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Top 10 reasons why I hate New Year's Eve

The looming holiday of New Year’s Eve always fills me with a vague sort of nausea, much like the feeling I get when I've had too many Christmas cookies.I hate the huge reminder that another year of my life has come and gone and nothing (or very little) has changed since last year.This is punctuated by my masochistic tradition of writing resolutions and then evaluating them when the year is over.Unfortunately for me (but lucky for you) I couldn’t find my list from last year.I looked on this computer, on my old computer, on my storage drive, and even in a handwritten journal.Nothing.I guess I slacked on the 2010 list.Hooray for my lack of ambition, because I didn’t accomplish anything this year anyway – so I guess I succeeded with my resolutions, right? I am hoping that, by posting my New Year’s resolutions for all the world to see, I will be motivated to really follow through because I have a community of people cheering me on.Or watching me out of the corner of their eye just waiti…

My Christmas Wish

It's Christmas!  Okay, it's almost Christmas.  I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to life going back to normal.  I went to Wegmans today for cat food, and it was almost as bad as Wal-Mart on black friday.  Fortunately, a benevolent shopper, who was standing in front of me at the express line (with far more than 20 items in her cart), allowed me go ahead of her in line.  That made my heart fill with Christmas spirit - for a couple of minutes anyway - until a different shopper almost knocked me over with her cart on the way out the door.  I can't blame her though.  It looked like she had the shopping cart that wouldn't roll straight no matter how hard she tried.

Anyway, my blog has suffered the past few weeks because I've been working on other pursuits (playing Christmas music in a band, writing projects, babysitting, etc.), but I don't have anything remotely interesting to say anyway.  I've been enjoying Christmas cards and pictures from …

Since when are Christmas presents supposed to stress you out?

Every year at Christmas I look forward to a reunion of family with good food, fine beverages, engaging conversation, and, of course, a day off work, even if only for one day.Despite my rejection of the religion on which I was raised, I always remember and respect the meaning of the holiday.I also enjoy the silly stuff such as the commercials, the NFL-on-Fox robot wearing a Santa Hat, jingle bells in the background of radio or TV shows, and a hot beverage on a snow-squally day.I make the best of the season just like everyone else.However, the one thing I dread is the shopping.
This year, since Black Friday, I have arrived at the conclusion that I will not be participating in any gift-giving this year.  The only thing you will find under my tree is a napping kitty or two.  Fortunately for me, I have no children, nieces, or nephews to shop for, and my family has agreed to nix our usual Secret Santa tradition due to the economic black cloud that hangs over us.Besides, gift-wrapping is chal…