atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5015: Merry Christmas!

Indeed it is!

I managed to get out of work on time last night, which is good, because I wanted to get to church before the late service began--and I squeaked into the parking lot with about seven minutes to spare.

It was as lovely as always, amplified by the "haven't been to church since last summer" thing--finally getting to church and the traditional Christmas Eve service, with the candlelit recitation of "Silent Night", with Mrs. Fungus by my side...absolutely joyous, and as usual the joy can only have come from one place. I was about to burst.

The choir sang, among other things, "Ding Dong Merrily on High", which is one of my favorites. I could not help observing to Mrs. Fungus that they really need another bass up there.... *sigh* But when they got to "Ding Dong" I sang along (quietly so as not to disturb others) and was pleased to see that I remember how to sing it.

Came home afterwards and had roast beast sandwiches. Mrs. Fungus wanted to watch Charlie Brown, so I--as I'd planned to for days--went and got one of her presents from under the tree for her to open. DVD, freshly remastered, done well enough that you can actually see the cels, and we enjoyed watching it. Then she put on the Patrick Stewart version of Christmas Carol and we ended up making exactly the same quips and jokes about it we did last year when we watched it.

For the record, the weird woodwind is a serpent and yes, Fezziwig is played by the guy who played the locutor in Rome.

Mrs. Fungus had me open a present, too--opening one present on Christmas Eve is a tradition here, started in 2012--and it's a "Pop!" bobblehead of Samwell Tarly from Game of Thrones. I put him on top of the laser printer, next to Tywin Lannister.

Meanwhile, XKCD has a gift for physicists everywhere:

...done, even better, as a Feynman Diagram so we know all its possible interactions already. I especially like "main component of dark matter".

Anyway, everyone have a Merry Christmas.

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