After three months of procrastination, I finally finished the video documentary of Disneyland’s Leap Day celebration event. Beginning at 6am on February 29 and running until 6am March 1, Surge, Jessica, Lucia, Ian, Angela, and I braved the elements, sleep deprivation, and the throngs of rabid crowds to survive one of the biggest events ever held by the Disney parks. Unfortunately, as you may find out from watching, it may have been one of the biggest event planning SNAFU’s since Opening Day. In all, it was quite the experience: one of laughter, merriment, and bonding that–if we’re lucky–only comes along every four years.
Yes, it’s a cliché, but Christmas really is my favorite time of year. Despite the extra obligatory travel that I’ve experienced in a broken family, the Christmas season is usually the one time that everyone comes together (whether physically or via technology). I have so many silly “Christmas” traditions that I observe, too–like the 25 Days of Christmas Specials (I had that idea before ABC Family did), Merry Angstmas, Festivus, gluhwein, beignets–that it makes the whole season more of a month-long festival!
President Thomas Whitmore’s rousing Independence Day speech as interpreted by yours truly.
Just in case you didn’t know that there was a company that made greeting cards. Also: It’s perfectly acceptable to give Valentines to Platonic friends.
For a Very Special Element14 Christmas, I’ll be building a project using one of Hallmark’s Keepsake ornaments. But first, I’ve got to open them up and have a look at how they work. In this video, I’ll be unboxing as well as reviewing the Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda 2018 Hallmark Keepsake ornaments, showing their functions, and giving my initial thoughts.
They’re sold out from Hallmark, but you can try the usual suspects: Amazon