Monday, December 8, 2008

Tis the Season

I just returned from the grocery store, where they insisted on playing Christmas carols. And not the kind of carols that recede gently into the background, seamlessly lifting your spirits without actually slowing your shopping progress. No, the loud, 12-Days-of-Christmas-kind, as sung by some group of women who have either just inhaled helium or are actually cartoon chipmunks.

I was trying to ignore it, but that song just goes on and on. Then while I was fondling the avocados, the woman next to me began singing along. "Fiiiiive Golden Riiiinnnnggss." Not to be dramatic, but I basically felt like I was being tortured.

I trudged home in the cold, unloading my groceries to find that the cats had clearly spent their day having a Vomiting Contest and guess who won? Everybody.

4 comments:

Jay Nicolosi said...

I HATE that 12-days O' Christmas song. It's the worst, man. I don't care who sings it, it is, as you say, torture.

For me, the only acceptable Christmas music is "A Charlie Brown Christmas," and, to a lesser extent, Kenny Rogers.

Nina said...

i personally like Destiny's Child's "8 days of Christmas": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zcmecnSpHQ, though i am a bit jealous that given my highly pregnant state, i won't be able to wear a "hot" santa's helper outfit for a long time the way they are in this you tube clip

Joe said...

Nina, if the babies are born on Christmas, would you consider naming them after reindeer? I still can't believe Cameron didn't name her Nov 4th baby Barack Sarah, after the birthday and election day of those two.

Nina said...

reindeer. . .interesting, though i don't think our son and daughter would ever forgive us if we named them "prancer" and "vixen". . .