Thursday, December 11, 2008

Evil Elf

So, has it occurred to anybody else that Christmas is now two weeks away?  A mere fourteen days?  Rudolph and Blitzen are warming up for the big night, and I just realized that its mid-December.  Oops.

We don't do much these days for Christmas.  I have no boyfriend, there aren't any small kids in my immediate or extended family, and most of the grandparents are dead.  I'll pick my dad up some stuff that he needs and that I would buy for him anyway, but mom, brother and I long ago stopped trading gifts.  I'm pretty much off the hook (although, I have to find diabetic socks and I have no idea where to go.  Don't ask).  Usually I send Christmas cards, but I'm not inspired to do it this year.  I'm not putting up the tree, but I may put lights up out front.  But given that they would only be out for two weeks, it might not even be worth the effort. 

The morale of this story, if it wasn't for a couple Christmas parties, this holiday would pass by without even being a speed bump in my life.  A couple days ago, I was miffed that I only had invitations to one holiday party (not counting our excruciating work party), but people are starting to get off their asses and send out the invites.  I'm particularly excited about one of them - a guy from the kayak club is also a member of a local triathlon club and is inviting us all over.  Here is an opportunity to actually meet new people.  And in-shape ones!  Maybe you all will get your wish and I'll meet someone new and start engaging in risky sexual behavior.  That I will blog about for your amusement...

6 comments:

kristen said...

diabetic socks - sold behind the counter at pharmacies...

Susan said...

Really? Like, with the drugs you can make meth with? I've only ever found them at flea markets... (how do you know this?)

Elusive Butterfly said...

I Googled and Walgreens and Sears popped up first. I'd be surprised if Walmart and Target don't carry them.

You must be the only single woman person alive who is actually looking forward to holiday parties. I really hope mine are not lame. Who am I kidding? They will be and I will spend the entire evening trying not to pickle my liver.

Elena said...

Look at the atheist all sentimental about Jesus' birthday! And for the record, counting the kayaak guy's party (and not the stupid work ones), you've been invited to THREE holiday parties. Only two are technically after Christmas, and on the same night, and one of the people hasn't actually gotten around to sending out invitations yet...

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Anonymous said...

I did finally send out my invites!I hope one of the not lame parties might be mine, although there are lots of work folks and given the responses has potential for lameness...although with enough alcohol and rock band it should be plenty of fun!
-nini