December 19th, 2010

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Writer's Block: Spreading the cheer

Do you decorate your home for the holidays? If so, when do you put your decorations up and when do you take them down?

Yes, I do. I put up the tree, lights, a little Christmas village, a stocking, etc., somewhere in early-to-mid December. I'd put it up earlier but I keep going on vacation over Thanksgiving and for 1-2 weeks afterward I'm just too distracted to do it. So I enjoy the display for a couple of weeks, then go off to Massachusetts. Afterward I tend to keep the stuff up 'til late January sometime, because I only got two weeks out of it in December. And I love the lighting Christmas lights lend my place.

Writer's Block: Eye for an eye?

If you bumped into someone who regularly picked on you as a child, what would you say to them?

I honestly don't think I could bring myself to speak to them -- or at to speak about the actual teasing, bullying, etc. It wouldn't be productive to get angry or lay a guilt trip on someone for something that happened 20-30 years ago. Now what I would welcome -- and this has happened a couple of times -- is people saying to me "You know, I remember the stuff I used to say to you and god, we were all such assholes." Or say "It was the cool thing to be mean to you so I went along. I now know that was wrong." Some people do grow up. Others continue being bullies their whole lives!

Two Cats, One Bed

Silly iMovie I did of Luckie trying to enjoy my bed but being thwarted by her "little brother" Harry. Admittedly overdramatic title slides and silly cat voice by me.

dadi, I know what you're going to say: Blanche & Rossini are just like this. I know! :)