What’s Getting To Be My Annual Bah Humbug Rant

I’m sitting in the WCC Library blahgging instead of what I should be doing, which is studying. I have a huge, ugly final tonight but I don’t think I could study any more if I tried. I am just plain out of steam. So, I *tried* to do a little Christmas shopping this afternoon. And a *little* cleaning.

On the shopping front I accomplished absolutely nothing. The only thing that didn’t make it a totally wasted trip is that I ran into Linda, who I haven’t seen in a coon’s age, and we made plans to have coffee after all the chaos is over.

I have something for The Commander (and she better use it or else!) and I have something for the Grumpy Growler. And really there are only my young adult daughters left. 22 and 19. I have absolutely, positively, utterly NO IDEA what to get them!!! I cannot buy them clothing. I do not want to buy them a bunch of junk that they don’t need. I can’t think of any books to get them. I am sure they are not interested in reading about MYSQL or Coldfusion!

On top of all that, at this late date, going shopping is like running a gauntlet. Traffic jams, backups at the cash registers, incompetent clerks, you name it. I HATE shopping under those conditions. I am a USCAN shopper. In and out in short order. It is agony for me to have to stand in line and watch people slowly dredge their money out of their purses. And this year, I am just not in the mood.

Kids, any kids, not just mine, what do you want for Christmas? Parents, are you having the same problem as I am? I need to have SOME packages under the tree for them to open. Maybe I should just ask one of my Jewish friends to adopt me until it’s all over!

Okay, one more stab at studying. At 6 PM, I am on!

5 Responses to “What’s Getting To Be My Annual Bah Humbug Rant”

  1. Webmomster Says:

    All my Xmas shopping was accomplished via INTERNET!!! (I know, the LAST thing someone studying ColdFusion, et. al., wants to do). 😉

    In fact, one item completed via Google Checkout – so that was an additional $20 off! – which was very nice – now it’s one-stop checkout for any site affiliated with GC. Cool.

    We didn’t even do the “big tree” this year – instead getting a couple-a pre-lit 4′ doo-dahs that Nook strung some fancy ribbon around and, VOILA!! And a few of the usual suspects for tabletop-type decorations. New wreaths for the porch.

    And…we still have that wine we need to deliver to you somehow…sometime…

  2. Webmomster Says:

    er, is your site like an hour ahead of the rest of the Eastern time zone?? Which has me wondering if mine is, too?

  3. Isa Says:

    moom there are a couple things i would like to have but, i’m not terribly concerned with having a lot of packages! i’ll e-mail or call you later.
    te quiero

  4. Kathy Farnell Says:

    Anne, Be careful what you wish for! During the Festival of Lights, the Jewish celebration, don’t they get a gift for 7 nights in a row? (or something like that?). Yes I am also having a difficult time dealing with the “pressure” associated with the season, but 5 kids, their spouse or girl/boy friend and 5 grandkids has me glad that I ony have to worry about one day. Whew! See you Saturday. Love, Kathy (Oh yes, I should go and get something for Doug, too.)

  5. Pooh Says:

    What do kids want? Good Question. Dan gave me a long list (“I don’t expect all of these, just want you to have choices”) and Dave gave me no list at all. Of course, I’m also going to make my annual contribution to Heifer Int’l, buying a kid for the “kids”.