I hope everyone had a great Christmas Day! Hairy and I went to my parents’ place. At first they had no electricity for hours, and my mom was cooking turkey down the hill at our old piano teacher’s house! They almost had to move the party to my bro bro’s house, but ultimately the power came back and all was good. We had lots of food and our typical white elephant exchange among family friends! Hairy and I came home with free movie tickets, which we will probably use this weekend, and also, a french press coffee kit (which I will NEVER use, but hopefully Hairy will!). I really enjoyed all the guys ending up with scented soaps or samplers of fancy fruit-scented lotions in tiny jars. One older dude said to a younger dude, joking, “If you first wash with THIS soap (white jasmine) and then put on THOSE lotions, NO GIRL WILL RESIST YOU!”
“Aw, mango? Hey, I LOVE mango!”
On Xmas Eve, we had a nice dinner with the immediate fam, and then when we got home, I wondered what the most UNchristmassy movie we could watch would be. My first thought was Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, which I do have, but we ended up watching…..MY OLD BALLET VIDEO!!!!
From when I was 4-8 years old, my mother forced me to take ballet lessons (and tap, and tumbling, and rhythmic gymnastics). I HATED IT! I hated putting on tights especially. Every year, the studio I took classes at would put on “Twas the Night Before Christmas” for the holidays, so we’d practice and then do several local performances a year. I was different characters in the ballet over the years, and my dad spliced my appearances into one video. Hairy was a trooper and watched the whole thing. I recorded some spots for you. 1) I’m the red bow in the wreath. 2) I’m a shooting star. 3) I’m Little Santa. Enjoy!