for December 25, 2002
by Your Diva, Robin Pastorio-Newman
Merry Christmas, if you celebrate Christmas. If you're Jewish, Happy Go
To the Movies and Eat Chinese Food Day. If you're Moslem, aren't you
simply glad Ramadan's not for another year? Of course you are, and make
yourself a sandwich, please! Another holiday passing into so-last-week
is the Solstice, an event we can
behind. The days grow longer and while the weather's icky (that's the
meteorological term) and we're broke, there's still half a year to
wedding season, when we'll all be broke
It's the cycle of life, regular as car
insurance bills though half as threatening. Your Darling, Your Diva,
Your One True Love discovered this year we can buy savings
bonds online. The form's a breeze. Bonds
arrive by mail within days. The Favorite Auntie of a ravenous horde must
shop realistically: by the time one acquires accurate measurements, the
measurements are no
longer accurate, and the Favorite Auntie risks aiding and abetting
fashion crimes. Because you're so clever no one has to tell you how ephemeral clothing and toys are, and that
student loans are forever. If you actually
like that child, skip the Gameboy. Buy the bonds.
Speaking of planning for the
future, the last two years have been tough and we've all done stupid
things in the
moment. If you're the resolution making type, why not resolve to live
smarter? It's time to shake off the
past and have adventures again. Life
is short. The future is
uncertain. Enjoy your holidays, and learn to love the suspense!
©2002 Robin Pastorio-Newman
All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.
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