Went to the ice arena today for some fun/practice/exercise/whatever you call it, and I saw an old friend practicing. I went to high school with him (though he's a couple years younger), and knew him all through childhood. He was always a great skater, and apparently at this time of year he spends every weekend in Dallas, a skating Santa Claus with sparks and flames coming out of his skates! Nifty.
He wasn't using his flames today, just practicing a Nutcracker routine. Kinda neat, finding him on Youtube!