Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Christmas Post (Feliz Navidad!)

Better Christmas movie than Gremlins?

It's the most wonderful time of the year... at least that is what I've been told. It seems like the closer to a Holly Jolly Christmas we get, the more likely it is that somebody will try to bite your head off. (I pity you if you still have to go near a mall before the 25th)

I've never been much of a "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire" kind of guy, but I do admit I enjoy (and moreso as I've gotten older) gathering with my family at Nana and Papaw's house, stuffing myself on Turkey and taters, and then settling down to watch Frosty the Snowman / Nightmare before Christmas and open presents with the young'uns. (not mine thankfully) I am extremely lucky when it comes to family. Although they might be a little odd, they're a tight and loving group of nuts! I've also got my "other" family I have to throw a shout out to. My best friend Wes has always had me come share Christmas eve with his family, and I don't think they have any idea how much I have always appreciated that.

Okay, Okay, enough sappy stuff. How about a picture of Santa on a bike!

Santa rides a Kestrel... who knew. Don't ask where he has the presents.

In training news I'm giving my best attempt at becoming the Run, Run Rudolph of triathletes. At almost 90 miles currently and another week and a half to go, it's looking like it may turn out to be a record for me in miles per month. I'm hoping that by March or so I can get up to 200mi/months... then I'll be singing Joy to the World! I'm still not sure if I'll end up a "runner" by the end of this focus, but it certainly has to help.

I hate to leave you guys with so little substance this week, but I'm not in the review mood and, well, I basically summed up all my training right above. (Run. More.) What I do have to give you is my fondest wishes that you and yours will have a good holiday... I know we're not all into the whole "Silent Night" or "O Holy Night," at least not for their proposed meaning, but I do hope that whatever your belief you can have a good Holiday season and maybe come to remember that some of the things we try to emphasize this time of year (good will towards man, spending time with your loved ones, buying cool sh*t...) shouldn't end on December 26th... it should be how we act all year round. So leave your Christmas lights out, let the tree take root in the living room, ring the silver bells, leave the fruitcake on the counter until it ripens, go on a sleigh ride in June! That's right, I'm saying maybe we should all be just a little more redneck :)

I mean... this picture is just awesome.
As always, thank you for reading my random thoughts. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy/Merry (not sure which is right) Kwanzaa... or just happy holidays.


Unless the world ends on the 21st. Hopefully if it does, it's kinda like this!
Save me Will Smith!
Thank you all
-Christopher Morelock

(Bonus: How many Christmas songs did I mention in here?)

It's currently 7:43a.m. Eastern... and I'm still here. I guess I'm still holding a vague hope for a Zombie Apocolypse that I'm just not aware of yet, but for some reason I feel like the Mayans were wrong. Guess taking out that ridiculous interest rate loan yesterday and spending the night at the strip club was a bad idea...

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