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i'm currently trying to convince my sister to not buy xmas presents. you think this would be easy, but it's not.

at any rate, this note is a general thing. my ihug account is being a bitch again, bouncing email, and dumping what gets through a couple days late. it's not a big thrill, but if you've sent me email in the last couple of days, and there's been no response, you might want to resend. use the livejournal addy in the user page as it now goes to my gmail account, which i'm going to change into my main account.

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future_conduit
Dec. 4th, 2004 05:22 am (UTC)
i've been trying to boycot Chrismas for years now. but it is so ingrained in every ones psych.

one of my brothers and i just call each other a few days before and say "i tell you what, just buy yourself a CD that your actually going to listen to and say it's from me". that way every one is happy... well at least 2 of us are happy. I'd rather just get a phone call at random on any other day than an "it's Christams so i feel obliged to buy you something because it's Christmas" type gift. i'd be much happier knowing that someone who can't afford to buy novelty underwear got some - and wears it - than to get some myself and not wear it.

for the rest of it, it's roast beast and those crap hats from bon-bons (i'm vegetarian, the recipient of a million smart arsed remarks. but every time i place that meat-free crockpot on the X-mas table it's empty before i can get a serve for myself.)

i often wonder exactly what relevance the story about a middle eastern man - who would be celebrating his two thousand and fourth birthday this december if he were still alive - has for people who have decended from predominantly European blood and live in a country who's leader is happy to lend a hand in bombing the fuck out of the holy land.
benpeek
Dec. 4th, 2004 07:17 pm (UTC)
what? are trying to suggest that xmas isn't about santa?
future_conduit
Dec. 7th, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
and run the risk of being labeled un-Australian? not likely.

*deck the halls with boughs of holly fa-la-la-la-laa, la la lah laa!*
studebakerhawk
Dec. 4th, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC)
Dude, you must really be enjoying this Greenday album.
benpeek
Dec. 4th, 2004 07:06 pm (UTC)
you know, i am. i haven't bought a green day album since i was so utterly bored by INSOMNIAC, which by my figuring was about six years ago. (i liked DOOKIE and KERPLUNK.) but i dug that american idiot song, so i picked it up on a whim, and fuck if it hasn't settled into my brain on continual spin.

look, you know, i'm on holiday. as soon as i finish writing comments on assignments, it's nothing but video games, movies, and fiction. it could be that the green day album sits right there, you know.
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