UPDATE: This will be one of the few posts on Geek Alabama today due to the weather emergency going on in Alabama.
No doubt about it, many people in Central Alabama were surprised about the snow we got today. People are stuck in not moving traffic while some have abandoned their cars, some kids are stuck at school, and some people are stuck at other places or shelters, and some people are enjoying the snow. Governor Bentley has declared a state of emergency, and the Alabama National Guard has been activated.
All Alabama state offices will be closed until noon Thursday, many schools will be closed until Friday, and many businesses are also closed. For right now, do not go out onto the roads and stay home! I went out on foot to take photos and video of the conditions in my area, so enjoy!
We are now two weeks away until Christmas Day! And that means the elves at the North Pole are in overtime mode getting ready for the Christmas sleigh ride. The toy making plant is running 24/7 to make sure all the nice kids get their presents. The elves will be glad to see Christmas 2012 go smoothly so they can relax! Many of them go with Santa to the beach for a vacation after Christmas!
Here in Alabama we enjoy cold drinks during the summer time. So if you are a Star Wars fan why not get the Death Star Ice Sphere Mold. Now you can have the power of the dark side in your drink! Find at Thinkgeek.com
Child Gift Idea:
Remember the old Etch-A-Sketch? Well the classic writing tablet for kids has moved to the digital age. The Boogie Board LCD Tablet is a paperless LCD writing tablet that writes just like the classic toy. And it erases with a push of a button. Find at Thinkgeek.com.
The need for Christmas gifts for deserving kids in Alabama is huge! It’s even worse in the Anniston/Oxford area when 250 people are losing their jobs during the Christmas season. ABC 33/40 is doing the Toys for Tots toy drive and they have a goal of 80,000 toys. As of December 11th they have around 20,000 toys. That means they need around 60,000 toys by December 20th. Yes the need is that great in Central Alabama.