Sorry for the lack of updates lately, but it’s the holidays anyway, you should be out celebrating something. The site will still be here in January when the so-called “Christmas vacation” is over. By the way, whoever came up with that term needs to be slapped mightily and repeatedly. It might be time away from the regular grind, but a vacation it most certainly is not. I always thought that the idea behind a vacation was to slow down, relax, and then come back rested and recharged with the ability to put renewed energy into whatever it is that you need to be putting energy into, not running all over the universe in an even more rushed fashion than usual. I’m not trying to slag Christmas or anything, but it seems like very few people actually get to take an honest to goodness vacation this time of year. They just trade in one set of stresses for another one and wind up coming back to everything in January even more tired and angry than they were before they left.
But speaking of Christmas, mine has been great so far. It generally is even though living in a 3-sided family makes things kind of hectic. It’s always nice to get home to see family and friends, and when some of those people have stuff to give you, it’s even better.
But one of the things I was given is still making my head spin. Ok, I suppose it wasn’t technically a Christmas gift, but it was still given to me around Christmas, so I’m counting it. But when it was given to me isn’t the important thing. The important thing is that I am now the proud owner of several packages of frozen SpaghettiOs. Feel free to stop and read that again, or if you don’t feel like going back, I’ll type it out one more time. Frozen SpaghettiOs. It wasn’t a gag gift (at least not in that sense) that somebody put together to be funny, the Campbell Soup Company actually makes and sells these things. How they manage to sell them I’ll never understand, but somehow, they do.
For the benefit of anyone who has never had the misfortune of seeing these things, here’s a quick description for you. They’re SpaghettiOs in a bag, and they’re frozen. That’s about it really. They’re just harmless icy blocks of pasta-like substance in a plastic bag. But what I can’t figure out is who exactly are these for and who came up with the idea and why. Who was the person who sat there staring at an ordinary can of SpaghettiOs and thought to himself, “cans are stupid. Somebody really ought to put these things in a bag. And not only should that person put them in a bag, but he should also freeze them while he’s at it, because SpaghettiOs aren’t quite watery enough as they are, and I have no doubt that the extra moisture that gets into everything when you thaw it out would do nothing but wonders for the flavour and texture”? And who’s buying these things? When has there ever been a situation that would make something that is perfectly fine when canned more convenient when you need to first thaw it out and then spend the next 5 minutes trying to get it open and force pasta circles and sauce through plastic that neither one has any desire to come out of? I just don’t get it. I understand why we have both frozen and canned vegetables, but I just cannot for the life of me get my head around the need for a bag of SpaghettiOs. I’ve never seen fresh ones, so why freeze them? It would be like putting a TV dinner in a can. But maybe I should stop right there before I give somebody another brilliant idea.
Ok, I’m off to get ready for my New Year’s party now, but before I go, here’s the next part of the
Top 50 Wrestlers Countdown.
Enjoy and I’ll talk to you all soon, most likely once things have a chance to settle down a little. Happy New Year.