We made it. The World didn’t end.

The Mayans Calendar ended this week, which lead people to believe the World was going to end. The only thing it lead people to do was pack into calendar stores yesterday because their Mayan calendar had ended.

I can’t believe that Christmas is in 3 days. It really came up quickly. On Black Friday, I thought that Christmas was so far away…well I guess the old saying is true, “time flies when you work in a mall during the holiday season and have extended hours.”

I will be taking a holiday break from blogging. Probably just posting once or twice a week until after Christmas. This is typically a slow tech news time, at least until CES occurs. Of course I’ll be working on my new 12in12 list. I really enjoy writing and working on those. Not just setting goals, but actually making a plan to accomplish them. But I’ll talk more about my new 12in12 next week, and maybe even some tech predictions for 2013.

What have I been up to this past week? Well my wife, a few friends, and I traveled up to the Big Apple. I had never been to New York for Christmas time. New York is amazing city that I wish I got to see more of, but you can only do so much on a day trip. I got to go into a store in the Plaza full of things that, in this point of my life, I cannot afford. However at the same time, why would I ever wanted to spend $10,000 on a coat?!? My father-in-law lent me his DSLR to take some pics, but I always feel so nervous taking bigger cameras out. Maybe New York isn’t as gritty as 90’s tv shows would have you believe, but it’s the holiday season and I didn’t want to take any chances. Now don’t get me wrong, I did take the camera and I did get some amazing shots. But my camera phones also captured some memories at time where I didn’t feel like pulling the bigger camera out. I can see why the Micro Four Thrids cameras are gaining in popularity. A camera the size of a point and shot but gaining the photography power of a DSLR. Why wouldn’t a novice photographer (and I use that term very loosely) want one?

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Click on the picture to see some more pictures of our trip to New York

Speaking of wanting things, I truly dislike Christmas wish lists. I always feel bad trying to write one. Its not that I don’t know what I want. I know exactly what I want. But I feel greedy, when wanting one. I am a nerd and a gadget geek. So the things that I would put on my Christmas list are more money than I would want anyone to spend on me. This isn’t a #HumbleBrag or a Good Guy Greg moment. Its true. I don’t want to have a Micro 4/3rds, an iPad Mini, an Samsung Series 9, and Xbox with Kinect on a Christmas list. People would look at me like I’m crazy and end up getting me some socks. Socks that I would actually enjoy, because you realize that you are getting older when you actually enjoy getting things like socks and wallets for Christmas.

It was a good week. The world didn’t end. I got to go to New York City and then watch Home Alone 2 and point to all the places that I went. My wife watched “It’s A Wonderful Life” for the first time (she didn’t care much for it). My brother celebrated the 13th Anniversary of his 21st birthday. I was going to end with a cool closing line, but I haven’t thought of one yet, so, until next time remember: slow down and enjoy the life that you have.

Merry Christmas!!!