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Can we head back in time to yesterday's post for a minute? I mentioned Christmas crackers in it, and I don't think I've ever received so many comments/emails in my life. Also, I can't believe so many of you are deprived of this awesomely mediocre tradition. Here's my explanation of crackers:
|Nope, not these crackers...|
Here we go...these crackers:
Around the Christmas table, two people each pull one end of the cracker, and it pops open. Inside, there are terrible prizes like a mini magnifying glass, a paper crown, a bad joke, a tiny pencil or something else you will undoubtedly throw away before it even makes it home. BUT - it's tradition. So I keep buying them year after year.
I'd also like to mention that until I looked it up on Wikipedia today, I had no idea that the popping sound was created by a highly explosive chemical. I kinda just thought it was tension from the paper or something. So that sounds slightly less than safe.
If my house goes up in smoke over Christmas, try not to blame it on my subpar culinary skills. The kitchen probably caught on fire because of the Christmas crackers. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I'm keeping it short and sweet today, mostly because I'm in a funk and just want Christmas to get here already. Blargh. I hate waiting for it. Especially working while I wait for it. Wake me up when it's holiday time please.
So...did my explanation of Christmas crackers make you want to rush out and buy them, or ban them from your home as a fire hazard?
I may have overdone the dangerous chemical aspect. I'm sure they're safe. Probably. Mostly.
I have a grand total of ONE Christmas CD. I need Christmas song recommendations please!
Seriously - I only listen to my one CD, Trans Siberian Orchestra on YouTube and somehow "All I Want for Christmas is You" gets into my head every 3-4 hours just because. Gotta love that Mariah.