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Christmas Song

December 26, 2012

I know that it is the day after Christmas but here is one more Christmas video that I would like to share.

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Carol of the Bells

December 17, 2012

This is a very nice version of a classic song. It has a little bit of everything in it.

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Video Christmas Card

December 8, 2012

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Last year, I posted the creative video Christmas card that a family made. The video they made this year is just as creative and entertaining as the one from last year. Enjoy!

 

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Trail Ride

June 7, 2012

It has been almost three months since I wrote an entry in this blog. I don’t plan to start writing regularly again but I will post something if I think it might be interesting for my Greek friends. Here is something which I think they might like.

Our house is outside of town. Last Saturday there was a trail ride that started next to our house. There were about thirty people who brought their horses and went on a two hour group ride in the morning, had a barbeque lunch, and then went on another ride.

I do not have a horse, but fortunately, I was able to ride someone’s horse in the afternoon. Here are some pictures.

This picture was take from a nearby hill. If you look closely, you can see the roof to our house in the center of the picture, a little to the left.

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Here are some pictures from the ride. It was a lot of fun.

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Big Tire

March 20, 2012

I have a new job. I am working as an Industrial Engineer for Michelin at a factory that makes tires. We make tires for cars and light trucks where I work, but Michelin makes tires in many different sizes. Here is a picture of me with the biggest tire that they make. You will also notice that in the center of the tire on the yellow stand is a sample of the smallest tire that they produce.

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You Might Not Believe This

March 11, 2012

People who know me well are aware that I am a chocoholic. One of my favorite candies has always been M&M’s. One nice thing about living in Greece was that  it is possible to buy Crispy M&M’s at duty free shops throughout Europe. I like Crispy M&M’s but they have been discontinued in the U.S.

Not long after we got back to the US, I bought one of the giant bags of Plain M&M’s. Here is a picture of that bag next to the last bag of Crispy M&M’s that I saved. (The Crispy M&M bag looks similar to the Pretzel M&M flavor but if you look closely, you can see that it is different.)

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I practically inhaled the Crispy M&M’s but for some reason, the plain M&M’s did not taste good to me. I wondered if I got a bad batch but the rest of my family said they tasted fine. Maybe there is a slight difference in the chocolate of the M&M’s made in the US.

You might not believe this, but for some reason, this experience has caused me to stop eating chocolate candy!

For the last four weeks, I have not had any chocolate candy. I have still had some chocolate cookies and chocolate cake, but no chocolate candy. Something has switched inside of me and I no longer crave M&M’s or other chocolate candy. It’s not like I can’t stand the thought of chocolate candy but it just doesn’t seem appealing.

Sometimes, if a person eats a certain food and then gets sick, they no longer want to eat that food again even though their sickness may have had nothing to do with the food. Well, I didn’t get sick after eating an M&M but for some reason, I no longer want to eat M&M’s!

If you think that I am just making up this whole story, just ask someone in my family about it and they will confirm it. I don’t make any promises about how long I will stay M&M free but so far, I kind of like it.

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An Ordinary Day

March 3, 2012

The main purpose of my blog right now is to show my Greek friends what life is like here in the US. I am running out of ideas to post, but this week my daughter made a little video which documented an ordinary day in her life. This is exactly the kind of thing that I wanted to do so here is a link to her video.

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She is not a prolific blogger but here is the link to her site if you want to see her other posts :

Amy Marks’ Blog

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