Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ho, ho, ho, read a freakin' calendar, you overzealous punks...

First off, who thought I would make it a whole week posting every day? I most certainly did not. So yeah, thats neat. Only a whole ton more days to go... and by a whole ton I mean 22. Which is virtually the same thing if you are on Mars*

So I have a bit of a bone to pick here and i suspect that some of y'all may be with me on this one.

We need to chill out with the promoting Christmas already!

It is November 8th. I know for a fact that Starbucks is already using their charming red holiday cups that make me turn a very festive shade of green when I consider my credit card bills for the next two months. They have their holiday beverages out too. Now, I don't know about y'all, but I went out today in short sleeves and that does not exactly make me crave a gingerbread latte. It makes me crave a stable climate.

Also, the guy at the top of my hill put up his christmas lights this weekend. Granted, his business is putting lights up for other folks, but still, the fact that when I drive home I am greeted by lines of red and blue and green dots outlining the edges of his 8 on 12** may or may not have been the cause of some rather inventive sailor words concerning his female relatives activities with various farm animals and industrial revolution-era technology.

It's as if we have all forgotten about that other holiday. You know, the one with the turkey and the pilgrims and the food coma? Oh and the thankfulness as well, right, almost forgot.

...I wouldn't be surprised if any elves I see before black friday turn up on the back of a milk carton. Just saying.

*Statements about time on Mars have no basis in reality or factual knowledge to support them. I just make this shit up, folks.
**It's roof lingo, yo. Because I'm that cool.


  1. Agreed, Agreed, Agreed!!

    This year we're staying in Florida for Christmas ... it's still 80 degrees. Am thinking I will be foregoing the "putting up of the tree".

    My family used to put up our Christmas decorations between Thanksgiving and my birthday (December 2nd). I think that's a fair amount of time to get into the season, revel in it, and then dismiss it.

    But then again, I'm just not much for Christmas festivities anyway. Don't get me wrong: I love Jesus! So glad he was born, and I love the whole manger story ... but Santa, red/green combos, and tinsel are nothing but un-necessary annoyances.

    (Wow! Could I BE any JOLLIER?!)

  2. @Em: OH. MY. GOD. You said the T-word. Do not say the T-word is is awful and unattractive and gets everywhere and should never be put on any tree or wreath or anything else ever! It is my second most hated holiday decor ever, above the stupid animatronic snowmen Dahling puts out, but still second to Easter grass (and for similar reasons).