Christmas arrived a little early for me this year. I've been helping Empress Eve and Dave3 with their webzine theGeekZine for most of the last year with an article or three, a bit of technical advice on web server performance, and the occasional aesthetic opinion. Mostly, I've been in it for the comradeship and the fun, and it's been a great ride so far. Dave and Eve surprised me a couple days ago though when they told me that a package would be arriving for me today. When it did arrive, I couldn't resist opening it... and was blown away. Thanks guys! It was a fun ride in 2006, and I hope that 2007 will be even better!
Meanwhile, I suppose I should finally post that picture of this year's Christmas tree:
The goofy halo behind the tree topper is us shining a flashlight on the crystal in an attempt to make sparkly refraction patterns on the walls and ceiling. Unfortunately, the camera flash takes out most of the effect.
And oh yes, don't worry elgan I understand that an expensive Christmas tree is sometimes a thing you have to do... In the Land Of My Birth, my parents went out and got a "u-cut" 6-8' tree for about $30 American. Prices out here are ghastly... it must be the cost of real estate. It's $500K for 650 square foot condo around here and a $90 tree must seem like NOTHING in comparison. Yeah, that's it.
on 2006-12-22 at 10:51 p.m.
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