Ok, so maybe I'm the last person who should be criticizing anyone for lacking the old holiday spirit (I've turned into a regular Scrooge the past two years, as the holidays are interrupting the much needed relaxation between semesters), but man, Xmas shoppers can be obnoxious! Last night, pH and I were at the Borders near our house (which I'm now convinced is a magnet for weirdos) and the following conversation went down:
- Girl ahead of me in line: (eyeing the two bags of Seattle's Best coffee in my hand) "Excuse me, is that a good brand of coffee?"
-Me: "Oh, I don't really know. I've only had their mochas and stuff, but not their regular coffee."
-Girl: "Well, I figured you had had it before and that's why you were buying it."
-Me: "Actually, it's a gift."
-Girl: "Oh, so since it's a gift, you don't care what it tastes like."
-Me: (holding back from punching her in the face) "Uh, no, I care what it tastes like. I figured it was pretty good since they sell it here."
-Girl: "Yeah, well, they sell a lot of things here."
WTF??? Are you kidding me? How about this- you ask someone if something is good, they say they don't know, and then you stop talking?
Anyway, I've basically finished my shopping- I had trouble thinking of cool stuff for my family, so I ended up buying my parents and grandparents stuff to create a cozy tv night. The parents will each receive pj's, coffee, and a large throw blanket; the grandparents will receive coffee and both seasons of Grey's Anatomy.
pH and I just exchanged our gifts- I gave him books and video games and vintage robot Xmas ornaments. He gave me the new UglyDoll (who actually showed up earlier this week- he's very cute), Folk Socks, Puppy Knits, and found a Central Perk mug that I've always wanted in the UK. Kick ass!
I'll probably still be blogging this weekend, but in case I don't, have a great holiday everybody!