I'm enjoying the last bits of fall, making myself wait until I start playing my Pandora Michale Buble Holiday channel non-stop 4EVER. I'm sure everyone anywhere near me is thankful for that, at least.
I accidentally went shopping during what turned out to be a massive pre-holiday sale at Macy's over the weekend [I got new pillows for the girl's bed and a Martha Stewart cast iron Dutch oven for delicious winter-y goodness] and was pretty much overwhelmed by ALL THE PEOPLE and holy fuck, did I do all my shopping online last year? I must have, because I don't remember this level of crazy happening at the mall.
It's reinforced my belief that there should only be fun things for the holidays - fun, happy things that don't stress you out and keep you trapped with diarrhea in a public restroom that is making everything worse.
What I have been doing in anticipation of the holiday season is connecting with people who are fun and doing only those things that I enjoy. Hence, my foray into the world of Elf Shaming, a maniacal funfest of weird elfy-bizarreness from the feverishly brilliant mind of Kim from Let Me Start By Saying.
So, head on over and see what has transpired. It's easier than trying to figure out what to get your father-in-law [seriously. I need an idea.].