Wednesday, December 19, 2007

All I Want for Christmas air conditioner

Ok, just kidding. Kind of. Christmas is less than a week away and it still continues to freak me out. For some reason my apartment has refused to cool off today, and as I rearranged the pathetic little ornaments on my pathetic little Christmas tree, I could only laugh at the irony that I live in a city called "Christmas" (the translation of "Natal") but right now it feels like anything but Christmas.

But really, I've been thinking, my dear blogging community, and I have decided what it is that I really want for Christmas. It will not cost you a thing, maybe just a minute or two and a little effort that you aren't accustomed to putting out there.

All I want for Christmas is comments on my blog. (Kelly, this doesn't mean I will send back your package when it arrives. Sorry, that baby's already shipped.) Whoever you are, whether I know you or not, you are reading my thoughts and you are putting red dots on that map to the right. Recently, Europe has been making a name for itself on my little map, and I'd love to know who you are. There are a few areas of Brazil that continue to grow, and I have absolutely no idea who you are. I have some visitors from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Africa, and all over the US, and I just want some Christmas wishes from you. Please?

I will even give you a template to copy and paste in the comments section to reduce the amount of energy you waste on my Christmas gift.

If I know you, please copy and paste:
"Hi Cris! It's (insert your name or family name here)! Merry Christmas from (insert your city/country here.)"

If I don't know you, please copy and paste:
"Hi Cris! My name is (insert your name here) and I'm the dot in (insert your city/country here) on your map. Merry Christmas! (And then please insert "Merry Christmas," or any holiday greeting you would like, in your native language here, just to spice things up a bit.)"

See? So easy. If you're feeling a little extra generous, by all means, feel free to skip right over the copy and paste and write an original message of your own. All greetings are appreciated. :)


Anonymous said...

Hi, Cris! It's Aunt Nette. Sorry you need an AC; if I could, I'd send you some of our snow and temps in the 20s. I sent your folks a check because I have what may be a way-outdated mistrust of the Brazilian postal system. Please tell me I'm wrong before your birthday rolls around.

Happy holidays--feliz carnatal e natal! Love, Aunt Nette

lhall said...

hi cris! it's your ole pal, lindsay. merry christmas from Zellner, USA.

miss you friend...i really, really love reading your blog and staying caught up with you. sorry that i don't express that through regular comments, but know that you are loved! MERRY CHRISTMAS and Feliz Anos nueves??? :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, I do believe the Arkansas dot has been swarmed greatly of late. Please know that I do read to keep up with the happenings in Natal, the great work you do with your readers, and all the other quirky stuff you write about. We love and miss you and will be thinking more about you over the weeks to come. Keep smiling. Your favorite Arkansas aunt, Nell

Justin said...


It's dear old Justin. Merry Christmas from Waco. As someone who has blogged a time or two, I know that I always appreciate comments and I hope this can serve as my Christmas gift to you.

Keep me updated on the search for the next great Liverpool star in Natal.

Nina J said...

Hi Cris! My name is Nina and I'm the dot in south-west Germany on your map (I've commented here once before, I'm the girl who has met Kelly through Rachel Schwartz). Merry Christmas! Fröhliche Weihnachten! And in my husband's native language, which is Czech: Veselé Vánoce!

Deanna said...

hey cris! its deanna! always glad to leave a comment. i am back in the lone star state for xmas and back to atown in jan. to start training and grad school. hope your hot christmas is wonderful. it is pretty warm in houston too. love ya!!! feliz navidad!

Katie said...

wellll, hi. i miss you! i don't read your blog often enough, i'm so sorry! hope you are well and so happy. i love you!