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This morning, Spooky made a fantastic ham omelette (LJ can only spell the word as omelet, which figures), which I ate with pepperoncini (which LJ can't spell at all) and buttered toast, using the leftovers from Friday morning. As I ate, the thought occurred to me, reflecting on all the asshole shoppers and drivers that seem to have slithered out of the cracks the last week or five, I thought, and asked aloud, "If they're this bad at Xmas, what must they be like the rest of the year?" Or maybe it's just that Xmas makes people extra thoughtless, selfish, and whatnot. Maybe it's Consumer Jesus rebound. Regardless, Spooky makes a damned good omelette.

Yesterday? Very, very little with which to regale you lot, kittens. I didn't drink. How's that? I read stories by Sarah Monette and Paul McAuley. The only thing I really wanted to do was board the train last night and ride as far north as Boston or as far south as Manhattan. Just to see the lights, and the long stretches of mostly darkness, and to feel the wheels beneath me. That's what we didn't do, as it was impractical. I'll never understand all this time spent dodging the impractical. If life is an inflated inner tube, then practicality and caution are twin nails waiting to puncture the rubber and release all the air. Practicality and caution are twin nails, and they conspire to thwart the wild heart.

Instead, we nested. We hid. We watched Badder Santa, ate junk food, had Mexican Coke, and played a lot of SW:toR (and no, we haven't forsaken Rift, but I am mostly steering clear until the "Fae Yule" shit has passed). My Sith has yellow eyes now, which I suppose is meant to signify her descent into the Dark Side. Her eyes were the palest blue, almost white. She's a terribly vain woman, who once was a slave in the mines of Korriban. Unmentionable things were done to her there, and those crimes against her mind and body left her shattered, and seeing her eyes turn yellow only drove Varla that much farther into the shadows. But, on the other hand, Darth Zash gave her a shiny new Fury-Class starship...so, all's well that ends well.

Also, yesterday – here on Earth – I listened to lots of old music, mostly Athens-period stuff. I stewed and hated at Xmas, like the Grinch atop Mount Crumpit. But the rage has subsided to indifference today. An odd indifference. Today, I am not so much bitter as I am baffled at the shallowness of it all. This day doesn't even feel like that wicked holiday. It just feels like any other cold Sunday in Providence, which is a consolation, so maybe that's my Fury-Class starship.

Wishing For Summer,
Aunt Beast

Date: 2011-12-25 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unknownbinaries.livejournal.com
This morning, Spooky made a fantastic ham omelette (LJ can only spell the word as omelet, which figures), which I ate with pepperoncini (which LJ can't spell at all)

Firefox and Opera both cannot spell 'eldritch', which disappoints me quite a bit.

Enjoy your non-holiday holiday. [livejournal.com profile] wolven has just stuffed us both with French toasted croissants with bananas and honey.

Date: 2011-12-25 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Firefox and Opera both cannot spell 'eldritch', which disappoints me quite a bit.

Never used Opera, but I do use Firefox, and it's a bit of a wanker.

Enjoy your non-holiday holiday.

Holiday only in the sense of vacation.

Date: 2011-12-25 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sillythrombus.livejournal.com
Yes, hell is other people, especially during Christmas.

Date: 2011-12-25 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

hell is other people, especially during Christmas.

Seriously.

Date: 2011-12-25 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
all the asshole shoppers and drivers
Darth Zash gave her a shiny new Fury-Class starship

how much ammo?

Date: 2011-12-25 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

how much ammo?

As much as I can buy...or steal.

Date: 2011-12-25 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
I've hated this holiday for a long time. You go out, and you just drown in people, if that makes any sense. I met a friend Solistice night, and the bar was so goddamn busy I started to have a panic attack. Today I've been curled up with The Weird, trying to ignore the winter glooms.

Date: 2011-12-25 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

You go out, and you just drown in people,

So I am told.

Date: 2011-12-25 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
You're better off in, truly.
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Date: 2011-12-25 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] humglum.livejournal.com
That is what I have been saying. I made the mistake of going out to run simple errands on Friday. When I got home, I vowed to go nowhere (except perhaps one of the nearby corner stores) until Monday. Seems like the world has lost its collective mind this year, worse than I've ever seen before

Date: 2011-12-25 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
The worst thing here was the Birmingham Christmas Market - "lookatthe shiny" sheeples who moved at an inch an hour. It made walking to Martin's flat a fucking horror.

Hope your day's been at least tolerable. It's been so quiet that I've had to keep myself by writing.

Date: 2011-12-25 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
Left out the word "sane" there.

Oh, I love "La Peau Verte", by the way.

Date: 2011-12-25 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stsisyphus.livejournal.com
Well, to my surprise, the Lady pre-ordered a copy of the limited edition of Confessions... as my Xmas gift. So, mark another one down!

What are you hearing about the Jedi side and non-Sith classes in ST:tOR?

Date: 2011-12-26 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

and non-Sith classes in ST:tOR?

Haven't played Jedi, and doubt I will. But the bounty hunter clas (still Dark Side) is a lot of fun.

Date: 2011-12-25 11:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
The only thing I really wanted to do was board the train last night and ride as far north as Boston or as far south as Manhattan. Just to see the lights, and the long stretches of mostly darkness, and to feel the wheels beneath me.

That sounds like a good way to spend a supposed holiday to me.

Date: 2011-12-26 12:17 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-12-26 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bdef.livejournal.com
Which begs the question: Going the route of sith sorcerer or assassin?

Date: 2011-12-26 05:27 am (UTC)

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