GEEKNOTE: Before I forget: "Merry Christmas to each and every one of you."
Maybe not politically correct in this day and age, but it is my wish to all of you, Christians and non-Christians alike.
Humming along to Mormon Tabernacle Choir's rendition of "For Unto Us a Child Is Born". Those 16th note runs were always brutally difficult to hit back when I used to sing in the College Chorale. The MTC makes them seem easy.
As I write this, Carolyn is searching for tape and I suspect my mom is at home cooking up apple pies for the big family get together over here tomorrow. I spent some time this afternoon in my unheated bike shop installing training wheels on a little something for one of my granddaughters. I found the track and the Christmas train. Now if I can just remember where I put the transformer last year... I've got a spare 275 watt "ZW" transformer I can use, but it seems like overkill for a single loop of track around the tree.
Lionel trains were always around when we were growing up and working on them probably contributed to my desire to tinker with stuff like computers when I grew up. I'm hoping that my brothers will also remember the good times we had growing up.
Christmas is a special time of year. Even facebook seems a little kinder and gentler the past few days. If only it could stay that way. People often say things on facebook that they would never say in person. To the extent that the Christmas spirit puts facebook friends on their best behavior, I'm all for it.
The musical penguins still have good batteries. Oh well. They sing "Rocking around the Christmas Tree" and are only slightly less annoying that the monkey with the cymbals my folks bought Jennifer years ago.
Time to get going so I can help with the house prep.
Rob Marlowe, Senior Geek, Gulfcoast Networking, Inc.
(Rob also serves as deputy mayor of the City of New Port Richey. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not necessarily represent the position of the city.)