So if you live in Canada much like myself you know that your basically watching the weather drop before your eyes. It’s going to dip into the negative and it’s not going to be a pretty sight, not to mention if you haven’t gotten hit with it yet your going to get hit with snow and lots of snow.
I for one hate the fucking winter, I hate the cold weather and I hate the snow. I don’t even think I liked it when I was younger, but I’ve noticed the last few years I tend to get colder a lot easier and have trouble getting warm. As my brother once told me “that’s how you know your old, you start getting colder easier… welcome to the club”
I’m dreading this winter cause they keep talking about how bad it’s going to be, right now as I write this it’s December 6th, we’ve had cold weather and a bit of snow but it tends to pass after not too long, but the cold weather turns to cool weather.
I also tend to want to hibernate all winter, I also always want to skip Christmas as well. I would gladly just treat it like another day… Which reminds me…
When you start talking about skipping Christmas and many people over hear you, you have no idea how offended people get when you speak about it. First you have the hardcore religious people who start jumping all over you “how would you like it if everyone skipped your birthday ?” .. Most of them get annoyed when I follow that with “I’d be just happy with that” followed by “I keep telling people that it’s just another day but they refuse to listen to me”
I remember the last few years I’ve ventured into a Giant Tiger and as per usual around this time of the year they have Christmas music playing, I just roamed through the store got what I came for and went to cash and never cracked a smile, the cashiers all made comments about how I must be a “grinch” if I’m not smiling. I just kinda looked at them, ignored them and purchased my items and walked out. I could have argued about why I wasn’t smiling on that day, but I chose not to. I just kept to myself and didn’t want people to feel sorry for me. Truthfully I feel like at times I talk so much about December 20th that it just gets tiresome. On facebook I always make posts about it but two or three years ago I decided just to stay silent on that day and not say anything about it but yet when family called Mom and was talking to her I can’t believe how many people asked “Is Ken alright ?, he normally makes a post on facebook about it and this year he didn’t” I remember Mom asking me about that as well after she heard about things and I just told her “I say it every year, don’t get me wrong it’s not that I don’t miss him but do you ever get tired talking about it ?, well this year I just chose not to say anything about it cause at times I feel like I’m a broken record on that day”… So last year I decided to do something different I decided to type up “My day” and basically wrote up what happened to me on that day word for word. I showed Mom on her ipad since she’s not on facebook I logged in as myself, she thought I did a nice job writing it. I later seen my brother who always stops by on the day to see how Mom is and to spend time with her, my sister does the same but she more so does it via phone call since it’s a bit further for her to drive.. But anyways when I got talking to my brother he told me that he seen the post and he told me it almost made him cry.
While I’m talking about Christmas I thought I would post up a music video for a Christmas song that I came across this year and I liked it so much I bought the album… No it’s not jingle bells (yup had to slide in that inside joke)
It’s Toby Mac – Bring On The Holidays
I recently released 3 to round out the end of this year, for a while I was thinking “That’s all for this year” but I don’t know, I might do another one or two. It’s really going to depend on how things are over the next few days, don’t get me wrong I have plenty of ideas… Geez I could no doubt write something each week if not multiples each week if I wanted to. At times I think digital paper would be kind of cool, there for if I have an idea while out I can jot it down so I don’t forget. But in all honesty if I come up with an idea while I’m out I run with the same idea I do when I’m in bed “If I wake up and can remember that idea, then I’ll write about it. If I can’t think of it, then it wasn’t good enough to write about” … I’ve forgotten many over time but I’ve also remembered many as well. That and at times me getting out and getting away from my devices are a good thing, it allows my mind to roam, it lets me look at the real world and see if that inspires me.
Anyways that’s all from me for today, I’ll leave you with a second music video for the post:
A Killers Confession – Angel On The Outside: