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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 62 December 2008 
  • Greetings from the Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • FIND THE SANTA Contest! 
  • by BMI Staff
  • THE present
  •  by Tyler Brown
  • Craving Christmas cookies? 
  • by Gena Bybee
  • Christmas Traditions
  •  by Rochelle Helms
  • Crossword 
  • by BMI Staff
  • Christmas for Geeks
  •  by James Morgan
  • Christmas Giving 
  • by Michelle Mook
  • FAQ
  •  by Matt Stephens
  • Picture find 
  • by BMI Staff
  • The reason for Christmas
  •  by Tony Abrego
  • Movie Review 
  • by KJ
  • Wordfind
  •  by BMI Staff
  • Kudos 
  • by Matt Stephens
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    Greetings from the Editor
    by Carol Hall

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    Greetings and Merry Christmas to all of you!  The theme of "The On Ramp" this month is none other than: CHRISTMAS!  We have included articles for gift buying, crafts, recipes, traditions and more.  Please take a moment, relax, and click your way through the wonderful Internet world. 

    Don't forget our contests...we have a "Find the Santa Contest" kicking off, as well as the monthly crossword, wordfind and picturefind puzzles that you can complete to be entered in a drawing to win cash and prizes!

    I hope you enjoy this edition of The On Ramp, and as always, I welcome your comments and additions to the newsletter! Please email me at

    THE present
    by Tyler Brown

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    It's hard to believe, but I've already received my first Christmas present! It was a new Ipod Touch, and it's aptly named.  When you start pressing the buttons, you really don't stop. I consider myself fairly technologically minded, however when... - CONTINUED

    Christmas Traditions
    by Rochelle Helms

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    It seems that the family traditions are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Or maybe it's just me. So, I was thinking about the traditions my mom passed onto me and then started thinking I want to add our own. Something they can pass on to their families from their childhood. I went looking for ideas. Everyone, everywhere, has some kind of... - CONTINUED

    Christmas for Geeks
    by James Morgan

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    Here are some great gift ideas for the GEEK on your list:

    Think Geek

    by Matt Stephens

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    Hello to everyone in BMI land. Is it just me or did this year go by WAY to fast? We are already into December. And what a year it has been. So what kinds of issues have been plaguing your computer? I can only assume that there haven't been any as no one has sent me any suggestions to talk about this month. That's okay though, ... - CONTINUED

    The reason for Christmas
    by Tony Abrego

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    What is Christmas and what does it mean to us? Alot of the time we find ourselves celebrating a holiday and we don't really understand what the holiday is all about.

    I found some really cool sites online that I would love to share with you. It explains the concept of Christmas and the holiday spirit:


    by BMI Staff

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    Congratulations Cheri M. of LaGrande, OR for winning the drawing for the November 2008 Wordfind! Cheri received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account! Please visit our December 2008 wordfind.

    FIND THE SANTA Contest!
    by BMI Staff

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    BMI's annual "FIND THE SANTA" contest is starting! December 3 through December 22 you can submit your entry once each day. Your name will be placed in our drawing for a prize. It is not only EASY, but it is FUN! Here is how it works:

    Visit and... - CONTINUED

    Craving Christmas cookies?
    by Gena Bybee

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    YUM!  Christmas Cookies:
    Swedish Christmas cookies

    by BMI Staff

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    Congratulations to Leah C. of Portland, OR for winning the drawing for the November 2008 Crossword! She received a $25.00 credit on his BMI account!

    . Please visit our December 2008 crossword.

    Christmas Giving
    by Michelle Mook

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    This time of year, with gifts to locate and purchase, wrapping to do, cards to mail, food to buy and meals to cook...we often become overwhelmed with the stress of the holiday season. I find that giving something, even a little, can help me keep the season in perspective.

    For local volunteering gigs, I use CONTINUED

    Picture find
    by BMI Staff

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    Congratulations to Kathy K. of Haines, OR for winning the drawing for the November 2008 Picturefind! Kathy received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account! Please visit our December 2008 picture find.

    Movie Review
    by KJ

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    Four Christmases

    When a couple tries to fly away from their families for Christmas, (as they do every year), their fun turns around when all flights have been canceled. Now they have to go to four houses to celebrate Christmas.  Going through mem... - CONTINUED

    by Matt Stephens

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    "Mike has the patience of Jobe. He spent more than an hour attempting to resolve a DSL connection problem and while neither of us is really sure what the problem was, it's working fine now and the wife is very happy. THANKS Mike!"
    -Bill & Sue M., Yuma AZ

    "Michelle was so patient and helpful! I real... - CONTINUED

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