Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Things I’m Thankfull For: Jigsaw

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Jigsaw the Golden Retriever, the oldest of my two dogs, just turned 14.

I asked my vet how he was doing for his age. She said “I don’t know. They don’t usually live this long.”

Jigsaw started out as an unrestrained riot of affection and turned into a dog that everyone loves.

Here are a few pictures of him over the years.











Jigsaw Screen Cap Dup



With an old dog, you know your days together are limited, and you just try to cherish the time you have left.

Tis The Season

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Finally, a video that combines two of the biggest obsessions this time of year:

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Shoegazer Sunday: Stellarscope’s “Silent Night”

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Last year this time I threw Stellarscope’s version of “Silent Night,” and I liked it so much I decided to turn it into one of those “holiday traditions” you hear so much about.

Merry Christmas!

Library Addition: Ray Bradbury’s Christmas Wishes 1986

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Slowly but surely collecting all of these:

Bradbury, Ray. Christmas Wishes 1986. Self-published, 1986. First edition 8 1/2 x 11″ broadsheet, folded once (as mailed), otherwise Fine- with slight wrinkling. inscribed by Bradbury: “Hans N!/Ray Bradbury”. A one page poem, like all Bradbury’s Christmas broadsheets. This one says “From Maggie & Ray Bradbury,” but I’m not sure it was actually co-written by his wife. Bought off eBay for about $35.

Bradbury Christmas 1986

Library Addition: Signed 1989 Ray Bradbury Christmas Broadsheet

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Picked up another signed Ray Bradbury Christmas broadsheet off eBay:

Bradbury, Ray. A Christmas Wish 1989: The Bread of Beggars, The Wine of Christ. Privately printed, 1989. First edition broadsheet, a Fine copy, inscribed by the author: “Tim!—Love!—Ray!” Bought off eBay for $34 plus shipping.


The slight shadowing on the left side is a scanner artifact, probably a result of leaving it in the protective plastic while scanning it…

Shoegazer Sunday: Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls “Merry Xmas, Baby (Please Don’t Die)”

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

For a little seasonal cheer, enjoy Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls “Merry Xmas, Baby (Please Don’t Die)”.

Library Additions: Two Signed Michael Swanwick Books

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Two Michael Swanwick books:

  • Swanwick, Michael. Not So Much Said the Cat. Tachyon, 2016. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy, new and unread. Signed and dated by Swanwick. His latest short story collection.
  • Swanwick, Michael. Solstice Spirits. Dragonstairs Press, 2015. First edition chapbook original, #62 of 100 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy new and unread. Four brief seasonal tales. Though dated 2015, I was only able to obtain it recently, and it’s already sold out from the press.
  • solstice-spirits

    Copies of both of these will be available in the new Lame Excuse Books catalog I’m sending out on Monday.

    This Might Get Your Goat

    Monday, December 21st, 2015

    I blame Dwight.

    Evidently there’s a Swedish charity that’s trying to raise goat awareness or some damn thing, and to do so they’ve released a Christmas album.

    Sung by goats.

    And by “sung,” I mean “torturing you ears.”

    Yes, it’s Jingle Cats with goats. If you’re in dire need of finding a way to make guests leave at the end of a Christmas party, I think this will provide the answer…

    Merry Christmas!

    Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

    To celebrate Christmas, here’s The Dropkick Murphys with “The Season’s Upon Us.”

    Godzilla Christmas Tree

    Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

    The search for the coolest Christmas tree is officially over. You’re never going to beat the giant, fire-breathing Godzilla Christmas tree of Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall in Tokyo.

    Merry Christmas!