The end of 2017 is close anyway, my damn neighbors happily announced this literally the DAY after Halloween, their house can even be seen from the IIS (I checked with the live feed on the Nasa IIS Live Stream, I also gave them the bird, directly to camera 3).
This means Christmas is around the corner, and as always, well for the last 21 years anyhow, I haven’t even bought a stocking stuffer. I always want to be a grinch, but I get too damn excited to dish out some love and gifts, rinsed down with some sleeping medicine, or alcohol, whichever is closer that night after unwrapping a gift each.
Christmas isn’t about finances
Honestly, as each year passes, I learn it’s more about spending time in good company, rather than spending all our hard earned money, a materialistic norm of Christmas for most. I used to be one to complain about spending $2-3k on gifts, only to realize there weren’t many wrapped gifts under the tree. Regardless I cut that shit out last year, and this year it’s going to be cut down even more. I’m will be that guy buying everyone socks and underwear that they will never wear or use, you were warned.
I hate the thought that we have become a society where saying ‘Merry Christmas / Happy Christmas‘ is somewhat frowned upon, now everyone wants ‘Happy Holidays‘ – society is becoming soft and it’s somewhat disturbing, but it won’t get me down.
This year I will rebel, and I will sport an ugly sweater, one suggests you do the same, it will brighten many folks days up.
To be fair, 2018 has come so fast. It could be to do with the fact that I watched every single episode of Game of Thrones from start to finish, then Stranger Things – Time fly’s when you’re having fun though doesn’t it?
Got the motor rebuilt in the STI, that’s been a fun streak since, I missed the bitch being down and parked, she’s so much fun and a pleasure to ride (says just about every person that sits in her soft, smooth lap).
Let’s see how this no snow, baron desert Christmas goes, it’s going to be good regardless, I have a good feeling.
Well, I hope everyone in the US enjoys thanksgiving, and I hope you all make it about just that; being thankful for what and who you have in your life. UK, make sure you get mortal drunk to celebrate the fact that we helped make this Thanksgiving holiday a thing, just don’t mention or discuss it with Mr Ramsay, he get’s all bent out of shape over this shit, simply direct him to chat with Mr J Bean and the evening will be festive.