My First Giveaway Win

On December 17th, Ima on (and off) the Bima posted a Chanukah giveaway.  She was giving away copies of Bruce, Bruce the Chanukah Moose.  I entered twice (once by posting a comment and a second time by tweeting the contest).  The next day, Ima notified me that I had won.  It was my first online giveaway win ever!  A few days later, B informed me that a package had arrived for me.  I ripped it open and inside was a copy of the book (along with a CD with music based on the book), 3 bags of chocolate gelt and a dreidel.

I’ve already read NHL the book, played the songs for him and played dreidel with him using the gelt.  He begged to be able to rip open his coins and eat them, but I told him that he couldn’t play with them if he did that.  (Empty foil wrappers don’t count!)  I let him eat a couple, but most were saved for future dreidel games.  Thanks to ImaBima for everything!

The New Digs

Welcome to my new blog.  With the last post, I told you a little about myself.  Now I figured I’d tell you a little about the website.  Things are a bit in flux right now.  I might move a sidebar here, a couch there, that sort of thing.  As it stands now, though, there are two features that I’m sure will stay.

The first is the "Recent Tweets" bar.  I got into Twitter when the jQuery team decided to post updates via Twitter.  I signed up and quickly realized what a useful tool it could be.  I post on there often to my wife, coworkers, and others I’ve met along the way.

The second feature is "TechyDad’s shared items."  I use Google Reader to keep up with the RSS Feeds of various websites.  I’ve liked Google’s "Share" feature for some time, but couldn’t find a specific way of using it.  Now I can.  Now, when I share an news item, it will appear on my list.  It might be a recipe from A Year of CrockPotting or an interesting article on web development over at Ajaxian.

Now for some stuff that will change.  The search bar might move, the Categories link will take on a "cloud" appearence.  The Blogroll will be more customized.  The other items on the sidebar might stay or they might go.  I’m not sure at the moment.

Overall, though, I’m liking my new digs and I’m ready to settle in.

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