Happy New Year Everyone!!

Hope your new year is shiny and bright, filled with happiness, love, and wonderful dreams.  May it be better than 2010, and fulfill your every wish.  May the world know peace, the hungry know food, and the lonely find comfort in another soul.

I share these firework pics from tonight with you all.  I took them down at one of the local shopping/entertainment center’s parties.

Santa Tracking

Ever since I was little Christmas Eve was meant for watching for Santa.  Back then this pretty much just entailed staring out windows looking for Rudolph’s Red Nose.  I swear that once I totally saw him, but upon reflection it’s also possible it was a plan from just the right angle.  As I got older I started turning to the TV, which would do periodic ‘breaking news’ commercials keeping track of Santa, reminding us kids to get in bed!  Yeah right, as if we could sleep.

Once things became more technologically advanced I discovered NORAD’s Santa Tracker, and have visited the website ever since.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m NOT CRAZY.  I know these videos are NOT REAL.  Neither were the ‘Rescue 911’ reenactments and yet I still was crazy about that show.  (Remember it?)  But tracking Santa on NORAD’s website is a fun break from ‘normal’ life.  So I still dig it.

If you have kids, or are a kid at heart go check it out.  He’s already in flight, having taken off at 6am EST, and is working his way from Russia west.  As of this posting he’s currently believed to be in the United Arab Emirates, and expected to be in Oman in about 3 minutes.

Go track Santa: http://www.noradsanta.org

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This makes me completely and utterly sick.  I am just, totally disgusted now.  Please go read the story and sign the petition.