Thursday, December 25, 2014

Emerson, Lake & Palmer I Believe In Father Christmas

This is an interesting holiday song that I've never heard before.

Merry Christmas!

"And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings o great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men."

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The price of Christmas gifts.

My brother has a son and a daughter, both under 4 years of age.  

I try to keep the cost of their presents somewhat equal, so not as to favor one over the other.  Also, I only try to buy them one item.  If I get one two items, and the other one...  Yeah, they don't like that.  

So I see the toy that I want to buy for my nephew at Walmart for $20.  Not bad, but they don't have the one I want for my niece.  So the next day I roll out to Toys R Us.  They have the toy I want for my niece for $20, and they have the toy I want to get my nephew in stock!  But it's running $35.  

Uh, no.  

Purchase my niece's toy, then scoot over to Walmart.  The toy I want to get him has dropped to $10.  What???  I'm all over that.  

On an aside, I took my daughter toy shopping with me.  I specifically told her that we were shopping for her cousins.  Adorable Preciousness did very well.  She did want to play with the toys, but I don't think she did anything unreasonable.  She didn't try to take anything and there was no crying.  However, after we had her cousin's toys she could not quite grasp why we were not going straight to their home to give them their gifts.  

I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bestamvsofalltime "Into The Labyrinth" Anime MV || by Lolligerjoj

Here's one that I enjoy, that I apparently have not shared.  The music is "Into the Labyrinth" by Kraddy.

The anime used are the series Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, and Nekomonogatari.  Visually beautiful animes, but pretty weird.