I have an addictive personality and for years, I lived by the motto: If a little’s good, a lot’s gotta be better. It’s taken me years to get that pounded out of me. There are only 3 things where, as Madonna put it, “any number is fine with me/as long as it’s more”:
And there are 2 things I have learned, to my everlasting detriment, where less is best:
salt (way to ruin a perfectly grilled slab of cow)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
See, Christmas for me usually starts in late September/early October, when the autumn rains start and the leaves begin to mat on the ground. Well, this year, the autumn rains are coming early (though the leaves haven’t even begun to whisper that they’re going to turn). The first sign I’m getting itchy? I crack out the Christmas carols. Okay, so I’m a bit ahead of schedule right now, but then I decided to do a bit of Mom Stuff (that would be mending) and went digging for the Rudolph DVD.
The Tax Deductions don’t appreciate Rudolph for the wonder and magic
that he is and I have to admit, in September, there’s not much magic
there for me, either.
The magic of Rudolph, I’ve discovered,
is in knowing that it will be shown on X date, probably early December, on CBS
at X time and if you miss it, you’re just shit out of luck and you have to wait
until next year.
I have a DVD and a VHS tape up for sale.