Ah, the Christmas Crapper! I poop on you!
- Ann Arbor: Home Sweet Home. One of the things I love about coming home at the holidays is reconnecting with all my friends who have left Ann Arbor that I rarely see. Not to mention the abundance of ridiculous events I can choose to attend like Turkey Bowl at the local bowling alley or the Townie Pub Crawl, which is lead by a trio of siblings from one of the most hilarious neighborhood families who wear shirts like "Ann Arbor Townie: Here Today, Here Tomorrow" and/or their high school letter jackets for the evening (all graduated from Ivy League schools and hold at least 1 graduate degree.) And then there are the after hours hang outs, like The Barber Shop. I'm not even going there.
- My Brother, The International Businessman. So, my 23 year old brother is returning for his final semester at MSU having just finished a 6 month co-op thingy with Toyota and accepting a job at one of the largest privately held manufacturing companies in the world where is he making way more money than I think a recent college grad should (but really, good for you!) I was going through the family mail committing federal offenses by opening Christmas cards not addressed to me and was surprised to see my brother had two - one from his new company signed by like 10 people stating how eager they were for him to come on board this summer, and the other from his custom tailor in Hong Kong. Custom tailor in Asia?! Somehow I missed the critical step in my career where I procure a custom tailor from the far East. Fuck.
New Log, Yullllle Love Hate it! The televised Yule Log made its debut in 1966 on WPIX New York, and despite a 12 year hiatus the Yule Log has been performing well in its time slot since its return in 2001. This year the Tribune Company decided to update the Yule Log. The old log is at left, the new at right. Is it just me or does he new log looks like the scene of a backwoods arson? Is that a felled telephone pole? I guess I'm a Yule Log purist. (via CBS Sunday Morning)