Friday, 12 December 2008

Not so secret....

Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking. - Dave Barry

At work they are doing secret Santa – you know – all names go into a hat and you buy a gift for whomever’s name you pull out. This was followed by people running around swapping names as they don’t like this person or that person so it’s not particularly secret because everyone knows who is buying for them. Ah yes, the spirit of xmas. I am an atheist – no conversions please – but I have this strange belief that when I buy gifts it’s because I want to for someone I like or love. Crazy thought I know. No, it’s not a matter of bar humbug. I don’t get all manic over xmas as that would be hypocritical of me to do so – besides I do not need an ‘occasion’ to give something. But, to each their own.

Back to the secret Santa – so everyone now knows, if they did not before, who hates who because of the not-so-secret name swaps. Always good to have that confirmed I guess. We have this woman in the office – she’s in every office all over the world – I think they made duplicates of her – anyway, she busted her arse to be the first to buy a present and put in under the tree. It’s actually a potted palm tree because no one can be bothered doing a xmas tree. Anyway, she carried on like a pork chop about putting her present under the tree – “look at me! I’m the first one! I bought a reallllly great present! They (we all know who it is) will love it!” First up – the person who is getting the present (who does not like her) is screwed because if she doesn’t carry on accordingly we’ll have to listen to the present giver whine and cry – oh trust me, she will – about how she works so hard, how everyone else loves her and no one cares. Correct. No one does care as you are no more special than any other bugger in the office – and no, not everyone loves you - sorry – but true. Second, if you are giving a gift in the so call ‘spirit of giving’ why can’t you do it without all the carry on? Why can’t you place it without fuss or fanfare and let the person be surprised?

How I love the xmas spirit….

I have the most fabulous cover for Prince Vampire – released at Ellora’s Cave 2009 – I just have to wait for the official oakey doakey to show it…but damn, those cover gods do fantastic work.
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