Sunday, December 21, 2014

Funny Story: Mother the Cook

My mother was never much of a cook, but a few years ago she made more than a culinary blunder. This actually didn't involve a terrible tasting dinner either. She had been baking something in the oven that was something she never tried before. She wanted to make sure it cooked all the way, so she stuck her hand in the oven and touched the food. Then gets surprised when her finger started to feel quite a bit of a burn. While it was luckily nothing serious, what did she expect was going to happen?

Fact of the Day: Pagan Tree

Christmas trees were originally the tradition of Germanic pagans. Ironically in the Bible there is actually be a verse against it in Jeremiah 10. It says for followers to not be like other "nations", and describes a practice that sounds a lot like the decoration of Christmas trees. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Things I Hate: Peppermint Candy

Since before I can remember to today, I have never liked peppermint candy. Which made Christmas time a little awkward as everyone knows that there is always someone offering to give you a peppermint candy cane. 

Fact of the Day: Santa Irving

Washington Irving is most famous for writing Rip Van Winkle, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but he also wrote a story that for the first time featured Santa riding his magical sleigh. Though in his time, it was St. Nicolas riding a flying wagon. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 Film) Review

 The Avengers-related movies haven't been just great Marvel movies, but some of the best super-hero movies ever. With their success, they weren't afraid to make a movie in same universe based on the comic book Guardians of the Galaxy. While everyone knows Spider-Man and Captian America, not many knew of Star Lord and his team of alien heroes.