Merry Christmas, and a quick blog update

First, I’m still alive.  Blogging has been light lately, mainly because I’m still struggling with a shoulder injury, which got worse with rehab exercises.  However, most of the issues were caused by one particular exercise, which the physical therapist agreed we could swap out for another.  I stopped doing the bad one yesterday and already I’m feeling much better.  So, with any luck, I’ll be returning to something like normal blogging soon.

Anyway, I just thought I’d drop in and wish you a Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, or whatever is appropriate for your worldview.  If you celebrate the holiday, have a happy evening and a great day tomorrow.  If you don’t celebrate it, have a great Wednesday evening and Thursday.

9 thoughts on “Merry Christmas, and a quick blog update

  1. Get well.
    I wonder if wishing a happy Thursday is any better than wishing a merry Christmas. After all, Wednesday and Thursday are named after old Germanic gods Odin and Thor. The weekdays should be renamed, IMO 😀. How come, nobody is offended by those names yet?

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    1. Thanks agrudzinsky.

      It did occur to me as I was typing that sentence that referring to Wodan’s or Thor’s day was somewhat culturally specific, but since those names refer to bygone Norse gods rather than any current one(s), I figured it was okay. I guess I could have just referred to December 24 and 25; while “December” is rooted in Latin and Western centric, at least it doesn’t refer to any deity (at least not that I know of).


      1. As far as I know, December refers to number ten as in “decimal” or “decade” because in Rome the year stated in March. Similarly, October used to be the eighth month as in octagon, octopus, and octave. The emperors messed the month names up by naming months after themselves (August). I forgot where I read this. Sounds plausible, but can be anecdotal.

        Thanks god, Christmas is not in January. Otherwise you would have to mention Janus to avoid mentioning Christ. Getting rid of those gods is not a task for mortal humans. ☺

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