Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 20, 2019 4:19:21 GMT -5
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
Per tradition, here is this year's Christmas thread! Talk about your holiday plans, share things you want this year for Christmas, share what you got this year for Christmas, bring music, bring pictures...have fun!
This year, courtesy ShadowAtNoon (go check out his YouTube channel), here's over an hour of wintery Nintendo music! Which isn't strictly Christmasy so much as it is wintery but cut me some slack, I'm well past tapped after the musical advent calendars from 2016 and 2018. That's 50 Christmas songs. More, counting a couple posted by Swedol last year for St. Lucia Day. Speaking of which, links to both playlists are below. They are a bit out of order, as I didn’t have time to get them in right, but they’re mostly all there (I think the Juldansen videos are region-locked, and I couldn’t find replacements. Sorry.) I might do another playlist next year if I remember in time, but you know me. I'd lose my head if it weren't...um...hold that thought, I think I left my head in my car.
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 31, 2019 21:56:51 GMT -5
I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and a wonderful 2019, and if you haven’t, I hope 2020 is your best year yet. I don’t think I’ve ever done a New Year’s post in one of these, but I think it’s time we had one. It’s 2 and a half hours away for me, but let’s take a moment before closing out this year (and thread) to reflect on the past year - and the past decade! - and what good has been done. There’s absolutely been a lot worth leaving in the past, but let’s appreciate where things have gone well!
I’m driving now, and I have a job that I enjoy, one that gives me a lot of freedom. I haven’t been playing as many video games, unfortunately, but I feel like I’ve come to actually enjoy them more deeply - and for that matter, I feel like I’ve come to enjoy things I do in general more deeply. I’ve taken up a number of hobbies, I’ve gotten better at socializing and at expressing myself, and I have started planning better. I’m financially worse off than I was in 2010, but on the other hand I’m in a much better position to stabilize myself in that area, which is a decent trade even if I’d like both. I’m still bad at keeping a set schedule, but coming into my third decade, I think I’m on track to really start enjoying life. I’m not about to start making resolutions - no sense in lying to myself - but I’m sure that this is going to be my year if I have to drag it bloodied and screaming to make it my year.
Lastly, I’m proud to have started a few traditions, and to have started upholding a few more. And it’s on that note that I share one tradition in particular, an old Scottish song I’m sure we’ve all heard before. This is Auld Lang Syne, as performed by Dougie McLean.