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A Disease of the Spirit. Falalalalalalalala!

December 11, 2004

Oh man! I thought I was immune to it. I really thought I could make it through the dreaded holiday season without catching that most horrid of afflictions.

And this morning when I stepped outside to see little white blobs of frozen rain polluting my view and I scowled to myself, I was certain, absolutely certain, that the fact of my sudden compulsion to drive to Goodwill to scour the merchandise for, um, a Christmas tree was simply a symptom of a lesser malady: sheer boredom.

I was certain I could talk some sense into myself when I got to the store.

Oh no. That is not what happened at all.

Instead, $36 I couldn't afford later I am walking out of the store loaded down, not with a Christmas tree, but bags and bags of random Christmas ornaments and presents for my loved ones.

For myself I bought two British solider ornaments - you know those dudes with the furry black hats?


Their heads are made from lightbulbs, dude! What more could you possibly want? I also bought a beanbag santa clause who falls over whenever I try to stand him up. Sweet!

For one of my friends I got a giant painting of a vase of daisies in a somewhat gaudy gold frame. She and I both have the decorating sense of a grandmother type person on crack and so I'm certain she'll love it! For another friend, I got a funky Japanese tea set with a teapot with a bamboo handle and six little gold-trimmed cups. Another gets a leather bound journal. One gets a funky Japanese style mask. My mom gets a teddy bear Christmas ornament.

I also bought a giant Happy Kwanzaa tin because you just never know when you might need a Happy Kwanzaa tin. All in all it was a good score at Goodwill.

Next thing I know, I'm sitting in my car singing merrily along to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer seriously questioning my sanity and wondering if I bought enough wrapping paper. Damn you, Christmas Spirit! Get out of my head!

Moira at 05:03 PM :: Comments (1) :: ::

Bah, humbug! I new this would happen! I think the Christmas music in the car was a good indicator... ;p

Posted by: Evan at December 12, 2004 10:37 PM
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