Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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Hey, It's Back!


Wow, it's been a loooooong time since I last updated this. But what can I say? I was enjoying my holidays, and besides -- I JUST got Internet. Fortunately, Mom just bought a Christmas album full of songs I'd never heard before, so next year should be exciting, eh?

First, let me tell you about Candelight at EPCOT. You got your eight voices of liberty, your Disney singers in green robes, your high school choirs in goldish-whitish robes, the orchestra (gorgeous), and the conductor, gesticulating wildly as he commands the singers to perform. For us, it was special guest Mr. Jung-Ho Pak. Quite something.

Mr. Pak sans caffeine
And then, of course, there was the Mistress of Ceremonies, Academy-Award Nominee Abigail Breslin. We got to see her on her first night, too. She was nervous, and a little excited -- but who wouldn't be? She did a great job, and she seemed to be moved to tears at one point.

Knew her lines, sweetheart
(Of course, it must be said that the Eartha Kitt ASL interpreter stole the show. The way she signed "wonders of his love" really was a wonder. Wink. She was dressed beautifully, too. It was something else.)

Yeah, like that
Second, let me describe to you the amazing feeling of being in charge of the Angel. Now, most people put a star on their Christmas tree. Some have jesters. My family has a Fiber Optic Angel that stands upon a makeshift stage. Well, this year, it was up to me to see that the angel got to her place.

Job well done
Now, I put the angel up a little higher than Dad meant for it to go, but this was covered up by a red ribbon and a flock of angels. So now, we have a semi-recreation of what the shepherds saw that fateful night, when the angels came with glad tidings of great joy.

Bears brought Jesus into this world
Thirdly, a shout-out to the Birthday Girls of the 21st, Allie and Gia. Happy (belated) Birthday, ladies!

Lastly, I just cannot wait for the festivities to begin. Christmas Eve at Roxy's tonight, Christmas Day with my sisters and relatives tomorrow, Benjamin Button as our Christmas flick. It really is Christmas, folks. Gee whiz, indeed.

Hello there, Merry Christmas, how've you been,
Gee, it's so good to talk to you again,
It's been a long, long time,
Can't explain why you've crossed my mind,
I guess it's just to wish you a Merry Christmas.

My best friend's having a party and everbody's going,
I know it's gonna be alot of fun, oh, by the way, it's snowing,
It's been a long, long time,
Can't explain why you've crossed my mind,
I guess it's just to say,
Gee whiz, it's Christmas.

It's funny that I never thought to call you before,
And why didn't I ever see you around anymore,
Another year has passed, and I can't erase,
The memory of your smiling face,
So I had to call you up and say,
Gee whiz, it's Christmas.

So don't forget the party that's just growing,
The warm fire from the fireplace will be glowing,
It's been a long, long time,
I still can't figure out why you've crossed my mind,
I guess it's just to say,
Gee whiz, it's Christmas.

I'm wishing you a Merry,
Have a Merry, Merry Christmas
Gee whiz ...

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