Random thoughts for this Tuesday night

3 Dec

1. If you were ever on the fence about Michael Caine’s acting abilities, watch “The Muppet Christmas Carol”.  Because dang, can he put in a moving, heartfelt performance surrounded by Muppets.  When Beeker gives him the scarf…<a single man tear>

2. I thought my computer was broken or hacked or messed with by Maura (okay, mostly the latter) because I went to log on, and my mouse was all over the place and every time I tried to click on a link, it would open a new tab.  I spent five minutes freaking out, running the virus scanner, getting frustrated…and then I noticed that a shortcut for the new tab was “control + n”…and it hit me.  I turned off my wireless keyboard, shook it upside down, got the crumbs out….yeah, sticky keyboard strikes again!

3. My friend got me one of those angel chime candle holder things when she went to Denmark.  She had no clue how happy she had made me because we had one of these when I was a child and it always came out at Christmas.  Sure enough, tonight, I pulled it out (for the first time, I’m ashamed to say.)  As usual, Maura was delighted with it all.  The teens however – who had never seen one of these contraptions – were also interested.  They also wanted to know – if it was Swedish, did it come from Ikea?  (No. Denmark.)  And what did Swedish people do when they saw an Ikea? (Duh.  Buy stuff.)

A picture of the elusive teens, lulled into a catatonic state by angel chimes and candles

A picture of the elusive teens, lulled into a catatonic state by angel chimes and candles


4.  I’ve been told that it’s unlucky to light candles with lighters. So we lit the angel chime candles with matches.  Just to be safe.

5. I’m out of Bailey’s.  This gives me a bit of the sad.

6. I still have pumpkins outside.  It got cold and snowed the day after Thanksgiving.  So the pumpkins stayed a little longer.  My neighbor still has hers out as well, showing solidarity.

7. Maura insisted we buy this green tinsel tree.  And lights for it.  With the lights on it, it’s a bit wonky, so it’s now my homage to Dr. Seuss, as it is very Whoville.

The lights also twinkle.  Of course.

The lights also twinkle. Of course.





5 Responses to “Random thoughts for this Tuesday night”

  1. Helen December 3, 2014 at 6:56 am #

    We had those angel chimes as well when I was a kid, Ours were really neat because they also came with a clown for the top so that you could pull it out for birthdays. I was so excited when I found them in a catalogue as an adult. I now have two of them!

  2. JoDee December 3, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    We had the angel chime too. I was so happy when I found it several years ago in a catalog and very cheep even better! My kids love it just as much as I always have.

  3. Alzbeta December 4, 2014 at 12:32 am #

    Our pumpkin melted in our first big snow. It was gross.

    We had one of those! Now I want to see if my parents still have it tucked away. 🙂

  4. emcclure2010 December 4, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    Omg Muppet Christmas Carol is the best…And yes, Michael Caine kills it in that movie. Plus Rizzo. I mean, hello. And I love those angel chimes, too! We had them when I was little and my mom still has one…I think I need my own, too.

    • phoebz4 December 4, 2014 at 11:39 am #

      I love Rizzo.

      And it seems everyone needs the angel chimes, lol!

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