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On This Holy Holiday Eve

All right, you tell me which of the following is the most disturbing:

1)  The fact that one of the colleges I teach for called me with an HR-related question this afternoon

2) The fact that I took the call

3)  The fact that I celebrated the Solemnity of the Natvity of our Lord by leaving a late Lutheran service ravenously hungry, and in the space between that and the start of Midnight Mass, asking Josh The Pilot if we might find a place where we could find something to eat.  We then proceeded to drive from strip mall to strip mall wondering why nothing was open at 10:48 PM on Christmas Eve.  7-11, however, was doing a brisk business, and we sat in the parking lot eating Fritos and Slurpees, watching an endless parade of dressed-up humanity make for the Rotating Hot Dogs machine.

In any case... a very merry Christmas to my beloved, much-appreciated The Readers.

Christmas a day away at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

tip the bartender

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Reader Comments (3)

Merry Christmas, MB and JtP!

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Lou the Reader

Well, think of it this way: The original Xmas was also celebrated by a lonely couple, in an even more uncomfortable facility than a 7-11 parking lot ;-)

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

At least you were able to find some place still open. Merry Christmas!

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCJ
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