Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

Because of this song. Every year, the holiday season brings the advent of Jesus, and on a humorous note, this song by Johnny Angel & The Halos. Enjoy.

Santa Claus is Comin' Dahntahn
Yinz better watch aht,
Yinz better not paht,
Yinz better not cry,
I’m tellin yinz hauscome,
Santa Claus is comin’ dahntahn.

He’s makin’ a list,
He’s checkin’ it aht,
He’s gonna find aht who’s nebby an ‘at,
Santa Claus is comin’ dahntahn.

He knows if yinz is a jagoff,
He can see inside yinz haus,
He knows if yinz been workin’ hard,
Or just sittin’ on yur caach (caach, caach, caach).

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle All the Way...
Lookin' from Mahnt Worshington,
Down where the Stillers.....are at. (Aw, C'mon guys...)

Yinz better watch aht,
Yinz better not paht,
Yinz better not cry,
I’m tellin yinz hauscome.
Santa Claus is comin’ dahntahn!…..

He sees yinz on the Nor'side
In 'Sliberty and Sahside, too.
He don't want yinz to be ascared
Just do what yer asposed ta do. (Doo Doo Doo)

Yinz better watch aht,
Yinz better not paht,
Yinz better not cry,
I’m tellin yinz hauscome.
Santa Claus is comin’ dahntahn!

Check out the Steeltown Sports blog for the audio.

For those of you not familiar with the Pittsburgh (or Pixburg) dialect will probably not understand this. Make it your goal to visit Pittsburgh, and some of these things will be brought to light!

Monday, December 22, 2008

'Tis the Season to forget blogging...

Or something like that. Yes, basically, I forgot to blog. But things have been more and more busy, as the holidays often are. I have only one Christmas gift left to buy, and a plane to jump on tomorrow morning to beautiful, sunny, 80 degree weather! I never thought I would look forward to a sunny, warm Christmas, but after these few days of frigid temperatures and an all-together gloomy season so far, I would be happy simply to see the sun! In fact, the sun is such a novelty right now that my dog will lie in the little, teeny patch of sun that comes in the window onto the carpet in the living room. (My house is angled poorly for winter sun, but boy does it rock in the summer.)
When I talked to my mom yesterday, she said Emma had just finished her half-marathon (yay, Em!) and she did awesome, and now they were down at the hot tub, reading and relaxing. That sounded absolutely wonderful to me, so I can't wait to get down there and take it easy. Granted, there are so many of us in the little condo that I sleep on the floor on a mattress in Emma's room, but I can't complain because it's Christmas and I'll be home with everyone!
I also got cute and beautiful gifts yesterday from friends at church: thank you Tyler, Tori, Jenna, Emily, Maxine, and Debbie! I love them all. And last night, a fun present from Jim & Suzannah: a chance to play with little Dylan for a few hours! It was fun to watch her get startled by the noisy wind we were (are) having...she kept looking around and saying, "bah? Guh?". I commiserate with her - it was so loud! Only a Steelers win could have made the day better.
Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Power of the Girly Candle

I have a candle in my office. Which means that Jim and Mark have a candle in their office as well, and they used to say "aww, don't burn the girly candle" when I wanted to have a nice smell. So I would wait until they were out of the office for the day, and then light the candle (Creamy Nutmeg, from Slatkin & Co.). And slowly, the candle has won them over...Mark more than Jim. Jim thinks it smells good and everything, but Mark yesterday walked in and said the candle smelled really good and "made him feel like it was still Thanksgiving".
Amen. The candle makes the work day better, hands down.