It’s only December 7th.
I’ve already wrapped most of the Christmas presents I’m giving.
Indeed, ones I need to ship? Already in the shipping boxes.
I have some new and interesting wrapping paper this year. Nothing that doesn’t fit my personality.
I’m absolutely terrible at trying to cut paper off in a straight line. It ends up wavy and jagged at the end. Maybe I should use cutting knives or something.
I’m trying to think what it is I have left to wrap. Nothing big, I should think.
Someone asked me today why I, as an atheist, use the word “Christmas.” Shouldn’t I use “Xmas,” he wanted to know.
I confess; I was a bit confused by the question at first. I’ve always thought of “Xmas” as a retail-induced, lazy person’s form of “Christmas.” I have no trouble with using “Christmas.” Christmas has two parts — there’s a religious festival. Then there’s a secular festival. Many atheists celebrate the secular winter festival aspect of Christmas.
I once had an employee who called this time of year Chrismahannukwanzukah. Apparently, that began in a Virgin Mobile commercial. I modified that slightly into Chrismahannufestikwanzukuhvis, though that doesn’t roll off the tongue in the way that Chrismahannukwanzukah does.
Sorry. Digression. Prone to that…
Still, the wrapping is mostly done. Packages are taped up. All that remains is to fold up my laundry. Which has nothing to do with wrapping presents; I just thought I’d note the laundry folding for the record.