Monday, December 22, 2008


Sunday night we went caroling.

It took 30 years, but I finally did it.

Maybe I did it when I was itty bitty, but I don't remember any of it.

Our unique living situation (think back to living in dorms on campus in college as a reference point) actually allows us to have some really fun parties.

You can move from one location to the next without need of a car, which allows for less dangerous icy, imbed driving.
Walking and drinking has problems of its own, but at least with walking and drinking you're only likely to hurt yourself and not someone else.

About 30 of our colleagues met in front of Mehmet's Buffet with mugs full of mulled wine, Baileys, hot cocoa, and some even had gin and tonics!

This is the best picture we could get as we let a 7 year old take it for us.

After gathering and chatting for a bit, we made our way to the first building and the first apartment.
Once inside we toasted the tree, sang a carol that the family had chosen (in this case an Australian reindeer song), ate some snacks, then took off for the next house.

We did get better as the night went on.
Or maybe we just thought we were getting better as we made our way through umpteen houses of mulled wine.

All in all I think we made it to 13 apartments in about an hour and a half.

We have some great footage from the time in our apartment, but to get it uploaded will take awhile, and we're kind of busy trying to pack this week.

The chips and salsa we put out were a huge success. We couldn't get people out of the house and on to the next stop.
And our song choice "Feliz Navidad" was ever so felizy.

Living on campus in such close quarters (with such strange water) does have its drawbacks, but easy, fun social gatherings is not one of them.

We felt part of a family all night long. Made us even more eager to be with our Texas families in 2 days!

Hope you've made some time to sing some songs this holiday. If even just by yourself in the shower.


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