Tuesday, December 11, 2007

ho ho ....... hum

You'd think that someone that spends 90% of his time alone and not talking would have more to say, wouldn't you? I mean, it makes sense really that there would be this Grand Thought or Funny Joke or Something waiting to burst forth at the first opportunity. But, yeah, you'd probably be wrong. Actually, that's not the whole truth. There are those things, but I can't seem to bring them forth. There's no reason either I don't think. Sure, I could blame Christmas and the Holidays and all that, but that's not it. I'm kind of digging Christmas this year for some reason. Maybe it's the new place, or a new sense of self that is my gift to myself, or something like that, but I'm not really filled with the usual nagging dislike of all things Holiday. I mean, I wish it would snow and I would have some sort of magical revelation like Jimmy Stewart, but I know that's not gonna happen. I suppose I'll settle for sitting beside my mom's fire and smelling her cooking and falling asleep beside her tree. (and listen to the same annoying conversation over and over, but that's beside the point) I even have my very own little ghetto tree in my house. I need to get a picture of it so I can show you guys and you can laugh as hard as I do everytime I look at it. It's one of those little live Norfolk pines that they sell at the grocery store that already has the balls on it. Then I bought a strand of 50 lights to put on because every tree needs lights. Except there are about 5 or 10 on the tree and the rest on the table around it. It's quite charming really. My friend, who hasn't seen it yet, figured that I had one with beer cans hanging on it. Ha! Maybe next year if I get a bigger tree.....It'd have to be a big one....

Or perhaps it's the fact that it was 65 degrees yesterday. Just last week it was 14. I don't get it. But, yay for global warming for saving on my heating bill.

Or perhaps it's that maybe, just maybe, things are ok and are gonna be ok and that's all uncharted water for me...


Besides, silence is golden ....or some shit like that.

6 comments:

123Valerie said...

Still waters run deep, J. Or something like that, anyway.

You know what you sound like? Content.

That's a beautiful thing.

Nina said...

Quiet and content is good. Go with that. :-)

Mortarbored said...

OMG, Beer Can Ornaments. That's most genius thing I've ever heard.

Jeff said...

Yesterday I saw a picture of a christmas tree made out of stacked Heineken bottles. I don't know if they were full but if they were, that tree would be a delight to take down after christmas.

Ha Ha Sound said...

As somebody who lives alone, I can totally relate. Enjoy the silence. Sooner or later, you'll be coupled up and you'll find yourself missing it. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

sid said...

I'm at this point where I'm actually wishing for some peace and quiet. Things are still hectic at work, I have 9 assignments to complete for my Masters and parties to attend. The parties being the most important thing on this list.