that was a lot of standing.
CS Lewis pointed out that there are, essentially, three things going on at Christmas: the religious observance, which has little interest to anybody but Christians (and, really, a particular sort at that, many types of American Protestant shouldn't care); the general merrymaking; and the commercial claptrap involved in exchanging gifts, which is a recent invention. He, of course, discussed this in a far more witty way. The wife and I are pretty big on point 1, like any excuse for point 2 within reason, and are generally abstaining from point 3, except that we need some things to set up house still and post-Christmas sales are helpful. And I got myself some trousers. I need more trousers. There will be much making of the merry come Christmas. I hope there's ham. After bacon, ham is my favorite meat. Ham is certainly my favorite meat in quantity, because it's rather hard to eat a pound of cooked bacon, while it's rather pleasant to eat a pound of cooked ham sometimes.
My cold: still sucks. I hope that, by tomorrow evening, I will be a bit less drippy and will be presentable on Christmas.
New $UBERBOSS said we could go home early. Woo. Man, if I were feeling well enough and had brought my gym stuff with me, I'd have time to train before church. Oh well.
All right guys. Stay classy.