This year, whenever I’ve been asked what I’m doing for Christmas, I’m trying out a new response:
“Abstaining from it as much as possible?”
As you can see from the question mark, I’m not entirely sure this is exactly the right way to express what I mean. It’s hard telling people you don’t celebrate their [...]Continue Reading →
Alright, high fives everybody, 2008 is almost over. We made it.
I’m officially on vacation for a week and a bit. We’re going to be hanging out in Toronto, then we’ll be back home to see some people, and hopefully squeeze in a little tobogganing.
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Winter Solstice Pros: Days immediately begin to get longer, although this would probably happen even without a holiday. Many different associated holidays to choose from, worldwide. Cons: What could be bad about that? Festivus Pros: Airing of grievances, feats of strength, the aluminum pole is both re-usable and recyclable. Cons: Possible wrestling injuries, [...]Continue Reading →
So I guess it’s that time of year. I called home to my mom in Montreal the other day and she was all,
“Hey how’s it going”
“OK, I guess. You?”
“Um. Are you sitting or standing?”
“Walking around, actually.”
“Maybe you’d better sit,” she said, her voice grave. I nervously obeyed, wondering whether my [...]Continue Reading →
I veganized my mother’s Christmas pudding recipe and the people have spoken and the people seem to think it might possibly be better than the original, maybe.
1½ C. whole-wheat flour (sifted)
1½ tsp. baking soda
1½ C. sugar
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground cloves
1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
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Over the last five years, my Christmas holiday has slowly turned into the exact opposite of what it used to be.
My Christmas ritual now consists of running home to Wysteria Lane for six continuous days of:
Half an hour on the treadmill, followed by two kinds of push-ups and sit-ups or a vigorous hour-long [...]Continue Reading →
That’s all I want for Christmas this year.
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