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December 12, 2003

Oh yeah, I’m a lazy bitch, and I have had lots to write about, but just haven’t written them down. Oh well. So here’s the Friday five for you. I’ve been really quite busy with little projects for gifts… I can’t give any of it away, as I’m afraid that someone will read about his/her gift(s). All I have to say is thank the lawd for craftster. Lurve. I’ll post this weekend with my current dealings for winter that don’t have to do with anyone else… maybe.

1. Do you enjoy the cold weather and snow for the holidays?
okay, these are 2 different things. I don’t mind cold weather all that much, but I really really really don’t like snow. Wait, I take that back. I don’t mind snow when I can look at it. I just don’t like having to walk, drive, shovel, or have any kind of interaction with snow. I don’t mess with it, it doesn’t mess with me.

2. What is your ideal holiday celebration? How, where, with whom would you celebrate to make things perfect?
As I’m not Christian, I don’t really care at all about Christmas. At all. I enjoy giving stuff to people, and I really need a time to have an excuse to give stuff to my friends, but I’m not going to decorate or anything. Being Jewish, I celebrate Chanukah, but I don’t think that’s a reason to give out gifts as if it’s the “Jewish version of Christmas.” So, if we’re talking winter holiday here, which I will assume we are, the ideal celebration would be small… the boy and I lighting the (oil) candles in our channukia, eating latkes until we feel like puking, and sipping on some cider. Mmmm… Latkes…

3. Do you do have any holiday traditions?
Not really. Which really means no. Well, we go to the boy’s mom’s house for X-mas eve to watch the gorging begin. Seriously, this woman spends thousands upon thousands of dollars on gifts every year. Especially now that Wilson and Amelia (Ben’s nephew and niece) are around, there’s more presents piled under the tree than ever. I mean, I enjoy getting and giving gifts, but when it gets up to the point where one is just spending to spend, I think that that’s enough. On X-mas day, we go to my mom's house and hang out. There's far less stress there, and far fewer gifts, but I totally prefer it.

4. Do you do anything to help the needy?
Give monies to charity. Through my work, and through the ou. I don’t go down to the local shelter and ladle soup or anything. Mostly because it’s a jesus rescue mission, and you have to take their sermons if you want to spend the night. I’m not into that at all. I mean, if you’re hungry, then go there. But if you’re not into listening about how jesus can change your life for hours on end, and you’re still hungry, go there. But be warned.

5. What one gift would you like for yourself?
Peace on Earth. No, well, okay. I just did that to get the brownie points. Uhm… well, I would love good kosher wine. One can’t get any good stuff around here… it’s all like manischewitz or something… too sticky and sweet. One cannot down a glass of this twice a week. So yeah.


When I was a little kid I was so greedy that when I heard that Jewish kids didn't get presents for Christmas I felt deeply sorry for them and a little bit panicked. I was incredibly relieved to learn that some Jewish kids get a present each night of Chanukah.

I'd like to say that I've got over my materialism as an adult, but honestly I'd freak if I didn't get any loot.

Posted by: Auntie Sarah at December 16, 2003 9:16 AM

I swear that sign out side the resuce mission says "JESUS SAWS" I mean, he was a carpenter, yeah? =Þ

Posted by: LeeAnn at December 16, 2003 3:32 PM

yeah, of course, i really really enjoy getting gifts. i mean, who doesn't? but then again, i also don't really like having people purchase gifts for me who can't afford it. i don't like the feeling that one has to reciprocate for a gift. that's not what giving is about. uhm... yeah.
i should get a good picture of that jesus saws sign outside of the mission. one really can't see it unless it's dark. i'll have to take someone burly with me, which means it most likely won't be done until spring. *sigh*

Posted by: Devlyn at December 17, 2003 11:20 PM