Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas Cards

I don't normally send out Christmas Cards except to those who I haven't seen in ages or who live far away, however with the barrage of mail we've getting getting lately, this overwheliming sense of guilt has kicked in and I did send out a small pile this morning. Sure, Summer and Roger live a block away but I don't want them to think I'm not thinking of them!

What to include? While long synopsis of the past year can be interesting, they just don't feel particularly personable. I also think the general public will not care that we got our kitty declawed (cute pic here) or that my friend threw up on a security guard at the last NIN concert.

I had this idea of cutting old christmas cards, rearranging the images and drawing around them to make a new card. Certain people thought that would be in bad taste and wrinkled their nose at the idea of a homemade card. I share this same annoyance with Sammi--Why do people seem to think purchased gifts are somehow valuable? Besides, wouldn't it be cool to get a card with Jesus and Snoopy sitting on Santa's lap? I kid of course.

So instead of making cards, I set up the self timer on camera and jumped on the Holiday Family Photo bandwagon. I refuse to let Sears take pictures of me. I can do that myself, thank you very much, and thank God for Adobe photoshop and HP photo paper. With that said, it was a bit ambitious to try to get all 3 cats into the pic. Close to impossible, but Hippo at least played along.



On a tangential note, I sent off that pic of Jay and I to my mentor Nancy Lamm who is the graduate student coordinator in the math department. She's the person who really holds the department together and I absolutely love her to death. Anyway, she got a great kick out of the picture. She replied with the note:

I love it!!! I printed off the picture of you and Jay - it will be on the board in my office for YEARS to come!

Hee hee. I'd say it s a good thing that we've been immortalized in the math department.

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9 Comments:

Blogger johnnyleechang said...

ai yo

Monday, December 18, 2006  
Blogger cchang said...

what do you mean Ai yo, eh?
Hey, when are you going down to Austin for Christmas?

Monday, December 18, 2006  
Blogger sarah said...

that's a great pic. and i know it's been too long since i've seen you when your hair is twice as long as when we last got together. :(

have time for lunch thursday? or friday?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006  
Blogger cchang said...

I bet I can make time---either that or a coffee break...I've been really busy trying to get things settled before leaving. And, there was an emergency with grade processing that happened today. Send Sandy thoughts of calmness. :(

Tuesday, December 19, 2006  
Blogger cchang said...

I forgot to add that everytime I see *you*, your hair is twice as long! And that's like a couple of weeks or something at times....reminds me, I need to get a trim.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006  
Blogger sarah said...

funny. yeah, my hair's short though. i just got it cut a couple of weeks ago...you're probably going to say it looks long again. :)

can you do lunch or coffee anytime friday? i'm free all day until 5 pm, so if you're available any time that day, i'd love to see you.

Thursday, December 21, 2006  
Blogger cchang said...

Well, I won't be on campus on Friday because it's a staff holiday! I'll be at home...sleeping. Actually, my friend Carlos is visiting from Boston, but it would be kinda nice to all meet up together. Call me at home or I can try calling your cell and see if we can meet up!

Thursday, December 21, 2006  
Blogger sarah said...

will do. :)

Thursday, December 21, 2006  
Blogger sfrace said...

Thanks for thinking of us. We loved the photo!

-Summer and Roger

Monday, December 25, 2006  

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