For all of you who are out there dealing with the guilt of Ack! It's only the third day of the new year and already I've broken all my New Years Resolutions!, this FAILblog is for you, in the hopes that you will be comforted by the fact that you are not alone. Or something.
OK, fine, but toy trains??? How are toy trains a FAIL??? Everybody loves toy trains!
And therein lies the problem: everybody loves toy trains but nobody ever thinks to give them as presents to grrrls.
Every Christmas is going to be a blue Christmas until I get my toy train...
I tried for days to get a good photo of this house for the Blue Christmas collection, but the lights were turned off, or I didn't have the camera with me, or the batteries ran down. So when I did finally get a photo, it was all blurry.
Speaking of blue, and not all that visible:
Who doesn't love snow globes with glittering snow flakes falling softly down on Frosty the Snowman? Except that it's not bright enough to see the darn thing [for once this can't be blamed on my substandard camera] and the glittering "snow flakes" look more like the showers of sparks that came shooting out of my apartment building when they finally turned the electricity two weeks after Hurricane Ivan. Chalk this one up to cool idea but major manufacturer FAIL.
Speaking of Frosty the Snowman, why are he and Santa Claus telling me who to vote for for sheriff? Great, now even our beloved, if sometimes annoying, mythical Christmas figures are shilling for the police state.