Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Annual Lighting

it's done!

Today is the official Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Annual Lighting

The 74-foot-tall Norway spruce was illuminated by 30,000 lights during a ceremony tonight.

The tree was cut down in Pennsylvania. It's decorated with 5 miles of lights. The lights will be on until Jan. 7. After that, the Christmas tree will be turned into lumber for the housing charity Habitat for Humanity.

Workers building Rockefeller Center set up the first Christmas tree there in 1931. The first official tree-lighting ceremony was in 1933.

Photo credit: The 74-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit using 30,000 energy efficient LED lights in the 79th annual lighting ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo) CBS

Computer Security Day

look left, look right, today is Computer Security Day

This day was started back in 1988 to raise awareness of security issues by the Association for Computer Security.

Source: wikiHow, Ultimate holiday
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National Mousse Day!

November 30, 2011 is

National Mousse Day

Celebrate National Mousse Day! Mousse is a divine dessert made from egg whites and cream. Did you know that “mousse” is the French word for “foam”? It’s a fitting name for this light, fluffy, and decadent confection!
Chocolate mousse was a specialty in French restaurants during the 1800s, but now it can be found in restaurants and households worldwide. Popular variations include different kinds of chocolate, nut, and fruit flavors.
To celebrate National Mousse Day, make your favorite type of mousse for you and your friends!

Advent Calendars

DIY (do it yourself) style Advent Calendars, from Martha Stewart

From doors to open to cute pictures or family/friend photos to gifts on little trees, in boxes to unwrap or in hanging socks, there are many ideas to create.