Re: I Always Hated Christmas Day (294 Views)
Posted by: richiebee
Date: March 23, 2020 08:04AM
> Being a Italian Catholic I love Christmas.
> Starts with the lights going up then the tree the
> family coming in town Christmas Eve dinner the
> whole build up for the little fat guy.
> Having little kids there is a Disney cartoon with
> Donald’s nephews, they wish every day was
> Christmas. Needless to say in the magic world of
> Disney they got there wish and every day was
> Christmas it took a week of this until they were
> bored with Christmas[/b]
> John the more you try to bring
> yesterday’s memories into today’s world the
> more frustrated you will become as that turns into
> today’s luggage. Made sense to me..
Maybe it would have been better off if you had just accepted the apology?
OK, so explain this to me. In the first paragraph you are telling me how
special you felt about a certain holiday, apparently well into your adulthood.
That particular holiday celebrates an event which happened more than two
thousand (2,000) years ago.
Towards the bottom you seem to be saying, and I am paraphrasing, that
yesterday's memories becomes today's luggage, creating frustration for the
keeper or the reciter of those memories.
So the explanation I am seeking is how in one post you can (a) quaintly recall
early Christmas memories (you are no Charles Dickens by the way), Christmas
being the holiday which celebrates an event which happened over two thousand
(2,000) years ago AND IN THE SAME POST state (paraphrasing) that memories and
by extension (my interpretation) the past in general are pretty much worthless?
I will turn it back to thoroughbred racing, but quickly, a good deal of
wagering decisions are based on the bloodline, the breeding of a particular
animal. A pedigree is basically a collection of information of stallions and
mares who have run in the recent and distant past. And of course we download
from DRF the "past performances." This is why I was very much looking forward
to seeing the sons and daughters of Tonalist, especially long priced ones with
dirty form elsewhere, race at Belmont, a track where Tonalist was very
effective, maybe almost as effective as Ghostzapper was at the same track.
That's the damn thing about memories, and the past, they just escape sometimes.
Envy is not in my toolbox. Today I envy you because you will be going to work,
business as usual. I will be at home trying to set up a little network which
will allow me to work remotely with two offices. My wife will be home the whole
day. It promises to be a heck of a day, how's that for optimism?
I would give 12 rolls of toilet paper, six rolls of paper towels, 10 cans of
tuna and a case of cat food to be able to drag my ass to Manhattan today.
God bless us, indeed, and if you are out there....HELP! send us a cure for this
virus that restores a 401(k) and gives you a woody you can tow a boat with.