Friday, December 08, 2006

Y'all are brutalizing me

The Christmas card onslaught has begun. We haven't even taken the friggin' picture yet for our cards (ack! Less than three weeks!) and we've already received six cards from those early birds who are, you know, organized and shit. (Including one from my friend in Portugal. I think she must have sent it in October or something).

The one that threw me was from one of my aunts - it was a perfectly ordinary Christmas card, written and addressed by the mom who signs all the family's names, but the stamp on the envelope says "Stop Family Violence" and has a stereotypical kids crayon-style drawing of a stick-figure house and sun, but with a sad, frowning kid in the foreground.

I'm sure my aunt bought the stamps for a good cause - probably some portion of the proceeds went to charities that fight domestic violence or something like that - but, yeesh. Nothing says Christmas like Family Violence, I guess.

Thanks for reading.

4 comments:

Electric Mayhem said...

You're listening to Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly? Together? Like, Nancy Wilson from Heart? What a strange combo.

thptpth said...

Different Nancy Wilson - jazz singer from the 50s and 60s.

Zachary said...

Less that two weeks to go! Aagh! I did put up my meagre holiday decorations this past weekend, but the last few presents, the shipping of said presents, and the holiday cards are all behind the curve. Take comfort that I'll probably receive your card before I've even sent yours...

Anonymous said...

haha that wouldn't have been my mom would it?
-tressa