Wishes of Holiday Good Pleasance and Stuff

It's been a strange, strange holiday season. This year, for the first time in ever, the holiday spirit - something which usually infects my wife and I somewhere around November 1st and drives us jolly mad - has been absent. And it's been really difficult to even recognize it, since we've both been so busy.

But I'd like to take this opportunity to share with you what we had to figure out ourselves - it's not too late. There's still a few days left to capture that zeal and merriment which makes this time of year so festive and joyful. All you have to do is try.

If you're sitting wondering why no one has taken the time or effort to spread cheer your way, it's your job to get out of your own funk by spreading it for others. That alone will help you capture it. And if people are trying to spread it and you just don't feel the mood striking you, try faking it. You'd be surprised how great you begin to feel even when you're just trying.

In just a few short days, we've managed to grab this season by the scruff of the neck and tell it "Listen, season, you're GOING to be merry, or you'll be sorry." And I hope you're able to do the same.

Now, if you're one of those perpetually happy types for whom being jolly takes no effort... Well, go fuck yourself, because you make those of us who have to work for it totally sick.