Sunday 25 December 2011


Well, I hope that everyone had as good a Christmas as I did. I ate too much, I drank too much, I was given too much and I enjoyed myself too much.

I know that there are people out there that don’t enjoy the Christmas season, and I am sure that they have very good reasons. I just can’t imagine what those reasons might be. That’s not true, I can imagine what they might be, but I choose not to on a day when I am the recipient of such love and joy. Tomorrow will be soon enough to get back to the headlines.

Tomorrow we will find out just how many people died going to or coming from visiting loved ones. There will probably be an article on how this politician or that senator was found wanting morally. Yes, some level of government (pick any one) will have spent our tax dollars with wild abandon. Our young men will still be trying to set examples for the local people in some country that just doesn’t want any of our boys and girls there. There will be some young celebrity that is going into or coming out of rehab and some aging pop star will be announcing a world wide tour because he just loves to play( for $235 a pop).

Well, today, we are spending our time with our families and friends. Oh sure, there will be arguments and disagreements but they are the kind that happen every year and are born of love…mostly. Some will get gifts from some loved one that is so far off of the mark that you have to look at the tag again to make sure the gift was actually for you. I sometimes think the person you are and the person that you present to the world is the reason for “mistake” gifts. You just have to remember that the person tried and next year you can give them some piece of shit gift to pay them back. I know of a couple of guys that have been doing just that for the last 30 years and every year they try to find a gift that is even shittier than the year before.

I didn’t expect anything this year and my lovely wife made it a year to remember. I got a signed script from my favourite Star Trek episode and a replica flute from the same episode. There was a Bluetooth keyboard that I can use with the iPad when this computer dies. I got a game that I can play with Hurricane and Tornado and my sister-in-law sent me the book on Steve Jobs. Yeah, I know, I do sound like the biggest geek in the northern hemisphere. Oh well, it is Christmas which means it is time to be over the top.

So, today there was no paper and no local news, well no local newsmen to report the news. I guess that is the same thing. Do you think nothing bad would happen if it wasn’t reported? That would be like the 50’s and 60’s. I think that is a good thing. When you read this, look over to the person or persons that you love and thank God, Vishnu, or any other divine or semi-devine being for bringing them into your life. I know I am going to.

Once again, have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and when you think about going for that second or third helping…DON’T DO IT!!!  

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