Sunday, December 16th, 2001: Today, I thought I'd share a few more thoughts for the upcoming holiday season. With all the sad stuff going on in the world today, I figured this year of all years is one where we should be thinking along the lines of giving. So, in honour of that, I'm going to give...give you some advice that is! If you're looking to help the less fortunate, then by all means, send me gifts! I'll accept anything...and I mean anything! I accept all major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover), I'll take cash (no value is too small). It doesn't have to be wrapped, I'm not picky that way. Heck, I'll even accept Canadian Tire money! The most important thing is to give. Just think how happy you'll feel knowing you're giving and making someone happy.
Here's a few random thoughts/observations I've had over the past few days...
It's nice to see people trying to stay fit, especially when the days are getting colder and colder up here. I saw a guy riding a bike and thought 'wow, that's such a good idea', but somehow, I don't think the smoking a cigarette at the same time helps anything. Kinda defeats the purpose, don't ya think? Ah well, it's the thought that counts, right??
you just hate it when people don't pay attention while driving, especially
at a mall where there are people walking across the street in the parking
lot and they're using a cell phone? There I was, walking from the car
to the front entrance of the mall where this woman was on her cell phone,
parked next to the curb by the entrance. I walked right in front of her
car when she decided to pull away from the curb, looking straight at me.
She almost hit me, but did she seem concerned? Nooooooooo. I was 2 seconds
(and 2 more feet of her car driving) away from giving her front end a
swift kick, smashing whatever I could, and not giving a **** what she
thought. I was so tempted to tell her off, but contained myself and just
resorted to a cold stare at her with a little mumbling in her direction.
Is it just the holiday season or are they making store mannequins more and more life-like? I saw this female one modeling a sweater and either the sweater was too tight or the mannequin was cold. It sure had me taking a double look, that's for sure!
I walked into a bookstore, The World's Biggest Bookstore, to be more exact, in downtown Toronto this past week. I was looking for two books and was fortunate enough to find them. It was my last resort as I couldn't find them in the other places I went to earlier in the day. Anyways, I ended up having a good 20 minute talk with one of the women there, Gail, about everything, from the books I was buying to Harry Potter to the Lord of the Rings series, to authors she recommends reading. It was totally unexpected, but pleasant. It left me in a good mood I must say.
I think I've shopped more this year than in any year in the past. I wonder what it is that's got me this way. Whatever it is, make it stoooop!! Of all the things I've bought, only two things have been for me, and neither of them was more than $30. So now you understand me wanting gifts??
What else...oh, just a couple of days ago we got ourselves our first snowfall of the year. The days have been quite mild for December...and November...and October...and...well, you get the idea. Even though it's melting at a good pace, there's still lots on the grassy areas, but the one thing I did quite enjoy about it wasn't the fact that I didn't have to shovel, but the way it clung to all the tree branches and covered all the pine/evergreen trees that line the streets. It was so pretty. It made me wish I had my camera with me, but sadly I didn't have it as I was on my way to work at the time. By the end of the day, when I got home, most of that had melted away. But there's always next time! Somehow I think we'll get another 2-500 snowstorms before next summer.
Girls with beach blond hair that have the darkest of darkest eyebrows are not attractive! Especially when their eyebrows can be considered singular...
girls seem to be getting thinner and thinner every year, not to mention
getting more and more stacked...and they're upper half never seems to
move, no matter how much shaking and jumping they do! What's up with that?
Ok, enough observing for one day. I thought it'd be nice to leave you with a little Christmas story. Some of you may know it, others may not. Either way, sit back, throw another log on the fire, grab a blanket and enjoy...
the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature (hey,
what a coincidence!) was stirring, not even a mouse (that's because the
bar was closed).
Ahhhh, I love the classics. That was written back in the 15th century, but the author is still unknown. Hmmm, I wonder why!
I'm sure I'll write something else before I take about a two week hiatus
from all internet activities that will stretch through the first week
of the new year, but should I not make an entry until then, let me wish
you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year's.
- L. D. Kreature