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A Peculiar Effort of Will

The little man decided to write a letter to Santa this year, all on his own. He wrote out his list, stuffed it into an envelope, addressed it to “Santa at North Pole” then handed it to me and demanded I place a stamp on it. That same day I drove him down to a mailbox so that he could deposit it himself (I know how satisfying that can be). Now he’s been unduly concerned by our lack of a fireplace and has been wanting to leave a window open, so that Santa can get in to drop off his gifts. I blame repeat viewings of Elf for this preoccupation (seriously, Santa hasn’t really been as issue for us in Christmases past). In related news…

ceci n'est pas une pipe

Bonus: A friend took some lovely photos of the Andrew Bird show at the Guthrie, for City Pages. My favorite shot is the one of Mr. Bird’s stripey socks.
Plus: I can’t believe I missed this. It’s been around for over a year, I guess. Even though it is a full flash usability nightmare it still made my day: We Are the Web. It also made me sad that I missed Leslie Hall when she was here not too long ago (I found out about it after the fact).
And: Looks like I’ll be visiting Lawrence, KS in 2008. More on that soon.


  1. Tim wrote:

    My wife and I walk around singing the hippo song all the time this time of year. It’s like Christmas song crack.

    Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 3:13 pm | Permalink
  2. That is so totally adorable. I watched the video with the little man. He said “this is…weird.” But now he’s singing it too.

    Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 10:31 am | Permalink

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