Monthly Archives: December 2011

It’s a Wonderful Tree

The Mitten Tree

Many hands made light work…of the Mitten Tree at my bank. Mentioned prior in Mitzvah Patrol.

God love the knitters. And the Solid Gold Dancers that make us woodchucks miss big city life with good reason in any season.

God Bless the Crazy Nutters, Every One

Vermont Nutters in 'CreteTricked-out trucks are a Burlington area tradition.

This baby from S.D. Ireland Concrete, with shamrocks and 25,000 lights, cruised VT to raise eyebrows, spirits, and dollars for cancer research during this, the Holiday Season.

My Favorite Things

Frantic for last-minute gifts? Here’s some for not a lot of quid:

“Mind Blowing Funk Hits”

The Ziploc Vacuum Starter Kit. With no battery or plug, your giftee will be pumping his or her way clear to obsession~and I’m not talking off-label use. Then you got your Avon Moisture Therapy hand creme. Sure, I dig l’Occitane at 4 times the price, but not so the metal packaging you can’t get product out of after a certain point. For readers and jokers, one of my all-time faves is The Joys of Yiddish; if you’re a real schnorrer, which may or may not mean “cheapskate” in Yiddish, you can get it used for 23 cents plus shipping here. There is a new version out but I can’t vouch for it [enter Yiddish punchline]. For the gift of beauty, might I suggest Laura Mercier’s face polish; a pricey scrub at 30 bucks but worth it. Lastly, for hair, I have yet to top Terax Crema conditioner (buy American!) but that could be because I can’t find a good shampoo. Which, you know, might make a nice gift, as would … Bose headphones. No pressure.

But if they have Starbucks there, I’m not really interested

Image credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

When life on Earth has gotten to be too much, it’s time to head to another planet.

Catch you on Kepler-22b. I’ll be in a booth in the back.

Holiday Mitzvah Patrol

There is a Mitten Tree at my bank.  People hang items on it that they have made. The bank gives these to the nurse’s office at the elementary school; she distributes as needed. Brilliant! I’m cranking out scarves a mile-a-minute.

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