Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Finger-Eating Christmas Trees and Other End of the Year Busyness

We're finally in the midst, on the doorstep if you will, of Christmas. DJ and I put up the tree on Sunday while the old man was shopping for dinner. Now, when DJ was born, I had already decided long ago that we would have an artificial tree. I don't believe in cutting down a perfectly good tree just to sit in my house to die for a month out of each year. I know that sounds humbug but I grew up with an artificial tree and don't feel like I was missing out. I see no need to change. And DJ doesn't care either way -- he enjoys decorating it and getting to plug in the lights.

This tree, however, as artificial as it seems, is really quite treacherous and has almost taken off a couple of fingers -- good ones, too, I might add. The genus -- arbor artificialis chinaexis -- is well known to pinch or otherwise disable many a good finger in its annual construction. Its goal? To render all human hands useless so that it may remain standing until at least March, when said hands are out of various traction devices.

Move to Virtual Real Estate
I've been trying to move the blog to a domain -- no, I should rephrase that; I've been meaning to move the blog to a domain, but have been thwarted by home, school, and crippling procrastination (I don't know if procrastination can be crippling, but it's more dramatic when you say "crippling" about anything, no?). Anyhow, in the last couple of days I've been looking at ways to move the posts to the new site quickly and cleanly. I'm hoping to have the new site up and functioning by the end of the year. I don't know if this is bad or not, but I'm going to keep the blogger site for now and cross-post, and see how it goes.
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