Different reactions to Christmas gifts – Part Two

present twoThis is Part Two of our study of how people react to receiving Christmas gifts.

In order to better understand how people can respond so differently to the same situation, we put together focus groups and presented the exact same scenario to different people and then wrote down their reactions.

Basically, we gave each person a present to see what would happen. So, if it’s not funny or interesting, remember that it’s not my fault because it’s just science. Continue reading “Different reactions to Christmas gifts – Part Two”

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas 2016

tree‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse.

She had already hung the stockings on the TV,
In hopes that the dog wouldn’t steal the candy.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
With computers and cell phones resting under their heads.

My wife and I were blanketed from heads to our feet,
Warm in our bed that was without a top sheet.

When out on the lawn, there was a clatter and clack,
I sprang from my bed carefully, not to injure my back. Continue reading “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas 2016”

A cursory Christmas tale of a reviled parsimonious old man who recanted

While not helping any of the children with their homework this week, I realized that I was pretty lost on most of the words in their vocabulary list.

And while I was definitely not helping them, I looked up several of the definitions and found that many of them seemed to fit with a familiar story. So, in order to help improve my vocabulary and hopefully get an A on some English homework, I present to you this classic Christmas story filled with the words in bold from two recent high school vocabulary lists.

Continue reading “A cursory Christmas tale of a reviled parsimonious old man who recanted”