December 18, 2008

December 18, 2008
Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease


Thanks for stopping by to see what is going on in another day of my life.

This is the busy time of year for all of us. But no matter how busy I am I always try to help other people when possible.

So when I learned about a website featuring interactive lights I found it intriguing. When I went to the site I learned the website owner's children are suffering from Celiac Disease.

So I have decided to make the blog entry for today about his website. The name of the website is: Aler's Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease. You can find the website at: http://www.komar.org/cgi-bin/christmas_webcam

Use the three christmas webcams for a live view of over 20,000 christmas lights and also CONTROL them - heck, you can even inflate (or deflate) the giant Elmo, Frosty, Santa, and Homer Simpson - D'OH!

All three webcams are online from Thanksgiving to Jan 1st between 1700 to 2200 MST (GMT-7) which is when you can turn stuff on & off to entertain the neighbors.

Plus send "Instant Messages via Webcam" for all to see. HO HO HO! ;-)

If you enjoyed the christmas lights, please consider donating a few dollars (tax deductible) to the over $30,000 raised for the Univ of Maryland Center for Celiac Research.

* $1,000: Bronner's Christmas Wonderland - Christmas Lights Etc - Colorado Real Estate - LED Christmas Lights - Mr. Halloween Costumes - Photo Christmas Cards - KIYU Burrito Reindeer!

* $100: Anonymous - Coolest-Gadgets.Com - Loren Kaiser - NoCal Silly Yak - Todd "Extra Crispy" Bradley - Gary Castro ($500)

* $1: Dirk and Kyle Komarnitsky ... and their Big Green Buddy and other $1-$99 contributions

The owner of the website has made a request instead of donations. While he appreciates the folks who have asked if they can donate/PayPal to cover the costs of the lights and (wind powered and carbon offsett'ed!) electricity, he has never asked for donations and does not plan to change that. While it is a bit of work to put up all the Christmas stuff, he does it anyway for the neighborhood kids and the web site is just my way of saying "Merry Christmas" to folks around the world. If you feel compelled to make some sort of donation, his kids have celiac disease so make a donation toward medical research at the University of Maryland - tell 'em Komar.Org sent 'ya! ;-)

So please check out his website when you get the chance. It is a worthy cause and a ton of entertainment.

I hope you are having a great holiday week so far. Not many shopping days left until Christmas.

Wishing you health, hope and happiness.





Big bear hug,





Daddy Dab