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One Does Not Simply Walk into My Living Room

One Does Not Simply Walk into My Living Room

I’m not really big on the holiday season. Well, okay sure- family, food, and all that can be great. Kiddo’s delighted of course in the boxes that her new toys came in, which was basically expected.

Holiday Defense Mechanisms

Holiday Defense Mechanisms

Image via Wikipedia Seemingly, I have a natural defense mechanism.  It’s a bit like that of puffer fish, well save for the fact I don’t balloon out.  No instead I turn red, not blushing- no instead bright red splotches appear (festive right?) on my neck, […]

Celebrate The Holidays and The New Years Globally

Celebrate The Holidays and The New Years Globally

 

There is no doubt we live in a global society.  It has many huge advantages, from commerce to communication.  While other cultures and customs are a fantastic way to familiarize ourselves with our global neighbors.

You can check in on how other people are celebrating by watching the live streaming video of the celebrations online.  Both holidays create so much fanfare and excitement globally, that not only is it entertaining- it’s also enlightening.

For Chirstmas:

  • earthTV has just launched a "Christmas Across the Globe" page, which shows live video of Christmas impressions and traditions from all over the globe. See what the holidays look like in exotic destinations such as Hong Kong, Berlin, Amsterdam and Vienna (among many others). You can also read about Christmas traditions around the world: http://www.earthtv.com/en/programs/christmas-across-the-globe

My own personal favorite is the New Years celebrations from around the world:

  • Also, you can experience how the world welcomes in 2010, live on earthTV.com. On December 31st, 2009 at 6:00 AM EST the first earthTV.com camera location (Auckland, New Zealand) will ring in the New Year. Two hours later it will be followed by Sydney Australia’s world famous fireworks at Harbor Bridge. Later through the day earthTV’s cameras will bring you spectacular celebrations from Hong Kong, Berlin, and Paris France’s breathtaking Eiffel Tower fireworks. The celebrations will end January 1st at 12:00 AM PST with Seattle Washington’s Space Needle Fireworks.  You can watch it all unfold live at:   http://www.earthtv.com/en/programs/new-years-eve-2009-2010
You Say ‘Self-Involved’ Like It’s a Bad Thing

You Say ‘Self-Involved’ Like It’s a Bad Thing

You ever have that moment of clarity?  That one second that things almost sorta make some sense?  I’ve recently had one of those, while a fabulous thing in and of itself, self-revelations aren’t always all that great. In looking around around at many of the […]

Recessions, Confessions, and Conservation for Valentines Day

Recessions, Confessions, and Conservation for Valentines Day

The Holiday Of Love Takes a Hit Have recession fears gotten in the way of your Valentines Day? Money woes got you down? Some people have decided to do some alternative things for Valentines Day, instead of chocolates and cards they are trying to find […]