Tuesday, November 29, 2011

happy holidays

You know, I am a fairly open minded person. And as much as my husband hates the holiday season - I still find a child-like delight.

Taking my son to meet Santa, Christmas tree decorating, baking, family time - I really look forward to it.

What I don't look forward to - the constant barrage of people on my Facebook wall - acquaintances, former co-workers/university friends posting about the difficulty they face when being forced to say Happy Holidays in lieu of Merry Christmas. A true friend of mine (labelled here as N) and I had a discussion last night based on this, N loves the season, she decorated her house immediately after Halloween, the whole shebang - and then someone posted this on their wall:

"WHAT A CROCK ..... We can't say Merry Christmas now we have to say Happy Holidays. We can't call it a Christmas tree, it's now called a Holiday tree? Because it might offend someone. If you don't like our "…Customs" and it offends you so much then LEAVE.. I will help you pack. They are called customs and we have our traditions If you agree with this...please post this as your status!! IT'S MY FREEDOM TO SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS! and that JESUS IS THE REASON! I say lets put Christ back in Christmas!!

I was stunned, as I always am. To be fair, I shouldn't be surprised - Regina is still a fairly God-fearing city, but we've also started having a lot of immigrants moving to the city, boosting our economy, going to school - but at the lack of surprise comes because we have people here who are still object to changing over their clocks.

So, to summarize - raise your hand if you find it challenging to physically say the words "Happy Holidays" instead of Merry Christmas.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Hello world.

I am a lousy blogger. First and foremost - I feel that if you are reading what I am writing, then you should be aware of this. I never know what to say and often, I will just write things I am currently fond or not fond of.

Public Relations. Ah, years of dealing with jobs including the title "guest service agent", "client service specialist", etc. have confirmed that I indeed have create a niche for myself in the world involving the public. I just haven't managed to find my career that doesn't involve me wanting to murder everyone ever...I mean, no, actually I do mean that. Did you know I used to be the manager of a hotel? That was short lived and miserable.

That being said - I am not artistic. In fact, I would honestly describe myself as artistically challenged. There is a saying I keep hearing "any girl who owns a camera is a photographer"...and it's for the most part true. Wow, thanks for taking pictures of the meal you created for your family. Awesome, that tree has hoarfrost - HOLY SHIT that should be on display for everyone with eyes to see!

I like taking pictures of things - like my family, my friends and weird shit I see while off gallivanting. I also like to cook, I like TV shows too but that doesn't mean I am a chef or a script writer. *facepalm*

Technology has given us the ability to take pictures no matter where we are - and that is amazing. Fucking amazing. Does that mean I need you to take a picture of yourself in a bathroom in that edgy restaurant? No. If you are inclined to do so, by all means do it and enjoy yourself - just don't post it on facebook and expect me to think you are the COOLEST DUDE EVER. You aren't - all you have shown me is that you use the bathroom just like I do - and that you like having your picture taken either just before you pee or just after. Gross mental images.