Dave McChesney (vespican) wrote,
Dave McChesney

More Things That Irk Me!

A few weeks ago I mentioned some frustrations experienced while working crossword puzzles.  Here's another one, one I experienced today.
Throughout much of my life I've used/seen/preferred "Czar" to refer to the one time rulers of Russia.  However, whenever that has been the answer on a crossword puzzle, it has invariably been with the alternate spelling of "Tsar."  So today I as I'm doing the morning paper's crosswords, I come across a clue asking for the "historical rulers of Russia."  After long experience in what puzzles generally expect, I quickly pen in, "Tsar."  Well as I'm working the down clues I come across a couple that force me to change my original response to "Czar," which is what I would have put in the first place, other than for the fact that every time I'd done so in the past, I was eventually forced to change it to "Tsar!"

'Nuff griping, I suppose.  Just one of those little details of daily existence that makes life interesting.  Anyway, here are a couple pics of this years Christmas lights.  I put them up about a week ago, roughly the same time as I last posted here.  Maybe I'm lazy, but I just didn't feel like putting any on the bushes and trees this year.  Next year I'd like to go away from the so-called icicle lites and have colored single bulb strings... something a bit more traditional as I see it.

This year's Xmas Lites!

Just getting dark... the moon in the trees and lights along the front of the house starting to take effect.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and or Joyous Holidays, whatever and whichever you celebrate!
Tags: holiday greetings, misc
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