As I pen these words, it’s the morning of Christmas Eve and I’m sitting in my office looking at my list of “things to do” and wondering how I’m going to get them all done.
My office is one room in a large building – the rest of the building is occupied by a large engineering company. Currently I’m the only person in the whole building. I just wandered into the kitchen and set a pot of coffee brewing. It’s strange how quite a building is when there’s no one else in it.
But that’s not what I wanted to tell you about. Since it is Christmas Eve, there is a lot of holiday-related “stuff” bouncing around the Internet. One piece that caught my eye was an electronic greeting card featuring a dog waiting for Santa (Click Here to see this card).
This really is very cute. The dog lives outside in his own doghouse. The video starts with the dog turning on a bunch of Christmas lights attached to his house. Then he brings out a plate of cookies and a glass of milk for Santa, and then… well, you will just have to watch the video yourself.
The dog video is clever, but there’s another one on YouTube that is really, REALLY impressive. This is the traditional story of the Nativity recast in a digital age with the main characters sending emails to each other, purchasing gifts on Amazon, using Google Maps for directions to Bethlehem (I love the “Avoid Romans” option), and Tweeting everything that’s going on.
Every time I see something clever and imaginative like this it stirs my creative juices and makes me think to myself: “I wish I’d done that!”
Oh well, maybe I’ll come up with something equally clever one day. In the meantime, my very best wishes to you and yours for the holiday season and for the New Year – may 2011 be a great year for all of us!