I need to show you something.
Shannon, a lovely longtime reader, was cruising through a UK newspaper a couple weeks ago when she spotted a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch, the seriously fetching actor who plays Sherlock Holmes. Not only did Shannon remember that I expressed a certain, ahem, fondness, for Mr. Cumberbatch, she also remembered that I have a Christmas tree covered in birds.
A light bulb went off.
This is what it looked like:
I know what you are thinking.
Dang, I'd like to put a bird on that.
After a sprinkle of glitter, a tuffet of tinsel, and a loooooooong trip in an envelope from Shannon's house in the UK, I now have my very first Christmas ornament of 2012. If he plays his cards right, Mr. Cumberbatch might end up at the top of the tree.
Thank you, Shannon.