Doh! Just looking down at the clock, I realized that I could've provided this entry with an alternate Ben Folds title! Oh well.
So, I went out to purchase milk today. And I was somewhat saddened by what I saw. Xmas truly is OVER. It's like, as soon as midnight of the 26th hits, the season is gone and forgotten. Going into the grocery store today, all of the Xmas merchandise that was left was being boxed up and bundled into displays saying "50% off" and "Clearance". And the Xmas aisle was barren. [frown]
In addition, the decorations around the neighborhood seem to have had the Xmas Spirit sucked out of them. I saw an inflatable Santa and inflatable Snowman in one yard ...and they were both deflated. At another house, the giant plastic candy canes were all knocked about (most likely due to the high winds we've had blow through here). And the radio station Lite 100.5, which has been playing nothing but "holiday music" since the day after Thanksgiving, has gone back to it's usual format.
Yup. Time to move on. The week after Xmas is generally when the media starts to do it's Year in Review type of things, so maybe I'll drudge up something similiar myself.
Anywhat, I hope everyone out there had an enjoyable holiday. And since I didn't get a chance to say it before, and it's a tradition (such as it were) in these parts, I'll say it now:
God Damn Us, Everyone!!