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'tis the season ... - The Bibliophile
Too busy reading most likely ...
'tis the season ...
I've a few things I like to re-read around this time of year. Last night I again gave thanks for having a MUCH nicer HR at my workplace than Bob Howard has at The Laundry as I enjoyed Charles Stross' Overtime once more.

Tonight it'll be a coin toss to see whether Hogfather or Mistletoe & Mayhem is up next. Plus I have to squeeze It Ate Billy on Christmas in somewhere ... (oh, don't look at me like that ... I know perfectly well every one of you will, at some stressful moment during the holidays, wish consumption-by-monster on somebody ... I just happen to own the wish fulfilment in printed/illustrated form). Despite Murphy's best efforts I managed to finish everything I HAD to do at work today so I did a last minute booking off of tomorrow and may loaf about and read if I wish (food and other essentials already stocked as I was operating under the assumption I'd be working that last day so there's nothing I HAVE to go out for and I'm quite happy not to be out among the last-minuters)

Seasonal CDs (Arrogant Worms' Christmas Turkey, Harry Belafonte's To Wish You a Merry Christmas, and Loreena McKennitt's A Winter Garden and DVDs (Bell, Book and Candle, Bernard and the Genie, Hogfather, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and We're No Angels) may or may not be hauled out and played; CKUA is promising a twelve-hour run of classical Christmas music (6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. mountain time) followed by Christmas editions of The Celtic Show and The Friday Night Blues Party and that's pretty much guaranteed to be a whole day of rare tunes I've never heard before (yes, Virginia, there's a whole universe of Christmas music that is never ever played to death in malls) so I might just turn on the radio when I wake and keep it playing 'til bedtime.

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sealwhiskers From: sealwhiskers Date: 24th December 2015 22:51 (UTC) (Other places)
I listen to that Loreena CD as well as several others in my car this whole month and half of the next. It's just really nice winter music to me.


I'm gonna do a post here soon, but it wasn't anything terribly happy, albeit news, so I decided to wait until after Christmas.

I wish for coziness and many laughs. Do tell when you install skype or anything of the like, btw!
jlsjlsjls From: jlsjlsjls Date: 25th December 2015 20:08 (UTC) (Other places)
MERRY CHRISTMAS! to you too! Plus many many HUGS!!!

Right now loving CKUA's promised twelve hours of classical Christmas music ... many rarely heard, unfamiliar pieces being played and they're lovely just because they're new to my ears (knew I could count on this station to not be airing any of the stale couple of dozen songs that everybody else records/plays over and over)

Will most certainly let you know when I get some sort of improved communications ... I confess that right now, after such a long period of heavy overtime on my computer via remote I'm currently celebrating not being in front of my keyboard and monitor as much as possible (hence all the catch-up knitting and reading). But that novelty of extreme swing in the non-computer direction should balance out soon. :-)
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