Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hobbit Countdown: 360-ish days and counting...

I've been waiting patiently for the first installment of The Hobbit to come out. Of course, the realization of the movie mostly seemed like vague reports and imagination to me, and I could handle that. And for some reason, I thought it was coming out this summer. No problem. I could wait perfectly well for that.

Then hubby sent me this trailer this morning, which both took away any patience I had and informed me that I have to wait until NEXT DECEMBER 14th to see it!

On the bright side, this gives me plenty of time to re-read the book, which I haven't read since high school.

And this just showed up in my RSS feed: Waiting for Bilbo: Comic: The Hobbit Trailer (just so you know, I wasn't one of those people. Really. I'm serious. Why don't you believe me?)

Christmas Countdown: If you don't have it, fake it...

Hacking Christmas

No fireplace? 
Fake tree? 
No Christmas CD's? 
No problem!

A pine-scented candle, over on the left
(I'm always on the hunt for the most realistic Christmas tree scent since we can't have a real tree), 

Pandora Radio on the computer, 
a Fireplace video streaming through Netflix on the TV
(we do have a fireplace, but it's gas, so it doesn't have the nice pop & crackle of wood like the video), 

A nice holiday mood while I worked in my home office the other day.

Update 12/22/11: A Facebook friend posted a link to this fireplace video on YouTube, so you don't even have to have Netflix - although the YouTube video is shorter, so you have to press play more often ;)