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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas To All!
I hope everyone is having a great (or at least good) holiday this year.

Our usual tradition is to open presents on Christmas Eve, but the parents decided this year to wait until Christmas Day. Why, I don't know... and I'm not that patient of a person =P

I am a mature adult though (I believe), so although I tried to prod them into opening presnts tonight, I've accepted that it will happen tomorrow. And I'll drag them across the street to grandma's house as soon as I'm up and ready for the day XD

My sister and brother-in-law got in last night. They hung out over here most of the day, with bro cleaning up the clutter on our computers to make them run better. I wish they lived closer to us, instead of in Alabama; it'd be nice to have a resident tech wiz.

By Wednesday, grandma's house is going to be full to the point of overflowing. My aunt and uncle from Texas will be arriving, plus my uncle and his girlfriend from across the state, plus a pack of their dachshunds. Expect insanity.

The weather today was gray, drizzly, and cold, so I kept indoors. I knew that going out would leave me feeling miserable, which is not what I want to feel like right now.

At least a new CD arrived in the mail, so I'm rocking out to it right now. Dreamscape's End Of Silence is worth buying just for the 21-minute epic "The End Of Light". The song is so well balanced, you don't even think about how long it is.

SciFi Channel replayed Tin Man this evening; yeah I know, I forgot to mention it but I figured most of you would be busy tonight =P I need to get my recording of it set to the right spot so I can accurately set the scene at the beginning of my short fanfic. Yeah, still working on that but I promise it WILL see the light of day, come hell or high water. If I can get into the writing mode and bash out a few short ones, I'm hoping it will put me in the right mindset to write the ambitious series I have planned.

And one more thing about the whole Confederate flag issue: while those who display it might not intend racism, plenty of African American people can't help but see racism in it's symbolism whenever they look at it. So in the end it is a subjective thing, regardless of intent.
It's like the trail of the guards at a boot camp down here who were accused of beating a black kid to death. The guards were not found to be criminally liabel, but certain 'activists' still cried foul and said it was another example of racism. And it didn't help that the jury was all white either...

Anyway, to get it back on a lighter note, Merry Christmas to all of you!

(And next year, I promise to make my own e-card to send to everyone, hehe)

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