Wonderful White Christmas

I pretty much knew that we wouldn’t be able to make it to Georgia for Christmas this year to see my family. For a while I pretended that I would rather stay home anyway but when I dropped my little sister off at the airport for her flight back to Georgia, I couldn’t help but feel homesick.

Not so much homesick for my home because, truth be told, Utah is my home now. More homesick for the magic of Christmas I felt as a child; for the ease of being a kid and not having so many responsibilities. But as it turned out, my little Christmas here with Christopher and Evelyn (and Oatmeal) was perfect. In fact, I couldn’t picture a better Christmas day.


Our Christmas week was packed with holiday parties (read: two family events) culminating in the big Christmas Eve dinner on Wednesday with just our intimate little family. It was a minor remake of the Thanksgiving day feast and I realized how much more I enjoy ham than turkey. I don’t think I’ll ever cook a turkey again.




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“Baby it’s Cold Outside”- What’s it really about??

I know you’ve heard the song. You probably even like it, I know I do. But have you ever taken a minute to really analyze the lyrics of the song? Don’t worry, I’ve done it for you and the results are a tad disconcerting. My brother actually brought it to my attention a few years ago. 

The cold hard truth: “Baby it’s cold outside” is about date rape.

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I really can’t stay – Baby it’s cold outside

I’ve got to go away – Baby it’s cold outside

This evening has been – Been hoping that you’d drop in

So very nice – I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice

We can sum up this whole section with an obvious, “It’s been fun but I’ve got to get going.”

My mother will start to worry – Beautiful, what’s your hurry?

Father will be pacing the floor – Listen to the fireplace roar

So really I’d better scurry – Beautiful, please don’t hurry

Maybe just a half a drink more – Put some records on while I pour

She’s laid out a very sound argument but he’s started putting on the moves. Well sure it’s hard to leave when your crush is all like, “Heeeey” so she agrees to another sip of a drink. No judgement girl, we’ve all been there.

The neighbors might think – Baby, it’s bad out there

But then she realizes the connotation of her actions.

Say, what’s in this drink? – No cabs to be had out there

And the roofies are starting to make her dizzy.

I wish I knew how – Your eyes are like starlight now

To break this spell – I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell

Of course she’s calling it a spell, she’s been drugged and is starting to lose her speech. He, however, is totally ignoring her fears and is continuing to ‘woo’ her, as if this is the normal way to get a girl to go to bed with you.


I ought to say no, no, no – Mind if I move in closer?

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A Quiet Hawaiian Christmas

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Christmas was almost a month ago but I still want to tell you about our quiet little Hawaiian Christmas.

Mid-December I decided to get Chris an early Christmas present. You can see the video here.

Our actual holiday festivities didn’t feel super holidayish or festive. To be quite honest, it didn’t really feel like Christmas. I wasn’t as homesick as I was last year because it didn’t feel like the holidays. The weather wasn’t cold, the few Christmas lights that I did see just made me feel like some rednecks left their lights up through the summer, and our decorations were just a tiny tree in a tiny bedroom.

Surprisingly enough, I wasn’t that disappointed. Since it didn’t feel like Christmas, I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. To make it even less Christmassy, I wasn’t feeling good so I didn’t feel up to making our traditional Christmas Eve dinner OR even eating anything sweet. A weird Christmas indeed.

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