Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
I am still in the Christmas spirit, despite having spent ONE HOUR in a line at the Walmart yesterday, picking up something I'd ordered through Walmart.com. I thought I'd save the shipping by taking the "Pick Up at the Store" option. NEVER AGAIN. I was down at the Walmart in the 'hood, and I'm telling you, this was a room full of pissed off people. ONE painfully slow woman working TWO lines at the same time. 45 people in the lines, crammed into a tiny room. You'd think that being in one of their commercials would be me some kind of perks. Not happy. Jude, however, will be happy when he gets this...
Which he's craving. And it's coming from Jimmy and me, not Santa. So now the kid won't think the only thing we give him is socks.
I've been listening to the All-Christmas-Music-All-the-Time radio station lately. And so therefore, I am singing Christmas songs all the time. All. The. Time. In the store. While I cook. In the shower. While I clean. Yes, I am that woman. I know that I am driving my family crazy, because I'm driving MYSELF crazy. The other day, I couldn't stop singing John Lennon's "Happy Christmas". On and on I sang - "So this is Christmas, And what have you done?, Another year over, And a new one just begun..." and unfortunately, every time I got to the Yoko part, I kept singing it in my best Yoko voice, which is rather high-pitched and unpleasant "A very Merry Christmas, And a happy New Year, Let's hope it's a good one, Without any fear". After several hours of this, just when I was about to start slamming my head against the wall until I could shake the Yoko out of my head, Jimmy came into the kitchen with a particularly insane and serious look on his face "Are you finished singing that yet? Because I think you're finished singing that." Then he walked out again. I guess I was finished singing it.
"War is over over, If you want it, War is over, Now..."
I saw these at Nordstrom's while I was Christmas shopping...
The other day, I was at the checkout at Target. The clerk was ringing up my purchase (Mason jars, wrapping paper, martini glasses - the usual Christmas stuff), and I suddenly realized that there, on top of my big bundle of toilet paper, was a very large box of Trojan Condoms. "Oh..." I stopped the checker, "Those aren't mine." The clerk, another middle-aged woman, and I turned to the next person in line, a cholo-type young man, replete with tattoos and piercings. "I guess these are yours." said the clerk. The young kid turned absolutely scarlet. He was completely flustered and started to stutter. It was hysterical. He reacted as if he had been busted by his grandma. I've never felt so old!
Arlene Francis is always my go-to gal for gay new ideas...
I've been busy, busy planning my Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve, and I think I've decided on a signature cocktail for the evening. A Lemon Martini. Not too sweet, not too sour, and I think the lemon will go well with the evening of all seafood. I have been doing a tiny bit of experimentation with the recipe. I mean, certainly I needed to, to make sure the recipe was up to par. It would have been irresponsible to my guests not to. So here's what I've settled on. Quite tasty, I must say...
2 parts vodka
2 parts citron vodka
2 parts lemon juice
1 part simple syrup
1 part triple sec
Shake together with ice in a cocktail shaker, then serve straight up with a twist of lemon peel.
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I'm going all classical on you for this weeks carol. This is what my choir's been working on for Christmas - The 1st Movement of Vivaldi's Gloria. It's really fun to sing. Not quite as fun as Handel, but pretty damned inspiring. Please enjoy. I fear we are not this good. Just saying...
So after you've entered yourself into my giveaway drawing, be sure to head over and visit Stacy and her merry band of randomizers.
...A very Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year, let's hope it's a good one, without any fear...oh damn, that was in the Yoko voice again!