Monday, December 23, 2013

The Christmas edition

Took this quiz and this was my result.  Is anyone really surprised?

Once more, Christmas is upon us.  Not finished with your shopping?  Then boy do I have an item to point you towards.  For the special lady in your life or any jewelry lover for that matter, there's these: rings made out of a combination of meteorite rock and dinosaur bones.  Cool huh?

If that's not her style, there's all kinds of biotech-inspired jewelry (including a chimera!) and UFO goodness from Cafe Press.  I know it's getting down to the wire but I didn't check their shipping policies.  Maybe you can get a fast one.  Here's to hoping.

Contrary to what the above quiz results would argue, I don't hate Christmas.  Far from it.  I might not be anywhere near as excited about it as I was when I was say, nine, but I have my reasons for that.  There's more work in it as an adult.  You're also more aware of the money that goes into things.  On the other hand, this might actually make you thankful for the things that you do have.

I was blessed as a child.  I had adults who worked hard to make Christmas a fun time and yes, even a bit "magical."  I have so many great memories of roadtrips to my Grandmother's and opening toys Christmas morning.  If I think hard enough my memories might even force a sort of parageusia that convinces my brain that this plain turkey sandwich is something from my Grandmother's Christmas dinner.

Part of that is made possible by shutting out the real world as much as one can.  I don't have that luxury anymore.  All of those times are gone.   Things like employment weigh on me like a seven ton...heavy thing (I don't know, I couldn't think of anything, okay?)  It's tough to relax and enjoy when every day is uncertain, nothing is guaranteed, and it's all my fault ("I'll be a writer."  WTF was I thinking?)

At the same time, I cannot deny my good fortune in so many ways for there are those in the world who go without food, heat, and a roof this season.

I'll be taking the next few days off.  Merry or Happy Whatever-You_Believe-In!  Oh and if you see Santa Claus in your living room and he's got this freaky guy Krampus with you, well...I don't know what to tell you.

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