The holiday season is upon us, which means that, since next Monday is Christmas and the Monday after that is New Year's Day, I'll be taking a few weeks off from this blog. Hopefully I'll have some fun things to say in the new year.
As for today, not much to report. I'm working on a new story idea which is TWISTY AS CAN BE. Seriously, right now, as I plan and plot, I'm pretty much the real-life equivalent of this meme:
And I'm loving every bit of it. I freaking love puzzles, and this is a tough one.
Well, it is Christmas, which means that once again, it's time for me to run my characters' names through a "Naughty or Nice" website and see what comes up.
This is coming from two different sites, this year, The Naughty or Nice List and Santa Clause Naughty or Nice. Now, let's see what they say for my kids!
Casey Kingston, you must have been EXTRA nice this year. Santa has a smiley face next to your name on the Nice List!SCNN: Nice, but has a little room for improvement. Could be better listener. Has a kind heart. Often sets a good example for others. Was very nice last Saturday!! Hopefully, will keep up the good work!
(Looks like Case is doing a good job maintaining "golden boy" status for the adults!)
Paul "Hack" Heigel:
2 words: Nice List. Mother Teresa has nothing on you Paul Heigel.SCNN: Nice, but several naughty marks. Was very good yesterday, so it's nice to add another mark in the nice column. Needs to pick up toys better, and help keep things neat at home.
(Hack may have hacked a few sites, but Santa knows all! Fortunately, Hack's heart is always in the right place, even if his actions go a little...criminal.)
You are currently #16582 on Santa's Nice List. Not too shabby considering everyone in the entire world! Keep up the good work!SCNN: "Nice," but you'd better watch out! I'm checking my list (twice!) and I see that the manners sometimes slip a bit. Please remember to say "thank you" especially in a season when people are giving gifts and doing such nice things. Good work brushing those teeth! Floss regularly and you'll earn extra "Nice" points!
(Oh, Becca's going to be SO MAD when she sees this! She knows she's not perfect, but she sure should be higher than #16,582 when she's working so hard to stop thieves like Jeremy!)
Well Jeremy Wilderson, right now you're teetering on Santa's Nice List. You could help around the house more instead of watching so much television.SCNN: Still very much on nice list, but must continue good behavior. Should eat more vegetables instead of junk food. Was very polite last Thursday! When doing chores, needs to do them as well as possible. Often exhibits good behavior.
(Is "watching television" what the kids are calling retrieving these days? But the comment about junk food is very apt; business has been good, and the chocolate cake is rolling in.)
And, because people seem to like him, one more:
2 words: Naughty List. You know why Rick Wilderson.SCNN: It was a pretty good year, so we'll go for a "Nice" rating. A few naughty marks for excessive junk food, not going to bed on time and nearly forgetting someone's birthday. Really tried to keep up with household chores, though. Extra credit for smiling a lot. Is kind to senior citizens. Keep improving!
(Well, this is interesting. At least half true: Rick does know why. Also, if you listen closely, you can hear both Wilderson boys having a good laugh at this.)
These are always fun for me. It's cool to see what the name draws forth, and even though I know they're all random, sometimes they fit rather well. I'll see you all in the new year!