Thursday, December 14, 2006


Why oh why can't I take a word document with images and copy it into Blogger? It would make my life so much easier. I would like to share with you the work I have done all morning. It is fun and happy and entertaining. See, we have this contest going at work. Every department or person with their own office can decorate their door for the holidays. The person with the best door wins an extra day off with pay. I was not planning to play because I didn’t want to put wrapping paper and lights on my door. I didn’t feel like making cut outs of stars and menorahs and snowflakes. It seemed stupid. I joked about putting up a crucifix with lots of blood but people quickly reminded me that was not Christmas it was Easter. I let that idea go. I just resigned myself to not having a decorated door. Plus, I have plenty of vacation time.

I then got a great idea that I borrowed from Dave E Wo, a picture story. From me, I added guess that song. So this morning when I got to work I set about finding pictures to represent the words to some of my favorite Christmas songs and hung them up on my door. I just did the first verses of the songs because any more than that would be too much action. Most people only guess the first line anyway. My door has the words “Can you name that Christmas tune?” on the top and then six pictograms below. The back of the door has the lyrics on it. My songs are 1. Walking in a Winter Wonderland 2. Let it Snow 3. Frosty the Snowman 4. The Chipmunks Christmas Song (which is by far the hardest) 5. The Christmas Song and 6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. I really wanted to include one of them here but couldn't. But wait! Maybe I can scan one of them into my computer save it as a jpeg and then include the scanned image, let’s see.

Well, even though my printer has a scanner, it doesn’t seem to work. Crappy. No pictograms for you guys. Let’s just run down some of the pictures I am more proud of than others.

Winter Wonderland- a picture of Diane Lane for “lane” and a rifle scope for “sight”

Let It Snow- O magazine for “Oh” The Wii for “we” a go board for “go” and the cover of Let it Be for “let it”

Frosty The Snowman- The jolly roger for “jolly” A picture of how to figure area with an arrow pointing to the W for “with”

The Chipmunk Christmas Song- Ben Stein for “been” and a big Douglas Adams Don’t Panic for “don’t”

The Christmas Song- Jack Sparrow for “jack” and a precious puppy biting fingers for “nipping”

I Saw Momma Kissing Santa Claus- the band Kiss for “kissing” The Thinker for “think” and of course my wonderful face for “me”

People that have come by all think my door is very creative. One person actually thinks I should win. Imagine that. Personally I predict that someone with a nice traditional door will win and then I’ll get an honorable mention for the most creative door or something strange like that. Maybe I won’t get mentioned at all. I’m just pretty sure I won’t actually win. Either way it was fun. Plus, this way I won’t get called a non-participating boring person.

There was only one song from the super easy shuffle yesterday that was not guessed. Probably because it was somewhat obscure. Good. Let's see if I can come up with some more hardish ones.

1. Tell em I’m driving and it’s all right turning on this wheel turning on headlights.

2. I've had enough of danger, people on the streets. One More Try, George Michael. Identified by Monica

3. Summer and winter winter and springtime you heard the birds sing everything will be fine. A Summer Wasting, Belle and Sebastian. Identified by Monica

4. In the right light study becomes insight but the system that dissed us teaches us to read and write.

5. After all the jacks are in the boxes and the clowns have all gone to bed.

So Mommy fixed the pictures and here they are. They are kind of small so you can't see all the detail which can make it harder but since you know the answers who cares.

Song 1.

Song 2.

Song 3.

Song 4.

Song 5.


Monica said...

2. One More - George Michael...maybe I will sing it at karaoke. you know, really belt it out.

3. A Summer Wasting - B&S

Yeah, dude. I'll be at the X-mas party... cringe. No, it will be fine. Should I like, bring something?

Monica said...

it should say one more TRY

With Love, Fat Girl said...

Personally, my fave xmas carol *ever* is Oy to the World. A super important message for the holiday season, I think.

Would be nice to see your art, but you paint a very nice picture!

Natalie said...

Monica- I'm glad you are coming. I said I would bring macaroni but since I paid $20 you could bring it instead. Plus yours is more yummy than mine even though I use your recipie.

Fat Girl- I feel bad calling you that. Anyway, Joy to the World is a good one. You will get to see the art cause my Mommy is making it work for me. She is such a nice Mommy. She told me how but it won't work on my stupid computer so I'm making her do it.

Mom said...

Natalie - Put up the fixed "red slash" picture! :-) Thanks.

ShadowFalcon said...

I love that idea, you should e-mail blogger.

I've got let it snow in my head now!!!

CSG said...

great idea. My favourite Christmas character is Rudolf. Santa is not a tradition in Spain yet, although things are changing very quickly. But still no one knows anything about raindeers having names. It feels like I have a great secret here!!

Justice~! said...

I thought you *could* use Word and upload to Blogger? Maybe check out this tool...or does it just not allow you to add images?

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