Folks: Sorry I haven’t finished the Stand-Up Comedy series, but people kept telling me that the blog has been down for some time, so I figured there was no point of finishing the series until it was fixed, and good luck getting someone to fix it the week of Christmas. Well, I’m not sure what happened, but apparently Santa sent a nice computer elf to fix it for me as an early present. Or more likely, God sent an angel.
Either way, I think I’m not going to finish it until after Christmas; maybe after New Years, though I’ll probably put up a post about the goals (NOT resolutions) I want to accomplish in 2011. And I think I’ll be watching LOTS of movies, starting with the whole Harry Potter series again (yes, I know; I just did that three weeks ago). What can I say? They make me happy, and they make me think. I’ll also be watching all three Lord of the Ring series again.
My sister is basically planning to do the same thing, as she’s off work for two weeks, and my girl isn’t coming home, so Christmas day will be real quiet, although I get to spend Friday with my best friend and her family, and that’s always a blast. It’s also possible I’ll be able to go to a Beat the Winter Blues party sometime in January. I can’t wait for that one; almost everybody who will be there is involved with the Michigan movie industry one way or another, and this is a fun crowd of people. No kids, just a great group of intelligent, extremely talented people.
The last time my friend and I went, we ran into two feet of snow on the way home, and what was usually a three hour trip turned into five hours. We didn’t get home until three in the morning, extremely stiff and tired, and I wouldn’t have missed that party if I had to sleep in a rest area and live on vending machine candy bars for three days.
Now here’s something I’ve always wondered about. We get hit with four major holidays, Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas and New Years in real quick cessation. Why don’t we spread that out a little bit? I don’t need two holidays in December; why don’t we put Christmas in about February? That’s when I really start getting winter depressed and desperately need some fun, and what do we get in the middle of winter? Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day. Woopee. I could handle the two month wait until spring much better if I could look forward to some fun in February or March.
Okay, I’ll quit moaning now. A friend is coming to take me to lunch, and tomorrow I get to go to my Christmas Eve party, Christmas will be over in two days, and I’m going to Harry Potter and Lord of the Ring myself silly. So I hope you all have a whole lot of fun.