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January 8, 2016

justin bieber, pine, and home
posted by soe 1:51 am

Here are three beautiful things from the first week of the new year:

1. Technically, this happened the week of Christmas, but I only heard about it this week (thanks for the heads-up, DOD!), so I’m including it today. Anyway, as people from the UK and anyone who’s watched Love Actually know, the British charts have a competition relating to the #1 song on the charts the week of Christmas. This year, the organizers behind a charity single mashup of “Bridge over Troubled Water” and “Fix You” benefiting small healthcare organizations and recorded by the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir announced they were going to make a run at being Christmas Number One. Justin Bieber, who was heavily favored to take home the prize, asked his supporters to forgo buying his single that week and instead to buy “A Bridge over You,” vaulting them to victory. It was just really a class move, you know?

2. As of my walk home tonight, there are five Christmas trees piled at the other end of my block awaiting collection by the city for recycling purposes. Because their owners got them out so early, they smell especially pine-fresh whenever one walks past them.

3. Rudi, who spent an extra week in New England after the holidays coaching his ski team at a camp in Vermont, arrived back in D.C. Monday night. The cats and I missed him.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world this week?

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 2 Comments.

Wow. I have way more respect for the Biebs after hearing that – that is really classy.

I saw someone driving w/ a tree strapped to his SUV roof. I know he was likely just bringing it to the tree recycle drop off point, but I like to imagine he was getting ready for a second Christmas! It’s possible – my family is coming up tomorrow for our Christmas!

I got my uncle a colouring book and crayons as part of his b-day gift. I had to order from amazon, and it was either get one pack for $8 or 2 for $9, so I went w/ 2 and now have my first new box of crayons since college. Now I just need a colouring book!

Comment by jenn 01.09.16 @ 7:23 am

@jenn: Coloring books are awesome, although some of the new ones are so detailed it won’t be possible to use crayons, which makes me sad. Colored pencils are nice, but not as nice as crayons!

Comment by soe 01.19.16 @ 1:15 pm