Yeah, I don’t like my new work situation. I hate to sound like a delicate flower pussling-child, but it’s kicking my ass. And it’s hard to understand why. I’ve been working 50 or 60 hours every week, forever. But now that I’m working a set schedule of 50 hours, I’m struggling.
The non-stop stress doesn’t help. Good god. Every day feels like the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan, expanded out to 11 hours, or so. The shit is taxing.
Oh well. It’ll all be over once my heart seizes up, which could be any day now.
Are you guys ready for Christmas? As usual, that question means very little to me. I have no role in it, except to show up, drink, and make “hilarious” comments.
Usually Toney and I don’t exchange gifts, ’cause money is tight and we put everything toward the boys. But this year I think we’re going to go wild and actually buy a couple of items for ourselves. I need a new iPod (my current one is dying, and won’t hold a charge for more than an hour), and Toney wants a Kindle Fire. You can’t imagine how extravagant a move this is on our part. It’s simply unheard of.
I think we’ve got everything for the younglings, at least ordered and on the way. I have to go to Philly to pick up a set of cool-ass 70s stereo speakers, from Dr. Buford. He buys them at yard sales and places, cleans them up, and rewires ’em. I have one set he did, and they’re fantastic. The old speakers sound great. Drop me a line, and I’ll put you in contact with Buford, if you’re interested in buying a set from him. Highly recommended!
Steve and I have been exchanging gifts since we were kids. It seems kinda strange, when I stop and think about it. Two boys, giving each other Christmas gifts? What the?? In any case, it’s a tradition that pre-dates the automobile, so it’s gonna continue. And his is the only gift left to buy, as far as I know.
How are you doing this year, with the holiday prep work? We basically buy for our kids and don’t have visitors anymore, since Toney’s family finally succumbed to dysfunction. So, it’s fairly stripped-down for us, and Toney does 95% of it, anyway.
But what about you? Bring us up to date on it, in the comments section below.
And since we’re on the subject… please remember to use our Amazon links while doing your holiday (or personal!) shopping. Yesterday was a great day on the Amazon front, so let’s keep it going. Just enter their site through any of our links, like this one, and I’ll receive a small percentage of whatever you spend. It’s easy, free to you, and extremely helpful. I basically pay the year’s website bills off the December Amazon earnings. Thank you guys!
It’s snowy and gray here today, but we have a case of Yuengling in the basement fridge, a six-pack of Sierra Nevada Celebration in the kitchen fridge, and a bottle of Jim Beam in the liquor cabinet. You know… to ward off seasonal depression.
I’ll see you guys again soon. Hopefully I’ll adjust to this new schedule, and won’t be gone so often.
Have a great day, my friends!