Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holly Jolly oh whatever...

Are we all prepared for the holidays?
I'm sure as heck not, no shopping, no stores ready and I definitely don't have any baking done! That's right Kris Kringle, no homemade cookies for you. That's alright, the only way he'd be getting in would be with him ending on a B&E charge anyway and I don't even want to see what he'd probably leave me as he's already promised me a kick in the shins or so I've heard ;)
What astonishes me is the amount of spending the majority of people do this time of year.
Gifts for kids whose memories of the wonderful things you've purchased them will fade faster than Snookie's orange tan if you threw her in the Hudson in January.
Food which will be gleefully demolished and then great remorse settles in as you realize the stretchy pants are not stretching to fit the load, and you trudge on over to the treadmill that whines in protest and sputters out smoke from it's overworked guts.
Decorations which some put up early, some wait until mid December and in some cases whose animals and children blissfully bust in a barrage of beatific bulbs.
Yes, I did say that, now I dare you to say it five times fast and out loud!
So many are counting down the days, traveling for some, hosting for others and even for some the hopeful end of the madness that usually joins the spirit of the spending season.
Will you be happily enjoying the holidays or hiding with dreaded fear in a darkened room waiting for the bills of spending present to come haunting you soon after the fallout of the holiday hubub?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pre Holiday Musings and Other Thoughts

It's been a crazy year for many of us.
What preys on so many people's minds are finances, family, how to survive and for some how to not feel so alone.
While talking to one of my best friends the other day she mentioned having the holiday blues and not having someone to come home to, while she has a light heart and a great nature she's a formidable force of nature that many men will find daunting and I had to remind her that while that may be an issue for her at the moment, I also had to remind her how many people out there right now can't bear the meatsack they share their lives with and wish for something different.http://www.boingboing.net/2010/07/20/i-hate-my-ex-vanity.html
This sparked a whole humorous debate about the blocking of douches and keeping them at bay but, a very real issue does come to mind.
How do you meet someone of substance, without looking desperate, or falling in with someone who might not be what they seem?
It's not easy.
Many use online dating services, some try social networking for casting their net but, how about in person?
What about joining clubs that might entice like minded people such as book clubs, or taking classes, volunteer for a good cause, seminars, wine tasting, there are numerous ways to meet other people.
While it seems painstaking, at least you'll be meeting people with a similar interest to your own.
Of course if this doesn't all work out we could always go the route the boys did in Weird Science http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl5KUY_Wl_M and build your own dream person.
I'm sure if that works out for any of you, you may want to patent that after you share it with your closest friends.
Finally, the holiday season a time for so much joy, annoyance, vast amounts of liquor and aleve for some and well for the minority of you out there a fun time.
So much family gathered in one space for whatever span you allot, make sure you have your gaming systems ready or your car gassed up because I guarantee you, at some point you will need a break!
These holiday musings will be continued.