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Enough Already
Sunday, December 11, 2011     

I will apply that a couple of ways. Have you ever started something and it is fun at first but it turns out to be not as much fun the deeper you got. Yeah, well, the not-a-Christmas songs got old. Last shot: "Favorite Things" came fro... Read more
Good King Wenceslas: Not (Quite) a Christmas Song
Saturday, December 10, 2011     

I am not a scrooge. I am a cheater, however. The one I picked for tonight is a song traditionally associated with Christmas that makes no reference to Christmas … not directly anyway. Good King Wenceslas is based on an historical ... Read more
A 'Soalin': Not a Christmas Song
Friday, December 09, 2011     

I am not a scrooge! A 'Soalin' is not a Christmas Song. You are like totally forgiven if this one is a little obscure. Those of us in the AARP branch of SparkPeople may have even forgotten it. ... Read more
(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays: Not a Christmas Song
Thursday, December 08, 2011     

I am not a scrooge. You know how you can turn on AM radio at night and pick up stations from far away? It's a little something called tropospheric scatter. That's as technical as I will get. It's also known as skip. It can sometimes be real... Read more
Jingle Bells: Not a Christmas Song
Wednesday, December 07, 2011     

I am not a Scrooge. Tonight we go for the granddaddy of all the not-a-Christmas songs. Jingle Bells is NOT a Christmas song! This is probably the most recognizable non-Religious Christmas song out there. Just hum “da da dah da da... Read more
Frosty the Snowman: Not a Christmas Song.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011     

I am not a scrooge! Frosty the Snowman is not a Christmas Song. After a number of lovey-dovey winter/snow related songs, we finally get to a kids' song. We have in ... Read more
A Rainy day for a funeral
Tuesday, December 06, 2011     

I had to go to a funeral this morning in Baltimore City at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. Two of my boys graduated from Mt St Joseph High School. The President of MSJ, Brother James Kelly finally passed from prostate cancer after having beaten... Read more
Saturday's DC Hot Chocolate 15k: Pictures.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011     

All was not a disaster. I did get to run a race and in good time Saturday. I saw my niece and she ran faster than me. We had a great time! I did something I have never done before. I carried a small point-and-shoot camera with me and too k ... Read more
Baby It's Cold Outside: Not a Christmas Song
Monday, December 05, 2011     

I am not a Scrooge. In the last three songs posted, we saw people who were enjoying one another's company. In Let It Snow the singer says: When we finally kiss goodnight, How I'll hate going out in the storm. But if you'll really... Read more
DC Hot Chocolate 15k/5k: a Post Mortem
Sunday, December 04, 2011     

RAM Racing, the people who ran the DC Hot Chocolate 15k (into the ground) sent out an email. The gist of the email was (1) we have been doing this for 10 years with very few problems, (2) the problems we face yesterday we unforese... Read more
Winter Wonderland: Not a Christmas Song
Sunday, December 04, 2011     

I am not a Scrooge. Another bouncy happy tune about getting out and enjoying the snow. I often find it curious that snow equals Christmas. For the overwhelming majority of our country, snow in any measurable amount doesn't arrive until Jan... Read more
Chocolate -- What a goal to run for
Saturday, December 03, 2011     

Today was the DC Hot Chocolate 15k at National Harbor, MD. They clearly did not do their homework on this. There were problems. It was their first time here and they have a lot of work to do. The day started last night when I had to run bac... Read more
Sleigh Ride: Not a Christmas Song.
Saturday, December 03, 2011     

I am not a Scrooge. This is a bouncy happy little melody. It was originally written as an instrumental and as such, it does an excellent job of painting a "sound picture" with the bells from the horses traces, the snap of the whip with the ... Read more
The Athlete Prepares
Friday, December 02, 2011     

(Posting my cutsie list of not-Christmas songs while it gets me a blog a day for half a month should not kee me from posting a regular blog too if I have a story to tell, right?) ... Read more
Let It Snow, Let It Snow Let It Snow: Not a Christmas Song.
Friday, December 02, 2011     

I am not a Scrooge. I sing this song when EVER it snows. I actually like the snow sometimes. It should either be just pretty or a blizzard that grinds everything to a halt for a couple of days. Anything in between is just plain irritating a... Read more

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