This shot of Luke and Leia decorating the Xmas tree does look quite funny, though the idea of a dead Vader head on as a tree-topper is a bit morbid. Either way, even with Darth Vader gone, the Skywalkers still have to celebrate Christmas, even if they are in a galaxy far, far away.
Would I spend hour upon hour to complete a 7-foot Dalek, that’s appropriately garbed for the holidays? Probably not, but that didn’t stop the Addis family from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK, from going for it.
What’s better than a Cthulhu 2012 calendar? How about a calendar app, that will deliver complete insanity directly to your mobile device? It sounds like some Cthulhu cultists have embraced new technology in order to make more people insane during this holiday season. I’m all for this, as people are already loony this time of year.
While it seems strange to me to post about Christmas in 2011, I was fortunate enough to capture these pics well after New Year’s, as the LED spectacle kept on going. It took me a few times to capture the LEDs right, but all in all, they were pretty amazing since the building is quite high. I’m still using an edited photo of this building’s LED as the header image of this blog.
It’s been a long week, but I’m glad that it’s Christmas. With the wife in town, we’re having quite a ball, even though it’s raining in Taipei. As for myself, I got quite a few presents from the wife and Mom Rees and I have to say that this is one of the best Christmases ever. I especially like the Cloudveil FirsTurn softshell jacket that she got me. I needed this and I was about to buy myself one.
I’ve had the MacBook Pro 17 since Monday, but didn’t have the time to unpack it. I finally managed to do so today, on Christmas day. I spent part of the evening installing some programs while my wife was taking a nap. I’m currently calibrating the battery. I’ve been off the power plug for about an hour and it says that it’s still got 7:33 left. That’s with the WiFi switched off and the brightness pumped up to the max.
My wife got a nice blue box from Tiffany’s. She was very happy. Our stocking stuffers included some toys for the pets, who are both sleeping the day off. Today, we went to eat at Diamond Tony’s at Taipei 101 on the 85th floor. I had the veal carpaccio and a New Zealand lamb rack, crusted with spices, with pesto and EVOO. Excellent!
If there’s one thing that Cthulhu probably wouldn’t wish you, it’s Merry Christmas, because just thinking too much about this outer god will drive you slowly insane. In fact, don’t think about or say his name aloud too much either. It’s better to be safe than sorry.