12/22/06 09:50 - 49ºF - ID#35779
There, it's out in the open. Ya'll can hate on me and stuff. There's just too many reasons, but here's a few:
I am not a Christian (not that Christ seems to play too big a role nowadays anyways)
I hate shopping
I hate feeling pressured into shopping even worse
I like eating, but couldn't we move the big eating holidays a little bit farther apart in the year to give the gut a rest?
Really, I wish I could be put on a list so that no one would get me anything and I wouldn't have to give anything to anyone else. I feel like birthday shopping once a year should be enough. Then you can focus your energies on a specific gift and not have 20 at the same time. Why is Christmas so much about the stupid gifts anyways? Am I just heartless and selfish? I especially feel that way after reading (e:jacob) 's last post about how magical it is finding just the right gift... I like being with people though not getting them stuff... and I can't ever seem to find these magical gifts, just end up getting people the first thing I find that they might like/could use. I'm actually playing hooky from Christmas shopping right now.
The thing I do like is the friends/family aspect. I like the getting together and the seeing relatives you don't often see (though I guess I don't tend to see my "real" relatives on any holidays). I also like the smell of a Christmas tree, though ours doesn't seem to smell very much at all, despite the allergies it gives (e:matthew) (which I find pleasantly ironic).
So Ba-Humbug to all and to all a grinchly night!
Location: Buffalo, NY
12/19/06 10:14 - 35ºF - ID#35778
Baby jesus roadtrip
Someone stole a frontyard baby jesus and took him on a roadtrip. They left a note at the scene of the crim saying he would be back in 3 days but didn't return until 8 months later. With him was a photo album detailing his travels all over NY. I wish I had done that, so creative and cool. Though maybe a little heart-wrenching for the original owners. But can you really "own" baby jesus, and doesn't baby jesus need to get out and se the world from time to time?
And on the topic...
At tony's B-day someone added an item to our grocery list fridge-magnet. It started with 4' nipple (which was actually a small piece of pipe we needed to get replaced and went through a couple other items before getting to "baby jesus buttplug". Well, (e:brit) did some web-snooping, and lo and behold:
Crazy crajy world we live in.
Location: Buffalo, NY