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So, here is some stuff, because I'm not really feeling reflective, and while the 5 question meme is intriquing, not a chance in hell I'd feel comfortable doing it, so this is what you get.

1. BCS standings. As I look at the list I'm looking for Michigan (either), the Irish, the Cornhuskers...nope. Talk about paradigm shift. Is anyone else tired of the _ _ Gators? Jeez.

2. Not to assume, but usually December sees people giving us stuff. For your consideration, if you're in the "I have more money than time" or "I don't know what the heck to give them" frame of mind (yeah, I know, Ha ha), may I posit that Best Buy cards would not go amiss. We need to replace the telly, and are considering a PS3 or Blu-ray player, and we have been very happy with Best Buy in the past. I hasten to say this is if you A) are in the gift giving frame-of-mind, and B)do not have specific, more personalized notions.

3. Not sure what Christmas will be like on our end. I have all these delusions of carefully made or selected gifts for postive rafts of people. Given my follow-through lately, well, let's just say it's a good thing I've already found at least 6 gifts for Duchezz I mislaid last year. And along those veins, have you ever noticed that it seems like every few years whenever you turn around you find the perfect gift for person X, and only person X? I swear there is one person on my gift list I could, single handedly, cover the entire ground under a Christmas tree for. For others--zippo. Not fair.

4. I'm lovin' the fact that the Saints are still undefeated.

5. The Bears are playing The Big Carrion birds tonight. I foresee pain. Last I checked the Eagles quarterback has thrown fewer interceptions this season than ours has in a single game. Never thought I'd long for McMahon back. On the other hand, I've never stopped missing Ditka.

6. Um, excuuuuuuse me? Since when is Troy Aikmen an expert on wings? Jim Kelly, maybe. But Aikman. Be real! (Giants post-game show commercial)

7. In terms of quality of play overall, both the 'skins and the Browns got robbed today. Oh well. That's why it's called a "game."

8. Okay, time to get back to work.


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Nov. 22nd, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
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I'm going through that this year. I tend to get my xmas done before thanksgiving and thats just not happening this year. I've got 2 people on the "What on earth do I give them" list. Nothing I'm seeing strikes me as a good option and I am not in the creative mood to make anything. (I made a lot of presents last year and I think am burned out on the idea of a time limit)
Nov. 22nd, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
and while the 5 question meme is intriquing, not a chance in hell I'd feel comfortable doing it

*nods*. much like that.

and as it has been every year since i quite my job for grad school, christmas is the single biggest source of anxiety and stress in my year. even as i shrink the list of giftees, i still wind up stressing and going with IOUs for handicrafts i'd love to make but (as i proved last winter) cannot produce in the small windows of "free" time i have during the school terms, nor between the end of classes and Giftmas itself. the IOUs at least buy me some time, but they don't do anything to address the guilt and anxiety that come from seeing what matthew's family in particular does, giftwise, every year, and knowing i can in no way compare :(
Nov. 24th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, but getting robbed by the lions in "the loser bowl" is no biggie, at some point the pain just causes everything to shut down. I tell myself I need to study...yeah, that's the ticket.

Been having the same issue--finding oodles of prezies for person X, none for person Y. When it happens I do buy spares that become the ghost of christmas future in my closet. It doesn't solve the present for person Y problem tho....
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