Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas, friends and lurkers

Well, the internet is already starting to curl up and go into hibernation for the next day or so...well, at least until people begin scouring online for any good Boxing Day sales. A word of advice on that...skip Best Buy and Future Shop if you live in the north. Out of curiosity Cathy hit one of those sites as a test for their shipping. Season 3 of Bones costs about $50. Shipping is an additional $35.

Just saying, might not be your best place for deals for those of us living in this part of the world. But if you spot any good Boxing Day sales online, drop a line in the comments.

Anyway, I'll still be throwing up posts over the next few days. If I could manage to blog every day while on a cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean last year (Christ, that was a year ago. Time flies.) then I can certainly find a few minutes sitting in the Penthouse as we plan on having a very low key Christmas. Not sure what I'll be writing about yet, but if this blog has proved nothing else over the past three years or so, I do have the ability to ramble at length.

Still, I hope every one who swings by this blog has a Merry Christmas, that you got to where ever you were supposed to go to safely and on time and that you get something nice for Christmas.

And hey, if you're here, wish the silent and patient partner on this blog a happy birthday. It's Cathy's birthday today. She's already received nice gifts (in non-Christmas wrap), flowers and cake. She's having a good one, but well wishes are always a good thing.

Anyway, take care and try not to drink too much eggnog this evening...

Last Five
1. No words - Neil Diamond
2. Don't look back in anger (live) - Tori Amos*
3. Play the game - Queen
4. Sailor's rest - Stan Rogers
5. Even better than the real thing - U2


Mireille Sampson said...

Happy Birthday! Like the way the claymation Rudolph does it.

Craig Westcott said...

Happy Birthday Cathy. Merry Christmas to you both.

Anonymous said...

I ordered a 52" tv from Visions website and paid $300 in freight to Igloolik. Best Buy and Future Shop both wanted over $900 for the same.

I expected a call saying that it was wrong, but, four days later, at the post office sat my girlfriend's (ya, right) Christmas present. I am almost scared to order anthing else and ruin a good thing.

The small stuff we usually get fron Chapters or Amazon, gotta love the free shipping over $40.

Jason in Igloolik

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Cathy!!Also want to send wishes for a Merry Christmas to you both! Hope Santa brings you lots of nice things!

In Iqaluit said...

Happy birthday, Cathy!

Keep up the blog if you can, I don't take a vacation from

I don't know of any good deals for shipping on the internet, esp. for the Boxing Week sales. Mountain equipment Coop has $6.50 flat shipping year 'round which is pretty good.

Jason in Igloolik... you're a riot! Thanks for sharing that tip (I probably won't order) but I think it's hilarious you bought the tv for your girlfriend! But did it really arrive 4 days later? Seriously? All the way to Igloolik?

John Mutford said...

Merry Christmas, to you and Cathy.

Brian said...

Merry Christams to you both and Happy Birthday to cathy.

Aida said...

happy birthday Cathy and merry christmas to both of you. no tips,sorry i order fabric, so shipping is nothing too crazy.

Megan said...

Merry Christmas!