Christmas at my house was very strict about no peeking at any gifts until Christmas morning. In fact, we were not allowed to open any gifts at all until everyone in the house was awake and had their coffee in hand and gathered around the tree in the living room. If we dared to open anything before, my other would take the gift away and throw it in the trash – no matter what the gift was. No excuses accepted. We did not test her on that – we did not ever peek.
I think that people who let their kids open one gift on Christmas Eve or get up and tear through the presents before the parents wake up are raising spoiled brats with no character. I also think that opening a gift the night before ruins the anticipation of the big event. I feel sorry for kids are are not taught patience and good manners by their stupid parents. I think most of these over indulgent parents are just kids who didn’t have good parents in their own childhoods and never learned how to have good manners. If the parent dont have good manners, how can we expect them to teach their own kids good manners?
Oh well, enough of that rant. I just heard some bitches talking about letting their kids open gifts early and it flipped me out. Merry Christmas everyone.
I’ve been asking family and friends to give me ideas about what they want for Christmas. So far they all just shrug and don’t really say much of anything. And it makes me wonder if the answer they give me is the same answer they are giving anyone else who asks them.
When I was a kid I don’t remember ever having any problem a long list of toys and games that i wanted from Santa. We went every year to sit on Santa’s lap and assure him that we’ve been good all year and truly deserve all the toys of our dreams. I still make a list of things that I want to buy, but instead of giving it to Santa I keep a running wish list on Amazon.
The cool thing about the Amazon wish list is that you can access it from any computer or mobile device and price shop or decide to get it from the local source or Amazon. If I get it, the item comes off the list. If I haven’t bought anything for a while, Amazon sends me a little reminder and says, “How about buying something for yourself for a change? You deserve a treat!” and they list 3 or 4 things from the wish list. I think that is really clever marketing and other businesses would be smart to learn this technique.
It sure seems like half the country must have gone home for Thanksgiving and now they are all on the highway trying to get back home so everyone can go to work and school in the morning. This year I stayed home and it turns out that everyone in my family stayed home and had their own nuclear family holiday dinners. No one offered to hosted a big dinner for the whole family and no one seemed to care too much, either. I think that this bad economy has got everyone grumpy and worried about taking care of their own families.
On the plus side, there were no family dramas this year. No one had a big fight, no one hurled insults and threats, no one broke down in tears. Not that I know of, anyway. And if they did, at least it was in their own home and not in front of everyone else.
My dinner was prepared perfectly because I am an excellent cook. I ate when I was hungry, not when someone else called me to the table. And all the food was what I like and fixed the way I like it. For example, I like jellied cranberry sauce but I don’t like whole cranberry sauce. But every year we have dinner together someone has a fit about bringing homemade fresh whole berry sauce and I don’t get the jellied sauce until I go home with my little plate of leftovers.
So, I would say that this holiday was a great success and it might be a new tradition for this family. Stay the fuck home with your own spouse and kids and keep your dramas home with you!
Of course whitening teeth has been a cosmetic fad for several years now. But have you noticed that some people have gone way too far with whitening their teeth? They are practically glowing in the dark bright. I don’t find that attractive at all – it is actually very distracting to see someone on TV or in the movies with teeth so bright you need shades.
My dentist suggested a whitening but I turned him down. I think he just wanted to hit me up for some extra money and I am already in debt for the root canal and crown that he did for me. I can’t imagine paying more money for my teeth any time soon. It just costs to fucking much to go to the dentist anymore.
One of the whitening toothpaste commercials does have a good point. Their slogan is, “if you are not whitening – you are yellowing.” Well, I hate to admit it, but that’s so true. I looked in the mirror and noticed that my teeth are looking yellow and that maybe I should find a way to get them a little more white. I guess next time I see my dentist I should ask him the price of the whitening in his office and see if I can negotiate a way to get it done.
Facebook has a fun string going where a friend asked everyone to comment with their choice of cake or pie and to explain why they choose that answer. I have no problem answering immediately, pie. I love all kinds of pies and most of the time don’t like cake at all. I hardly ever eat cake other than on birthdays, and I really do not understand the cupcake craze. That seems like a total waste of money and calories.
Pies have been a standard dessert in my family for generations. We all take great pride in making a great crust and fillings from scratch. I absolutely love apple pie, especially after a big holiday traditional dinner. But to be truthful, my all time favorite kind of pie is key lime pie, followed in a close second place by lemon meringue pie.