Who says that fear and loathing can’t be in the holiday spirit?? Heh, just watch me! Actually, my Holiday Dread Factor has been tame for the most part, but that makes it all the more irksome…like waiting for the other shoe to drop.
My tattoo is still FABulous. I still look great in vinyl. I’m still incorrigible. But cute enough to get away with it. Heh.
How about a little check in from some of the stuff last time? I think I mentioned a fucked up election: “Mercury retrogrades suck.”. Can any of you believe this shit? You know, I don’t particularly want GeeDubya the Moron and the Dead Guy in office, but which is the lesser of the evils? A moron who is too stupid to DO anything (and his dead-from-a-heartattack VP) or a tantrum throwing micromanager who will TRY to change stuff just because he can? OY VAY! Just concede you asshole! Let the fratboy moron have his crack at it and quitcher whining! You LOST! My whole thing is this: why pick on the Banana Republic of Florida? Does everyone really believe that miscounts and other wackiness hasn’t occurred in the other states?? Come ON! GeeDubya probably did not win, but it’s a moot point now. Al needs to act like he is older than 5 and concede. Politics is soooo disgusting!
” U Haul sucks.[…] Oh, I will get the money. Yes, complaints were filed with them and the BBB.” You’ll all be happy to know that I did get my money back and a High Level Customer Service Buttlicker did call me (aaah, the BBB is your friend) but I have no urge to return the call. Yet. Let me get good and crampy first…
“Customers who drag out payments suck. I hate to wait.” Well, whoever I was waiting on paid up and I’ve actually even made enough to pay most of the bills. How kewl is that? I have nice, well behaved customers. Occasionally I have to let one go, but I think I have really cool, really nice clients. I just sent out 30+ christmas cards to all of them, too. I’ll truly hate leaving my client base when we pack up the truck and move to Beverleee (Silicon Valley, baby!).
“Like Yoda I feel.” Yup, still do. But at least it’s appreciated!
The title of this one is Holiday Fear and Loathing and mine is reflected in the Holiday Dread Factor. I’m not truly feeling it yet, but the angst is creeping in on me daily. I’ve been buying some crafty things for gifts (can’t say what, cuz, well, this is public) but that is not helping the lack of family gifts or Nick’s lack of any gifts. I know I shouldn’t worry about his shit, but it’ll all come down to me anyway, so I may as well start my obsessing early and avoid the rush, right? Oh, and let’s not ignore the fact that we have a flight to Detroit booked on Dec 24th on Delta. Yes, the very same Delta that is already cancelling flights daily to stem off a pilot strike. And Detroit has had a buttload of snow already and there have been flight problems all over up there. As much as I want those free tix from being bumped, I really don’t want to spend Christmas Eve at Hartsfield Airport! Hmmm, maybe some champagne should be taken just in case.
Holidays are a mixed blessing at best. I celebrate Yule. I challenge you to find anything for Yule out there in Retail America. Oh, yes, we have freaking Kwanzaa cards and kids aren’t allowed to sing We Wish You A Merry Christmas (We Wish You a Happy Holiday??? WHAT the hell is that about?) but is there anything for non-organized religions? Hell, no. Those Politically Correct assholes can bite me. Granted, Yule is a very non-retail sort of holiday, but I still resent the fact that in these days of PC everything, we of the Path are still not acknowledged. Harumph.
Holidays are for seeing your folks and hanging with friends. I do like the season, it’s just that I’m so tired this year! I’m wrung out from travelling all over and being shoved in a small space with 2 other people and having a 24-7 high level of stress. At this point, I just wish it was all over. We put up Nick’s teeny little 3 foot tree last night and although I think it’s hella cute, I’m just glad it’s up so it’s one less thing I have to do. Speaking of one less thing… This Rant is over.
Peace, love and a low HDF to you all. I’ll see you after Christmas!