In the next ten days or so, I have about eleventy-fafillion reviews due...but don't let that stop you from visiting. A couple of them even include GIVEAWAYS!
first things first...
As I review my list of many, many things for which I am thankful, know that YOU are on it.
Last year around holiday time I actually had to stop blog reading, because there were so many people bitching and moaning and being OH-SO-OFFENDED by such a simple thing...the kind wish of "Merry Christmas".
I can't even tell you how much I wanted to smack those people upside the head.
I mean, really, that doesn't spread much holiday spirit, does it? Not the head-smacking, but I mean the BEING OFFENDED.
REALLY? Is THAT all you have to worry about in your life, being pissed because someone wishes you a Merry Christmas just because you don't celebrate the same way?
If so, then I envy you.
To my mind, wishing someone Merry Christmas is simply a way of spreading the joy and the spirit of peace on earth, goodwill toward men.
You don't celebrate the birth of Jesus? So what?
Some people say, "It's offensive because you're PUSHING YOUR FAITH ON ME! You're INFRINGING ON MY BELIEFS/NON BELIEFS!"
Seriously? That's what you think? So, I'm supposed to subjugate MY beliefs in favor of YOURS, which is what you're accusing ME of doing?
Look, I don't personally care if you celebrate Jesus' birthday, the coming of Santa Claus, the Festival of Lights, Festivus, the anniversary of Barry Manilow's First #1 Hit, or nothing at all. That's your business.
But if you turn up your nose or get pissed or bitch at me because I say "Merry Christmas" (which is MY way, and I DO celebrate the birth of Jesus) rather than "Happy Holidays" or whatever...
You can suck it and take yourself right back down to your dank little cave of discontent.
How do you manage to NOT feel like a total assclam when you're bitching about it?
I mean, I'M certainly not going to be upset if you wish me Happy Hannukah or Kwanzaa or just Have A Nice Day...why should I be? It's a nice gesture. It's enjoying and embracing a time of year where we all (except for you people who just LOOOOOVE TO BE OFFENDED) try to make just the tiniest bit of effort to be kinder, to be more loving toward each other, to put aside petty annoyances and send a little good juju out into the universe.
So if you live to be offended, stay off my street, okay?
And oh yeah... MERRY CHRISTMAS in advance.
All that said, this is the Third Annual Christmas Card List call for addresses!
If you want to get on the list, please EMAIL me your address.
I even HAND WRITE in the cards.
I KNOW, right? Who does that anymore?
I'll even try to get them out before Christmas Eve this year.