Hello, my little punk muffins! And how were your respective Christmases? I hope you all had a happy, or at least drunk, time. Our Christmas is always brilliant. It just is. It was also Boyfriend’s birthday on Christmas Day. He gets a bit upset that he has to share his birthday with Jesus, so we had a birthday lunch for Boyfriend (lasagne and chocolate cake, though not all at once on the same plate, as amusing as that would be), then we had Christmas at dinnertime. Oh, and Dad took my sister’s dog for a walk and got randomly attacked by a vicious cat. Mum was bandaging his feet and I was standing there laughing. Dad didn’t find it as funny as I did, but what kind of cat just leaps out of a hedge to attack a man with a dog? Feline Kamikaze, ftw.
Now that Christmas is over, you know what time of year it is. National Returns Week! You thought I was going to start talking about the New Year, didn’t you? Well, you were wrong! Muhahahahahaaaaa. National Returns Week is the week when everyone brings back the presents they bought in the week before Christmas and the stores try to resell as much of the returned stock as they can by having massive sales. Retail is a funny sort of business. In the weeks before and after Christmas, major retailers turn into a kind of toy library. People come in and spend loads of money on loads of toys, and then they bring them back a week later. Strange world we live in, us.
It is important to mention New Year though. I’m not going to come up with some ridiculous list of resolutions that I’m going to follow to the letter because, let’s face it, how many people actually stick to their resolutions anyway? And why do you need a New Year to start or stop doing something that you should probably start or stop doing anyway? My two cents.
In other news, I’ve been reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series for nearly a year now. I’m currently reading book 13. For those of you who have never read them, they’re long. And books 4-10 are a little boring. I’m still reading though. I couldn’t not. I NEED to know what happens to the characters. That’s the problem with these books. You may not like how long it takes for the plot to actually happen (don’t worry, it kicks back into gear in book 11), but you get attached to the characters, so you keep reading. My biggest fear at the moment is that I’ll finish book 13 before book 14 is released. Either that or I’ll kill myself with exhaustion due to reading far too late into the night. MUST PACE SELF. The good news is that the 14th book is due to be released on the 8th of January 2013, so I won’t have to wait too long. After I finish these books, I’m thinking about reading some Terry Pratchett. Maybe.
P.S. Sorry for the lack of photos, but I haven’t edited any of them yet, and editing is necessary with a Sony DSLR. I miss film.