holidays

Happy Holidays

I was supposed to save this post for Christmas Day, but unfortunately we here at Hacienda de Meimei are dealing with an unexpected loss in the family, which (also unfortunately) would also prevent me from posting during the holidays. I also won’t be in town for New Year’s, since we’ll be taking a long-awaited vacation outside of the country as…

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announcements, holidays, screenplay, work in progress

Today’s Dispatch: So This Is Christmas (Part 5) – And Some Good News

Before I post my last round of Christmas songs, I would like to make an important announcement regarding one of my long-standing projects: My screenplay Right Here Right Now is almost finished – and if all goes well, as it should, that means I’m going to have a full draft just in time for Christmas! Wheeeee!!! (And, yes, it will…

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holidays, in memoriam, music, squee

Today’s Dispatch: So This Is Christmas (Part 4)

In case “Driving Home for Christmas” didn’t already make you cry, here’s Whitney Houston doing one of the most definitive versions of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” (One of the rarest times when I would have watched Jay instead of Dave for Christmas.) And if you’re still reeling from dearest Hawkeye singing and playing piano during his opening monologue on…

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holidays, music, retro

Today’s Dispatch: So This Is Christmas (Part 2)

No holiday celebration chez Meimei is complete without a few entries from Barenaked Ladies, whose snarky takes on Christmas classics are always welcomed… at least by myself and my siblings, knowing that my parents would be horrified at what they might hear if we’d played these around them. First, their now-iconic take on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “We…

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