Friday, December 26, 2008


I had a nice Xmas Eve with my family, except for when my 10 year-old niece threw a tantrum. Whatever. Let her daddy deal with it. LOL! And Christmas Day was fun too! Thanks to S for the awesome party and food! Oh yeah, I've been eating so much the past two days, and not gained a pound! DAMNIT! I have the opposite problem of most of you fine people. Go figure.

There is an incredible shocking horrific story coming out of Southern California here, about some demented guy who went to his estranged wife's Xmas Eve party and shot up a couple of people, threw homemade bombs at the house, the place went up in flames, about NINE people so far have been found dead, and he went off to kill himself in the end! YIKES! He did this all while dressed up as Santa Claus! Talk about trying to make a statement and headlines. The details of this terrible story just keep unfolding.

By the way, R.I.P. to Earth Kitt.

Have you heard of an amazing band called The Shins? It's composed of two Hispanic and three Caucasian dudes from New Mexico! I love them! James Mercer is the lead singer/songwriter, and this dude has some serious talent and the most wonderful original voice:


Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

The "Santa killer" is one of those stories that is already being overplayed. I don't think learning more details will help me put it in perspective or make sense of it. It's tragic, will have an impact on many people for years, but the coverage of it has been gruesome.

On a happier note, glad you enjoyed the pleasant sides of the holiday!

Todd said...

All I can say is that I'm glad the f****** holiday is over. Now I can look forward to some down time.
I have mixed feelings about The Shins. I like them, but after a few spins, I have to stop listening since their songs have a strange way of sticking in your head and never stop spinning there. Yikes!!!

Palm Springs Savant said...

never heard of the shins but I do like their sound. Will check them out more closely now.

dreadful Santa shoot up thing- uh that poor family. Here's hoping to a better weekend.

alice said...

Where I work, we hear of suicides and family tragedies during the holidays, and it's easy to become overwhelmingly sad at the turn of events for some unfortunates.

I have no idea what motivated the "Santa killer" to carry out such a horrific choice, but his family will be in my prayers. Blessings to you, Will.

Gary said...

Eartha Kitt died?!

She was a true piece of work. I saw her perform several times and she really brougt the house down. Focused and a firecracker. I'm off to google this story.


I'll fatten you up somehow.

Merry Christmas.

M- Filer said...

Merry Christmas Wat-Baby, and thanks for your sentiments. Wasn't Eartha Kit great? I just read her obit in the NY Times, and what a life she had!