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The Trauma of Jingle Bells

Santa Claus Hat

Santa Claus Hat

This is a story about being permanently traumatized by the Christmas song “Jingle Bells.” Actually, it wasn’t so much the song itself, but the events surrounding the playing of “Jingle Bells.”  Fair warning; this “Jingle Bells” Christmas story involves topless women and beer but is otherwise considered Family Safe, unless you don’t want your kids to grow up to become sailors.  Continue reading

Journeying Through Journey To The West

Journey To The West

Journey To The West

Among the souvenirs Winnie brought back from China on her recent trip was an 11-disk set of DVDs containing the Chinese classic series “Journey to the West.”  Now, as part of our evening routine whenever Winnie and I are both home, we watch one or two episodes.  Although it’s only in the Chinese national language (no subtitles) I am able to mostly follow the action with Winnie\’s help explaining the dialog.  Watching these series has becoming a lot of fun. Continue reading