December 20th, 2004

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Ludic Log Weekend Wrap-Up time, as Holiday Week 2004 begins.

Friday: this seemed really funny to me when I was acting it out, alone, in my car, on the way home from the grocery store.

Saturday: Christmas-themed links and sausage, which are probably inaccurate and unfunny, given that I was bombed on eggnog and brandy when I wrote them.

Sunday: a link to another guy who obsessively compliles annual lists of odd or obscure holiday music, only he has the good grace to put them online.

Enjoy, and feel free to send in your suggestions for more Ludic Log Holiday Week features. Note that I'll be in the Twin Cities visiting my gal for much of this week, so posting might be sporadic.
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This comma that

1. It's snowing and 12 degrees in the Big Town, wind chill of six below. Mmmmmm, Christmassy! Thanks to the Weather Channel for the delightful jingle bell music to accompany the forecasts of ghastly weather. (Yes, I know, actually I am a total chump for snow around Christmas. Shut up.)

2. My gal, ninafarina, will be moving to Chicago in May, and we'll be making baby Jesus cry by shacking up together. Yes, we will be living in sin, and plenty of it, and what's more, we'll be exposing a young child to our Godforsaken lifestyle. So, the next few months are going to be crazy busy, and I have much to do. But am I looking forward to it? More than anything ever. I honesty cannot wait. Even though I see her again in three days -- I'll be up in St. Paul, her current doss, for the Christmas holiday -- it seems like forever. Next year is going to be the start of something good, and the continuation of something great.

3. Which brings me to the fact that my roommate and dear dear friend, thaitea, are going to be living in separate quarters for the first time in a lot of years. It's gonna be tough, but she's been my best friend since before I came to Chic, and I know she'll remain so. In the meantime, she's looking for a better job, and we're both scouting around for apartments, so if anyone has a line, do give one or the other of us a shout.

4. What I gotta do between now and Wednesday: get a haircut, buy a tree, clean house, do laundry, and pack for my trip. Anyone who's traveled over the holidays since 9/11/2001, any truth to the rumor that you can't have gift-wrapped packages in your suitcase on flights anymore? 'Cause if that's true, I just wasted a whole lot of time.

5. Things that made me feel really old this week: remembering the time when Rick Moranis was funny; realizing that Kim Gordon's daughter Coco is probably a teenager by now; having my knees explode like fireworks every time I tried to stand up. Things that made me feel young like a spry little scamp: winning two out of four games during our "Christmas on Catan" marathon at rum_holiday's place.

And you, babies? Tell me your Christmas plans, hopes and dreams. I command it.
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Calamity Jon creates, I just steal

The most commented-upon posts I have done on LJ for each month of this year.

JANUARY: I complain about George W. Bush, and Alex makes everybody mad!

FEBRUARY: I play a dopey but endlessly amusing game where people substitute food items into popular songs by their favorite bands! This is probably my favorite reader-participation thing ever.

MARCH: I wonder what the story is with “American Idol”!

APRIL: I ask people to list fashion fauxs-pas that get on their nerves!

MAY: I ask people about songs they really, really hate! Man, remember these Monday shitlists? Whatever happened to them? Oh, yeah, I ran out of ideas.

JUNE: The Monday shitlists continue to garner crazy-ass comments, as I ask people about bad TV!

JULY: A post of random jottings from my traveling notebook inspires a conversation over which Presidential wives and daughters are the most doable!

AUGUST: An offhand comment about the Harvard Dialect Survey inspires the New Englanders on my friends list to go all navel-gazing!

SEPTEMBER: Special LiveJournal Friends List edition of Tawdry Celebrity Limericks!

OCTOBER: I am enraged by a story about feminists in cute outfits!

NOVEMBER: My plans to engage in homebrewing set off a spate of advice! Least-commented-upon month ever!

DECEMBER: We play “Cast Your Own Season of ‘The Surreal Life’”!