December 16, 2005

Random Randomousity

These are the thougts that roll around my noggin on a Friday morning, before I've had my (third) cup of coffee!

  • I know why it doesn't feel like Christmas yet. I haven't heard "Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses. (If you want the lyrics, click the "read more..." button.) It's a song that always makes me cry at the end. Every year. Why aren't they playing it on the radio?

  • I finished my first semester at "real" college. Yay, me! I did all of my lower division studies at various community colleges, but now that I am at a university, I actually feel like I will get a bacehlors degree in the not too distant future. That feels so good. I had two final exams last night and I did pretty well, I think. I will totally obsess about grades until they are posted, but the hard part is over. The driving, the sitting, the studying, the listening to people sniffle in the seat behind me. Blow your nose, dammit! That's just gross. And annoying.

  • King Kong. I am going to see it this weekend in between shopping and getting a long-overdue massage. I am wondering though, should I get a massage before I see the movie or after? I am thinking after. I've been anticipating this movie since it was announced, and I haven't heard a bad review yet. We'll see. I'll give you mine on Monday.

  • Regifting. What do you think about it? I am all for regifting, myself, but I do it with thought and with love. I never pawn gifts off that I don't like. But I do regift things that I know someone will enjoy, use, need or appreciate more than me. If someone regifts something I give them, I am not offended. I think a gift given with thought means more than whether or not you bought it or received it as a gift. I've gotten some exceptional gifts that I knew were regifted and I was just as touched as if the person had spent the money themselves, if not a little more.

  • That's it for now. There is more, but I've given you so much to comment on already, I think I'll end it there.

  • Speaking of gifts. You know what would be a terrific gift? A comment. Just say "hi, I think you're neat" or "hi, I think you're an idiot" or whatever the case may be! In the spirit of giving, I am going to muster up the courage to say hi on all the blogs I read today, too!

In the meantime, Peace y'all!

Christmas Wrapping

Bah, humbug!" No, that's too strong
'Cause it is my favorite holiday
But all this year's been a busy blur
Don't think I have the energy

To add to my already mad rush
Just 'cause it's 'tis the season.
The perfect gift for me would be
Completions and connections left from

Last year, ski shop,
Encounter, most interesting.
Had his number but never the time
Most of '81 passed along those lines.

So deck those halls, trim those trees
Raise up cups of Christmas cheer,
I just need to catch my breath,
Christmas by myself this year.

Calendar picture, frozen landscape,
Chilled this room for twenty-four days,
Evergreens, sparkling snow
Get this winter over with!

Flashback to springtime, saw him again,
Would've been good to go for lunch,
Couldn't agree when we were both free,
We tried, we said we'd keep in touch.

Didn't, of course, 'til summertime,
Out to the beach to his boat could I join him?
No, this time it was me,
Sunburn in the third degree.

Now the calendar's just one page
And, of course, I am excited
Tonight's the night, but I've set my mind
Not to do too much about it.

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
But I think I'll miss this one this year.
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
But I think I'll miss this one this year.
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
But I think I'll miss this one this year.
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
But I think I'll miss this one this year.

Hardly dashing through the snow
Cause I bundled up too tight
Last minute have-to-do's
A few cards a few calls
'Cause it's r-s-v-p
No thanks, no party lights
It's Christmas Eve, gonna relax
Turned down all of my invites.

Last fall I had a night to myself,
Same guy called, halloween party,
Waited all night for him to show,
This time his car wouldn't go,

Forget it, it's cold, it's getting late,
Trudge on home to celebrate
In a quiet way, unwind
Doing Christmas right this time.

A&P has provided me
With the world's smallest turkey
Already in the oven, nice and hot
Oh damn! Guess what I forgot?

So on with the boots, back out in the snow
To the only all-night grocery,
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
In the line is that guy I've been chasing all year!

"I'm spending this one alone," he said.
"Need a break; this year's been crazy."
I said, "Me too, but why are you?
You mean you forgot cranberries too?"

Then suddenly we laughed and laughed
Caught on to what was happening
That Christmas magic's brought this tale
To a very happy ending! "

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Couldn't miss this one this year!
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Couldn't miss this one this year!

Written by Chris Butler
(c) 1981 Future Fossil Music, BMI



At 09:21, Anonymous mooalex said...

How about "Hi, you're a neat idiot?" Nah, not really... you rock! Have a great weekend!

At 09:49, Blogger Rude Cactus said...

I agree with you about regifting. If you're not going to use it and can't return it, pass it along. I have a hard time parting with even the most useless things from those close to me though.

At 19:37, Blogger Aubrie said...

Hi and Merry Christmas! I think this is a wonderful idea!
And a huge congratualtions to you on finishing your first semester -- except that its not -- because even community college is "real college." You've worked hard this year, girl!

At 04:29, Blogger Brendon said...

Here's a short, short film that uses the Waitresses Christmas Wrapping as it's soundtrack:

Not at all sappy, like a video Xmas card. Hope you find it funny too

At 14:39, Blogger Uisce said...

"Christmas Wrapping" -- I was having THE CRAPPIEST Christmas a few years ago... maybe more than a few now, who can keep track. And I heard that song and that was it, I was cured! That darn song saved my life!!

At 14:40, Blogger luckybuzz said...

I totally agree about the regifting too--it can be personal (though of course, it can be radically apathetic, too). And congrats on finishing a(nother) semester!

Oh, and hi, I think you're neat. :)


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