all, but I wish I could have decorated more,” well, don’t worry: it’s never too late!

All you need are some pieces of paper and some scissors, and you too can make some pretty pretty holiday snowflakes to tape up around your house. I like to tape them up to the windows, personally. Below is the batch that I made this year. Here’s a “fun” game: one of these snowflakes was made by special guest snowflake-maker Josh Hird the Maroon Fool. Can you guess which one?

If you guessed correctly, you “won” the game!

Oh, and here’s one that I made at (and left at) work, so it doesn’t really count as one I have decorating my house, seeing as how it isn’t at my house. I have only this insagram of it:

You shouldst make your own! It is really very easy, and I wrote a how-to article a couple of years ago that explains how-to:

A Holiday How-To: Christmas Snowflakes!

Hope today and tomorrow are happy for all y’all! Let me know if you do make some snowflakes (or if you already have). I’d love to see them! Huzzah!

Categories: Arts & Crafts, Holiday, Pictures.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Baby’s First Zoolights

The Zoolights at Night!

The Zoolights at Night!

Last week we took Avery to her very first Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium!

If you’ve never been, here it is in a nutshell: during the holidays they string up millions of lights all over Point Defiance Zoo, and after it gets dark you can walk the whole zoo and look at everything all lighted up and purdy. There are some very elaborate displays, and lots of “animated” lights. It’s a really, legitimately nice experience. Take a look-see:

Twinkle Twinkle, Little Zoolights

Twinkle Twinkle, Little Zoolights

 
The Tacoma Narrows Bridges

The Tacoma Narrows Bridges

&ndbsp;
O how the oxen sparkle

O how the oxen sparkle

 
Rowr (I'm a tiger)

Rowr (I’m a tiger)

And even though the animals are all put away for the evening, the Aquarium is open (though undecorated) for exploration!

I heart Moon Jellies!

I heart Moon Jellies!

The best part of the evening, of course, was when dread Cthulhu rose as a Christmas surprise and subjugated all whom he did not destroy:

All Hail our Sparkly Lord Cthulhu!

All Hail our Sparkly Lord Cthulhu!

Happy first Zoolights, baby Avery! Thanks to Google+ for automatically animated all of these images and making the Christmas lights sparkle. And long may Cthulhu reign!

Categories: Holiday, Life, Pictures, Tacoma.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

Wrap-a-cat

Finally, the solution to all of life’s problems!

Good visual instructions:

This (very funny) video is actually from 2009 and has over 8 million views, so I can’t believe I’d never seen it until now! Thanks, internets. Thanks a lot. Now I seem like I’m way behind the times, like an old man in his mid/late 30s or something.

Categories: Holiday, Videos.

Friday, 13 December 2013

The Holiday House: Christmas 2013

It’s Christmas time in the city!

Categories: Holiday, Pictures, Tacoma.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The Last Christmas Song

Today is the final day of Hanukkah, and the Christmas decorations are coming down* (though not the external lights; those get to stay up for another couple of weeks), officially marking the end of the holiday season.

This year the last holiday song I heard late Chrissymass night was The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth by Jack Black & Jason Segel. I think that’s appropriate somehow.

I will blog again in 2012.

*The decorations coming down have nothing to do with the end of Hanukkah; correlation does not necessarily mean causation.

Categories: Holiday, Videos.

Friday, 23 December 2011

New Article! A Holiday How-To: Christmas-Saving Snowflakes

It’s Christmas Eve Eve, everybody! I hope y’all are having a nice holiday season. But if you’re not, it isn’t too late! There’s a simple thing you can do to save Christmas. It’s easy…
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Categories: Articles, Holiday.