Even better: there's this one song--I think I mentioned it before, but I still can't remember the name of the song--where "Silent Night" is like a counterpoint to the third stanza. The third stanza is repeated, so the first time through the altos and sopranos sing the third stanza and I, by myself, sing "Silent Night". At the repeat, then, the other guys come in and sing harmony on "Silent Night" while I sing the melody a second time.
Lotta responsibility, there. My biggest problem is that there are a few phrases where it sounds a bit off inside my own head, so I asked the choir director how it sounded. He told me it sounded wonderful. He found it surprising when I told him why I'd asked, but I'm willing to take his word for it that it sounds fine.
Fortunately I do know the song and the words--who doesn't know "Silent Night"?--so that's a major help.
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Finding myself wanting some food, I cast around the kitchen trying to find something that was tasty and easy to cook. I settled on a frozen pizza; but it had been in the freezer for several months. The magic of freeze-drying redistributed the water from the pizza to the cardboard, so that after the pizza went into the oven and the cardboard had sat on the stove for a few minutes, I was able to wring it out over the sink.
Because the pizza was dry, it burned around the edges, badly. I cut them off and sat down to eat the remainder; I took one bite, said, "Ew," took another bite to be sure, then tossed the rest of it.
It was STALE. I mean, EPIC STALE.
So I ended up having a PBJ. *sigh*
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Christmas catalog from England, 1976. One image shows the "Steve Austin" action figure ("doll") with the space capsule thingy that converted into an operating room. I had that, until it got destroyed in a flood. *sigh*
And right below it, the "Vertibird", a toy my brother got--that was a damn cool toy and when I saw something similar for sale a few years ago I snatched it. Woohoo!
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Realize that it's the 15th, which makes it ten days until Christmas. Where the hell did the year go?