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Guest post from: Steve Delaney

Growing up, I was a huge fan of Dick Clark and now I still love watching him on directtv. I would invariably tune in to his various radio shows and AMERICAN BANDSTAND when I could. He was fun to listen to and knowledgeable about current trends in music. So, when he began hosting his NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN EVE shows, it was the natural next stage in the evolution of my Clark-itis. For many years I enjoyed watching Dick in Times Square, showcasing the popular bands of that particular year, and hyping the anticipation of waiting for the ball to fall, heralding the end of the year and the beginning of a brand new one. Alas, as happens in life, time and age caught up with the seemingly immortal Dick Clark too. He suffered a stroke a few years back and has had to give up hosting the show because of the impact on his speech. His heir apparent, Ryan Seacrest, has taken over hosting duties. It is not the same, but I continue to watch the show, simply out of respect for the tradition and the great memories

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Guest post written by Clark Rogerson

We go through a whole lot of puzzles in our household because my wife and I love to work on them together. When our grandkids are over, they also love to help us with them too. They’re actually pretty good at them and they’ve helped us a lot! But that also means that we have a lot of puzzles laying around and our dog manages to find spare pieces that we’ve lost from ones in the way. Well, we’ve put those aside in hopes of pairing them with their puzzles one day or at least using them for something else some time.

We went online to try and find a Christmas craft that we could do with some of those puzzle pieces and when we were doing that, we came across the website www.CLEARWIRELESSINTERNET.NET. We read through it a little and ordered one of the internet packages from it for our home wireless internet service.

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I found a few different ideas, but the best looking one was actually these jigsaw puzzle ornaments. I also saw one for a jigsaw puzzle piece wreath, but I didn’t think that we had enough mismatch pieces in Christmas colors for us to make that.

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The Agony of Defeat

I appreciate the guest post, Jamie Guy

I enjoy how, in recent years, the SEC championship has become the closest thing to a national semi-final that Division I college football has. For the last four years and five of the last seven, the winner of the SEC Championship game has gone on to play in and win the national championship. This year, the streak could continue, with Auburn’s standing in the BCS depending wholly on a victory over South Carolina in the Georgia Dome. That sense of importance is half of the reason why I’m going to watch the SEC title game on my Direct TV packages. The other reason is because I don’t want to see history repeat itself; in short, I want to see Auburn fall flat on its face.

I have no great love for South Carolina, though I do appreciate the underdog. Nor do I have an intrinsic hate for Auburn. I’m simply tired of SEC teams rampaging to the title, especially a SEC team with a quarterback like Cam Newton, who seems destined to be declared ineligible. We already have a vacant Heisman Trophy; we don’t need a vacant national title, which is what an ineligible Newton would produce. So, that’s why I’ll be rooting for the Gamecocks and that Steve Spurrier kept some of his Gator magic and that he can sprinkle it over his team. That would be a game well worth watching.

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Guest post written by Ginny Smalls

There’s nothing more that can make someone feel special than if you give someone a gift and do a really good job of wrapping it. But that doesn’t have to be necessarily hard to do. A lot of times that just means using the odds and ends that you have lying around for your disposal.

I like to use odds and ends that maybe are tossed aside and can’t be used for their original purpose and making them into gift tags or just using them as an extra ornament on a gift. I’ve found all kinds of ideas to use like that by just looking through craft blogs with my CLEAR-INTERNET and easily applying them.

I also like to reuse holiday gift wrap and sometimes do different things with it like cutting shapes out of it and then gluing it to the outside of a plain brown paper bag that I got my groceries in or something like that. It’s those simple things that keep you from buying more than you have to and personalizing for fun.

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Guest post written by Sara Carlson

Until a few years ago, I would always go and buy a bunch of paper gift bags from the store around the holidays. But I would end up throwing them away every year and that was so wasteful. So a few years ago I decided to make some fabric gift bags to reuse over and over again to wrap presents up in.

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I actually got the idea from a blog post that I read on a going green themed blog that I read with my Clear Bundle. I thought it was a lot of time well worth spent to make the bags.

To make the fabric gift bags, I just bought a bunch of cheap holiday colored fabric and made sacks out of them with matching drawstrings that I reuse over the years too. I’m also able to wash them after we used them every year to keep them looking really nice and I attach gift tags on them with the drawstrings. They’re especially good for oddly shaped toys for my son, which are so hard to wrap in wrapping paper without ripping it on its sharp corners.

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