YOU'VE FULFILLED YOUR PEOPLE/FAMILY OBLIGATIONS UNTIL 10 AM 25 DECEMBER. YOU MAY EXHALE AND DIAL DOWN THE MORPHINE DRIP.
— Everything Sucks (@Johngcole) November 25, 2016
Do any of you participate in it? I’ve honestly never seen the attraction. Driving to some place in hellish traffic (also calculate the number of impaired drivers because, well, Holidays) to a place that is going to be ABSOLUTELY jam-packed with people to be waited on by people who would rather be doing ANYTHING but this just sounds horrible. It will be hot and sweaty and people will stink, people are probably there with their family by birth and not by choice so everyone is grumpy, I mean, just fuck that.
I did peruse Amazon to see if anything I needed for the house was available (reminder- shop through amazon by clicking through the graphic link above and you send fat loots to me and the pets), and there was nothing. I also checked Duluth and they have 30% off and free shipping, so I bought some new boxers and some new long sleeve shirts, and I only spent about 80 bucks, so that was good. I might check the steam store to see if anything on my wishlist is on sale. But other than thast, I don’t intend to do any shopping or anything like that.
In other news, I spent an hour or so sitting in the living room enjoying the quiet (Carlos and Christion finally got an apartment and moved out), so my house is just me for the first time in four years of various roommates). And when I say sitting, I mean just that. I was sitting there doing nothing. No tv, no music, no book, no laptop. Just sitting. I like doing that. The only other time I get quiet like that to just think is when I am driving, because I never have the radio on anymore when I drive. I like to just focus on the driving and not think about things unless something interesting pops into my head. It’s nice, but I am also aware of how many people pay no attention to what they are doing when they drive. I wonder how many accidents I have avoided just because I was actually paying attention.
At any rate, I was just sitting there, and Steve came over and jumped up on my lap facing me and just looked at me and sat there. And I sat and pet him (he is so gloriously soft- softer than anything else I have ever touched except maybe Tunch’s big belly), and we sat there for a good bit. I just slowly pet him and he looked at me and winked every now and then, and I just talked quietly saying “You are just such a good boy. Such a magnificent beast. You’re just splendid in every way. How did you get so perfect?” And we sat like that for an hour, him purring and slightly moving his head so I could rub and scratch the portions he wanted itched, every now and then rubbing his whiskers on my arm and letting me feel a little bit of his fangs (I love that!).
And for the first time in a long, long, time, everything seemed like it was going to be ok.
I think I am going to go shower and maybe go to the grocery and make Mexican for dinner.