There is this stereotype that Jews eat Chinese food and go to the movies on Christmas. I never heard of that until I was an adult, maybe because there was no Kosher Chinese food near me when I was growing up and I don’t think any movie theaters were open. Besides, there’s so much good stuff on TV, why would you go out? Like most things people say about Jews that are outside my experience (no one ever told me to marry a doctor, for instance), I cringe a little when I hear it. So here is your new stereotype: Christmas travel. Yes, it’s always cheapest to ride public transport on Christmas and in the past I’ve often flown to Europe or Israel for bargain basement fares. This year, I’m taking Greyhound. What, has no one heard there are problems with the economy? Not to mention, I just redid my kitchen. You may have heard me mention that a couple of times over the last eight months.
Speaking of, no, I have not updated my stream on Picasa and it’s not just out of laziness. We’re almost finished, so much so, that it resembles an actual kitchen just without the finishing touches. So showing it now would kind of ruin the awesome reveal. After it’s done, I’ll add the in-between pictures so that you can see how it happened. This way, I don’t have to write captions like, “there will be a piece of trim here” or “this will be sanded and painted, don’t mind the lumps of compound.”
When will it be done? This depends on whether I can shake my trim pieces out of my awful, unresponsive cabinet maker who uses “I’ll get back to you” as a kind of shorthand for, “so long, sucker!” Once that happens, they can be installed and everything else can be finished. That may happen over the break, it may not. Don’t you love surprises?
Are my segues spot on today or what! When I say break, I mean the space between Christmas Eve and New Years (even more this year because that falls on a Thursday so I’m off till the 5th of January) when the music industry shuts down, sending its employees screaming through the streets. It’s fantastic because you can take off and not worry about anything happening while you are gone. Except the business crashing and burning. But anyway! This is all to say that I am off for various daytrips and seeing people I never see and whatnot. There will not be much if any blogging to be had until 2009. So, feel free to check out the fine blogs in my blogroll or add JBall to your RSS feed reader (it’s in the footer) so you know when I actually do post.
Have a happy and festive holiday season and a brilliant new year!
I hate premature meltdown.
And please disregard the tin foil. My regular ceramic tray is behind many large boxes. See, captions making excuses do suck.
Wow, I don’t know how I missed this, it’s pretty rockin’! It’s instrumental but every time I hear this song it has different lyrics, so maybe this is best.