Too much of a good thing

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.

4 thoughts on “Too much of a good thing

  • September 12, 2008 at 10:45 pm


    My goodness, woman. What’s happened to you?

  • September 12, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    Dude! Crap, another week, huh?

    Well, the good news is that business is booming at my house. The bad news is that business is booming at my house.

    This book thing? Way hobby at the moment, but note the stack of papers in the post below this. I’ve managed (somehow) to shave about 25,000 words off the top.

    I do have another post percolating (but I’m having a heck of a time defining it properly to myself) re contemporary romance and What Readers Want versus What Readers Are Allowed To Read by the Gatekeepers.


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