Christmas – Why can’t it be simpler? Over the pas…

ChristmasWhy can’t it be simpler?

Over the past few years I’ve found that holidays in this household are less intimate events and more community events. While I enjoy the company I lament that holidays have become more like work.

Had I known it would be like this I would have had kids.

But it’ll be ok so long as the alcohol flows freely and liberaly.

What’s on the menu:

Ham
Potato Salad – Southern Style (ala Keyron)
Mixed Greens with corn dumplings
Baked Beans
Baked Stuffed Shrimp
Maple Carrots

Fortunately I’ve spent less on this meal than I did for Thanksgiving.

But the biggest lament is this. People can no longer afford to buy me the Christmas presents I want. My hobbies are just far too expensive.

Ah – the golden day has arrived. I’ve been wanting…

Ah – the golden day has arrived. I’ve been wanting a new computer for quite some time. But cash was short enough for a while that I didn’t do it.

Recently I was engaged to do a contract that netted enough cash to go out and get myself a new machine. How I love this little box – tons of bells and whistles. The favorite of which is the wireless connectivity. At the moment I’m using someone elses wireless network and that trods into nebulous legal territory. I feel that if I’m not downloading kiddie porn, no harm or foul is done.

And I need to call Cox. This wireless link is much faster than my wired PC’s on Cox’s network.