Jan. 6th, 2009

Epiphany

Jan. 6th, 2009 01:43 pm
mellicious: pink manicure (winter trees)
It's already the last day of Holidailies - Epiphany. Not being of a religious persuasion, I have nothing particular to say about Epiphany itself. However, I like the idea of the 12 days of Christmas and I sort of wish more people would extend the celebration of Christmas after Christmas, rather than before. But I know that's probably a vain wish. A lot of Americans seem to think that "Boxing Day" means "the day you box up all your Christmas stuff for next year" and for some reason I find that depressing. I took all my decorations down gradually and I think I have them all down now (unlike a couple of years when my tree has still been up well into January) but I didn't even start taking them down until several days after Christmas, just on general principle.

Holidailies was pretty easy for me this year. The things I wrote may not have been the most fascinating in the world, but at least I didn't agonize over what to write like I have some years. And while I was a reader again this year - after skipping last year - Jette and Chip have gotten the process where it's pretty painless, too. I like doing it because I always find some journals I wouldn't have found otherwise.

Sue of My Incredibly Unremarkable Life wrote today about the importance of people detailing their everyday lives, and I agree with that. In fact, she says she was the person who wrote Dear Abby and fussed at her about telling somebody to throw away their grandmother's diary, which I remember reading at the time and really appreciating! (Dear Abby - who I think is actually Abby's daughter nowadays, isn't she? - frequently has her head up her ass, quite frankly, as far as I can tell, but she still has quite a lot of readers, presumably, in that ever-shrinking group of People Who Still Read Newspapers.)


Oh, speaking of People Who Still Read Newspapers, I have rejoined that group to some extent, after a very long hiatus. I gave up trying to read the newspaper (offline) years ago because I just ended up with lots of mostly-unread newsprint cluttering up my house. I say "to some extent" I rejoined because I got a Sunday-only subscription. I don't do very well about reading day-to-day but I do seem to like to read the Sunday paper, still. Even if it's Wednesday or so before I get around to reading some of it. (Besides, the Sunday paper has all the good ads and things.)

OK, I have to go be useful now. Holidailies people, stop by and visit once in a while!

Ahem.

Jan. 6th, 2009 03:57 pm
mellicious: pink manicure (Motivationally Challenged)
So, with all the talk about LJ downsizing, should we all figure out a place to meet when it tanks completely?

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