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STUNNING Holiday Insight!!

First, the annual Willett Family Christmas Card Deluge (WFCCD) has been consummated. 323 cards out in this morning’s mail. If you’re not on the list (did you get a card last year?) and you want to be, there are still a dozen cards left – let me know and I’ll make it happen.

This year we used the 2016 “Views Of Our Planets” stamps.

Image courtesy of USPS

 

Sweet! Sweeter was the fact that I actually was able to find them in the boxes – still sorting things out after the huge move earlier in the year.

Wait, you think that I went out and bought hundreds and hundreds of these amazing stamps from two and a half years ago? Yeah…no! They’re now only available as a collectible thing and on Amazon they’re running about $18.25 a sheet for $8.00 worth of postage. Thank you, I’m just slightly smarter than that and I am occasionally capable of thinking long term. Since I like having cool stamps for the WFCCD, when I see a cool new issue I go out and buy enough to do a whole year’s batch. Think of it as investing in Willett Christmas Cheer Futures (WCCF).

Last year was the Star Trek stamps

Image courtesy of USPS

(which are still available on the USPS Online Store, BTW), and in 2016 it was the “Pluto Explored” stamps.

Image courtesy of USPS

You should see what I already have lined up for 2019 and 2020!! (We need more holidays, I’m falling behind.)

Yes, I get tremendous amounts of Geek Cred Points for this nonsense. At least in my own head I do, and that’s the only place that counts.

Secondly, being in a household where the Hallmark Channel Christmas┬ámovies (HCCMs) are on about 24/7 from mid-November onward, I’m getting a great deal of pleasure from the @MallHarkXmas account on Twitter. It’s a bot that kicks out a new HCCM synopsis every six hours. For example:

or

Some of these sound better than the actual HCCMs.

Finally, while putting the cards together there were Christmas songs to listen to, including my all-time favorite:

Listening to this story I had a STUNNING Holiday Insight! (Thus today’s article’s title – took long enough to get here, huh?)

This song is basically an 80’s pop-synth punk version of a Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie!!

“And. They. Fell. In. Love!”

(I might also be easily stunned. Or maybe it was Christmas card envelope glue poisoning. We all know how deadly that can be.)

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What Epic Battle Wrought?

Evidence on an elevator floor. The perfect arc. The splatter. The stain.

Coffee? Or something more…sinister?

The spot in the upper right where there almost seems to be a divot taken out of the splatter – a shoe, now sodden and/or scalded?

The step function in the upper left – a jostled elbow or bumped shoulder in panic and horror?

A sudden spin with an unstable grande mocha vente supremo ultimate no soy chai two sugars no cream?

Or was this an attempt at communication by those aliens from “Arrival”? Was Louise Banks in this elevator earlier?

We may never know.

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A Dead Heat

My Twitter account is at 44,850 tweets, heading toward 50,000.

My van odometer is at 195,665 miles, heading toward 200,000.

My blood pressure is fine, but threatening to head toward “Holy shit, why didn’t you come into the ER earlier!”

It’s a dead heat to see which milestone gets reached first.

The fact that I know those stats and that I’m anxiously anticipating the “race” indicates that I really, REALLY need to get out more!

I also realized that I need a new category for my site indexing.

Thank you, truth in advertising!

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