I grew up believing that Santa is a jolly fellow in a red suit with a white beard. The idea that he had a friend or shall we call it an accomplice called Krampus was never discussed in my house. And even though I traveled a bit as a child and was exposed to lots of different beliefs that were very different from mine, I was never taught that Santa came in so many variations. I knew there was Santa and Saint Nichols but in my house they were the same person. Christmas was church and then presents.
Gift wrap or gift bag which do you prefer? It is a toss up for me. I love to wrap up gifts big and small. Pretty paper or not it is fun to tape and add a big bow. That being said it is really easy to just stuff a gift bag with holiday goodies instead. The trouble with the gift bag is getting the tissue just right. Splash Packing online has taken a look at the trends and reported at the end of 2015 most people were leaning towards the gift bag.
It's such a great time of year here in the Hudson Valley. There are a ton of Holiday Festivals and tree lightnings going on all across the Valley and tonight is one of my favorite events of the year. Our friends at the Ulster Hose Company #5 are set for their 3rd annual Christmas parade and tree lighting. The parade part of the celebration will start at 6 p.m. on Wrentham Street and head to VanKuren Highway and will then wrap up at the Ulster Hose Headquarters.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".