Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Effing Christmas

Have I ever mentioned that I hate Christmas? I hate most celebrated holidays, you know Easter, Valentines' Halloween. Hate'em!

This year was no different. Sure we were spending it in NYC, but this doesn't make this time of year any more exciting to me. Bah Hum Bug is my general disposition, and I am ok with this.

The one thing I was actually excited for was the Giants game yesterday. It was VERY cool to see how Americans celebrate this sport. Tailgating galore. There were at least 8,000 ppl in the parking lot drinking and pre-gaming for the game. Can you imagine?

The game itself sucked. The Giants were blown out, but let me tellya, Reggie Bush is one bad ass mother. He was pure football entertainment. Eli was a joke, and Shockey embarrassed himself. Meh, I didn't really care what happened, b/c no matter what, the Raiders weren't making it into the playoffs. (But #1 draft pick here we come!! YEAH BABY!!!)

That was the end of yesterday, ordered some cheap Chinese food in and just hung out.

Today was relaxing. Mom and Dad went to church, and understanding the fact that I neither believer in the Catholicism or religion in general, they didn't push. They came back, we hung out for a while and then went for dinner.

Because of poor planning skills, we didn't really have any idea where we were going. We had made resos at the Boathouse in Central Park, but we weren't really feeling it. So we went to the Meatpacking District. Initially, I thought we would walk around the West Village and find a cool restaurant, but it was raining and we ended up at Markt, AGAIN.

The food was great, as per usual, and dad liked it, which is rare, and he didn't complain about prices, which is UNHEARD OF!

All in all it was a good Christmas. I am thinking of converting to Constanzaism so, next year will be Festivus for me. Or at the very least Kwanza. I need a random holiday to validate my already random existence.

Now for the airing of grievances ... how is that different than any other day of the year??



Anonymous said...

So you don’t like holidays, especially Christmas. I think I may have some insight to your issue. Putting aside the religious issues, I am a lover of Christmas, and I think it’s a pretty good excuse to spend time with family that you don’t see all the time, buy someone a gift or tell them you really appreciate them in your life- cause I know I never actually do that on a regular basis- when was the last time you did?. Its and excuse to forget the “all about me” pace of this world and do something that makes someone else happy. What do you think?

Iris said...

Christmas is not about forgetting 'the all about me' attitude, in reality, it is a chance for people to rush about, doing things because they feel obliged to do them. Get this person a gift b/c they got me one last year and it cost roughly this much, so my gift for them should at least be on par.

Christmas has, in a lot of ways, become an exercise in one-up-manship.

The thing that makes me sick about this time of year is the holiday cheer. What bullshit. People think that they need an excuse to be kind to fellow human beings and to appreciate those around them. Maybe if people took the "Christmas" spirit and made it a more universal thing, this world would be a better place.

AND, who the hell are you?

Anonymous said...

Your still focused on the buying of gifts. its not about that.doing something for someone could mean just writing them a card. Expectations are just that expectations. You dont have to live up to them. Dont have so many. When was the last time you made someone feel special and pass on the "holiday cheer that you speak of.

p said...

hey iris,

thanks for that holiday cheer yesterday.

Eve said...

iris- you are a big grinch!! Christmas is not about presents. My family doesnt even do big gifts-- its all about having a big fat turkey dinner and seeing everyone that i only get to see at christmas.