Finally, a solution to that annual problem: how to enjoy eggnog in a convenient, chewable format. Sadly, they're nonalcoholic, but you can just swish them around with some brandy to get the same effect.
Things to do for December 17, 2009
Snow Bunnies, Model Ts and Eggnog Gum
The weekend is entering the holiday party homestretch.
Whether you're looking to augment the nascent art of laptop karaoke, or just want to truly appreciate the poetry that is "Poker Face," this site can help—it's a plug-in that displays song lyrics on your iTunes. Because Lady Gaga's work is really meant to be read on the page.
Not that you're ever on anything but your best behavior, but on the off-chance you find yourself slipping, this deck of cards—outfitted with helpful advice on patience and the art of conversation—is a handy reminder of how it's done. Not included: tips on discreetly reading etiquette cards at the table.
Sure, you enjoy the modern things—wireless Internet, direct flights to Hong Kong, ordering bagels online. But you have to admit—and as this book of photographs from the last century shows—there's nothing like a badass industrial typewriter from 1959. Or a vintage Model T. Or, um, the Game Boy.
The Swedes behind Fjällräven have been outfitting Nordic mountain climbers for the past 50 years, so they can probably get you a decent coat (or bag, or sweater…) to get you through winter '09. Start refining that elusive vintage Alpine look at their new online outpost (actual Swedish snow bunny not included).