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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Yay! I’m back!

Well, I haven't technically been gone, but I certainly haven't been posting since before Christmas. Kansas has photographic documentation of the good times had by all. I suggest perusing it if you're into watching other people have fun.


One thing I wanted to expound upon is the idea of the Christmas list. This can be a controversial subject for some since it effects such a hallowed event, Christmas morning. Personally I am a strong believer in the Christmas list. I'm such a strong believer that I actually keep a list year round. Why are Christmas lists so important? I'll tell you.

The number one reason Christmas lists are so important is quite simple. By making a list you are actually thinking about what you WANT. If you cannot come up with a list of things you desire, how can you expect anyone else to think of anything? You should be able to drop down a list of 10+ items that you would enjoy getting for Christmas. Failing that, you should start a new hobby because you are obviously watching entirely too much TV.

Number two should appeal to anyone who has taken a stupid internet quiz. By filling out a Christmas list you are writing down a small glimpse of your life. These are the things that you like. These are your music, movie, fashion, and hobby interests. The people who read this list, the people who are close to you, will get an introduction to your world. Your kindergarten teacher would call this 'sharing'. It's an advanced concept for people over the age of 6, but I believe you can do it.

Protecting the greatest day on earth is the third reason for the list. Christmas morning is a sacred time when we all get to act like kids. You got candy, pajamas, a giant paper mess, new toys, and your family. No other holiday delivers on so many basic levels. The quickest way to ruin this day is a bad gift. It lets you down, and the person who got it for you.

Commence Awkward Moment.

Don't let this happen, make a list.

The final reason I'm going to put on the table is all about shopping, specifically online shopping. Even with a Christmas list shopping is hard. A lot of people live for the thrill of the hunt. Excellent! Go out there and fight the crowds and the lines for that perfect kill... Err gift. The rest of us prefer the unlimited selection of Amazon! Behold its power!


Of course, online shopping is virtually impossible without a list.

Help save the Merch. Make a List.

2 Comments:

Anonymous ErinFaye said...

I too keep a list year round. People don't like to give gift cards dammit! I'm a firm believer in this. Giving is just as important if not more important than receiving. I'm way more stoked about watching people open what I got them.

1/03/2007 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there some way to post this picture next to the starving people in the third world countries just for the shocking contrast?

1/13/2007 4:00 PM  

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