This one takes some some 'splainin'. Water is H2O but can be written OH2 or Oh to. Not-taped means live. Sucrose is sugar and hill means mountain. Giving "Oh to Live on Sugar Mountain", thanks Neil Young.
Drink blender or mixer, take your pick. They're both correct. And if you guessed something else entirely, who am I to judge? There I go wasting your time. Forgive and forget? Hey, mixed drink works too!
Putting the Christmas tree together, I've learned the character spacing changes depending on which theme you use to view the forums. I have constructed all the prior ones to look correct in "Jungle" style. If you use the default style on the others that don't seem to line up, try toggling to 'Jungle'. (Note: Jungle seems easier on my poor eyesight/blind and it should also help make plasma screens last longer since white tends to wear them out. just a thought for the: Happy New Year.)
Google balloon. You heard it here first. Google intends to stratospherically cover the Earth with giant repeater station Helium balloons to bring signals to the world's unwired masses. They launched the first yesterday from New Zealand. It's probably over South America by now.