While everybody else is celebrating New Year’s Day, you can celebrate National Hangover Day (or celebrate not celebrating it) or any one of these 99 other Offbeat holidays throughout the year. Courtesy of Mental Floss!
Happy Holidays! Neil Gaiman Reads Charles Dickens’s Original Performance Script for “A Christmas Carol”
“No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.”
Source: Neil Gaiman Reads Charles Dickens’s Original Performance Script for “A Christmas Carol” – Brain Pickings
A Real Stinker | David Magazine
It’s the Thought that Counts, Right?
This month I take a look at some gift giving etiquette – and some of the really bad gifts people have gotten over the years.
Source: A Real Stinker | David Magazine
DAVID • Think: Made by Hand
With Scissors & Glue, a Gift for You!
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This month we look at gift giving alternatives!
DAVID • Think: Sky High Holy Days
Astronaut Bloom’s Amazing New Year in Space
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Is this eligible for a Hugo?
Either way, here’s my new fictional offering from the pages of David Magazine.
And check out the art from the amazing (and available) Warren Wucinich!
A Small (Lithuanian) Town Christmas
This year, for Christmas, Laika and I were forbidden from our usual tradition of leftovers (nothing is open Christmas Day) and lounging around all day reading. Nope, this year Rasa invited us (both of us, mind you) to celebrate the day with her family in the northern Lithuanian village of Mažeikiai, which, with a population of around 45K, is the 8th largest city in the country. So off we went, the Saturday before Christmas, driven by Rasa’s sister, Lina, and her husband, Paulius. It’s about 220km away, but since most of what we’re traveling on is two lane roads through hundreds of tiny villages, it takes about 3 hours to get there from Kaunas. Continue reading “A Small (Lithuanian) Town Christmas”
DAVID • Think: Eggnog and Gelt
DAVID • Think: Eggnog and Gelt.
Just in time for the start of the holiday season, here’s a few reminiscences about my holidays past.
Hope you all have a great time with your celebrations!
How to Gift an Ebook
Not that I’m hinting about anything (although my own wish list is here) but for anyone who might like a book for the holiday this is a great way to go!
‘Tis the gift giving season, and a question we’re getting asked by family and friends is how do you give an ebook as a gift? You can’t pop it in a box and wrap it. You could give a gift card, sure, but what if you want something more personal or precise? What if you want to give someone a copy of this one great book you just read?
It’s easy: there’s a button, we tell our loved ones. And our loved ones look at us skeptically and consider revoking their previously bestowed title of She-Who-Is-An-Expert-In-All-Things-Book-and-Ebook.
So we’re here to back up our statement with the following image-heavy tutorial: There is a button on almost all major ebook retailers’ sites, and many of them offer you the option of emailing the recipient immediately with their gift, or on a future date of your choosing, or of retaining and printing the…
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