|| Bah memebug!
||Dec. 6th, 2002 08:05 am|
Name one thing you like about Christmas: (or Yuletide or whatever you call it)|
Erm... a few days off? Which rather fail to compensate for:
one thing a few of the things you dislike about it:
The fact that what started as an xtian attempt to sideline a pagan festival has become a 2-month macabre display of rampant and societally-compelled consumerism. The fact that the streets are clogged with bipedal sheep heeding this urge and leading their credit cards to the slaughter. The fact that we never seem to get any decent snow these days. The fact that when we do get snow it invariably involves me falling off my bike, rather than any of the fun it used to bring. The fact that public transport gets *even worse*. The fact that I'm bombared by meaningless (and unmeant) xtian simperings in the form of precanned carols, and the equally meaningless simperings of the latest precanned "pop star".
The fact, essentially, that it's when people act most like people. And I can't kill any of them.
So, i thought i'd say: Merry Yule and brightest blessings to you.
In my book, Crimble is simply a time to have a week or two off work, crash at my parents for a few days drinking and falling asleep watching tv with my father and eating my mums scrumcious dinners.
Oh - and getting the odd box of lego :)
I like getting days off in the coldest time of the year and spending them snuggled up to people I like to snuggle, getting slowly drunker and fuller of food, unable to go anywhere far because there's no public transport and very little open even if there were public transport.
Which is basically what I'm getting to do this year, so I'm happy. I have had Christmases that suck beyong the telling of it because I haven't been able to do some of this, so I consider myself very lucky.
Snow would be nice, though. Deep, thick snow, not so deep that everyone can't come over to Ealsfield on Boxing Day, but deep enough that we can all make snowmen on the green outside when they do.
Valentine's Day,, now; don't get me started....
The fact that we never seem to get any decent snow these days. The fact that when we do get snow it invariably involves me falling off my bike, rather than any of the fun it used to bring
I agree its a shame about the snow, but surely the game of trying to stay on the bike is a fun game when you can play it? At least, I always enjoy that bit.