Posted by: guinness222 | December 14, 2008

“Chesnuts roasting on an open fire….”

    That’s right , Chesnuts roasting on an open fire, flames just shooting up the wall, alarms going off as the firemen all are congregating in the hall. You’ll know that Santa’s on his way, all loaded up with gallons of Bombay, and little kids will never know, that the toys are leftover from Walmart last year. So here’s to all my elfs, get your ass off of my shelf, go out by the fire and yell at the chior, tell ’em I’m trying to nap!

      A little free verse there as I try and decide if my level of tolerance for Christmas this year is going to be exceeded by my smart ass remarks about it.

    Call me the Grinch, or whatever else trips your trigger, but the Bah humbug is about the social pressures, not the real background of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. I’m a Roman Catholic and choose to believe in Jesus Christ. I’m not an evangelizer, or for sure not a “better than thou” dude either. That said, I am also open to think for myself, and not mindlessly follow anyone or anything blindly. I don’t condemn Karl Marx for saying “religion is the opiate of the masses”, nor do I judge the hypocrite down the street who would screw you to the wall for a $1, and then go to church every Sunday and look all Mr. Righteous.

      I hate that there are people who will not have a home this Christmas, and no one seems to give a shit, because it’s not them. I don’t know that anything can be done for them, but there are brains and powers much larger than mine who should be able to figure something out for them, and let me know what I can do to help.

       I hate that “the system” is such that people have to die because they can not afford to go to the Doctor and a) get treated properly, and b) get treated as equally as the folks with the 100% health Insurance. (When one of your friends dies because of that let me know how you feel.)

      I am officially out of money, the deal I’m trying to put together is taking way too long, I’m frustrated with that, I really want to do something, but everything there is out of my hands.

     ” God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.”

     That’s about where I am right now, and only 11 more days until all the “social pressure crap” of what Christmas shoudda, wouldda, couldda been like. (Needless to say going to the Mall did not help today, talk about “give me your money” mantras! This be da’ place.

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Responses

  1. Great post. I’m right there with you. I’m not really a scrooge, just dont feel like participating this year. I hope things turn around for the deal you’re putting together really super fast. I’ll keep that on my list of things to hope for this new year. God bless dude.


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