Lego Advent Calendar: Day 2

The more I look at Robot Snowman, the more I love him. And after today, he is even better, so I’m raising his score to a solid 3.5 out of 4. No, Cynthia the Sausage Girl did not live behind door #2. I’m OK with that. In fact, had she been Day 2’s prize, I would have probably thrown out the rest of the calendar, because what’s the point? After you get a Sausage Girl, there’s nothing else to care about.

Today’s item is another home run. I don’t quite know how this fits into the world I’m creating on my desk, but I’m glad it’s there. Are you ready? Are you scared? You should be. Day #2 is…

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Lego Advent Calendar: Day 1

Advent calendars are fun ways for kids (and adults) to countdown the days until Christmas. The calendar has 24 “doors” that hide a treat. Most Advent calendars house a tiny piece of gritty chocolate behind their cardboard doors. Not so with the mighty Lego Calendar.

With a Lego calendar, each day is treated with a new Lego “thing” that will eventually create a wonderful and strange holiday scene. These calendars are nothing new, but the popularity has been on the rise for the past few years, as stores such as Target and even online retailers sell out of them well before December 1st. You can still find one on ebay, or in some book stores, but expect to pay slightly more than the typical $30-$40 price range.

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Hi. So…Internet, huh? Crazy stuff. Um. What do I do now? Wanna play Internet Scrabble or Internet Hungry Hungry Hippos? Or we can watch cat videos, if you’d like. No? Fine.

You have questions, and I have answers.

Q: Who Are you?
A: I’m Dan.

Q: Are you the same Dan from SparkNotes?
A: Yes.

Q: Are you the same Dan who was an editor for Stuff Magazine?
A: Yep.

Q: Are you the same Dan that worked for Sports Illustrated?
A: Sort of.

Q: Are you the same Dan who works as a freelance writer for a variety of magazines and websites?
A: Yes.

Q: Are you the same Dan that I went to college with?
A: Yes.

Q: Why do you have your own site? Do you think you’re better than me?
A: Not at all.

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