A Late Merry Christmas And An Early Happy New Year

Turns out I forgot to wish you all a merry Christmas. Oops. I know Carin took care of it before we left, but I generally do it too, so consider it done. It wouldn’t be me if something wasn’t done late, right? Who am I to mess with tradition?

But if I were one to mess with tradition, I’d suggest we take a good hard look at turkey dinner on Christmas. I don’t hate turkey dinners. Far from it. But when you have to go to four straight days of Christmas parties like Carin and I just did and turkey is served at three of them, it gets to be a little much. Sometimes I tell people this and they say they’d love to trade places with me because it’s impossible to get sick of turkey, but I don’t want to look at another one until at least Thanksgiving and right now even that’s questionable. I won’t complain too much, though. At least I have lots of great friends and family to eat ridiculous quantities of goddamn turkey with, and that’s something I can never get tired of. Hopefully all of you who are celebrating are enjoying your own friends and family and haven’t once had to entertain the thought of murder.

I’m not sure how much you’ll hear from me in the next little while. I fully intend to spend lots of time on the couch binging on all the daytime hockey that this time of year provides and resting off the so-called holiday season. Oh, and unpacking all our Christmas loot. And seeing if the pile of cassettes I just inherited from when they cleaned out my grandma’s house will actually play. And probably doing stuff that I totally forgot I had to do but Carin will soon be reminding me of. So if you don’t hear from me before the New Year, I’ll take the time now to say thanks, as always, for reading and talking to us for another year. You’re all awesome in your own way, even the rare ones who write me emails telling me to do anatomically impossible things or pretending to be lawyers demanding that I take something down with spelling and grammar that would put some of the commenters on YouTube to shame. You’re good for a laugh, if nothing else.

Enjoy your holidays, everybody. I’m leaving now.

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