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Saturday, November 10th, 2012
9:55 am
Tis the Season
For all you Tweeps.. find now #scroogeyou for your Twitter needs :)
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
4:17 am
Give us money!
Of course, a typical gripe for this time of year are all the begging letters we get. I got ***TWO*** yesterday that were both from the Red Cross for the "NJ Appeal", just from different return addresses.

Current Mood: lazy
Saturday, November 28th, 2009
8:52 am
Black Friday
No deaths or injuries, but major craziness at a Wal-Mart


Current Mood: relaxed
Friday, November 13th, 2009
11:41 am
Wake up, community! It's that time of year again!

So, I am busy at work. Then over the cubicle walls, the subject of expensive hand-bags comes up. Seems as if a co-worker's wife is insisting on a Louis Vuittan hand bag for Xmess and the one she wants is $1,400.

Supposedly this is a "good deal".

This catches two of my pet peeves: 1) Expensive handbags when any old handbag will carry your wallet and cell phone, and 2) Xmess Greed.

Any how, welcome back! Enjoy this island of sanity. :)
Thursday, November 12th, 2009
11:52 am
Bizarro nails it!


Disclaimer: I'm atheist, but I do like christmas music - secular and religious. I like the (semi-mythical) warm fuzziness of the season. I hate the consumerist hype, and that the "season" starts earlier and earlier. I hate the mindset that there's a so-called "war on christmas", which, of course, there isn't. I hate the blatant hypocrisy. I hate the frantic crowds.

That said, I'll be playing my christmas music - in my home and in my own headphones - including my 51 versions of Carol of the Bells and 18 versions of O Holy Night - but not until after Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 28th, 2008
5:58 pm
Black Friday
Death toll as of this post:
two dead in a toys r us in Palm Desert.
one dead, one miscarriage in Long Island.

The spirit of giving sweeps across the nation...
Monday, November 3rd, 2008
2:59 pm
On Walmart
So, I went to Walmart, against my better judgment, yesterday.

Today, I sent them feedback about my 'shopping experience'.

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Friday, October 31st, 2008
8:44 pm
It's starting
It's now Halloween, Oct 31st. Tomorrow WCBS-FM in NYC is going to be starting their Christmas music. I'm presuming it'll be starting right after midnight as they're making a big thing out of it for the weekend. Thank gawd for ITunes.

Current Mood: blah
Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
11:42 am
Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
8:09 am
From Craigslist Las Vegas rants and raves.
This feller has some ah issues. However sounds like giftmas revolution!

NOTHING BUT HEADACHES. who? my family. just left the store and saw this giant christmas display (WHY THE FUCK SO EARLY?). it got me thinking about just how much my family is completely worthless. theyre already giving me christmas lists. CHRISTMAS LISTS? FREE STUFF FOR YOU?

fuck that. every year i always spend hundreds on the kids, something big for the wife, not to mention parents and wifes parents and her fucking brother and sister.

1. wife, when was the last time i had a blowjob? if you cant remember, i wrote it down on my calendar at the shop, it was april 12th. my birthday, and i had to set you up for it for weeks ahead of time. seriously, all i wanted was a bj and a nice dinner. i got the bj, and you didnt even finish.

2. kids. holy fuck you're spoiled. new xbox for your birthday, a fucking honda crx (used, but still). i should have stayed single and not had you little ungrateful fuckers. My sons 13 and got expelled from school last month for fighting. My daughter brought home a racist little prick the other night.

3. parents, ok they raised me, im going to get them something

4. wifes parents. oh fuck no.

Seriously. Im going to get a tree, and put NOTHING under it this year. you know what im getting for christmas? A MISTRESS. cindy at the shop has been itching for me to stay late ever since i hired her. if i dont get some regular nookie coming soon, you're going to get divorce papers for valentines day.

you've been warned via craigslist. family on notice
fuck christmas

Current Mood: mischievous
Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
11:52 pm
It starts
Well, here it is only mid October and the Christmas shit is out. I was at Borders about a week ago and they had the holiday CDs taking up a good sized section. And I've seen stores already selling lights and assorted other decorations.
Saturday, December 30th, 2006
5:44 am
A Site That's Really Worth Checking Out!
I found this site that appeals to me--and may very well to the rest of the group's members. Here's the link. http://www.stevethepro.ukf.net/xmas/

Current Mood: apathetic
Friday, December 22nd, 2006
1:33 pm
Almost over!
How has everyone held up with this Chri$tma$ season? Anyone done anything different to alleviate holiday stress?

