Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Two birds, one stone, a post Christmas post part one

I hope everyone had a very merry and safe Christmas. Me? Mine was so so. As usual, I ended up working. It was in a different place than I have been for the past several years so I guess that is a step in the right direction. The ironic(in a 'piss you off sort of way') part is I was at the last place for almost 15 years. The whole time I pushed to be closed on either Thanksgiving or Christmas if not both. This year I move on, and what do you know? THEY were CLOSED this year. S.O.B's!

Anyways, it was busy, quite busy as expected. This caused me to wonder as I always do this time of year if anyone cooks at home for the holidays anymore. But I am not whining, at least not as much as I usually do. I handled it fairly well in fact. All in all, it really wasn't all that bad. I think I even managed to avoid giving the 'what the HELL are you doing here today, it is YOUR FREAKING fault I am working you bastard' death stare to all but a very few people. Those few, if mind reading is anything BUT a myth will be staying home next year and cooking a tv dinner I think.

That said, my Christmas was all in all pretty darn good. I got a fair amount of clothes, and other things that I needed. Some of the clothes were too big, some of them were too small and some of them are flat out ugly to tell the truth.

Best of all though, I got to spend time with someone I care a great deal about. I may have to start calling her 'Goldilocks' cause as usual unlike the aforementioned world's ugliest sweater, she fits just right so I am happy. We watched a movie,"The whole nine yards" and it was pretty good, but the company was outstanding so I tip my cap to Santa on that one.

What else? I managed to kill two birds with one stone over the holiday weekend. I have always contended that I am so NOT a good present picker outer. I have almost ZERO imagination when it comes to this sort of thing. In fact, the ugly sweater I mentioned above, I am fairly certain it is the one I gave to someone else in the family 4 years ago. A re-gifter is in our midst! Of this I have NO doubt. The only question is how many? I wonder if this ugly sweater was passed around twice before unwittingly being given back to me. It is utterly imperative that I find this out. Any ideas on how I can do that please leave in the comment section. No, no, I am not going to cuss anyone out. You won't need to feel responsible for anyone getting in trouble. I just need to know because SOMEONE is getting it next year, and I want to make sure it isn't someone that has had it before. That would be just wrong! See? think of your ideas as a public service to them. So anyways, like I said, I am a lousy gift picker outer.

I have mentioned in a number of posts that my new work location is out in the middle of no where. "Biffy"(B.F.E) as I call it, really does not do this place justice. You know how people make pollack jokes? Have you ever wondered who polish people make their jokes about? You know how people make blonde jokes? Who do Blondes make jokes about? These are mysteries that I still as of yet do not know the answer to. However, if you were ever wondering who people living in B.F.E. talk about when they are saying someone lives in the middle of no where I think I have found the answer. They speak of MY Biffy. Of this I am fairly certain. So anyways, there I am doing some last minute gift shopping. For purposes of clarification, in the world of briliant donkey last minute gift shopping means ummmmmm ALLLLL of it.

Procrastinate,,,,,,,it is what I do.

to be continued


Bice said...

How much does it cost to dye a sweater a different color? This could eliminate your re-gifting concerns.

Gift shopping procrastination... at least a share one male trait with you.

Susan said...

There are people I'm still debating if I should buy gifts for...I've decided that people who bought me stuff that I never associate with are going to get bad gifts from me. I actually bought a guy a 1,000 piece little green men set. Turns out he loves it.

alyndabear said...

Merry Belated Christmas, Donkey!

mist1 said...

Chop off the arms to the sweater. Voila! A whole new look.

briliantdonkey said...

Bice: Thanks for the idea, but that will never happen. Not really worth all that trouble,,,,,aka I am too lazy for such things.

Susan: I have a lovely sweater I could sell you fairly cheap if you like.

Alydabear: you too and a very happy new years

Mist1: Another fabulous idea. Apropos of nothing whatsoever, next time you suggest such a thing, you should add in the idea of having them take OFF the sweater first! Who knew someone could scream so loud?


Fringes said...

Did you and Goldie exchange gifts?

Bice said...

Tag you're it!

briliantdonkey said...

Thanks bice, but I did that one a few posts ago. Not that I couldn't come up with 6 more weird things easily. Who knows, maybe I even will.