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Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate

‘Tis the season once again. Of course, it’s not just about the hot chocolate, but that’s a nice part of it. And this year, I’m proud to announce, I haven’t heard of a single person offended by the Official Starbucks Red Cups®! The Starbucks peppermint hot chocolate reminds me of 2010 when we headed south for Christmas. We went to Universal Studios a few days that week and had one of these drinks just about every morning at CityWalk.

Last year we spent Christmas in Florida once again, but this year we are staying home. I just uploaded a classic computing video where I entered a Santa Claus program on a Commodore 64 emulator. The program came from the December 1984 issue of Family Computing magazine.

The background music from this video comes from the old Jingle Disk produced by Thoughtware, Inc. back in 1985. I wonder if Marty McFly ran it on his computer?

Anyway, some more contemporary sounds of the season echoed from the halls of Jewel City Church last week with their annual Christmas production. Watch it here!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! This holiday started out for me with a running in the annual Shinnston Turkey Trot, where it was a “crisp, cool” 26° for the duration of the race. It wasn’t my fastest time, but I’ll take it simply because of the poor weather. Here’s a short clip from the local news: (If you look closely you’ll catch me at around the :13 mark…)

(OK… Well, the video link no longer works, so here is a link to a story on wboy.com)

Shinnston Turkey Trot 5K Held to Benefit the Marie Gaston Scholarship Fund

That was followed by a great meal and time spent with family. There was the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to watch, followed by the National Dog Show, and then a presentation of “Shrek: The Musical” on DVD.