Link Roundup: Oh What Fun
Christmas sure brings out the crazy in some people.
I was driving to the gym yesterday so I could burn off some calories before the inevitable parade of Christmas cookies that’s coming next week.
Anyhoo, the gym happens to be down the street from the mall. And I apparently forgot that people tend to do their Christmas shopping at the last minute. The traffic was INTENSE.
I felt this weird, nasty vibe radiating out of the cars. The people in them didn’t look very jolly.
I was about to make a right turn, but I had to stop and wait lest I be smashed to bits by the barrage of speeding minivans.
Suddenly, the car behind me honked urgently and repeatedly. What?
I looked in my rearview mirror at the woman driving the car. No kidding, she was wearing one of those Christmas novelty sweaters. You know, the ones with the felt trees and pom pom snowballs.
And she was screaming at me to turn already. Her face was as red as Rudolph’s nose.
Look, I’m not a Christian, but even I know this is not what Christmas is all about. Where’s the love? Where’s the kindness toward your fellow man?
The traffic cleared enough for me to turn, and the other lady zoomed by me. I didn’t look to see if she flipped me off.
“Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!”
Thank goodness I’m going to temple today to zen out. For those of you who read last week’s ezine, you know I’m trying to be more of a practicing Buddhist and less of a half-ass Buddhist.
I also got a whole bunch of holiday movies to watch. Well actually, I’ve been watching Christmas movies for weeks now.
Some of my favorites are The Holiday, Love Actually, The Santa Clause, and the Muppet Christmas Carol.
While I try to find some Christmas cheer (it’s out there somewhere, right?), here are some tidbits for you to peruse at your leisure.
What I’m Reading and Watching
- Inspirational Movies for Dark Days
- Four Ways to Survive The Holidays with Your Healthy Lifestyle in Tact
- Replace Your Wish List with a Gratitude List
- Buy Less: Take the Fear and Compulsion Out of Shopping
- Wherever you find yourself this holiday, it’s okay.
- The Clutter-free Holiday Guide
- DIY Snow Globe Necklace
New Blog Posts
What are your favorite holiday movies?
The Editor’s Toolkit
- Free Workshop: 3 Simple Steps to Become a Productivity Superstar
- 25+ Printable Worksheets
- 6 Life Editing Ebooks
- My Favorite Books and Resources
Yeah, the road rage is pretty insane out there! We did a lot of shopping online, but we still had to brave the crowds a few times, and it was the pits. Like you said, we could feel the heavy, nasty negativity. Blech. Being at home and hugging your family–that includes friends!–is where it’s at. Have a wonderful holiday season, Sage!!!
I love online shopping. It’s so easy and hassle-free, I don’t even miss the malls (or crazy drivers). Happy holidays, Dara! 🙂
We’ve noticed that, too, how people get so crazy at this time of year. My co-workers are all stressed out and complaining about how busy they are. It’s sad. That woman should be ashamed of herself for acting like that. You definitely responded with peace and calm, though, which is awesome. 🙂
We’re watching movies lately, too, including The Wizard of Oz and Rudolph’s Island of Misfit Toys. Fun times!
The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorites. 🙂