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Merry Boxing Day [Dec. 26th, 2012|08:54 pm]
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[feeling what? |Full of food]

I had a lovely Christmas this year and Santa was very good to me. I'm starting to enjoy my big family Christmas more and more as all of my little cousins grow up and become less annoying - in fact two of them are quite good to spend time with them. The oldest of my Australian cousins has in recent months decided to stop being orange (she has been quite the laughing stock of the last three or four Christmases due to her obsession with really bad fake tan) - although no arrests, Corey Worthington style parties or trashy inappropriate outfits made for less interesting conversation.

After getting through my first meat-free Christmas with no temptation or regrets at all, I think I'm just about ready to use the label 'vegetarian'. It was relatively pain-free with my family too, much to my surprise. Even my aunt didn't try to start some annoying debate. I feel like I'm about to lapse into another food coma after the Boxing Day lunch at my parent's house.

These days my family more or less provide Santa's wishlists to one another. It makes Christmas shopping a considerably easier experience compared to my past stressful experiences of shopping while trying to find inspiration for the perfect gift for male family members that don't seem to need or want anything. The surprise just comes in finding out who bought which present for who, and of course who the gifts are labelled to and from. This year I received presents from Mum, Dad, Santa, the Tooth Fairy, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Mrs Claus, the elves, Mr Raider and my brother used school book labels on his present labelled "Name: Number one Loser, Subject: Losology". My presents were labelled to Idiotus McLoserton, The #1 Loser in all of Loserdom, MooMoo, Doug Down Deep and more. I have no idea why I am including that here...

I had a lovely late Christmas day with my flatmates last night, after Peter arrived home from work around 11. I'm really liking the mix with the three of us, it's working great so far. And I'm really glad to have been ordered to take the day off work tomorrow (even though the whole office had to reorganise our entire leave schedule around it, stupid head office making weird decisions the week before Christmas).

Ok, off to read my new book.


[User Picture]From: danbok
2012-12-26 09:28 pm (UTC)
What are you reading now? I think Mr Raider was clearly the best present giver. Interesting that you're family wasn't even bothered to start a debate about the whole vegetarian thing. I guess it is more and more common these days - at these kind of events you can also eat a year's worth of food, without touch any kind of meat-based product.

Merry Christmas and all the best for next year (and hopefully that includes a trip to Chile!)
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[User Picture]From: shroudofturin
2013-01-02 09:35 am (UTC)
I got the new J.K. Rowling book for Christmas, but I didn't end up reading it anyway. I started reading another work book...
Yeah, the whole vegetarian thing has been a lot easier than I thought it would be. The next step is my plan to do 30 days of veganism - cutting dairy is going to be a lot harder!!

Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year to you also. I definitely want to make Chile a part of 2013, but it will all depend how my funds hold up. I have a lot of leave to take, but very little money to do it with as I am meant to buy an investment property early in the year, damn adult decisions... What would be a good time of the second half of the year to come (weather-wise, and convenience-wise for you)?
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