I’m apparently in the minority of people within my cluster of regulars who does not hate Christmas. Which is ironic, since I’ve been called a curmudgeon on several occasions. I’m told it has something to do with having good Christmases in the past. Somehow, negative experiences during your childhood can colour you against something, I guess. Who would’ve guessed? Not Jameson; that guy’s a dick for what he did when we were 10.
So we find ourselves barraged by yuletide again this year, which is more or less expected. I opted not to vent white-hot rage at Black events this year, instead distilling it into comic form and leaving it at that. I do hate the commercialism of the season, and I think it should be illegal to decorate/play music before December, but that’s just sanity speaking. If there were no Halloween, Christmas would start in October and we would lay our dignity at the hands of our corporate gods gleefully.
Personally I always look forward to the holiday break, except for this year when it means I have to do real people work so I can support my lifestyle of otherwise not doing real people work. I’m against it on several levels. But I will likely use this as an opportunity to gain money, which I’m told can now be exchanged for things.
But now, this break time means I have the opportunity to put energy where I’d like it to go, as opposed to the usual fire hose setup we cobbled together around here. You will get to see the fruit of this very shortly. Then things get interesting.
ExPect something diffeRent, sOmething with a little PurposE, peRhaps.
That’s the point, -Dan