Merry Christmas, Surf Reporters! I meant to update yesterday, but everybody was home and I got sidetracked. So, this will be a quick one to get that pizza bulb off the top of the page. That thing was bugging me, for some reason.
Yesterday afternoon we went to the mall, and Sam’s, for a few last minute purchases. It wasn’t fun, and I was bitching up a storm. For one thing, why are there so many shitbags out there? So many fake Jersey Shore assholes, and 1999 Eminem wannabes? Not to mention all the stupid-ass piercings and air hockey pucks imbedded in earlobes. It’s ludicrous.
And the funny thing? They all think they’re being unique and different, while adopting the uniform: “I want to be different, like all my friends.” Oh, I had a running commentary going; I’m very good at the running commentaries.
On our way home we stopped at the beer store, and I bought a case of Sierra Nevada. The place was complete pandemonium, and people were taking beer stacks to their cars on hand trucks. The person in front of me spent $187. You know, to prepare for the coming religious holiday.
And last night we watched A Christmas Story, which never gets old.
I saw that thing in a theater, a million years ago, when it was a new release. It was a small movie, as I recall, released with no hype. I think I became interested after Siskel and Ebert raved. I loved it, and for a long time it felt like I was the only person in the world who’d seen it. I’d bring it up from time to time, and people didn’t know what the hell I was talking about. Now, of course, it’s rightfully become a holiday classic.
On the other end o’ the spectrum, I only started watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation during the past three or four years. I never saw it before that. People would make references to it, and I was completely in the dark. I can’t really explain this, it just kinda happened.
Also, I’ve probably only seen It’s a Wonderful Life twice, during my entire, ridiculous 49 years. I know people love it, but I don’t know much about it. I’ve probably watched it once, all the way through, and have seen various scenes out of context, here and there. And that’s it.
I’ve never seen Miracle on 34th Street, and have no interest in correcting the situation. And I can’t stand The Nightmare Before Christmas. I think you need to have an air hockey puck in your ear to appreciate that movie.
Tonight we’re going to watch Elf, which we enjoy. I know some people mock that film, but I like it. It’s funny every time.
I can’t get anyone to watch The Homecoming with me, which irritates me. The boys say they “hate” it, which cuts almost as deep as when they say baseball is boring. Are they really my children?? How could a person hate the Waltons’ Christmas movie? It’s a stone-cold classic.
Anyway, I think I’m going to start grazing now, and visiting the downstairs fridge. I hope all of you have a great holiday. I’ll be back on Monday, or maybe Tuesday. I have a feeling Monday might be a bit crazy, so I’m hedging my bets here.
For a Question, why not tell us about your food and drink lineup for the next couple of days? Do you do anything special, like lasagna (a co-worker) or barbecued beef (us)? Or is it the traditional menu? Also, what holiday movies/shows have you watched this year? Please use the comments link below.
Merry Christmas, folks!