The economy may have some people cutting back on all the presents this holiday season, but that doesn't stop a small percentage of people from spending big. A survey from UrbanSitter.com finds that 21-percent of parents surveyed said they'll spend between 200 and 500-dollars per child this Christmas. Eighteen-percent said they'll spend less than 50-dollars on each child and 32-percent of parents said they'll spend between 100 and 200-dollars per child. A mere three-percent said they will spend over 500-dollars per child. The survey found that 38-percent of parents say they are stressed about money during the holidays, and that 32-percent are worried about shopping, and 25-percent are worried about extended family. (Daily Mail)
An Australian family has reclaimed the Guinness World record by stringing up more than half a million Christmas lights around their home. Guinness World Records official Chris Sheedy confirmed Monday (November 25th) that the Richards family of Canberra set the record for Christmas lights on a residential property with 502,165 bulbs. The Richards home with its lights on more than 50 kilometers (31 miles) of wire in suburban Forrest will be open to the public from the weekend to raise money for charity. Richards bought the lights, but a local power company donated the estimated $2,300 on electricity that would illuminate them for the next month. (Huffington Post)
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This is today's letter about Autumn:
The LAPD has enlisted the help of zombies to scare people into protecting their cars. The police drew inspiration from the hit TV show "The Walking Dead" to create a public service video. Despite its low budget and dodgy dialogue, the seven-minute film has already proven to be a hit online, with 15,000 people having viewed Invasion of the Zombie Bandits on YouTube. (ABC News)
So, here you go. Here's my selfie:
Persian: "Light bulb? What light bulb?"
Somali: "The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're worrying about a burned out light bulb?"
Norwegian Forest Cat: "Just one. And I'll replace any wiring that's not up to date, too."
Cornish Rex: "Hey Guys, I've found the switch."
Sphynx: "Turn it back on again, I'm cold."
Singapura: "I'll just blow in the other cat's ear and he'll do it."
Siamese: "Make me!"
Birman: "Puh-leeez, dahling. I have servants for that kind of thing."
Maine Coon: "Oh, me, me! Pleeeeeeaze let me change the light bulb! Can I, huh? Can I? Huh? Huh? Can I?"
Exotic: "Let the other cat do it. You can feed me while he's busy."
Manx: "Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark."
Russian Blue: "While it's dark, I'm going to sleep on the couch."
Korat: "Korats are not afraid of the dark."
British shorthair: "Light bulb? Light bulb? That thing I ate was a light bulb?"
Turkish Angora: "You need light to see?"
American Shorthair: "None, catnap time is too precious to waste!"
Variety is reporting that there is currently a sequel to It's a Wonderful Life in the works. The film will focus on the grandson of George Bailey and will feature 76-year-old actress Karolyn Grimes as an angel -- she played George's daughter in the original film. Producer Bob Farnsworth said in a statement, "The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original -- every life is important as long as you have friends."