Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Thor, Sep 25, 2002.
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I can't figure out why peolpel like to boast how early they finished their christmas shopping, like in freakin' September!
Thor can I ask what the hell you're talking about?
Its simple, you stole my cookie, so you must die
your starting to look like those flashing lights on the christmas tree!
Over my dead body!!
Christmas seems to have lost its meaning for Joe Blow. It's get the Christmas shopping down, wrap and hide while the kids are asleep, and keep up the whole thing going.
I have gotten to where I hate to go to the stores during Christmas time. I mean, its like making your way through the middle of a roller ball game. If you are luckly, you only have to stare at that little kid in line for a hour or so before you pay for your purchases.
Used to be that it only lasted a month then it was over. But now, commercial interests want to prolong the most profitable time of the year in hopes of getting you to part with a bit more of your livelyhood. So instead of a month, the stores are in a rush to get their displays out before halloween costumes, candy, and goodies are out of season. What the heck? Does anyone running these stores have a sense of propriety? What happened to Thanksgiving? Did the government just decide to do away with it so that we could just get on the numbers and what it reflects for the economy? Did I miss something here? Maybe I fell asleep and when I woke up it was all done. What happened to "family values" that were bandied around during the elections?
To add insult to injury, getting around becomes a major hassel. Reminds you of what can go wrong when Murphy's Law strikes with a vengance. Like a bad hair day for a ¼ year or maybe a Hollywood movie gone beserk, only you can't leave the theater until it is done.
So what happened to the real holiday spirit? (not the one in the bottom of the shot glass) What happened to people just having a holiday just because family was important? As far as that goes, why only for the holiday? Did I wake up from a dream and find the world passed me by?
As long as I am on the rant, there is one other thing...
Ain't nothing like a Green Christmas!
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I don't really care for the commercialization of this "holy" holiday:
my love for x-mas came from my experiences as a toddler so bear
with me for a moment.
I live in Quebec so we always have a lot of snow... it's always
beautiful to sit down or lay down in the snow around midnight
and look around. Everything is always so bright; the colored
lights marrying perfectly with the snow on a cloudless, full moon
You can always stay indoors and sip your Irish Cream next to the
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wow that sounds perfect! the way christmas should be..
hmm.. maybe a little too perfect.. i bet you're playing mariah carey's x-mas cd! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
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No, just some Diana Krall once in a while...
Mostly the old classical / christmas music discs we've had for 15
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i cant WAIT for xmas!!!!!
cuz it will snow... and when it snows.. there are no mosquitos, and no flies..... and sometimes.. no school!!!!
-swats at this one fly that has been zooming around my desk all day-
.. AND we geet to sit inside all cozy next to the fireplace, and watch the mighty big snow-flakes fall.... and when everyone else is at work and school we can call in sick to go to the docotors to get treated for the yearly dose of strepthroat and spend the rest of the day christmas shopping in the EMPTY mall.... (dont forget the BATTERIES!!!)
then we can go home and burn, er, bake cookies, and fudge and deer poop, ohhhh.... and the sea foam stuff... mmmmmm.....
how can you not be ready for all this fun?!?!?!!?
plus... christmas season means one more thing.... POM COMPETITION SEASON!!! woohoooo!!!
Actually, we've got Hallowe'en and Thanksgiving to deal with before we have Christmas sales. And we've got some hopeful stores starting to put out Easter stuff, which might be asking a bit too much. :bugeye: Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
But I like Christmas. Too much snow though (yaaay Canada.) for too long. *sigh*
Nice description, Solidus and Nightfall. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! I can relate to the cookie burning. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
No snow for us in the South of England Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
But it did snow briefly in the middle of summer Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
Hey, that's a good thing (no snow)! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! At least you don't have to worry about frostbite, or shovelling driveways, or getting trapped under snow drifts and the only way to survive is cannabalism. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
(ok ok, last part false)
Hey Michelle! (Look, she's standing right beside me. She's telling me to go to class. What a slave driver.)
Michelle says Shut up. Now she says, boo.
@ Michelle - BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Here it rains until january then it snows like a byotch, then it rains and gets muddy some more.
frostbite: easily avoidable
shoveling driveways: buy a snowblower
icey steps: rock salt
snowdrifts: get bigger tires
THE WORST PART OF WINTER:
waking up at 6 fucking AM to have enough time to scrape off the windshiled with an old credit card because those window scrapers arn't even the same shape of the window, untill the snow packes up the sleaves of your coat, and you rin out of gas defrosting your back window in you diveway.
religion embodies commercialism, there is no escaping it. It may not always be in the most obvious forms, but its there.
Nothing in the public sphere exists without commercial value.
Nightfall, buy some de-icer. It smells funny, but works a treat
Actually if you use a plastic cup you can scrape off all of that ice and frost. They work better then ice scrapers because they are circular and collect most of the ice in the cup. You can also use the plastic cup to bang on the windshield and knock some of it loose. Trust me it works.Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
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