Monday, December 17, 2007

Holiday blues

I wish my overpriced makeup would come in the mail.

I had to work today, and I had a mild panic attack when I looked at the schedule and realized xmas is next frigging week. I'm in pretty good shape; I've made all the gift I planned on making by hand, but I've put off the shopping till now and it's the worst possible time of year to shop.

I made an observation today; the holidays make unimportant things seem urgent and important things get shelved, where they fester in the subconscious stress-basin to keep you up at night. If it were socially appropriate to bring a laptop and work on my thesis on christmas day, I would. But it's not. In fact, it's super-not. To do so would look rude and selfish, etc etc ad nausium, even though it's essentially the focus of my entire life right now.

So what's the problem? Have I lost perspective? Or just the commercialized "christmas spirit"?

2 comments:

A. & J. said...

I'm feeling just like you. I feel like I've got lost in the shopping part of christmas, rather than enjoying it.

Tonight, I plan to relax and enjoy it. :) I think we all deserve it.

JENNIFER said...

Would it brighten your day if I put in a custom order to undeadclothing.ca? (I couldn't find a place to do it on your website). I lost my shark mittens and need something spectacular to replace them. I would love to buy a pair of Andrea-made sandworm mittens. Let me know if you're interested, as
http://search.deviantart.com/?section=browse&qh=boost%3Apopular+age_sigma%3A24h+age_scale%3A5&q=sandworm
has a good gallery of fanart images to get ideas from.