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December 2nd, 2010

Free stuff, good haul!

My plans for today were originally just "go to library, go to store, go home." But Brooke sent me a thing from Freecycle for some free kids stuff. It was in Tigard, so it took over an hour to get there. When I got there, she had a whole bunch of stuff, not just books (which included vintage 80s books), but also VHS tapes that may or may not work, a bunch of stuffed animals, some clothes, and and a leather trenchcoat, all for free.

Among the stuffed animals is a lamb, a turtle, a mouse, and a Tiny Toons "Calamity Coyote" stuffy.

Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org

Christmas song insanity!

Christmas music drives me crazy. Here's why:

I object to the lyrics of many Christmas songs, and those I don't object to for that reason I've heard so damn many times that I've grown to hate them. Also, even hearing a few words of most Christmas songs will cause Molly to start singing them internally over and over and over and over again ad nauseum and it's hard to get her to stop. Especially since her singing triggers a part of our mind that generates mental noise to keep our energy level up (The Stream), and starts taking up the slack when Molly gets tired. So Christmas music is insanity-making for me, since it fills my head with so much noise that I can't think.

"Jingle Bell Rock," "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree," and "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" being exceptions.

About the only Christmas album of Molly's that we're okay with is "Malin's Jul" (Malin's Yule), an album of a young girl singer named Malin Reitan - one of Molly's favorite singers - singing Christmas songs in her native language, which is Norweigan. It's good, because the words are in Norweigan, which derails any chance of Molly or the Stream to repeat it ad infinitum.

Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org

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