I’m just gonna put it out there right away: I haven’t bought a single present for a single friend or a single family member/dog/cat/baby/blogging buddy/etc.
Not a thing.
Now, every year I SAY I’m going to be done by this time in the season and then blog about how big of a rock star I am, but the truth is I can never do anything important until I’m forced to [money aside]. Just like with college and papers, or studying for exams, and even taking the trash out every week (okay okay, that doesn’t take much effort at all, but still – the truck comes at a certain time and if your trash ain’t out there it ain’t getting picked up!). And it’s only getting worse since being self-employed…
But you know what? I think I’m okay with this. Do I always get the job done in the end? YUP. Do I pass all those tests and clean all them dishes? Ayup. Are all the presents and thoughts just as good as everyone else’s? I think so? So what’s the big deal? ;)
Well, in a word, it’s STRESSFUL. We get our $hit done, but man does those last hours of truth get a bit hairy while cramming it in. I don’t know what it feels like to be finished weeks, or even days, ahead, but I imagine it’s a lot more comfortable than rushing around like a mad man surrounded by *other* mad men too! That’s actually the funniest part about Christmas shopping on the Eve – it’s all dudes everywhere! :)
Anyways, if you’re wondering why I’m slow to respond today, or you don’t see my chipper face on Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest/Whatev, that’s where I’ll be. The mall. And Kohls. And Target. And TJ Maxx. And any other place that’s smart enough to stay open today and grab all our lamos’ money.
It’s not gonna be pretty, but it has to be done! And plus, doesn’t it make YOU feel a lot better knowing there’s idiots like us around? So at least there’s that :) But please – feel free to tell me you’re in the same boat and perhaps we’ll cross each other in the stores…
I’ll be the one looking like this:
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!