Oh the Holidays, a cold and gloomy time of the year that we use as a time to get together with friends and family and give the gift of love. I suppose we do need these glamorized rituals and ideas of the holiday season to get through the terrible weather and the inertia this tends to ensue. As for me? Well, I am surviving; getting through the days and hope to use these few weeks off to get some fun stuff done like watching some films I've been sitting on for a while, playing some video games and finish up a book and then write an essay on it for class. I am going back to California on the 29th to my fathers' house for New Years Eve so that should be a good time to finish up on my work, though I probably won't given my chronic procrastination. A few of my cousins and other relatives are coming over from Brazil and from other places around the US to celebrate Christmas and it's always great to have family over because it makes this big empty home vibrant and filled with cheery people making for a rather calming time. I suppose because Christmas has never lived up to my crazy standards when I was a kid it made me rather bitter and cynical about the time of the year and I take for granted some of the sincerity friends and family have to come together and try to make it an enjoyable time of the year for everyone when they can easily spend those days of relaxation to themselves. With all the commercialism, religious, historical and political influences of the holiday season; it's easy to lose focus of things, but whatever it all means, I just hope to savor the moments because they won't last forever.
Well, if you actually spent your time reading my whiny rambling of a blog you deserve this more than anyone: Happy Holidays everybody.