Happy New Year from the Egg!
My friend Trish hosts an annual day-long party to kick off the new year. It usually starts around 1pm — gotta give folks time to sleep off their NYE festivities, after all — and goes until the last person is left standing.
Trish and the crew eat, drink, watch football and play games all day. It’s a lot of fun. I would be attending today…except she lives half-way across the country.
So, in an attempt to join in the fun from afar, I will be spending part of my day playing Online Jenga.
That’s right — Jenga has gone digital. You can play it with however many players you’ve got. (So one is acceptable, if that’s your situation. No judgment.)
Give it a try between football games. You might just find it addictive.
And what better way to start the new year than with a new way to waste your time!
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Today is the last day of the year — heck, the last day of the decade – and everyone appears to be taking a look back before jumping into 2010.
Now, I’m not one for nostalgia. I enjoy throwing things out more than most people. But there is much to be learned from the past, so let’s review the few brief months of The Egg’s existence and see what we can see in its stickiness…
- Readership has increased steadily since the Egg’s launch in August, but always takes a bit of a dip over the weekend or a holiday. I am so pleased to know that the Egg is a workday distraction!
- You prefer the shallow to the deep — when I go deep, you go away. (No worries there…I am so rarely deep.)
- The topic that is consistently popular? Posts about my dog Rory. That is not surprising at all. He’s a people magnet…and apparently a traffic magnet as well.
- The most commented on blogs of the year? Fantasy leagues and little girls’ obsession with the color pink. It is reassuring to be deemed controversial by both sexes.
- The blogs that nobody wanted to read? Those related to the movie “Twilight”…and they meant the so much to me. (I’m going to have to work on bringing you guys over to the dark side.)
- The most requested blog topic? Movie reviews! Thank you — I’m at the theater pretty much every week and promise to post my sticky point of view here.
A friend tweeted the other day that blogs were “so 1999.” Well, I have enjoyed being 10 years behind the times with all of you.
Let’s keep eggin’ each other on in 2010!
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Isn’t there a saying about how Americans rush to our entertainment…and then rush just as quickly to leave it?
I thought about that this week during my walks with Rory in the neighborhood.
Even in the days preceding Christmas, trees already lie abandoned on the edge of the sidewalk, awaiting our three-days-a-week garbage pickup.
How quickly we rush to Christmas, many people putting up their trees before Thanksgiving…and then scurry again to take them down once the presents are opened and faraway family and friends have returned to their homes.
When I was a child, we put the tree up a mere week before Christmas. I imagine that tradition was fueled in part by my mother’s fear of fire, since we always had a real tree. Watering it every day was my job, as was turning off the lights should the tree ever be unattended.
I carry my mother’s caution — and tradition — about live Christmas trees with me to this day.
When I do put up a tree, it’s usually five days or so before the holiday, but I like to leave it up until New Year’s Day, if it’s not too dried out. There’s something especially magical about a Christmas tree after all the hubbub is over, and you can simply sit and enjoy it’s color and sparkle.
It reminds me of the best of my childhood. And I’m in no rush to forget it.