@AshleyEsqueda I... what?!? First off, why did they catch said pigeon? Secondly, maybe he was just on his way to pigeon school?
It’s that time again for me to wax quixotic about a make-believe holiday started by a television series.
As I have said before, I was never a big fan of Seinfeld, but I swear this holiday makes more sense to me every year. I had a heck of a time getting into the Christmas spirit this year. Mainly due to my being too busy, and even gift buying, which I normally adore, felt like a chore this year.
I think there were two other contributing factors to the problem though. The first being my oh-so-mysterious friend, “M”, who hates people buying her gifts. “If you buy me a gift, so help me, I’ll punch you in the face.” (She’s a tad on the violent side…) So I’m making her a gift that costs me absolutely $0, and I have to say… I’m enjoying it. For all these years, when I would hear people say it’s so much more rewarding, I thought “Yeah, great way to excuse your cheapness…”, but they weren’t wrong! I’ve enjoyed every second I’ve put in to it. (and no I won’t reveal what it is since she swings by somtimes)
And then there’s the recent acqaintence I made from India, we’ll call her QBG, who is a practicing Hindu. Naturally they don’t celebrate Christmas, and she was telling me the other night over Gtalk how much it amazes her to see us all running around in a panic during this time of year. I have to say I’m beginning to agree with her.
Yes, I am a retailer, I have a place in this monstrosity that is called “Christmas Shopping”, and for that reason alone I don’t want to see it go away. It would be nice though to see a return to those more family-style moments Norman Rockwell painted so well. True, they were idealistic, but isn’t that kind of the point?
Maybe Festivus isn’t such a bad idea. Okay, we can skip “The Feats of Strength” portion, but at least the focus was on the family getting together and being together.