17 Nov Happy Holidays! I said it first, I win!!!
So I’ve already started saying it.
In emails, of course. But that’s practically the same thing, since who gets together in person anymore. and the phone?? What’s that? My kids will probably do a term paper on that old historical object called the land line.
But I digress.
So I said it. I said Happy Holidays! It seems like every year I start saying it earlier and earlier and continue asking about it later and later. And somehow I hate myself for it just a little bit more.
I mean, we have holidays all throughout the year. But when we say “Holidays,” I think it’s generally understood that we mean the Christmas/New Year’s break. And I say this as someone who doesn’t even celebrate Christmas. I do vacation then though.
So why should I start saying it now?? Before Thanksgiving?? What if someone thinks I mean have a good Thanksgiving? That’s not what I meant at all.
And where does Chanukah fit into all of this? I think we get the shaft because no one really knows how to spell it. Is it Chanuka? Hanukkah? And no one knows when it is either (December 20-28 this year. You’re welcome).
So what’s my point? Have you noticed that so many of my posts have a “so what’s my point” line in them. Do you think that’s a problem? Like maybe my point should be more obvious? Like instead of just rambling on about the problem, I should be more clear about bringing you to the goal of the obvious problem. AND the solution??
I guess it doesn’t really matter what you think. Oh wait! It totally could. I could put in a survey monkey. That would be like a whole new level of Holy Krakatoa awesome on my blog. I’ve never done this before. I’ve participated but never installed one. Let me try.
I think I did it!!!! Take my survey here:
Ok, so following the results, I will adjust on the point-making section of this blog. But for now, I’m going to make a point since I really did have one when I started. I had to reread the post to remember what it was, and you might have to also, but don’t get distracted and retake the poll. I think it only lets you do it once.
So my point is that this year I propose we take a no happy holidays pledge. I’m just going to assume you wish it for me, and you should assume I wish it for you. And in January, you should assume my holidays were good, but they went too fast, and they already feel like a million years ago. And I’ll do the same for you.
I think I’ve just saved us all at least 15 hours and 42 minutes in this year and definitely about 8 hours and 26 minutes in the new year. I propose we take those hours and do something AWESOME with them. Give me your best suggestions in the comments. Please? Pretty please? You know this blog will wither up and die without a lot of good comments. I’m very needy like that.
Otherwise I will take those 24 hours and 8 minutes and spend them begging for comments on my blog. And trust me, it won’t be pretty.