December 8th 2012 Favorite Blog Posts Comments44 Comments

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So normally it takes me a little while to get into the holiday season. In other parts of the city, it just doesn’t feel like Christmas time until the last week or so. While working downtown you notice it approaching a lot more. All of the stores have their holiday displays up and people just get in the festive mood earlier. There were even carolers at one of the train stations the other day.

To honor that holiday spirit I took my girlfriend to see the Christmas light show in the big city park here. I really wasn’t expecting much, but it was actually very well done. They have a little train that takes you through the park, all lit up by thousands of bulbs. There was music timed for specific areas of the train. At one point there was even a live performer on stilts, dressed as a reindeer. For some reason he was as John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever and was doing an appropriate dance. I didn’t quite get it, but it was amusing.

Yeah I slipped in that I have a girlfriend again. For a while now I’ve been back with my recent ex that I’ve written about previously. Things are going well with me and her. So well that she’ll be coming with me on a vacation to Mexico in January. I just regret that we had our previous problems. She’s an amazing woman that I really love :)

Favorite Posts On Other Blogs

Check out some of my favorite posts on other blogs this past week. If you want to be included in this list next week, send me an e-mail for more details.

Why Do You Want to Become Rich? on Street Smart Finance

Coping With Debt on Freedom Thirty Five

Bank Sales In Canada…Not The Same As Bank Foreclosures In The U.S.A on Canadian Budget Binder

OH MY FREAKING GOSH, I’M SO FREAKING EXCITED! on iHeart Budgets

Make Money Renting Your Parking Space on Make Money Your Way

Does Money Grow on Trees? on Money Smart Guides

How to Slash Years Off the Life of Your Mortgage on Frugal Rules

Great Canadian Dividend Paying Stocks – December Edition on My Own Advisor

Money That Would Have Changed My Life on Plunged In Debt

Save On Groceries & $100 Give Away on My Alternate Life

Students: How to Finish College with No Debt on Debt RoundUp

The Vagaries of Life on Broke-Ass Mommy

November 2012 Spending Plan Results on Vix Money

Do Your Purchases Reflect Your Values? on Eyes On The Dollar

How I Save Money Grocery Shopping on Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses

That’s Not Frugal, It’s Theft! on Planting Our Pennies

Stupid Stuff on Amazon on Unique Gifter

Are you starting to feel in the holiday spirit yet? How much of your Christmas shopping have you done so far?

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By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 8 Dec 2012
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44 thoughts on “December 8th 2012 Favorite Blog Posts

  1. Brian

    Thanks for the mention Jeremy. We’re thinking of going to the light show as well, but December seems to be flying by – hopefully I’ll make the time, it’s a pretty impressive show.

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    1. Jeremy

      Do try to check it out. I don’t know how much it is changed from year to year, but it was definitely more than I was expecting. The volunteers obviously put in a ton of time setting it up.

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    1. Jeremy

      I’m not a big Travolta fan, but that part was only a very small section of the train ride. If I remember correctly it was to the beat of YMCA, but spelling out S-A-N-T-A. It was amusing at least.

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  2. Jason Clayton | frugalhabits

    Thanks for including my post Jeremy. I haven’t entered the cash giveaway yet, but will be doing that next. $250 would be a nice right around the holidays!

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    1. Jeremy

      That’s what I was hoping for. At this time of year, people are sure to need a bit of extra cash. I’m pretty happy with the number of entries so far, but I would like to see the momentum keep going.

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  3. John S @ Frugal Rules

    Thanks for the mention Jeremy! Glad things are going better for you & your girlfriend. My wife and I were just talking about me being in the Holiday spirit last night. I love the Holidays and all that surrounds it, but I HATE Christmas music. I think a lot of it has to do with hearing the same 10 songs 50 times a piece for a month long period. We just finished all our shopping today, so that’s one good thing to have done.

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    1. Jeremy

      lol too funny. I’m the same way. I like this time of year, but why are we tortured by having to hear the same songs over and over and over? Like is there subliminal messages in that crap that the ‘man’ wants to ingrain into our minds? I should try to get my shopping done this week too. I’m already not a big fan of going to the mall. So to go when it is packed full of people, it’s not my idea of fun.

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  4. K.K. @ Living Debt Free Rocks!

    Thanks for including my post and it’s nice to hear you were able to reconnect with someone who obviously means a great deal to you. Enjoy your trip to Mexico together!

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    1. Jeremy

      Thanks Veronica. I think it will work out because we both care a lot about making each other happy. With that mindset it’s a lot easier to get over problems.

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  5. liquid

    Light show sounds like fun :D Maybe I’ll check it out next year. I guess you’ve made the necessary plans for the trip to Mexico already because January is a really good month to visit down there and flight schedules might be busy/expensive around that time. I think I feel a bit of the holiday spirit now. I recently finished all my holiday shopping anyway. Thanks for the mention.

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    1. Jeremy

      Actually, flying to Mexico is usually quite cheap. It is more expensive to go fly up to my original BC hometown to visit my dad. We watched prices for a bit and locked in a pretty reasonable price for our Mexico flights. I think because it’s so close to Christmas a lot of people would’ve already gone for the holidays or are waiting until later in winter. And yeah, check out the light show next year. It’s a great place to take a date :)

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    1. Jeremy

      Mmmm Christmas sweets. I’d get started on that too, but then they wouldn’t last until then. I’d end up eating them all in the meantime. I think I’ll wait until the last week and then do a bit of baking.

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    1. Jeremy

      It’s been cold enough here to think about Christmas, but we’re pretty accustomed to having a green Christmas. It’s pretty rare to have any snow on the ground this time of year. We did get a tiny bit of snow on the weekend though. Luckily I’ll be flying somewhere with some snow for it to really feel like the holidays.

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    1. Jeremy

      No problem Catherine. I do think it made our relationship stronger. It made us both fully realize what we had and now we put a lot more effort into the relationship.

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    1. Jeremy

      I guess I should’ve been more clear about that. It’s the most recent one, not the one that I was with for years. And no problem about the mention Jason.

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  6. Patti

    One of the minor negatives about living in a small town (like I do) is that there is not a big light show at Christmas. Sounds like yours was good, even if a little different. The train sounds cool.
    Best of good wishes for you and your girlfriend.

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    1. Jeremy

      I grew up in a small town and I wouldn’t say it’s really a negative. I found that in the small towns a greater percentage of people would put up lights. So it’s just a matter of driving around to look at them. I recall doing that a lot when I was younger.

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