My spouse and I decided to treat ourselves to gifts after December 25 to take advantage of sales and the fact that we'll have more money then. I'm a student so I'll need to place a big order with Amazon for books in Jan. anyway, we'll probably get some books and movies we've been wanting. I haven't sent out any cards, and we get to spend the day as we see fit, no family (I'll miss my mom but I got to see her last week, I live out of state now).
Monday, December 4th, 2006
6:31 pm
The pain, the pain
For some reason, the selection of Xmas music has gotten even WORSE than it was the first couple days before I went on vacation. We heard the same song, same artist three times in eight hours last night.
Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
11:11 am
Catering to the retail crowd . . .

Retail madness has taken over our lives.

My parking garage increased its daily rate to $12/day in order to "make room for holiday shoppers." Contained in the notice was also a statement that if we spend $25 at any select retail establishment and validate the parking, the rate will be back down to $9/day. It will be back to normal after the holidays.

Of course, there was absolutely no thought for those of us who actually WORK for a living and don't go SHOPPING! in the middle of the day.

Hiding under a rock until January 2 sounds better every day . . . .

(Hope you don't mind me borrowing the icon jenbooks.  It pretty much sums up my attitude right now!)

Saturday, November 25th, 2006
11:23 pm
Time to wear the IPod
Well, the Christmas music started at 12:02 AM Friday morning by my watch. There doesn't seem to be any real pattern to it, at least not that I could notice. We might get one Xmasie song, then bunch of regular, then one Xmasie, back to regular. Or we might get a couple Xmasie songs back to back, or with only one regular song in between. Of course the selection isn't very big yet, so I heard basicly the same songs both Friday and Saturday night.

At least I'm on vacation this coming week, so I'll be able to manage to avoid the Xmas stuff for the most part for one week.
Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
5:33 am
My Reasons for Saying No to Holidays and Some of My Reasons for Being an Atheist
I don't celebrate holidays because many of them are derived from religion and they are often times associated with a lot of buying and spending. I believe that kindness isn't something best expressed through spending. My ideas of gifts are being kind (to all beings), hand-made/DIY gifts--be it making arts & crafts, writing, composing music/singing a song, simply letting someone know you care--and that can be done any day and every day. Why should there have to be a traditional "mold" to follow? I march to the sound of my own drummer, and am proud to do so.

Mind you, I'm not saying that I hate anyone who celebrates holidays or even if they have tendencies to buy a lot--BUT I have issues with those who enforce what they do/practice on me or anyone else who prefers an alternative to traditional things. I believe you can have fun and be non-traditional!

Much of the pressure enforced on people--on holidays--is very disturbing to me, whether it be following traditions, going to religious ceremonies (especially if it's enforced on non-religious people), unhealthy eating/overeating/animal consumption and of course, buying and spending. That's to name just a few.

I have also had bad past experiences, especially in November and December. Much of it was tactless verbal/emotional/psychological abuse from my dad's mother (and on occasions his father), but he did nothing about it (and defended her, if anything). Now that I'm free to make my own decisions, I don't see my dad's side of the family ever anymore. They've been abusive, manipulative, condescending, and cruel.

Since I'm not working today, I'm proud to say that it will be just me and my cats spending quality time together. :)

Current Mood: apathetic
Sunday, November 12th, 2006
12:28 pm
War on Christmas!!

There's a bunch more here - hilarious!

(Edit: fixed image - moved to photobucket)

Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
3:24 pm
'Tis the Season!

Bath and Body Works started its Xmess collection, Target its Xmess aisle and  . . .who knows who is next?

So the community is officially open!  

First order of business: Who would like to design a community icon?  Give me your submission in comments!

Friday, December 23rd, 2005
11:22 pm
Yay! Not alone!
Thank you! I'm not alone in my feelings for this season! I really needed to find this after being drag across town to do some Christmas shopping. They have put loudspeakers in the street, so now not only I have to listen to horrible christmas songs whilst in shops, but they also follow me on the street everywhere. Kill them all.

And we are not the only ones: here and here.

Current Mood: annoyed
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