Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"I think about you everytime I pass a filling station"

The holidays are overtaking my brain. I realized that they are basically two weeks away and I've got a trip to Austin sandwiched in there during which I don't want to think about anything but getting the hell out of New York for a few days. I've got most of my shopping done, thanks to my family doing a Secret Santa and my workplace doing a Secret Santa and if I'm grateful for a few things this year, the thing that I'm most grateful for is this minimalist philosophy behind Secret Santa. I'm usually so inundated with holiday obligations that pretty much deaden the spirit for me. Not this year. This year, I can relax and reflect upon family time and friend time and not increasing credit card debt time. It's a Christmas miracle!

Anyway, it is busy at work today and lately all I have wanted to do when I get home from work is flop around my house until I get sleepy and fall vaguely asleep to episodes of Archer. Actually, if you remove the word "lately" and replaced the show name occasionally, you could use that sentence to describe my entire year. So this post will be short and sweet. But here's "reward" for having read it. It is a nod to the holiday season (what with it being a song about a Christmas card) and my trip to Austin (this version having been filmed at Austin City Limits in 1978). I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your day. Also, would it kill you to comment once in awhile? Geez.