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A Merry, Much-belated, Christmas (2012)

Yeah, I know I’ve been away for far too long, but, between Mrs. Yeti launching her Library Store on Wheels and me trying to stay on top of a number of writing deadlines, the past few months have literally been a blur. A good blur, a fun blur, but a blur nonetheless!

We were so behind on things this year that we didn’t even send out Christmas cards till December 30th — I say if they are sent out during the month of December, they still count! — and barely even got in to see Santa before he went home to prep for Christmas Day, so, the fact that I’m even posting Greta’s Santa pic is kind of a mini achievement in itself. I’d celebrate with a drink, but, I have too much work to do and drinking would just put me to sleep. But, trust me, it feels awesome to blog again (for any amount of time) so, inside, I’m celebrating my ass off.

Greta and Santa (Christmas 2012)

That said, I’ll leave you for now with this year’s Santa pic. As you can see, he’s the same dude we’ve been going to for the past few years and he rocks. Greta actually talked his ear off this time too, it was very sweet. And though Greta didn’t get the Barbie kitchen she asked him for, she loves the IKEA one Santa brought in its place. And as she said when she first saw the IKEA kitchen under the tree on Christmas day: “Santa didn’t bring me the Barbie kitchen, he brought this one instead. But, that’s OK, I’ll just put stickers on it.”

Ah, the magic of Christmas…here’s hoping yours was fun too and that the year ahead is good to us all. Happy belated Holidays, everyone!

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KLM Happy Holidays Flight!

In a season when most people complain about how badly the airlines and airports treated them on their travels, this sweet little clip from KLM Airlines totally made me smile. And it’s very seasonally-appropriate too. So, rock on, KLM!

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The Library Store on Wheels rolls on!

If you think I’ve been busy after my recent bout with Hobbit fever, you can’t imagine how busy Mrs. Yeti has been getting her store’s new Library Store on Wheels…well, on wheels! It’s been a long, hard journey for Mrs. Yeti (aka Christine Romero) and her co-pilot Sarah Lancaster, from concept to actual execution, but, yesterday morning they finally took their award-winning Library Store on the road and Angelenos ate it up!

maptotemobile

And we, for one, could not be prouder of the ladies behind the wheel. Sarah and Christine worked their butts off to make this happen, and their artful attention to detail shows in every nook and cranny of this rocking new Library Store truck. Or so I hear. I haven’t actually seen the truck in person yet, but, I do know that Sarah even designed the linoleum pattern on the floor herself! Cool, huh?

The Library Store on Wheels will be rolling across the southland for the rest of this week and part of next week as well, trying to hit as many different corners of the vast L.A. Library system as they can. For a full schedule of which branch they’ll be parked at each day — they’ll even be parked outside Hollywood’s Amoeba Records on Wed. 12/19 — please visit the Library Foundation’s blog here. You can also follow their every move at The Library Store on Twitter.

Greta and I will be touring the truck for the first time today at the Sherman Oaks library. So, if you’re in the neighborhood drop by and say hello. Or better yet, do some holiday shopping and buy some of the fun, eclectic stuff that The Library Store has to offer.

I mean, hey, Christmas is right around the corner…

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Haunted by “Christmas Wishes”

Wow, in my wildest dreams, I would have never thought that this innocent pre-Greta blog post from four years ago (click below) would continue to generate so much activity all these years later.

“Christmas Wishes on KOST 103.5” – December 19, 2008

But, for better or worse, every year at this time I get tons of comments from people who somehow think that I am the one granting Christmas wishes on KOST 103.5 FM. Oh, if I only could, my friends, I would, but, I was simply blogging about how much I loved KOST’s all-Christmas music format. That’s all. And, by the way, I still love it. So does Greta!

Anyway, the comments have been flowing in to our poor, abandoned sister blog Make.See.Eat.Do. again this year, so, I wanted to be sure and share this strange phenomenon with you all as well. The funny thing is that most of these people don’t even leave a contact number for me to reach them at, so, I don’t know how they expect to get the wishes they asked for, you know, actually granted. I guess they’re relying on the magic of Christmas. Either way, if anyone reading wants to answer some of these often very sad email pleas for wish granting, let me know…

In the meantime, I hope your holidays are going well. I’m slammed with work at the moment, but, will re-emerge from my shell soon. Until then, follow the link (included again below) to the original story and make sure and read all the crazy comments!

“Christmas Wishes on KOST 103.5” – December 19, 2008

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