This is a Journal entry by MurrayBostHenson
MurrayBostHenson Started conversation Nov 30, 2005
Hello again my friends, my patient compatriots. Let me begin with an update from my last entry. Even though Saturday is traditionally the money making day for the Haunted House, the Sunday snow date did even better than Friday! Grand total was well over $10,000 raised for the Boys and Girls club; pretty ing cool in my opinion
Also to say don't follow the previous link, it no longer works
Once again the holidays are upon us, and far too quickly as far as this researcher is concerned.
Thanksgiving was spent in the company of my soon to be in-laws. The company was excelent, the food was exquisite; I walked away several pounds heavier than when I entered.
I must admit that Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday, bested only by Independence Day, and that's only because unless something has gone spectacularly wrong, nothing explodes on Thanksgiving
Both holidays achieve their rank because they are still about the traditions which spawned them. I really do give thanks for everything I have and spend the day celebrating that, and celebrate my independent by setting off explosives and speaking loudly and adversely about the government (To quote Douglas Adams : "I'm kidding of course, thats my job")
Now I hold no stock with Christianity, but I seriously doubt that Christmas was spawned in the spirit of plastic trees and stores profit margins; nor was Easter concieved for the holy chocolate bunny. I'm no Grinch or anything, I just wish that holidays would be more about the people we give the gifts to, and not so much about the gifts themselves.
That being said, I am looking forward to a less stressful ChristmaHanaQuanzica. My beloved has insisted on a policy of only buying for the kids, and not expecting any in return
I'll admit to being a bit adverse about this policy at first, I do enjoy matching gifts to people and getting things they will enjoy, and of course the kid in me screams and stamps is small but adiment foot; but I must admit to the logic of it; in fact she had to rebuke me,
"You're the one who wants it to be about family, right?" Boy did I feel ish. Of course that's why I'm with her, she's not afraid to tell me when I'm being stupid
I shall endeavor to keep up to speed in the coming adventure, but battle lines are being drawn and the troops are gathering; preparing the raid on the local vendors while they defend themselves with acres of small furry amunition.
Ellen Posted Nov 30, 2005
What I don't understand is all these stores opening at 5 and 6am for christmas shoppers. Who the heck wants to shop at 6am, especially in the winter time? And it leads to riots, because huge lines form, and they don't have enough sale items.
Sorry, shouldn't be ranting. Happy holiday season to you and yours Murray.
MurrayBostHenson Posted Nov 30, 2005
Actually my dear, ranting is the theme of this entry!! Please feel free to rant as loudly as neccecary, I've taken the precaution of soundproofing the walls, as well as providind plenty of And
fundamentallyflawed Posted Nov 30, 2005
I'm trying a new approach this year. As soon as I think of a good present for a specific person I will run out and get it. Unfortunately I have only thought of presents for two people so far... But it's still only November.
MurrayBostHenson Posted Dec 2, 2005
That's generaly what I do (did), but I tend to go in spurts. I DETEST going near any sort of mall this time of year, one or two commando runs are about all I can handle
of course if you can find some little independent stores, you can find things for people you didn't even know they wanted
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