Pardon the lack of blogging, but I am officially on Christmas vacation. Have been since yesterday. Doesn't mean I haven't been doing anything, though, as I spent the whole day yesterday Christmas shopping, and will spend most of today doing the same. Why is shopping so insanely exhausting? After about an hour of it I feel like I'm on a Bataan death march, completely brain dead with a glazed look on my face. At first I thought I was just imagining that, but I ran into a friend at the Westfield Mall yesterday and the first thing he said to me was, "You look kind of dazed."
But it's worth it. It's tiring and soul crushing at times, but it's worth it come Christmas. I really believe that. Some criticize the commercialism of Christmas, and I get that, but I really like being able to pick out things for the people I care about and gather around at Christmas watching them open up little wrapped packages of love. I really do.
Speaking of Christmas, for those of you who aren't blessed with a fireplace, channel 36 (cable channel 6) will be running the annual "Holiday Log" on Christmas morning from 9am to noon. Although starting it at 9am seems kind of lame. Don't most kids wake up at the crack of dawn to run to the Christmas tree and see what Santa brung 'em? Or is that just me?
For those who don't have a fireplace OR a TV, I sure hope you've asked Santa to bring you at least one of those, but here's a video of a fireplace you can just run over and over in case he doesn't.