Yes, the holiday season is upon us and while people get amped up on sugar and alcohol preparing to madly rush into department stores, malls, and grocery stores just to make this season “bright”, they also take the time out of their “busy” schedules waiting in line or refreshing their browsers to complain. So, in the spirit of appreciation which is celebrated by who can give the best gift, and the worst, I’ve decided to share some of the things I like and loathe about the holidays each day leading up to New Year’s. In the spirit of giving, I’ll also provide a reason I should be thankful anyway regardless of my First World issues with the holidays.
Today I’ll start with one of the things I appreciate most about spending the holiday season so close to the Great Lakes.
I appreciate the change in seasons, from Fall to Winter. Yeah, I know I hail from tropical climes, but I just like that it gets really cold, and that the leaves change color and then fall and then everything gets all desolate looking. It actually feels like Christmas is coming and the spirit of celebrating with lots of food and booze is in the air. Who wouldn’t get excited by the prospect of preventing frostbite with good Brandy or Bourbon?
So what then could possibly be my First World problem with the holidays?
THAT SPIKE IN MY ELECTRICITY BILL EVEN WHEN I DON’T USE MY HEAT OR AIR CONDITIONING… Thanks Energy People!
While some people would argue that I have a legitimate reason to be peeved about this, there are some people out there who don’t have the luxury of choosing to forgo their heating during the cold months because they’ve had to choose between food or electricity. Yeah, that’s pretty extreme but sobering. KillJOY :-|. On that note, I’ll just call it a wrap and end post here but do feel free to join in and tell me your joys and pet peeves about The Season.