As threatened yesterday, here is the second Christmas blog.

Dear fellow-bloggers,

Today is Christmas Day, so fior those of you who celebrate it, all good wishes for a happy day.  For those who do not celebrate it, my best wishes to you all for a fulfilling and productive year both professionally and personally in 2010.  The decade of the 'noughties' (or 'naughties') will soon be over.  The teen decade begins!

Best wishes, (and do keep blogging.  I am here till 31 December).

Alan


The Twelve (Tech) Days of Christmas.

 

On the first day of Christmas

My true love sent to me

A brand-new, colour TV.

 

On the second day of Christmas

My true love sent to me

Two web-cams watching,

And a brand-new colour TV.

 

On the third day of Christmas

My true love sent to me

Three DVDs,

Two web-cams watching,

And a brand-new colour TV..

 

On the fourth day of Christmas

My true love sent to me

Four CD –Roms,

Three DVDs,

Two web-cams watching,

And a brand-new, colour TV.

 

On the fifth day of Christmas

My true love sent to me

Five Second Lives -

Four CD-Roms,

Three DVDs,

Two web-cams watching

And a brand-new colour TV.

 

On the sixth day of Christmas

My true love sent to me

Six skypers skyping,

Five Second Lives,

Four CD-Roms,

Three DVDs

And a brand-new colour TV.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas,

My true love sent to me,

Seven tweeters tweeting,

Six skypers skyping,

Five Second Lives.

Four CD-Roms,

Three DVDs,

Two web-cams watching,

And a brand-new colour TV.

 

On the eighth day of Christmas,

My true love sent to me,

Eight chatters chatting,

Seven tweeters tweeting,

Six skypers skyping,

Five Second Lives,

Four CD-Roms,

Three DVDs,

Two web-cams watching,

And a brand-new, colour TV.

 

On the ninth day of Christmas,

My true love sent to me,

Nine i-pods piping

Eight chatters chatting,

Seven tweeters tweeting,

Six skypers skyping,

Five Second Lives,

Four CD-Roms,

Three DVDs,

Two web-cams watching

And a brand-new, colour TV.

 

On the tenth day of Christmas,

My true love sent to me,

Ten mobiles calling,

Nine i-pods piping,

Eight chatters chatting,

Seven tweeters tweeting,

Six skypers skyping,

Five Second Lives,

Four CD-Roms,

Three DVDs

Two web-cams watching,

And a brand-new , colour TV.

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas,

My true love sent to me,

Eleven texters texting,

Ten mobiles calling,

Nine i-pods piping,

Eight chatters chatting,

Seven tweeters tweeting,

Six skypers skyping,

Five Second Lives,

Four CD-Roms,

Three DVDs,

Two web-cams watching

And a brand-new, colour TV.

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas,

My true love sent to me,

Twelve bloggers blogging,

Eleven texters texting,

Ten mobiles calling,

Nine i-pods piping,

Eight chatters chatting,

Seven tweeters tweeting,

Six skypers skyping,

Five Second Lives,

Four CD-Roms,

Three DVDs,

Two web-cams watching,

And a brand-new, colour TV.

 
Alan's now finished blogging on the site - check the Guest Writers page to see contributions from other guests.
 

 

Comments

dear alan,                   hmmm! the poem portrays the child in you. simple and elegant. wish you a wondeful 2010regardsdr.mangay

Dear Dr Mangay, Thanks for your comments and for the 2010 greetings.  I hope you have a successful year too. Best wishes Alan

Dear Mr Maley,
Thank you for the wishes and the poem!
I haven't had the chance to celebrate much, my research study is due tomorrow! But am almost finished, so it's alll right..
I wanted to thank you for your tips and comments, it was lovely to be able to communicate with you!
And I have two last questions for you. How do you pronounce your last name? is it ['maeli] or ['meili] (I go for the first one, my lead advisor thought it was the second choice, so I said I'd ask :)
And the last one is about the verb forget. I know that the usual conjugation is forget-forgot-forgotten, but I have also seen forget-forgot-forgot. What's the difference? I always use the second one because I thought it was British English, but now I am hesitating and have found many different answers online.. maybe you know what the deal is?
Well, thank you again! It has been a pleasure, I also hope you have a great 2010 and the others to come!
Warmest regards,
 
Kathy (Chile)