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Elfishness


This is the time of year that we hear lots about elves. I thought I'd do a quick post with some "elfish" things that have accumulated in my folder.

In recent years I have received several pictures of signs that either have a very strategically placed blown-out bulb or a letter that has fallen off the sign.

Elf Storage Sign

Elf Storage Depot
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Christmas Wishes


At this busy time of year, I thought my readers would enjoy a short blog post. It's three funny Christmas-related pictures.

The first two are for cat lovers (and haters).

Why I Knock Over Tree
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Stomp Rockets Anyone?


Today's post is some sweet pictures of us enjoying one of Drew's fun gifts this year — Stomp Rockets! Megan found them for a good price on Amazon.

Here's Drew launching one.

Drew Rocket

Here's another one of him after he got the hang of it better.

Drew Rocket Take 2

Here's Grandma launching one.
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Nothing Says Christmas Season Quite Like…


Jingles

I heard my first Clapper commercial of the season the other day, and knew at once that I should do a post on The Clapper and the Chia™ Pet.

Though we've never owned and have never even wanted to own a Chia™ Pet, Becka and I took the plunge back in the 1990's and bought what was then called a Smart Clapper. Since the little black and white TV in our bedroom had no remote control, we thought the "Smart Clapper" would be a great alternative to having to get up to turn off the TV. Well, our "Smart" Clapper proved to be a Dumb Clapper! The first time we used it to turn off our TV, we heard a disturbing pop from the TV set as it turned off for the last time. I returned the "Smart Clapper" to the store for full refund, but we had to replace our fried TV ourselves. It was actually probably about time for a new one anyway, but still....

Here's a picture of the original Smart Clapper, first sold to the public in the mid-1980's.

Smart Clapper

As I did my homework for this post, I learned that our experience with the Smart Clapper and TV's was not unique. After perfecting their technology so that it wouldn't destroy TV's, they renamed the new product simply The Clapper. But wait! They've gone even further and now have The Clapper Plus — a Clapper with its own remote. Here's a picture of the latest one.
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How the Christmas Season Is Like Hurricane Season


When all the dust has settled after Christmas each year, do you feel as if you have just lived through a huge storm? Although it's not always possible to do so, the simpler we keep things, the less we'll feel like that. Today's iv is a list of similarities between the Christmas season and hurricane season. One item I didn't see in the list was that people seem to be in crisis mode. I hope this makes you smile at this busy time of year.

How the Christmas Season Is Like Hurricane Season

10. Decorating the house (hurricane season: "decorating" with plywood)

9. Dragging out boxes that haven't been used since last season (hurricane season: camping gear, flashlights, etc.)

8. Last minute shopping in crowded stores

7. Regular TV shows pre-empted for "Specials"

6. Family coming to stay with you
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